Melanie Gloria
Melanie  Gloria

Montreal, Canada

High School:


2008-09 Women's Tennis

Year-in-review photo gallery


2008 WAC Champions

The 2008 Fresno State Bulldogs and Seven-Time Defending WAC Champions

  • Gloria on College Tennis Online

    Fresno State: (Fall 2008) Won the ITA Northwest Regional singles title going 5-0 in the tournament ... defeated No. 7 Marina Cossou of Cal in the semifinals of the Northwest Regional ... selected to the ITA All-American tournament, reaching the semifinals of the consolation bracket ... competed in the ITA National Indoor Championships in singles and doubles... ranked No. 1 in the nation in doubles to begin season with Tinesta Rowe ... compiled 11 wins during the fall season to bring career singles win total to 98.

    (2007-08) An NCAA All-American in both singles and doubles ... named WAC player of the year for the third straight season ... earned First-Team All-WAC honrs in both singles and doubles ... was a singles and doubles participant in the ITA All-American and National Indoors during the fall ... won the ITA Northwest Regional Doubles title with Tinesta Rowe while going 5-0 at the tournament ... won the All-American consolation draw with Tinesta Rowe ... reached the singles quarterfinals of the Northwest Regionals ... won a total of 29 singles matches playing primarily at the No.1 position ... won a total of 37 doubles matches throughout the season ... finished the spring season ranked No. 15 in singles and No. 2 in doubles ... reached the NCAA finals in doubles with teammate Tinesta Rowe ... upset No. 4 Ani Mijacika of Clemson 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 during the spring season ... reached the round of 16 in the ITA National Indoor Championships ... went 3-0 in both singles and doubles at the Cal Winter Invitational ... helped Fresno State win the WAC team championship and earn a spot in the NCAA team tournament.

    (2006-07) A 2007 NCAA All-American ... named the WAC Player of the Year for the second straight season ... was dominant in dual matches, going 22-1 ... won 22 consecutive matches from Feb. 10 to May 24 ... was a first-team All-WAC selection in singles and doubles ... reached the NCAA Round of 16 in singles and was also a NCAA doubles participant ... reached No. 2 in the national rankings ... A 2006 ITA All-American Finalist ... beat No. 1 Audra Cohen of Miami and No. 10 Megan Moulton-Levy of William and Mary during her run at the All-American ... a semifinalist at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships ... a semifinalist at the ITA National Indoor Championships.

    (2005-06) The 2006 WAC Player of the Year ... the 2006 WAC Freshman of the Year ... an NCAA singles participant ... finished the year ranked No. 23 and was ranked as high as No. 18 during the season ... won nine singles matches in a row from April 6 to May 13 ... helped the Bulldogs advance to the sweet sixteen with a dominating win over then-No. 3 Zsuzsanna Fodor of California ... beat then-No. 4 Alice Barnes of Stanford in her first collegiate tennis match ... defeated then-No. 4 Nicole Leimbach of Texas Christian on March 5 ... was named the ITA Northwest Region Rookie of the Year ... beat then-No. 18 Elena Gantcheva of UNLV to help the Bulldogs win the Rebel Classic ... was outstanding in doubles with partner Jacqueline Haskett, going 19-2 and earning a national ranking of No. 51 late in the season.

    Prior to Fresno State: Won 5 Junior ITF events ... a four-time Canadian Junior Champion (twice in singles and doubles) ... achieved her highest ranking in 2005 at No. 89 ITF (G18) ... had a huge victory vs. Daniela Hantuchova (30e WTA) ... also owns wins vs. Stephanie Foretz (94e WTA) and Els Callens (124e WTA).

    Personal: Born June 19, 1987 ... parents are Helena Franco Gloria and Jorge Gloria ... sister is Sandra Gloria who also played tennis and graduated from Nichols State University ... started playing tennis at seven years old ... Italy is one of her favorite places in the world ... admires Kim Clijsters and Maria Sharapova ... enjoys listening to music, shopping, watching movies and reading.

    Career Singles Statistics

    Fall 200811-50-011-5

    Career Doubles Statistics

    Fall 20087-40-07-4
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