Zeina El Tawil
Zeina El Tawil
Height: 5-4
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cairo, Egypt
High School: Lycee Francais Du Caire
Major: Studying in the Leavey School of Business

AS A SENIOR IN 2017-18: Named to the All-West Coast Conference All-Academic Team.  Finished the season with an overall record of 15-10 in singles and 7-15 in doubles.  FALL: Posted the best record for the team going 6-4 in singles action in the fall…Had an impressive showing at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships going two for three in singles play…Went 3-5 in doubles action.  SPRING: Went 9-6 in singles play including 1-4 on court two and 8-2 on court three ... picked up three singles wins in league play ... partnered with four different players in doubles to go 4-10 ... paired with Delaney Nothaft, recorded a 3-2 record on court three.  

AS A JUNIOR IN 2016-17: Earned WCC All-Academic honorable mention honors. FALL: Went 6-5 in singles play, good for the most wins on the team ... picked up three wins at the Saint Mary's Fall Invitational and earned a trip to the quarterfinal of the "A" bracket ... won four singles matches at the Cal Nike Invitational, including the consolation title of the Gold bracket ... teamed with Caitlyn Frankel in doubles play and posted a 2-3 record overall. SPRING: Played each of her matches on court four and went 8-7 during dual match play ... went 4-1 in her last five completed matches ... partnered with Giannina Ong for the majority of the dual season and they went 4-5 on court three for the Broncos.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015-16: Fall: Played in just the Cal Invitational (Oct. 2-3) due to injury, posting a 1-1 singles record. Spring: Went 10-7 in singles matches … recorded a 6-1 record playing on Court 5 … finished the season winning four of her last six contests … teamed up with Elizabeth Stephens and Delphine Rouvillois for seven doubles wins.

2014-2015 Action Shots

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014-2015: Fall Singles: Record of 4-8 … tallied two consecutive wins at the Cal Nike Invite … Fall Doubles: Record of 3-1 with partner Delphine Rouvillois at the Saint Mary’s Invitational ... Spring Singles: Record of 8-9 … took down Sonoma State’s Karlee Budge 6-0, 6-2 on Jan. 24 … won four of five matches from March 14 to April 2 … had a resurgent win over Mikayla Morkey-Brink of San Diego with a score of 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(5) … captured the tilted win for the Broncos 6-3, 0-6, 6-0 over Ellie Grossman of LMU … earned the match-clinching win over Gergana Boncheva of Pacific on April 11 6-3, 7-6 … finished the season by winning six of her last nine matches … Spring Doubles: Partnered with Riley Morgan for most of the season at Position 3, posting a 3-8 record … defeated Montana’s Kincaid and Sulz 6-3 on March 27 … had a key 6-2 win over Boncheva and Labintseva of Pacific on April 11. 

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Lycee Francais Du Caire in Cairo in 2014 … was a finalist in nationals … ranked No. 1 Under 18 in Egypt.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Mohamed El Tawil and Mounira Habashi … father is a graduate of Cairo University and is an engineer … mother graduated from American University in Cairo and is the director of a travel agency … hobbies include baking, traveling and listening to music … studying in the Leavey School of Business.


“I chose Santa Clara University because of its idea location, strong academics, small class sizes and competitive tennis.”


  Singles   Doubles
  Overall Dual WCC Overall Dual WCC
2014-15 12-17 8-9 5-5 3-10 1-4 1-6
2015-16 11-8 10-7 3-3 7-12 7-11 3-5
2016-17 14-12 8-7 3-2 10-16 7-10 3-5
2017-18 15-10 9-6 3-3 7-15 4-10 2-4
Total 52-47 35-29 14-13 27-53 19-35 9-20