Taly Merker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Guayaquil, Ecuador

High School:
Nuevo Mundo

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:
04/15/1994

Experience:
2L

Taly  Merker

04/16/2015

Season Comes to an End for @LATechTEN with 4-0 Loss

Overall record finishes at 7-11

04/11/2015

@LATechTEN Falls to No. 30 Rice

LA Tech falls to 7-10 on the spring season

04/10/2015

LA Tech Closes Out Regular Season at No. 30 Rice

First serve is set for 11 a.m.

04/09/2015

LA Tech Student-Athletes Receive C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

A total of 124 Tech athletes earned the academic honor

04/08/2015

Solid Singles Play Leads to 6-1 Win

LA Tech improves to 7-9 on the spring season

01/25/2015

LA Tech vs. Nicholls State 1/25/15

LA Tech had its eight-game home winning streak snapped in a 6-1 loss to Nicholls State.

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

SPRING 2015: Recorded a 3-11 record in singles, playing anywhere from No. 3 to No. 6 ... Victories came against Grambling State, Tyler Junior College and Stephen F. Austin ... Had a key 6-4, 7-5 win at No. 5 over SFA's Julia Lorca to help defeat the Lumberjacks ... Tied the team high of seven wins in doubles, registering a 7-10 mark while partnering with Manoela Chiacchio, Alexandra Starkova and Marta Sramkova ... Key victories came versus regional foes Nicholls State, Northwestern State and SMU at No. 3 ... Teamed with Chiacchio to defeat North Texas' Cordero/Valenzuela 8-6 in the first round of the C-USA Tournament.

FALL 2014:
Registered a 7-7 singles record ... Won consolation finals of Flight No. 6 at Ragin' Cajuns Tennis Classic ... Posted straight set victories against South Alabama's Laura Matuskova and Auburn's Reka Muller to reach semifinals of ITA Southern Regionals B Draw ... Won all three matches at Jason's Deli Collegiate Invitational ... Recorded a 5-9 record in doubles, partnering with Haley Ballinger, Manoela Chiacchio and Tarrannum Handa ... Tallied Round of 64 victory at ITA Southern Regionals with 8-3 win versus C-USA foe UAB.

SPRING 2014:
In singles, finished with an 8-2 record in dual matches and 0-1 in C-USA play ... Played every match but one from the No. 6 spot ... Saw her first action of the year at Central Arkansas (2/9) with a 6-2, 6-3 win ... Had the clinching point against Grambling State (2/15) 6-0, 6-0 in her lone match at No. 5 ... Won one of two matches at SMU with a 6-4, 7-6 (1) victory ... In doubles, went 7-4 by teaming up with Jazmin Britos, Manoela Chiacchio and Marta Sramkova ... Spent all matches but one at the No. 3 spot ... Started the season with four straight wins with two clinching doubles points ... Secured the doubles point with an 8-5 win against Northwestern State (3/30).

FALL 2013: 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.

SPRING 2013: 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.