Future Lion Jessica Perez to Compete in USTA Women's Pro Event
Jessica Perez will join the LMU women's tennis program in the fall.
July 19, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Jessica Perez, who will join the LMU tennis program in the fall, earned a Wild Card entry into the USTA National Alliance Securities $10,000 Women's Pro Event that will take place at the Polo Tennis & Fitness Club in Austin, Texas from July 21-28. The tournament, a USTA Pro Circuit event, hosts players from all over the world and enables them to eventually reach the higher level tournaments on the WTA World Tour. Perez will be one of 96 singles players competing in the event.
Perez is a five-star recruit according to the Tennis Recruiting Network and is currently listed #24 in the nation and #11 in Southern California according to the site. A two-time All-Orange County selection, Perez was the 2011 Orange County Register's Player of the Year after registering a 33-2 mark. She most recently earned the 2013 Pancho Gonzalez Scholar Athlete Grant for her high national ranking and commitment to academics.
Perez follows current Lion Tory Parravi as a top-ranked recruit out of Southern California. Parravi most recently completed her sophomore season by being named to the All-WCC honorable mention team. She earned second team All-WCC honors in singles during her freshman campaign.
For more information on the USTA National Alliance Securities $10,000 Women's Pro Event, please visit:
USTA National Alliance Securities $10,000 - Austin, TX
ABOUT THE USTA PRO CIRCUIT:
With approximately 90 tournaments hosted annually throughout the country and prize money ranging from $10,000 to $100,000, the USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals. The USTA launched its Pro Circuit 34 years ago to provide players with the opportunity to gain professional ranking points, and it has since grown to become the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, offering nearly $3 million in prize money. Last year, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries competed in cities nationwide. Mardy Fish, Maria Sharapova, John Isner, Caroline Wozni- acki, Sam Querrey, Li Na and Andy Murray are among today's top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit.
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