Anessa  Leyva
Anessa Leyva

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Clewiston, FL

High School:
Clewiston

Height:
5-8

10/28/2017

Women’s Tennis Ends Fall Season With Victory

Siena Undefeated in Fall Season

10/14/2017

Women’s Tennis Takes Down Rider

Siena Opens MAAC Play With Win

10/07/2017

One Duo Advanced to Doubles Finals of UB Invitational

Day Two of UB Invitational

10/06/2017

Two Doubles Pairs Advance In Day One of UB Invitational

Day One of UB Invitational

09/23/2017

Three Saints In Championship Matches At Tournament

Saints Win Five of Nine Singles

10/16/2017

Women's Tennis vs. Rider (10/14/17)

Women's Tennis vs. Rider (10/14/17)

10/11/2017

2017-18 Siena Women's Tennis Photo Day

2017-18 Siena Women's Tennis Photo Day

05/11/2017

Women's Tennis MAAC Championship v. Quinnipiac (4/30/17)

Women's Tennis MAAC Championship v. Quinnipiac (4/30/17)

05/01/2017

2017 MAAC Women's Tennis Postseason Awards Banquet

2017 MAAC Women's Tennis Postseason Awards Banquet

10/25/2016

2016-17 Siena Women's Tennis Photo Day

2016-17 Siena Women's Tennis Photo Day

2016-17:
  • MAAC Second Team Third Doubles
  • Tallied a 11-6 dual play record in doubles with a 3-2 conference record
  • Recorded a 9-5 singles record
  • Played on courts four, five and six singles
2015-16:
  • Did not appear in any matches for the Saints

GENERAL:
  • Aggressive baseliner, but can still be patient and grind out the point when needed
  • Right handed, with a two handed backhand
  • Always willing to work hard in order to be her personal best
  • Strong academically
BEFORE SIENA:
  • Began playing at age nine
  • Ranked #53 in Florida on tennisrecruiting.net
  • Undefeated in regular season high school tennis, two-time district champion, state quarterfinalist and semifinalist (sophomore and junior year, respectively)
  • three-time MVP of her high school tennis team
  • Member of National Honor Society, and served as class secretary her senior year
PERSONAL/COMMUNITY:
  • Daughter of Lenette and Valentin Leyva
  • Only child
  • Member of Community Presbyterian Church of Clewiston, FL
  • When not playing tennis, loves playing other sports and doing outdoor activities
GETTING TO KNOW ANESSA:
  • Nickname: Ness
  • One thing I wish people knew about me, but don't is: Even though I'm from Florida, yes, I have seen snow before.
  • Why did you choose Siena? My recruitment visit went so well and I felt like I clicked with the girls on the team. It's also a smaller school, so I'm not just a number here. If I didn't play tennis, I would: Probably still be playing soccer, hopefully at the collegiate level.
  • My favorite TV show is: Gossip Girl
  • My favorite pro sports team is: New York Yankees
  • My favorite book: Harry Potter series (dorky, I know)
  • My favorite movie: Mean Girls
  • My favorite food/ice cream is: Fried chicken/any brand of cookies and cream
  • If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to (why): If I had to choose one place London, but I want to travel to every continent at least once.
  • My favorite website is: Pinterest
  • The person I would pick as my dream doubles partner would be: Andy Roddick
  • What song/band is most likely to be playing on your iPod? Anything upbeat, I love all genres.
  • Do you have any pre-game rituals or traditions? I always listen to the same playlist on my phone for at least an hour before my match.
  • What reality show could you see yourself being a part of? Duck Dynasty, I'm from the south so that seems like it'd be the most familiar setting.
  • Words to Live By: It's not always sunny, but you can always be in a sunny state of mind.

    LEYVA'S CAREER STATS
    SINGLES Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 Dual Tour Conf
    2015-16 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
    2016-17 9-5 --- --- --- 3-2 4-1 2-2 9-5 --- 2-1
    Totals 9-5 --- --- --- 3-2 4-1 2-2 9-5 --- 2-1
    DOUBLES Total 1 2 3 Dual Tour Conf
    2015-16 --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
    2016-17 13-6 --- 2-0 9-6 11-6 2-0 3-2
    Totals 13-6 --- 2-0 9-6 11-6 2-0 3-2