Taly Merker
Taly  Merker


Guayaquil, Ecuador

High School:
Nuevo Mundo





LA Tech Falls in C-USA Tournament Quarterfinals

End season with a 15-7 record


Techsters Battle 49ers in First Round Action

First serve is set for 3 p.m. on Thursday


LA Tech Wraps Up Regular Season versus UCA, Rice

First serve is set for 3 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Sunday


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

Placed 151 student-athletes on the prestigious list


LA Tech Celebrates Seniors and Victory on Saturday

LA Tech improved to 14-5 on the spring season


LA Tech vs. Jackson State 4-14-16

Techsters shutout Tigers, 7-0, on senior day


LA Tech vs. Lamar 2/20/16

Lady Techsters shutout Cardinals, 4-0, for fifth straight victory


LA Tech vs. NSU 2/5/16

Techsters win regional showdown with Demons, 6-1


Warhawk Invitational -- Day 1

The Lady Techsters opened up the 2015 fall season in nearby Monroe at the Warhawk Invitational.


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.

Merker Career Stats Get Acrobat Reader

SPRING 2016: Saw action in three dual matches ... Had one finish, a 6-0, 6-2 win versus Jackson State at No. 6 ... Teamed up with Manoela Chiacchio to go 7-7 in doubles, all from the No. 3 position ... Won seven of the first eight matches ... Playing doubles last, helped clinch win over No. 45 Georgia State with a 6-3 victory.

FALL 2015:
Finished fall with a 4-4 singles record ... Defeated NSU's Barbora Kollarova, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 and Southern Miss' Claudia Castella, 7-5, 7-5 to reach the semifinals of Flight No. 3 at the Warhawk Invitational ... Came back from a set down to upset Kansas State's Maria Panaite in the opening round of Flight No. 5 at SMU Invitational ... Picked up win in back draw at USTA Clay Court Invitational over NC State's Taylor Zaytoun ... Partnered with Zoe Chen, Alba Escalona Perny and Manoela Chiacchio to go 9-2 in doubles ... Won back draw of Flight No. 2 with Chen at Warhawk Invitational, besting Louisiana-Lafayette in the finals ... Swept all three matches with Perny to claim Flight No. 3 main draw title at SMU Invitational ... Surrendered only 12 total games in four matches with Chiacchio, never allowing more than four games in a single match, to win the doubles B main draw of the ITA Southern Regionals ... Cruised to an 8-2 victory in the finals over Samford's Ellie Gerlach and Iva Parapunova.

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.


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