Cierra Gaytan-Leach
Cierra Gaytan-Leach


Corona del Mar, Calif.

High School:
Corona del Mar

Last College:



Mizzou Falls to No. 8 Texas A&M, 4-0, in SEC Championship

Tigers finish 2014 with a 9-21 record


Mizzou Advances in SEC Championship with 4-0 Win

The Tigers posted a 4-0 sweep over Arkansas in the first round of the 2014 SEC Women's Tennis Championship


Tennis Concludes Regular Season with Sweep over UMKC

Tigers host the 2014 SEC Tennis Championship April 16-20


Tennis Downs Mississippi State 4-2 for First SEC Win

Tigers notched their first SEC win of the season against the Bulldogs


Mizzou Tennis Suffers 4-1 Defeat at Tennessee

Cierra Gaytan-Leach notched her third ranked win of the spring season


Cierra Gaytan-Leach Feature

See how junior Cierra Gaytan-Leach has developed as a player since transferring to Missouri.


Missouri Tennis vs Arkansas - SEC Championships - April 16, 2014

Missouri vs Arkansas - SEC Championships


Missouri Tennis vs Mississippi State - April 11, 2014

Missouri vs Mississippi State


Missouri Tennis vs Drake - March 16, 2014

Missouri vs Drake


Missouri Tenni vs SIUE - January 20, 2014

Missouri vs SIUE


Missouri Tennis Preseason - August 21, 2013

Missouri Tennis

Junior Season (2012-13): Led the Tigers with a 19-13 singles record in the fall and spring, all at No. 1 action ... Went 7-2 in the fall ... Advanced to the semifinals of the USTA/ITA Central Region Championship ... Recorded wins over five players ranked in the top-120 ... Ousted No. 56 Yang Pang of Arkansas in the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Central Region Championship ... Had a nine-match winning streak to start the spring season ... Recorded SEC wins over South Carolina and Arkansas ... Went a combined 17-15 at No. 1 doubles play with Alex Clark (4-4) and Elisha Gabb (13-11) ... Gaytan-Leach and Clark notched three SEC doubles wins, over Kentucky, Arkansas and LSU ... Named to the Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Sophomore Season at Texas: Named the Big 12 Champion at No. 4 singles ... Totaled a 27-14 overall singles record, including a 17-8 dual-match record and 7-2 mark in regular-season conference matches ... Registered a 22-13 overall doubles record ... Clinched Texas' final three victories of the season, all in postseason play ... Defeated Nebraska's Janine Weinreich (4-6, 6-3, 6-3) to clinch UT's 4-2 win over the Cornhuskers' in the NCAA Championship's round of 32 ... Defeated Wichita State's Satjaporn Mahajaroenkul (6-1, 7-6[1]) to clinch Texas' 4-0 win over the Shockers in the opening round of the NCAA Championship ... Rallied for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over Texas A&M's Janelle Cuthbertson to clinch Texas' 4-2 win over the Aggies in the finals of the Big 12 Championship ... Opened the Big 12 Championship with a 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4 win over Oklahoma State's Mary Jeremiah in UT's 4-1 win over the Cowgirls ... Defeated USC's 83rd-ranked Kaitlyn Christian (3-6, 6-3, 1-1, ret.) in UT's 4-3 loss to the fourth-ranked Trojans ... Defeated Clemson's Romy Kolzer (7-5, 6-4) in Texas' 4-3 win over the Tigers at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship • helped UT open the season with an upset win over No. 4 North Carolina by defeating the Tar Heels' Caroline Price, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.

Freshman Season at Texas: Tallied a 12-6 overall singles record, including a 9-3 mark in dual matches and a perfect 6-0 record in conference play ... Recorded a 19-8 overall doubles record, including a 16-6 mark in dual matches ... Posted a 6-2, 6-2 victory over South Florida's Kate Parker in the Horns' 4-0 win over the Bulls in the opening round of the NCAA Championships ... Won eight consecutive conference matches, culminating with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over Oklahoma's Tara Eckel in Texas' 4-2 victory over the Sooners in the semifinals of the Big 12 Championships ... Notched a 6-2, 6-3 win over Kansas State's Carmen Borau Ramos in UT's 4-0 win over the Wildcats in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championships ... Finished off the regular season with a pair of weekend wins over Iowa State's Marie-Christine Chartier (7-6 [1], 6-4) and Nebraska's Maike Zeppernick (6-2, 6-2) ... Defeated Oklahoma's Maria Kalashnikova by a 6-0, 6-3 count in UT's 5-2 regular-season win over Oklahoma in Austin ... Posted a 6-2, 6-2 win over Oklahoma State's Sarah Meghoufel in the Horns' 6-1 win over the Cowgirls in Austin ... Defeated Baylor's Taylor Ormond (7-6 (3), 6-3 at sixth singles in the Longhorns' 5-2 defeat to the Bears ... Posted her first career dual-match victory when he knocked off Rice's Alex Rash (6-3, 7-6 [1]) in the Horns' 7-0 season-opening win over Rice.

Prep: Ranked as high as No. 7 nationally in doubles and among the top-10 in singles as a junior ... Claimed singles titles at four U.S. National Open events ... Easter Bowl doubles champion ... 2008 Team MVP at Corona del Mar.

Personal: Born Sept. 27, 1991 in Newport Beach, Calif. ... daughter of Rick Leach and Noel Gaytan.