Amanda Tabanera

Amanda Tabanera

Yr. Sr.
Hometown Valencia, Calif.
High School Valencia

2021-22: Finished the season with 38 career singles wins, just outside of the top 10 in program history... Finished the year with 28 career doubles victories... Posted a winning record in singles by going 18-14, tying for the eighth-most singles wins in a single season in program history while playing mostly at No. 3 singles... Earned 12 doubles wins with the majority of those taking place at No. 2 alongside Isabella Schoolcraft... Received Valparaiso University Presidential Academic honors.  

2020-21: Picked up four singles victories and four doubles wins… Collected singles successes over Ferris State (Feb. 7), Milwaukee (Feb. 19), Wayne State (Feb. 28) and Chicago State (March 7)… Was victorious in doubles play at the No. 2 position alongside Isabella Schoolcraft against Western Michigan (Feb. 6), SIUE (Feb. 14), Chicago State (March 7) and Drake (April 3)… Her win over Chicago State on March 7 came over Katarina Drazic, a 2019 Second Team All-WAC selection and WAC All-Tournament Team pick… Earned MVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award, MVC Academic Honor Roll and Valparaiso University Presidential Academic Honors.

2019-20: Led the team with 16 singles wins during her freshman season, posting a 16-9 singles record and 12-11 doubles mark… Through one season, ranks sixth in program history in career singles winning percentage (minimum 10 victories) at .640 and 11th in doubles winning percentage at .522… Won the No. 2 singles championship at the DePauw Invitational on Sept. 8, part of her 4-0 start to the season… Took fifth in the third singles flight at the MVC Individual Championships including a straight-set victory over Bradley’s Natalia Barbery… Picked up on a victory on the first day of the ITA Midwest Regional on Oct. 17, winning a three-set battle with Oakland’s Nirva Patel… Totaled nine singles wins during the fall slate… Rallied to victory after dropping the first set in each of her first two spring singles matches, sweeping a weekend at IUPUI and Butler while playing No. 3… Ran off three straight wins from Feb. 15 to Feb. 23, beating UIC, Eastern Illinois and SIUE… Was named the MVC Singles Player of the Week on Feb. 18… Closed the season with a perfect day of singles play on March 4, recording wins over Hampton and Grand Valley State… Had eight doubles wins in the fall, pairing with Olivia Czerwonka for the first four matches and Dao Sysouvanh for the remainder… Teamed up with Sysouvanh for a No. 3 singles victory in the spring opener at IUPUI and in a home triumph over Eastern Illinois on Feb. 16… Was promoted to No. 2 doubles for the final two matches of the season and garnered victories alongside Isabella Schoolcraft against Hampton and Grand Valley State on March 4.

Prep: Played No. 1 Singles for four seasons… Won the Foothill League Championship (CIF Prelims) four times, once in Singles (2016) and three times in Doubles (2015, 2017 and 2018)… Reached the CIF Southern Sectional Semifinals for Doubles in 2017… Played in several top nationals including Winter Nationals, Easter Bowl and U.S. Hard Courts… Won the SoCal Sportsmanship Award… Entered college as a Four-Star Recruit… Was a team-captain for two years and won Athlete of the Year honors during her senior season… Owned an impressive record of 70-5 in her final season… Earned First-Team All-Foothill League recognition in Singles in 2016, 2017 and 2018… Was the 2016 Santa Clarita Valley Singles Player of the Year and the 2017 Santa Clarity Valley Doubles Player of the Year… Earned Valencia High School tennis team MVP honors in 2016, 2017 and 2018… Member of Valencia High School Athletic Hall of Fame... Received 2019 Golden State Merit Seal Diploma for academic excellence in California.

Personal: Daughter of Juan and Vilma Tabanera… Has a younger brother, Matthew… Hobbies include hanging out with friends, traveling, hiking and swimming… Loves going on adventures and trying new things… Majoring in healthcare leadership… Born on Aug. 7.