A 2017 graduate of La Jolla Country Day School in La Jolla, Calif., where she earned three letters for head coach Joslynn Burkett … Did not compete for her high school as a senior … Concluded her prep career ranked No. 62 nationally in the tennisrecruiting.net national rankings, No. 16 in the Southwest and No. 12 in state of California in her class … While playing with partner and Columbia signee Jennifer Kerr, won three doubles tournaments including a finalist finish at National Open Under-18, winner at Under 18 Closed Regional and finalist finish at Southern California Sectionals in 2017 … Earned semifinalist doubles finish at National Selection and Closed Regional in 2016 … Finalist at the 2015 Southern California doubles sectionals in 2015 … Quarterfinalist at Under 16 National Hardcourts and winner at the Southern California doubles sectionals in 2014 … Won third place at Under-16 Winter Nationals and two championships at Under-16 National Open in 2013 … Three-time Coastal League Player of the Year … Three-time Coastal League individual champion … Three-time All-San Diego CIF selection … Named 2014 San Diego Junior Tennis Player of the Year … Earned All-Academic CIF Team honors … As a sophomore was ranked 15th in the state and 50th nationally … Three-year No. 1 singles player for the Torreys as a freshman, sophomore and junior … San Diego CIF runner-up as a junior … Guided the Torreys to the school’s first state appearance in school history as a junior … Led the Torreys to a team runner-up finish in the San Diego CIF open division competition as a junior … Led the Torreys to two San Diego CIF Division III team championships as both a freshman and sophomore … Involved in community service as she volunteered for sports for exceptional athletes and Senator Scott Peters political campaign … Also competed in basketball, baseball and soccer at an early age … Graduated cum laude with honors, was an AP scholar, PSAT commended student … Earned the Smith Book Award.
Born Paulina Maria Ferrari on November 17, 1998 … Daughter of Jim and Lisa Ferrari of San Diego, Calif. … Has two younger brothers Kimo and Vinny … Father is a retired tennis coach who played collegiately at UNLV … Grandfather Ben Press was a tennis teaching pro who was nicknamed “Mr. San Diego Tennis” and coached Maureen Connoly, Alexandra Stevenson, Brian Teacher and Karen Susman … Connoly and Susman won world championships … Played doubles with Columbia signee Jennifer Kerr … Favorite all-time holiday gift: tickets to a Lakers game … Hobbies and interests include women’s rights as she has been a participant of various protests including the march for women and San Diego’s run for women … Claims to regularly read the Wall Street Journal … Chose Columbia because she “loves the energy of New York City and the constant feeling of urgency in the city” and has future plans to work on Wall Street and in New York’s financial district … Chose Columbia over Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Cornell and Brown … Intends to major in business/financial economics … Enrolled at Columbia College.