Paola Garrido - 2012
2013 Second Team All-SoCon Singles
2013 SeCond Team All-SoCon Doubles
2012 First Team All-SoCon Singles
2011 SoCon All-Freshman Team
JUNIOR (2012-13): Spring - Continued an impressive Eagle career with a 12-8 (6-4 SoCon) singles record at the No. 1 position and earned Second Team All-SoCon honors for her effort...Picked up a crucial win against Wofford's Sarah Evans in the first round of the SoCon Tournament, helping the Eagles to a 4-2 win...Won ten out of her last 12 matches from March 3 until April 18...Defeated Elon's Jordan Johnston on March 25 and No. 70 UNCG's Niltooli Wilkins on March 30...Also picked up conference victories against Davidson's Brites Moniz-Soares, Samford's Kristin Lewis and Western Carolina's Stacia Kissell...Closed out the year on a three-match winning streak...Finished the season with a 10-7 doubles record, all at No. 1...Went 6-5 (3-3 SoCon) after partnering up with freshman Mary Phillips Smith halfway into the season, earning Second Team All-SoCon honors...Clinched the doubles point with Smith in the first round of the SoCon Tournament by defeating Wofford's Sarah Evans and Othilia Lindqvist. Fall - Represented GSU at the ITA Regional Championships and picked up a win against Florida Atlantic’s Natalia Tomaszewicz (6-1, 6-2)…Defeated conference foe Jenna Nurik from Chattanooga at the Auburn Invitational…Went undefeated at the KSU Fall Classic winning both her singles and doubles (with Stephanie Woods) flights...Won the Augusta Challenge A flight while going 3-0…Also won the A doubles flight partnering with Caitlin Kitchen.
SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Starred in her sophomore season for the Eagles by leading the team with a 13-7 singles record, 6-4 in conference, and a 10-6 doubles record, 5-3 in conference…Selected to the SoCon Singles First Team All-Conference, the first Eagle member of the team since 2002…Was named the SoCon Women’s Tennis Player of the Week on February 14th…Also named the SoCon Student Athlete of the Week on February 29th…Started in each of the Eagles’ 21 matches at No. 1 singles…Began the season with a four-match winning streak and also posted two three-match winning streaks…Opened the season by downing Charleston Southern’s Olga Makhova, a two-time Big South Player of the Year, by a score of 1-6, 6-4, 10-6…Clinched the match victory for the team with wins over Western Carolina and Presbyterian College…Also posted non-conference singles victories over Coastal Carolina, Mercer, Florida Atlantic and Florida A&M…Defeated Elon’s Jordan Johnston, a fellow SoCon Singles First Team All-Conference selection, by a score of 6-3, 2-6, 11-9…Also ousted conference opponent Kristin Lewis of Samford in a third-set match tiebreaker, 3-6, 6-1, 13-11…Additionally defeated conference foes Appalachian State, Davidson and Wofford…Defeated Davidson’s Stephani Synn in the first round of the SoCon Championship, helping send the Eagles into the SoCon quarterfinals for the second-consecutive season and sixth in the eight-year tenure of Head Coach Amy Bonner…Started in all 17 doubles matches, primarily at the No. 1 position…Won first four matches of the season…Clinched the doubles point for the team with wins over Coastal Carolina, Presbyterian College, Mercer and Florida A&M…Also posted victories over Charleston Southern, Samford, Appalachian State, Furman, Elon, and Wofford…Mainly partnered with Caitlin Kitchen but also paired with Mimi Bollaci and Alexis Prickett.
FRESHMAN (2010-11): Played the top singles position for the team while getting her collegiate career off to a great start, posting a 9-8 record in singles play...Had a record of 5-4 in conference play...Notched her first victory of the season against USC Upstate's Karen Martinez...Also defeated non-conference opponents Hampton, Florida Gulf Coast, and Southern Illinois...Recorded her first conference victory over Wofford's Emilia Milovanovic...Also notched conference wins against Davidson's Alison Rauh, Appalachian State's Ellie Linsell, and Western Carolina's Izabella Glinska (twice)...Clinched the victory for the team over Western Carolina in the SoCon Championships, sending the team into the quarterfinals and marking their first victory in the tournament since 2008...Recorded a 10-8 record in doubles play, primarily at the one position...Paired with Caitlyn Kitchen, Ali Beavers, and Ashley Hungerford to post a record of 5-6 in conference play.
PREP: Played for the club team Real Club Nautico...Ranked first in all categories of Galicia and ranked No. 2 in Spain.
PERSONAL: Born March 8, 1992 in San Sebastian, Spain...Daughter of Jose Manuel and Mariauella...Brother, Alain, is a member of the men's tennis team at Georgia Southern...Majoring in Business Administration.