Gabriella Castaneda
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Miramar, Fla.
High School: Broward Virtual School
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Freshman 2014-15:
Fall: Had one of the best fall seasons in Florida State freshman history…started off her collegiate career 9-0 in singles, winning her first two tournaments…finished with a team-best 10-3 record in singles, and went 5-4 in doubles…in her first ever match, she defeated Vanderbilt’s No. 39 Frances Altick in straight sets 6-3, 6-3…went on to defeat two more opponents en route to the Flight One singles title at the Furman Fall Classic in Greenvile, S.C…continued her success as she swept through the competition at the Bedford Cup in Jacksonville to capture her second singles title of the fall season…defeated Miami’s No. 111 Monique Albuquerque in the first round at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships in Atlanta in straight sets 7-6, 6-2…went 2-1 against nationally ranked opponents in singles and 1-1 in doubles…paired with partner Emily Fanning in doubles for almost all of the fall season and held a 5-3 record…reached the finals together at the Furman Fall Classic in Greenville, S.C. after defeating Vanderbilt’s No. 17 Courtney Colton and Sydney Campbell 8-2 in the semifinals…won both doubles matches with Fanning at the Bedford Cup to start the tournament to advance to the semifinals.

High School:
Won both the singles and doubles FHSAA tennis titles as a freshman and a sophomore while at Everglades High School in Miramar, Fla…She competed in an ITF Juniors event in Honduras in September 2012 and won the IV Arabe Internacional Cup by defeating El Salvador’s Jennifer Paola Atriga Henriquez 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3)…She also made the semifinals of the doubles draw at that same tournament.

Born December 8, 1995...daughter of Larry and Olga Castaneda...has one brother Gabriel and a sister Sacha...majoring in Exploratory...enjoys relaxing at the beach and watching movies.

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