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Paulina Castillejos
 Paulina Castillejos
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Puebla, Mexico

High School:
Instituo Mexico

Height:
5-5

Position:
Right-handed

Experience:
2L

Honors
• 2003 All-Big 12 First Team Doubles
• 2003 All-Big 12 Academic First Team
• 2002 All-Big 12 Academic Second Team
• 2001 Big 12 Conference No. 3 Doubles Positional Champion
• Five-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection

As a junior (2002-2003): Finished with an overall record of 8-11, including 4-6 in the Big 12...Spent majority of the season at No. 4 singles and posted a 7-7 dual record and 4-3 league mark...Had 0-3 overall and conference records at No. 5...1-1 at No. 6 singles...Had a 5-5 record vs. Central Region competition.

Sat out the fall season with a shoulder injury.

Posted a 13-7 overall record in doubles...Teamed with Petra Sedlmajerova at No. 1 doubles and the pair were ranked No. 56 in the latest poll...Duo had an overall record of 13-7, including 5-5 in the Big 12 and 12-7 in dual matches...Posted a dual record of 6-4 and Big 12 mark of 2-2 at No. 2 doubles...Upset No. 32 Kendra Strohm and Ziva Grasic of Texas, 8-5 during the regular season and again five days later in the Big 12 Championship when UT was ranked No. 19...Won the first four matches of the spring...Won seven of their last 10 matches, including five of the last eight at No. 1.

As a sophomore (2001-2002): Named second team Academic All-Big 12...Had an overall record of 11-14, including 5-5 in the Big 12...Spent majority of the season at No. 5 singles and posted a 4-7 dual record and 2-3 league mark...Had 4-3 overall and conference records at No. 6...Also is 1-0 at No. 4 singles.

Teamed with Maria Rosenberg at No. 3 doubles...Duo were 9-8 overall, including 3-3 in the Big 12...The pair went 5-3 in their first eight matches of the spring...The tandem clinched a key doubles point in dual victories over BYU and New Mexico...Preserved the Wildcats' shutout of Missouri with a tiebreaker win...Paired with Kathy Chuda for the final four matches of the season...Duo was 3-1, including 1-1 in the Big 12 Tournamnet, at No. 2...Also had a 1-2 record with Hayley McIver and 0-1 mark with Chuda in the fall.

As a freshman (2000-2001): Posted an overall record of 12-15 overall, including 3-8 in the Big 12 at No. 5 and 6 singles...Played No. 5 singles entire Big 12 season except for the last two matches against Texas A&M and Texas when she played No. 6...Won seven of nine matches from Jan. 28-March 17...Defeated Paola Stephen of Baylor, 6-4, 6-2, March 17...Teamed with Hayley McIver at No. 3 doubles...The duo were named Big 12 Conference No. 3 Doubles Position Champions...The tandem posted an overall record of 12-10, including 8-3 in the Big 12...Clinched key doubles point in dual victory over then No. 39-Nebraska with McIver as the duo won a tiebreaker at No. 3 doubles.

MEXICO: Ended the 1998 season with a No. 2 national ranking in the under 18s age group...Remained in Mexico's Top 5 in her age group throughout the 1999-2000 season...Other rankings in junior career included No. 1 in her state, No. 1 in her region and No. 2 in her section of several other states...Participated in International Tennis Federation tournaments as a junior, including stops in Aruba, Curacao, Jamaica, Guatemala and Salvador...Won her doubles draw and placed second in singles in both Guatemala and Salvador...Also took second place in doubles in the Jamaica tournament...Coached as a junior by Ignacio Oropez.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 12, 1981, in Mexico D.F., to Jorge and Ana Maria Castillejos...Mom, Ana Maria, was a gymnast in the Munich Olympics (1972), while her father, Jorge, was a fencer in the 1968 and 1972 Olympics...Majoring in management information systems at Kansas State...Pronounced Cast-till-ay-hoes.

Singles

Year Overall Dual Tourn. Big 12 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
2000-01 11-16 8-12 3-4 3-8 - - - 3-2 5-10 0-2
2001-02 11-14 9-10 2-4 5-5 - - - 1-0 9-17 4-3
2002-03 8-11 8-11 - 4-6 - - - 7-7 0-3 1-1
Career 30-41 25-33 5-8 12-19 - - - 11-9 9-20 5-4

Doubles

Year Overall Dual Tourn. Big 12 #1 #2 #3
2000-01 12-9 12-8 0-1 8-3 - - 12-8
2001-02 13-14 9-8 4-6 5-4 - 3-1 6-6
2002-03 13-7 12-7 - 5-5 6-5 7-2 -
Career 38-30 33-23 4-7 18-12 6-5 10-3 18-14