TCU Daily Skiff Friday, March 05, 2004
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Aburto hopes to end career on top
A women’s tennis player took the road less traveled from Mexico to the professional ranks to Fort Worth.

Many college athletes spend their collegiate careers preparing themselves for the pros, but senior tennis player Paty Aburto has already been there.

However, Aburto’s tennis career started by accident.

It wasn’t until she was eight years old and attending her older brother Santiago’s tennis tournaments that she finally started to play tennis.

While watching her brother play, Aburto would always be seen running around and playing on the court. And it wasn’t long until the women’s team took notice. Short a roster spot, they gave Aburto the opportunity, and she rewarded them by winning the tournament.

From there, the rest is history.
Paty Aburto
Sarah Greene/Staff Photographer
Paty Aburto, a senior advertising/public relations major, waits for her private lesson to begin at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
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