Taly Merker

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Guayaquil, Ecuador

High School:
Nuevo Mundo

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:
04/15/1994

Experience:
1L

Taly Merker

04/17/2014

@LATechTEN Advances to Quarterfinals with 4-1 Win

No. 5 seed LA Tech will take on No. 4 seed Marshall on Friday at 1 p.m. CT

04/12/2014

Regular Season Ends for @LATechTEN with 5-2 Loss to SMU

Conference USA Tournament starts on Wednesday, April 16 in Norfolk, Va.

04/11/2014

@LATechSports Student-Athletes Earn C-USA Honor Roll

More than 100 Tech athletes earn academic honor

04/11/2014

Conference USA Academic Medal Winners Announced

28 LA Tech Student-Athletes Earn Honor

04/04/2014

LA Tech Falls to No. 47 Arkansas

The Lady Techsters fall to 14-5 on the season

03/30/2014

LA Tech versus NSU 3/30/14

Techsters Dominate Demons in 7-0 sweep

02/15/2014

LA Tech versus Grambling 2/15/14

LA Tech versus Grambling 2/15/14

2013-14: Compiled a 9-5 singles record in the fall season ... Reeled off four straight wins to reach the finals of the ITA Southern Regionals B Draw before falling to Mary-Angela Martin (South Alabama) ... Advanced to the semifinals of the Big Easy Tennis Classic ... Recorded a 2-2 mark in doubles, partnering with Manoela Chiacchio.

2012-13: Earned Academic All-WAC ... In singles, finished the season 10-6 in dual matches and 3-3 in WAC play ... Started the year playing at the No. 3 and No. 4 spots before settling in at No. 5 ... Won first career match in season opener against Central Arkansas (1/26) 6-2, 6-2 ... Won three setter at UALR (3/2) with 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory ... Sealed team win against Seattle U (3/23) with 6-2, 6-1 victory ... Provided the clinching point against WAC foe UTSA (3/31) with 6-0, 6-4 win ... Recorded a five-match winning streak to end the regular season ... In doubles, teamed up with Melanie Urvoy to go 9-6 in duals and 5-2 in WAC play, primarily from the No. 3 position ... Secured doubles point in season opener against Central Arkansas (1/26) with 8-4 win ... Won lone doubles match at No. 1 versus Southern (3/9) 8-5 ... Capped doubles point in 4-3 edging of NCAA Tournament participant Northwestern State (3/14).

Prior to LA Tech: Received her international baccalaureate diploma from Nuevo Mundo High School ... Was a national championship finalist in singles and doubles champion (18y) for ITF Guayaquil ... Won COSAT 16 Guayaquil singles and doubles titles ... Placed fourth at the South American championship (16y) as racquet three on the Ecuadorian team ... Coached by Andres Gomez.

Club: Member of the Anexo Guayaquil Tennis Club.

Personal: Daughter of Moshe Merker and Saby Pinoargote ... Has one younger brother Daniel (16) ... Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador on April 15, 1994.