Women's Tennis


Alejandra Meza Cuadra
Alejandra Meza Cuadra

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lima, Peru

High School:
Franco Peruano

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
08/17/1987

Junior 2007
A solid player for the Illini in the bottom of the lineup, playing at Nos. 4, 5 and 6 ... Best results came at No. 5,, going 4-9 ... Posted a 13-21 overall record in singles and went 7-17 in doubles ... Carded a 2-8 record in the Big Ten in singles, 1-7 in doubles ... Best doubles results came with partner Shivani Davé as the pair were 6-13 on the season, 1-6 in the Big Ten at No. 2 doubles ... Had a three-match win streak in November ... Worked her way into the Round of 32 at the 2006 Midwest Regionals ... Made a quarterfinal appearance at the 2006 Midwest Blast ... Received the Strength and Conditioning award as voted on by her teammates.

Sophomore 2006
Shot out of the gates, posting a 6-2 record in the month of September and not dropping a set in any of her wins ... Saw most of her time in the No. 6 slot where she went 11-10 ... Received Academic All-Big Ten honors ... Voted one of the Most Improved players in 2006 ... Recorded an overall record of 20-18 on the season, including a 5-6 mark in league affairs ... Registered an 12-26 record in doubles, primarily teaming with teammate Shivani Davé ... Had a complete turn around from 2004-05, posting more than five times the amount of wins she totaled her freshman season.

Freshman 2005
Joined the Illini at the beginning of the Spring semester ... Played matches at the No. 3, 4, 5 and 6 spots.

Juniors/High School
Earned the No. 1 ranking in Peru in both 16- and 18-and-under divisions ... Represented Peru as the No. 1 player in South American tournaments during her stint with the national team ... Led her team to a ranking as high as 28th in South America.

Personal
Born Alejandra Meza Cuadra Bisso on Aug. 17, 1987 ... Daughter of Antonio Meza Cuadra, a doctor, and Marissa Bisso, a sociologist ... One of four siblings, including three brothers ... Finished in the top 10 of her high school graduating class ... Speaks fluent French and Spanish ... A very avid soccer player who had the opportunity to play on the national soccer team in Peru ... Aspires to a career working in the United Nations, helping with the development of the organizations' member nations ... Enjoys salsa dancing.

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MEZA CUADRA'S CAREER STATS
SINGLES
Season
Overall
Big Ten
Big Ten Tournament
NCAA Tournament
NCAA Singles
2004-05
3-11
1-7
0-0
0-0
0-0
2005-06
20-18
5-6
0-0
0-0
0-0
2006-07
13-21
2-8
0-0
0-0
0-0
2007-08
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
TOTAL:
36-50
8-21
0-0
0-0
0-0
DOUBLES
Season
Overall
Big Ten
Big Ten Tournament
NCAA Tournament
NCAA Doubles
2004-05
2-2
0-1
0-0
0-0
0-0
2005-06
12-26
1-10
0-0
0-0
0-0
2006-07
7-17
1-7
0-0
0-0
0-0
2007-08
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
TOTAL:
21-45
2-18
0-0
0-0
0-0

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