Ysabel Gonzalez-Rico
Ysabel Gonzalez-Rico
Height: 5-7
Year: So.
Hometown: Pinecrest, FL
High School: Gulliver Preparatory
Major: Undeclared
Parents: Isabel Rico Paster & Ignacio Gonzalez Nunez

Freshman (2017-18):

Gonzalez-Rico turned in one of the more dominant freshman seasons in Emory Women’s Tennis history, earning All-America honors in both singles and doubles and was tabbed the ITA Division III Rookie of the Year. She finished her rookie campaign as the No. 2 ranked singles player in Division III and part of the No. 3 ranked doubles team in the country with Bridget Harding. Gonzalez-Rico was just the second freshman ever to win 30 or more singles matches in a season, going 31-7 (second most in a single season in team history), and in doubles, she and Harding set a new program single season record with 34 doubles victories. She added UAA and ITA Atlantic South Rookie of the Year honors and was named the UAA Tournament’s Most Valuable Player, leading the Eagles to their sixth straight conference title. In the fall, she made an immediate impact as a member of the Eagles, claiming both the ITA South Regional singles and doubles crowns and advanced to the ITA Division III Championship match in both disciplines. In the spring, Gonzalez-Rico and Harding advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA DIII Individual Championships before falling to Wesleyan’s Eudice Chong and Victoria Yu, ending the spring season with a 22-3 record which included a string of 19 straight wins.

Career Record:

SINGLES TOTAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tour Final Nat'l Rank Final Reg. Rank
2017-18 31-7 10-2 6-1 -- -- -- -- 15-4 2nd 1st
Total 31-7 10-2 6-1 -- -- -- -- 15-4  
 
DOUBLES TOTAL 1 2 3   Tour Final Nat'l Rank Final Reg. Rank
2017-18 34-7 20-2 -- -- 14-5 3rd 1st
Total 34-7 20-2 -- -- 14-5  

Honors:

2017-18 ITA All-America Singles (Fall & Spring)
Doubles (Fall & Spring)
NCAA Division III Championships Participant Singles Round of 32
Doubles Semifinals
ITA Division III National Rookie of the Year
ITA Atlantic South Region Rookie of the Year
University Athletic Association Rookie of the Year
All-UAA First Team No. 1 Singles
First Team No. 1 Doubles
UAA Tournament Most Valuable Player
UAA All-Tournament Team No. 1 Singles
No. 1 Doubles
ITA Oracle Cup National Participant Singles 2nd
Doubles 2nd
ITA Fall South Region Champion Singles
Doubles

Prior to Emory:

Played three seasons for Gulliver Prep...Served as a team captain during her 2016 and 2017 seasons...Rated as five-star recruit and 32nd nationally by tennisrecuiting.net...2017 Florida Singles and Doubles State Champion, going undefeated during the season in both...2017 Female Tennis Player of the Year...2017 Finalist at the Bobby Curtis State Championship...Helped team to the 2016 2A State title...IB diploma.

Personal:

Born on May 4th...Daughter of Isabel Rico Paster & Ignacio Gonzalez Nunez.

Why she chose Emory?

"I chose Emory because of the great athletic and academic programs."