FRESHMAN SEASON (2013-14)
Accumulated a 13-17 overall singles record and a 14-12 overall doubles record … Singles record included a 5-3 tournament record and an 8-14 dual record … Played primarily courts three and four … Finished the season on a four-match winning streak … Captured three wins in the Atlanta Classic over Georgia State’s Marcia Tere-Apisah 6-1, 6-3, Columbia’s Iona Alescui 6-3, 6-3 and Georgia Tech’s Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer by retirement … Topped Samford’s Kristin Lewis 6-7 (4) 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the consolation finals of the Jenny Ketchum Draw in the Roberta Alison Fall Classic … Captured a singles victory to help LSU build a 3-1 lead over South Florida … Won a thrilling three-setter over Missouri’s Rachel Stuhlmann 5-7, 7-6 (2) 1-0 (10-8) to give LSU a 5-1 lead … Began comeback with LSU’s first point against Tulane as she topped Emily Dvorak 6-2, 6-1 … Captured LSU’s first point against Arkansas and defeated Brittany Huxley 6-2, 6-3 … Won a thrilling three-setter over Mississippi State’s Petra Ferancova 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 to clinch the match, which secured LSU’s second round berth in the SEC Tournament … Garnered LSU’s third point over No. 26 Tennessee and defeated Victoria Olivarez 6-1, 6-3 to help the Lady Tigers advance to the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament … Notched LSU’s lone point in the NCAA Tournament first round and topped Pepperdine’s Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai 6-4, 6-4 … Doubles record featured a 5-3 tournament record and a 9-9 dual record … Otero and Skylar Holloway defeated Furman’s Karlee Bryde and Amanda Murray 8-0 and then topped Mississippi State’s Georgiana Patrasc and Petra Ferancova to win the consolation finals of the Melissa Day Draw in the Roberta Alison Fall Classic … Otero and Abigail Owens played primarily on court three ... The duo held a career-high six-match winning streak and accumulated a 9-6 doubles record with a 7-3 record on court three and a 2-3 record on court two … The duo clinched the doubles point as they topped Jackson State’s Anastasiia Zviahintseva and Julie Angermann 8-1 … Otero and Owens picked up SEC wins over pairs from Vanderbilt, Auburn and Mississippi State.
Played for La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, NM … Was a five-star recruit by tennisrecruting.net … Led her team to metro and district championships in 2010 … Captured 5A singles state championship in 2010.
Full name is Gabrielle Louise Otero … Born Sept. 1, 1994 … Daughter of Steve and Barbara Otero … Has one sister, Jessica (26) … Father played tennis at University of New Mexico (1983-85) and won All-Conference honors in 1983, 85 … Father is ranked 37 in career singles and 39 in career doubles wins at UNM … Chose LSU because of the coaches … Majoring in nutritional science.