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  Elena Najera-Salas
Elena Najera-Salas

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Last College:
University of Denver

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
11/13/1991

Experience:
1L

04/20/2013

No. 54 Utah Finishes Season with 5-2 Victory Over Colorado

The Utes improve to 5-5 Pac-12 Conference record.

04/20/2013

No. 54 Utah Women's Tennis Suffers 4-3 Loss at No. 57 Denver

The Utes drop to 10-9 dual-match record.

04/13/2013

No. 54 Utah Women's Tennis Suffers 4-3 Loss at No. 20 Rice

The Utes fall to 10-8 dual-match record.

04/07/2013

No. 63 Utah Nets 5-2 Victory Over No. 70 Washington State

The Utes improve to 10-7 dual-match record.

04/05/2013

No. 63 Utah Captures 5-2 Victory Over No. 45 Washington

The Utes improve to 9-7 dual-match record.

At Utah

Sophomore (2012-13) - Earned a win at both the No. 5 singles positions and the No. 4 singles spot ... teamed up with Natasha Smith for five wins in No. 2 doubles play ... the pair defeated three Pac-12 opponents and earned their first conference victory over Arizona's Inge Hendrix and Shayne Austin ... upset 28th ranked Courtney Dolehide and Pamela Montez of UCLA, 8-5.

Freshman (2011-12 at Denver): Played at the No. 2 singles position at the University of Denver for two years before transferring to Utah ... reached the round of 16 at the Mountain Regional Championships in 2011 ... posted a 14-14 overall record and went 7-11 in dual matches ... went 6-11 from the No. 2 singles position ... tallied a 15-10 individual doubles dual-match record ... named to the All-Academic team in the Sun Belt Conference.

Prior: Ranked No. 15 in California and in the Southwest Section ... ranked No. 67 nationally ... earned All-American honors at La Jolla Country Day High School ... also four-year letter winner at La Jolla Country Day and was a three-time team MVP.

Personal: Born Nov. 13, 1991 in San Diego, Calif. ... daughter of John Najera and Maria Salas ... mother swam for San Diego State, father is a former professional racquetball player ... has one younger sister, Sophia ... enjoys surfing, exercising, and shopping ... also a member of Student Diversity Leadership Club ... graduated from La Jolla Country Day High School in 2010 ... majoring in biology.

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