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    Alison Ojeda     
     
      Alison Ojeda
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Antonio, Texas

High School:
Douglas MacArthur H.S.

Height:
5-1

Birthdate:
11/29/1979

THE PATRICKS ON OJEDA:
"Alison is the ultimate team player. She is starting to reap the successes of her hard work. We look forward to watching her succeed this year."
JUNIOR (2000-01):
Earned All-America honors in singles?2001 Southeast Region Cissie B. Leary Award winner for her leadership and sportsmanship on the court?Ojeda was seeded 16th at the NCAA individual championships?Amassed a 27-16 singles record en route to a final ITA ranking of No. 23?Received All-SEC honors in doubles, teaming with Crystal Cleveland?The pair went 20-1 and received a final ranking of No. 16 from the ITA?Ojeda represented UT in the individual and doubles NCAA Championships, falling in the first round in both?Posted a combined 66-24 record in 2000-01?Notched two wins over Georgia's 10th-rated Aarthi Venkatesan?Helped the Lady Vols advance to the SEC championship match for the first time?Picked up her third straight SEC Sportsmanship Award?Captained the team its first Top 10 final ranking in 25 years, as Tennessee finished ranked No. 6?Ojeda was ranked No. 29 in the ITA preseason singles rankings?Went 9-4 in singles tournament play?Brought home the UNLV Fall Invitational flight one championship with a win over her doubles partner Vilmarie Castellvi?Advanced to the quarterfinal of the ITA Southeast Regional Qualifying Championships?Teamed with Castellvi for a 10-4 doubles record in the fall?The pair won two flight championships and advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Southeast Regional Qualifying Tournament?The Orange and White tandem was ranked No. 9 in the ITA preseason rankings? Ojeda earned spots on both the Lady Vol Academic Honor Roll and the Academic All-SEC team.
SOPHOMORE (1999-2000):
Blossomed into a team leader as a sophomore?Registered a combined record of 40-36?Ended the year ranked No. 38 by the ITA in singles play?Went 22-21 on the season at No. 1 singles?Earned her first invite to the NCAA singles tournament, falling to Florida's Jessica Lehnhoff in the first round?Upset No. 17 Ivona Mihailova in the SEC Tournament to help the Lady Vols advance to the semifinals?Teamed with Agnes Wiski and Candy Reid in doubles action before settling in with Castellvi?The duo went 13-11, finishing the season ranked No. 21?The tandem highlighted their dual season with five victories over ranked opponents?They advanced to the NCAA Championships in doubles play, exiting in the first round after a 5-7, 3-6 setback to Georgia's Knox-Venkatesan?The Orange and White duo picked up second-team All-SEC honors while Ojeda won the conference's sportsmanship award for the second straight season?Earned spots on both the Lady Vol Academic Honor Roll and the Academic All-SEC team.
FRESHMAN (1998-99):
Fashioned one of the finest rookie campaigns in recent Lady Vol history after concluding the season with a team-best 47-22 combined singles/doubles mark?Led the squad with a 25-15 singles record, including 14-8 during the dual season?Began the spring season with an 8-2 record?Teamed with Reid and netted a 23-7 doubles mark, which included victories in all but three matches during the spring season (15-3)?The duo combined to give Tennessee a stunning 5-4 triumph over Vanderbilt (March 11) when the tandem rallied to tie their match with Julie Ditty and Staci Ryan at eight apiece to force the tiebreaker?Soon after, Ojeda nailed a cross-court shot to break the deadlock and eventually help the pair to a 9-8 victory?Recorded Tennessee's lone win at the NCAA Tournament when she stunned seventh-ranked Teryn Ashley of Stanford, 7-5, 6-4?Was honored as the Southeastern Conference Women's Tennis Tournament Sportsmanship Award recipient at the championships in Baton Rouge, La., in April.
HIGH SCHOOL:
A three-time all-state selection at Douglas MacArthur High School?Served as a two-time team captain and earned four letters in tennis?Registered a career record of 200-8 in combined singles/doubles matches?As a senior, she advanced to the state championship finals before falling in the title match?Advanced to state tournament as both a sophomore and junior?Ojeda fell in the semifinals in 1996 and dropped a decision in the state quarterfinals as a junior?Defeated No. 1 seed and 30th-ranked junior at the Sugar Bowl Tournament in 1997?Earned sportsmanship honors at both the Sugar Bowl Tournament and National Indoors in 1997?Lost in the semifinals of doubles competition at the Sugar Bowl Tournament.
PERSONAL:
Ojeda is majoring in sport management with a minor in business?Hopes to pursue a career as a pro or as a collegiate tennis coach?Credits her parents as her greatest influences in her love of tennis?Has two sisters, Kellie, 25, and Lauren, 20?Alison Gayle Ojeda was born Nov. 29, 1979, in San Antonio, Texas?Her parents are Roger and Ann Ojeda.

OJEDA'S COLLEGIATE RECORD
YEARSINGLESDOUBLESCOMBINED
1998-199925-1522-747-22
1999-200022-2118-1540-36
2000-200127-1639-866-24
TOTALS74-5279-30153-82

ALISON OJEDA'S FAVORITES
Food:My Grandma Momo's tamales
Movie:Vision Quest
TV show:Boston Public
Book:The Little Engine That Could
Musical artist:Pat Green
Sports figure:Mia Hamm
Class:Sport Management with Buck Jones
Sports memory:Beating Georgia at home!
Thing to do with your free time:What free time isn't used by getting better at something? Even if it is sleeping
Post-match meal:Anything
Junk food:Chocolate
Childhood memory:Playing with the boys on the street until Dad called me to come in
Place on campus:The tennis complex
Three words that best describe me are:Supportive, heart, barely on time
My biggest pet peeve is:People slacking during workouts
I most admire:People that fully use their talent to their advantage

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