Lucia Tallo
    Lucia Tallo

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Zurich, Switzerland

    High School:
    KZU Buelach

    Height:
    5-10

    At Fresno State: (Fall 2004) Finished up a solid fall season by going 6-4 in singles and 1-2 in doubles ... in singles, reached the quarterfinals of the Women's Fall Desert Collegiate Classic and the round of 16 at the ITA Northwest Regionals ... is the team's career leader in singles wins (71) and doubles wins (70) ... also won a match in the qualifying bracket of the ITA All-American Tournament.

    (2003-04) A first-team All-WAC honoree in singles and doubles ... teamed with Jelena Pandzic in 2004 to go 21-3 overall and 19-2 at No. 1 doubles, including 14 consecutive wins ... participated in the NCAA Doubles Tournament for the second year in a row ... advanced to the round of 16 before losing to Washington's Claire Carter and Dea Sumantri ... Pandzic and Tallo were just the second Fresno State doubles team ever to win a match at the NCAA's ... finished the season ranked 108th in singles and 23rd in doubles ... were serving for the match at 7-6 against seventh-ranked Raquel Kops-Jones and Jieun Jacobs of California before the match was halted because the Bears had clinched the doubles point ... had an 8-6 victory over fifth-ranked Maja Mlakar and Dianne Hollands of Arizona ... had a very good year in singles as well, going 22-10 (17-7 dual) playing at No. 2 ... her 6-2, 6-1 victory over No. 86 Jieun Jacobs of California helped lead the Bulldogs to an upset in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... enters the NCAA Team Tournament with wins in six of her last eight matches ... is Fresno State's career leader in singles (65) and doubles (69) wins ... by the end of the season, she should rank in the top five in singles victories ... owns a 35-3 dual match record at No. 1 the past two years despite playing with two different partners (Chloe Carlotti and Jelena Pandzic) ... has been a huge part of Fresno State's run of three consecutive WAC titles, playing in the singles and doubles lineups on each squad ... has improved her dual match victory totals in singles and doubles each year ... one of two recipients of the Harold Haak Scholarship, presented to student-athletes who own a 3.5 GPA for two consecutive semesters and who have stood out in the sports ... a magnificent student, she had a 4.0 GPA for the Fall 2003 and Spring 2004 semesters ... once again was an Academic All-WAC honoree.

    (2002-03) Went 19-11 in singles and was a first-team All-WAC selection ... also a first-team all-conference honoree in doubles, where she truly shined ... with partner Chloe Carlotti, the tandem went an amazing 20-3, including 16-1 in dual matches ... they played in the NCAA Doubles Tournament, losing in the first round to California's Raquel Kops-Jones and Christina Fusano, the eventual champions ... two of Tallo and Carlotti's three losses came to Kops-Jones/Fusano ... until that loss in the NCAA's, Carlotti and Tallo had won 14 consecutive matches ... in singles, she followed up her 20-win freshman season with a 19-11 mark, including an impressive 16-7 record in dual matches playing mostly at No. 2 ... had a career week in mid-March, clinching two Fresno State victories with three-set wins ... her 7-6 (5) in the third win against No. 38 Pennsylvania was the first time she had ever won as the last match on court ... five days later, she won 7-6 (5), 6-1 to lift the Bulldogs past No. 27 Arizona ... she received WAC Player of the Week honors for her heroics ... in the fall, she advanced to the quarterfinals of the Bulldog Classic ... with Carlotti, won the Bulldog Classic in doubles ... an outstanding student, she was named Academic All-WAC.

    (2001-02) Posted a 24-12 overall record, including 15-7 playing exclusively at the No. 4 spot ... won eight of nine dual matches between February and March, including two wins at the National Team Indoors ... won her last four matches of the year ... was 12-3 over her last 15 matches ... teamed with Chloe Carlotti to form a formidable doubles team, going 18-7 (14-6 dual) overall ... finished the year 23-9 in doubles matches ... advanced to the second round in the Wathen/Hancock Bulldog Classic ... reached the semifinals of the Saint Maryís Tournament in singles and won the doubles title with partner Chantel Wiggins ... reached the quarterfinals of the Omni Hotels Regionals ... entered the season with a regional ranking of No. 22.

    Prior to Fresno State: Competed in numerous junior tournaments in Switzerland ... ranked No. 2 nationally in under-18 in 2000 ... advanced to the semifinals in the Swiss Junior Championships and the Swiss National Championships in 1999-00.

    Personal: Born Sept. 17, 1982 ... parents names are Anna and Vlado ... enjoys music and in-line skating ... favorite athletes are Jennifer Capriati and Lance Armstrong because they overcame adversity ... chose Fresno State because of it's great tennis program ... was also recruited by Arizona, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida State ... majoring in mass communication and journalism and has been logged time on Fresno State's on-campus news show, Fresno State Focus.

    Career Singles Statistics

    YearOverallDualTourn
    2001-0224-1215-79-5
    2002-0319-1116-79-5
    2003-0422-1117-85-3
    Fall 20046-40-06-4
    Totals71-3848-2223-15

    Career Doubles Statistics

    YearOverallDualTourn
    2001-0223-914-69-3
    2002-0322-618-54-1
    2003-0424-720-24-5
    Fall 20041-20-01-2
    Totals70-2452-1318-11

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