"Della is a real battler and is a very consistent player. She grinds people down and hates to lose." -Head Coach Paul Peck
2012-13: Patriot League Tournament's Most Valuable Player after clinching the Black Knights' 4-1 win over rival Navy in the championship match ... posted a 16-8 record with all wins coming in dual matches this spring ... went 4-0 against conference opponents at No. 6 singles ... teamed with younger sister, Elle, at No. 1 doubles throughout the spring ... the pair went 14-11 on the season, won five conference matches and are 7-3 in their last 10 contests.
2011-12: Named to the All-Patriot League second team ... led Army in total wins (47) ... one of three Black Knights to reach the 20-win mark in singles as she showed a 20-10 record ... teamed with younger sister Elle for a team-best 27-12 doubles record, with all matches played at No. 1 ... 27 doubles victories ranks tied for 10th all-time on Army's single-season wins list ... went 14-7 in singles dual matches ... split most of her time between Nos. 4 and 5 ... went 7-2 at No. 5 ... entered the NCAA Tournament with an unbeaten singles streak of seven matches , while winning nine of her last 10 doubles contests ... streak came to an end with a 6-1, 6-1 setback to No. 8 Alabama.
2010-11: All-Patriot League second team honoree ... tied for third on the team with 18 singles wins ... went 12-8 in dual matches, including 5-0 against Patriot League opponents ... one of three Black Knights to win both singles matchesin the conference tournament ... won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5 against Colgate in the semifinals before prevailing 6-3, 6-1 against Navy in the title match ... entered the NCAA Championship winning five of her last six matches ... went 4-3 at No. 1 doubles and 4-3at No. 3 doubles ... went 3-1 alongside senior Jessica Ahn at No. 1 doubles during the fall campaign ... teamed with classmate Margaret Iliev for a 2-2 mark in duals at No. 3 .... strung together two four-match winning streaks throughout the dual season.
Background: Rated as a four-star recruit by tennisrecruiting.com ... boasted a 132 national ranking, while landing 29th in California and 31st in the Southwest Region ... served as a team captain for Redondo Union under the direction of Jim Ball and Jessica Seibert ... also trained under Sean McRoberts and Dan Johnston... named Redondo's Most Valuable Player three times... went undefeated (46-0) at Redondo Union ... set a school record with 54 consecutive wins ... all-area selection ... California Interscholastic Federation semifinalist and quarterfinalist during junior and senior years ... solid all-around game ... plays a tenacious, deceptive game ... reputation of being a fighter and refusing to back down ... four-year scholar-athlete and Most Outstanding Scholar-Athlete of her class as a senior.
Personal: Della Lynne Taylor ... born May 10, 1992, in Harbor City, Calif. ... daughter of Bob and Debbie Taylor ... sister, Elle, is a freshman member of the Army tennis team ...comes from strong military lineage and can trace ties back to the Revolutionary War ... major is Engineering Management.