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Mariana Mesa
Mariana Mesa
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Full nameMariana Mesa Pineda
Country (sports) Colombia
Born (1980-04-01) 1 April 1980 (age 41)
Pereira, Colombia
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$39,467
Singles
Career record90-60 (60.0%)
Career titles5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 251 (15 May 2000)
Doubles
Career record78-50 (60.9%)
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 161 (7 August 2000)
Team competitions
Fed Cup7-9 (43.8%)

Mariana Mesa Pineda (born 1 April 1980) is a Colombian former professional tennis player.

Biography

Tennis career

Mesa, who grew up in the city of Pereira, made her Fed Cup debut in 1995, having just turned 15. She featured in a total of 12 ties for Colombia during her career, mostly as doubles player, winning seven matches overall.

On the WTA Tour she made most of her main draw appearances at her home event, the Copa Colsanitas, playing in every edition of the tournament from 1998 to 2000. She had her best performance in 1998, when she made the round of 16 of the singles and was a doubles semi-finalist. Her only other singles main draw came at the 1999 Brasil Open, which she made as a qualifier.

Mesa reached a best singles ranking on tour of 251 in the world and won five ITF tournaments. As a doubles player she had a top ranking of 161, with seven ITF titles.

At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Mesa represented Colombia in the doubles competition, with Fabiola Zuluaga as her partner.[1]

Life after tennis

Mesa now coaches tennis and also works as broadcaster with Win Sports. She studied political science at Universidad Javeriana.[2]

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 7 (5-2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 18 September 1994 ITF Manizales, Colombia Clay Germany Stephania Gehrke 6-3, 6-4
Winner 2. 6 July 1998 ITF Vigo, Spain Clay Argentina Paula Racedo 6-1, 6-4
Winner 3. 13 September 1998 ITF Lima, Peru Clay Argentina Sabrina Valenti 6-0, 7-6
Winner 4. 23 May 1999 ITF Zaragoza, Spain Clay Argentina Luciana Masante 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
Winner 5. 29 August 1999 ITF La Paz, Bolivia Clay Argentina Melisa Arévalo 6-1, 6-4
Runner-up 1. 26 September 1999 ITF Asunción, Paraguay Clay Argentina María Emilia Salerni 6-3, 6-7, 5-7
Runner-up 2. 3 September 2000 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Argentina Romina Ottoboni 6-7(3), 2-6

Doubles: 14 (7-7)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 11 September 1995 ITF Bucaramanga, Colombia Clay Colombia Carmiña Giraldo United Kingdom Joanne Moore
Colombia Ximena Rodríguez
5-7, 6-4, 4-6
Runner-up 2. 22 June 1998 ITF Santander, Spain Clay Colombia Juliana Garcia Spain Marina Escobar
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
1-6, 6-7(1)
Winner 1. 7 September 1998 ITF Lima, Peru Clay Germany Nina Nittinger Argentina Natalia Gussoni
Argentina Sabrina Valenti
6-3, 7-5
Runner-up 3. 30 November 1998 ITF Bogotá, Colombia Clay Colombia Fabiola Zuluaga Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Slovakia Zuzana Váleková
3-6, 4-6
Winner 2. 23 May 1999 ITF Zaragoza, Spain Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino Argentina Melisa Arévalo
Argentina Jorgelina Torti
w/o
Runner-up 4. 31 May 1999 ITF Azeméis, Portugal Hard Argentina Jorgelina Torti Republic of Ireland Kelly Liggan
Israel Tzipora Obziler
4-6, 6-4, 6-7(6)
Winner 3. 2 August 1999 ITF Caracas, Venezuela Hard Argentina Melisa Arévalo Slovakia Gabriela Voleková
Switzerland Aliénor Tricerri
7-5, 7-6(1)
Winner 4. 23 August 1999 ITF La Paz, Bolivia Clay Argentina Melisa Arévalo Portugal Helga Vieira
Brazil Ana Paula Novaes
6-1, 6-4
Runner-up 5. 19 September 1999 ITF Asunción, Paraguay Hard Switzerland Aliénor Tricerri Paraguay Rossana de los Ríos
Paraguay Larissa Schaerer
2-6, 3-6
Winner 5. 5 December 1999 ITF Cali, Colombia Clay Colombia Fabiola Zuluaga Brazil Miriam D'Agostini
Paraguay Larissa Schaerer
2-6, 7-6, 6-1
Runner-up 6. 24 July 2000 ITF Pamplona, Spain Hard New Zealand Leanne Baker Netherlands Yvette Basting
Germany Mia Buric
2-6, 0-6
Runner-up 7. 3 September 2000 ITF Buenos Aires 2 Clay Paraguay Larissa Schaerer Argentina Melisa Arévalo
Argentina Paula Racedo
3-6, 5-7
Winner 6. 10 September 2000 ITF Buenos Aires 3 Clay Argentina Romina Ottoboni Argentina Sabrina Valenti
Argentina Natalia Gussoni
1-6, 6-4, 6-3
Winner 7. 8 October 2000 ITF Mexico City, Mexico Hard Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Branka Bojovi? Mexico Alejandra Rivero
Mexico Zerene Reyes
5-3, 4-0, 3-5

References

  1. ^ "La tenista Mariana Mesa incluida en equipo olímpico de Colombia". Caracol Radio (in Spanish). 10 August 2000.
  2. ^ "Mariana Mesa, "No fui novia de Jaime Garzón"" (in Spanish). quepasocon.co. 3 March 2018.

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