Fernanda Contreras

Class Senior
Hometown Austin, Texas
High School Westlake High School
Bio

Rankings:

  • Highest Singles Ranking: No. 3 (4/5/18)
  • Highest Doubles Ranking: No. 4 W/ Astra Sharma (5/30/18)

Honors: 

  • 2019 All-American
  • ITA Cissie Leary Award Winer
  • ITA Regional Senior of the Year
  • First Team All-SEC
  • 2018 SEC Tournament MVP
  • 2018 First-Team All SEC
  • 2018 Community Service Team
  • 2018 SEC All-Tournament Team
  • Second Team All-SEC
  • SEC All-Tournament Team
  • SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll
  • SEC All-Freshman Team
  • Two-time SEC Freshman of the Week (1/27, 4/18)

As a Senior (2018-2019)

  • 32-11 season singles record
  • Only dropped three matches at home
  • Undefeated in Regional play
  • Seven match win streak
  • 2018 Oracle ITA Masters semifinals
  • ITA All-American Championship semifinals
  • Undefeated in singles at June Stewart Invitational, Bulldog Classic and Miami Spring Invite
  • Quarterfinals of Oracle ITA National Fall Championships
  • Round of 16 at NCAA Singles Championships
  • Set record for most career singles wins (136)

As a Junior (2017-2018)

  • No. 4 in doubles play with partner Astra Sharma
  • 35-9 in doubles play
  • NCAA Division 1 Individual Championships with partner Sharma
  • Beat No. 3 ranked doubles team, UNC to advance to Round of 16 in doubles at the NCAA Division 1 Individual Championships
  • 43-10 in singles play
  • Semifinals of the 2017 NCAA Division 1 Individual Championships
  • Semifinals of 2017 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships
  • Champion of the Rivera/ITA singles tournament
  • First Commodore to win Rivera/ITA singles tournament
  • Champion of doubles play at the 2018 Central American Games

As a Sophomore (2016-2017)

  • Only dropped two dual matches (18-2)
  • Concluded 2017 team on 12-match win streak (3/24-5/22)
  • Clinched SEC Tournament Championship over Florida
  • Earned four ranked wins
  • Career-high victory came over UF’s No. 40 Kourtney Keegan
  • Career-high singles ranking at No. 69
  • Career-high doubles ranking at No. 52
  • 16-6 in dual match doubles mainly with partner Rosca

As a Freshman (2015-2016)

  • First Commodore dual-match doubles and singles win came against Denver on Jan. 23
  • 29-5 overall in singles play in her premiere season
  • Only one SEC loss on the season
  • Clinched competitions against No. 25 Northwestern and No. 14 Texas A&M
  • 10-4 (6-3) doubles record with Sellyn

The Contreras File

  • Born October 8th, 1997
  • Daughter of Javier and Magdalena
  • Began officially playing tennis at age nine
  • Captain of the Westlake High School tennis team in 2013, 2014 and 2015 Coached by Kim Riley
  • Earned Texas singles and mixes doubles champion status
  • National Honor Society, Spanish Club Vice President, and Westlake class Senate
  • Trained at St. Stephens Tennis Academy
  • Lists Roger Federer and Justine Henin her favorite tennis players
  • Chose Vanderbilt because it felt like home and for its mix of academics and athletics
  • Garnered offers from Texas, Baylor, Texas Tech, Kentucky, Yale, Rice and TCU
  • Lists her grandparents as her biggest influences
  • Uncle and Grandfather played collegiate tennis
  • Grandfather, Francisco Contreras, played for the USC Trojans, winning an NCAA team title, as well as two NCAA doubles championships in 1955 and 1956
  • Contreras went on to make it to the semifinals of Wimbledon in mixed doubles and competed with team Mexico in the Davis Cup
  • In the 2014 season the future Commodore reached her highest ranking yet, coming in at No. 42
  • Played under head coach Kim Riley at Westlake High School
  • Won the 2014 state 5-A Singles and Mixed Doubles Championships with partner Charles Tan
  • Second ranked player in the state of Texas and the No. 52 in the country
  • 34-4 high school singles record; 12-2 against fellow five-star recruits
  • 13-0 record against four-stars
  • Reached finals/semifinals in seven of nine tournaments