The youngest American player particpating in the 2011 World Team Cup, Baron is a rising star on the junior circuit of wheelchair tennis. At just 4'11", Baron plays much bigger than her size and identifies her forehand as her best weapon.
The 16-year-old from the island state of Hawaii is relatively new to competition despite beginning the game at the age of 9. Baron has risen as high as No. 4 in the ITF Girls' Singles rankings after strong showings in events in Taipei and Thailand, as well as the Cajun Classic in Baton Rouge in March.
Along with fellow junior Kate Stuteville, this is Baron's firs taste of WTC action - but hopefully not her last.
"Up until very recently, I didn't know how I compared to other wheelchair players," said Baron. "Before last year, I had never been out of the country and now, to be playing in international tournaments in Taipei, Thailand and now South Africa, it is such a great opportunity."
In addition to tennis, Baron is also an avid swimmer and loves basketball.