Karen Jiménez
Karen Jiménez


Bogotá D.C., Colombia

High School:
Centro Educativo Sagrada Familia de Nazaret



WCU Women's Tennis Opens Play in SoCon Tournament Thursday

Catamounts face No. 6 seed Chattanooga at 1 pm


WCU's Stacia Kissell Named to Women's Tennis All-Freshman Team

Kissell collects first-ever rookie award for Catamount tennis program


Women's Tennis Drops Match to College of Charleston, 7-0

WCU will compete in the Southern Conference Tournament on April 18-21


Tennis Falls to Georgia Southern, 6-1

The team will honor senior Karen Jiménez at tomorrow's match against College of Charleston


Catamount Tennis to Host Georgia Southern, College of Charleston

Saturday's match will honor senior Karen Jiménez

Junior: Led the Catamounts in wins for the third straight year with five .... Finished with a 5-12 singles record (0-9 SoCon) ... Played seven matches at No. 2 and 10 as No. 3 ... In doubles, compiled a 2-15 record playing with Katie Barry, Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz and Megan McLinden ... Defeated East Carolina's Neena Wanko, 6-2, 6-0, in the second match of the season en route to a three match winning streak, opening the season with a 3-1 singles record.

Sophomore: Most singles victories for WCU with an 8-9 overall record including a 5-5 SoCon mark ... won 50 percent of her matches at No. 4 (8-8) and dropped her only match at No. 2 ... Tallied a 2-15 doubles record ... Picked up back to back wins on three occasions, two of those being against SoCon teams.

Freshman: Guided the Catamounts as a freshman with a team-leading eight wins ... finished with an 8-8 overall singles record ... Had a winning record (7-6) at the No. 5 spot, while also playing at No. 3 (0-1) and No. 4 (1-1) ... Finished with a 6-12 doubles record ... Named SoCon Player of the Week after going 3-1 during the week of March 29-April 4. During that week, she topped Chattanooga's Charlotte Bossy, 6-1,6-1, while then downing Lucy Schermerhorn of Wofford, 6-1, 6-1, in singles play and teamed with Carolina Lainez at No. 2 doubles to defeat Wofford's Schermerhorn and Sabrina Smyers, 8-1.

High School: Attended Centro Educativo Sagrada Familia de Nazaret in Bogotá D.C., Colombia ... Played in the Colombian National Circuit ... Ranked third in the country as a 16-year old and number two in the country in the 18's rankings.

Personal:Full name is Karen Johana Jiménez Sarmiento ... Daughter of Mario Fidel Jiménez Sarmiento and Rosalba Sarmiento López ... Has one brother, Juan Esteban ... Has represented home state - Cundinamarca - in two Colombian National Games, most recently earning a bronze medal during the fall of 2012.

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