Born and raised in Santa Maria, Brazil. Simone was recruited to play college tennis by several universities here in the states, eventually playing for Fresno State where she was a two-time All-American in Doubles and ranked #1 in the country by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. In 2016, after eight years as the Head Coach for the Michigan State Women's Tennis team, Simone stepped down to pursue other opportunities with her career and family in Florida where she is the Co-Director of the US Open Pickleball Academy.
Simone first appeared to the world of pickleball at the 2015 USAPA Nationals, capturing the Gold in Women's Singles, Mixed Doubles with partner Rafael Siebenschein and Silver in Women's Doubles with Corinne Carr.
Simone gets the job done with her and SuperNova Pro Black Diamond paddle. The SuperNova was designed to Simone's specifications.
When not on a pickleball or tennis court, Simone, husband Chad, and their two kiddos enjoy the busy life of a young family.