Luisa Ortiz Candido
Luisa Ortiz Candido
Height: 5'8"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla.
High School: Olympic Heights High School
Major: Film and Media Studies


Luisa recorded a 6-7 overall singles record, including a 4-2 record at the No.6 spot. In doubles, she recorded a 10-15 alongside Stacy Yam, Priscila Garcia, Kiersten Meehan, Kaiulani Boyer, Jaimee Gilbertson, and April Scatliffe. 

High School:

Attended Olympic Heights High School...In 2010 made it to States semi-finals in singles and doubles and was District champion both years for the FHSSA League...She continued to make it to States semi-finals in singles and win District champion in 2011...Was District runner-up in 2011

National and ITF Ranking History:

She was top 5 in the nation in 2005 and 2007...Was top 10 in the nation in in 2006 and 2010... In 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Ortiz Candido was #1 in State of Rio de Janeiro... Won nine national tournaments, was runner up in eight national tournaments and made it to the semi-finals in seven national tournaments in singles all in 2006, 2007 and 2008...Made it to one South American Tournament in 2007...Won twelve national tournements and was runner-up in nine national tournaments for doubles in 2006/2007 and 2008... Made it to the UTSA Tournament in both singles and doubles in 2010 and 2011...Attended Evert Tennis Academy

Community College: 

Attended Concordia Collehe-NY...Was CACC Rookie of the year...2012 Cacc Champ...USTA/ITA 2012 Runner-up Doubles DII East...She made the 2012 CACC Women's Tennis All-Tournament First Team and was Student athlete of the week for Concordia College...Awarded CACC Rookie of the Week four times ina  row...Ranked in ITA East as Singles #10 and Doubles #2...Freshman of the Year for Concordia College...Awarded ITA 2012/2013 Rookie of the Year of the East DII


Luisa Ortiz Candido is the daughter of Adiana and Antonio Candido...Her favorite sports teams are Flamengo and Miami Heat...Favorite Athletes are Novak Djokovic, Rodger Federer, Shaun White and Ryan Sheckler...Aside from tennis she also competed in soccer and volleyball...Favorite movies include Huger Games, Twilight Saga, Harry Potter and The Hangover...Favorite novels are The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga...Her hobbie include playing the guitar, snowboarding, skimboarding and skateboarding...Speaks Portuguese, English and Spanish. Her biggest role model growing up was her mother because she always motivated her in everything she did as well as taught her to always put her family first. Luisa is proud to be a Gaucho because of the strong sense of community where students come together to show their school spirit in many different ways.