Pepperdine concludes fall season with two tournaments next weekend.
Matea Cutura opens her run at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championship with a courageous three-set win.
Two freshman and a sophomore tally victories today for Pepperdine.
Waves gear up for a busy weekend, with student-athletes heading to two tournaments in Southern California.
PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Member of the team in the fall of 2013 ... Went 0-4 in singles.
COLORADO: Attended Colorado University during the 2012-13 academic year.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Boulder High School in 2012 ... Also attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School (2008-09) ... Member of the varsity squad all four seasons ... Three-time state qualifier in singles while at Boulder ... 2012 Boulder Singles Player of the Year ... Played No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles ... Voted Doubles Player of the Year while at Long Beach Polytechnic.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Mart and Manfred Newhart ... Has one younger brother, Frankie ... Considers best friend Erica a sister ... Majoring in business administration ... Born in Bellevue, Wash. ... Has also lived in Beijing, China, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Long Beach, Calif. and Boulder, Colo. ... Mother also graduated from Pepperdine ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the location, its proximity to my home in Long Beach, the small class sizes, the tennis program, and my mother had a great experience at Pepperdine" ... Cites Ana Ivanovic as her biggest sports hero because "she is humble, strong, determined and soft spoken,"
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Ana Ivanovic ... Favorite books are Tuesdays with Morrie, The Hunger Games and Age of Innocence ... Favorite food is sushi ... Favorite movies are Secretariat, The Help, The Heat and Invincible ... Favorite musical artists are Rob Thomas, Lady Antebellum, One Republic and Ben Howard ... Favorite sport other than tennis is basketball.