Maria Andrea Cardenas

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Caracas, Venezuela

    High School:
    Colegio Los Anayanes

    Last College:
    Auburn

    Height:
    5-3

    Experience:
    TR

    Hits:
    Right

    Maria Andrea Cardenas

    04/18/2014

    Houston Battles Rutgers for Spot in Championship Match

    The Cougars aim to win their sixth straight contest and clinch their spot in the conference championship match

    04/17/2014

    Houston Begins Championship Journey with Cincinnati

    The Cougars aim to claim their fifth straight victory and advance to the American Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals

    04/14/2014

    No. 27 Houston to Recognize Three on Senior Day

    Seniors Celia Fraser, Dionne Sanders, and Jo Garvey will be honored before Tuesday's match

    04/11/2014

    No. 27 Houston to Play Final Road Match

    The Cougars play at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in their final road match of the regular season

    04/08/2014

    No. 27 Houston Welcomes in Texas State

    The Cougars aim to improve to 12-1 at home this season

    SOPHOMORE FALL SEASON (2013)
    Posted a 6-3 singles record and a 4-4 doubles mark in the fall...was the flight three champion of the hometown Tennis Express Houston Open, with straight set wins over Iowa State, Kansas, and Lamar...paired with Celia Fraser to win the back draw at the NSU Fall Lady Demon Invite with a tiebreak victory over the pair of Larina/Williams from the host team...claimed the flight three singles title at the Cougar Classic, after downing Lamar's Carolina Maso, 6-2, 7-5, in straight sets...she went 3-0 overall on the weekend without dropping a single set.

    PRIOR TO HOUSTON
    Played her freshman season at Auburn, posting a combined record of 20-8 in limited action... went a perfect 7-0 in singles and doubles play in dual match action... posted records of 13-5 and 7-3 in singles and doubles play, respectively, during the fall tournament season.


    HIGH SCHOOL
    Attended high school at Colegio Los Anayanes where she was voted Senior of the Year... won her first professional doubles title in April 2012 while playing as an amateur in her hometown.


    PERSONAL
    Full name is Maria Andrea Cardenas... born on Dec. 16, 1994, in Caracas, Venezuela... daughter of Juan Cardenas and Carmen Conti... has one brother, Juan... volunteered with the Ronald McDonald House in Caracas... wants to pursue a career as a physical therapist upon graduation... enjoys playing soccer and listening to music in her free time.

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