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  Laura Vallverdu
School: Univ. of Miami (Florida)
Year: graduated
Home Town: Valencia
Home State: N/A
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: Shiller International School
Height: 5-3
Birth Date:
Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 95-23
Doubles Record: 75-28
2007-08: Earned All-America honors for the second consecutive season … Selected to the All-ACC Team for back-to-back years … Spent nine weeks in the ITA rankings within the Top 30 … Finished the year ranked No. 17 in the ITA collegiate polls … Reached a high of No. 14 (Feb. 20) throughout the season in singles play … Registered a record of 31-10 on the season, including a dual record of 18-4 … Went 8-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference … Posted a tournament record of 13-6 … Went 11-5 against nationally ranked competition … Ended the year strong winning seven of her last 10 matches that she earned a decision, with one match unfinished during the NCAA Tournament … Combined for a doubles record of 23-7, including a 5-0 record with partner Bianca Eichkorn … Concluded with an 18-7 mark in doubles action with teammate Romy Farah … Ranked No. 15 in the final ITA polls for doubles play … Spent eight weeks alongside Romy Farah ranked in the Top 35 of the ITA doubles poll … Saw all of her singles action at the No. 1 position where she collected a record of 18-4 … Went 14-6 at the No. 1 position in doubles action and 2-0 at the No. 2 spot … Went 7-3 in her last 10 doubles matches … Began the spring season winning her first five matches … Had three consecutive straight-set victories to start … Had a 6-0, 6-0 sweep of Ohio State’s Paloma Escobedo (Jan. 18) … Lost her first match against FIU’s Liset Brito (3-6, 6-4, 1-6) … Bounced back in helping the Hurricanes defeat #30 Michigan … Defeated the Wolverines’ No. 1 singles player Chisako Sugiyama (6-1, 6-4) … Defeated No. 39 Lindsay Burdette (1-6, 6-1, 7-5) of Stanford while the Orange and Green fell in a tough match against the Cardinal, 3-4 … Started a six-match winning streak for Vallverdu in singles play … Collected her first-ever victory over a top 10 opponent with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 victory over California’s 10th-ranked Susie Babos … Defeated 15th-ranked Zuzana Zemenova (Baylor) in straight-sets, 6-3, 6-2 at home … Collected a fourth consecutive victory at  Florida State with a three-set win, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 against the Seminoles' Lauren Macfarlane … Lost just her second home match of the year against Clemson’s No. 3 ranked Ani Mijacika on scores of 2-6, 6-7 (4-7) … Began a seven-match winning streak against No. 5 Kristi Miller of Georgia Tech … Downed FSU’s Katie Rybakova (No. 24) in the ACC Tournament … Kicked off the NCAA Tournament with a straight-set (6-2, 6-3) win against Notre Dame’s Kelcy Tefft, 6-2, 6-3 … Took back-to-back wins in the NCAA Singles Tournament before falling to Arkansas’ Aurelija Miseviciute (No. 1) in a tough contest during the Sweet 16 … In doubles play, combined with Romy Farah for an 8-6 victory over Clemson’s 12th-ranked duo of Ani Mijacika and Carol Salge … Defeated Duke’s No. 3 ranked duo of Melissa Mang and Amanda Granson (8-2) with Farah … With Farah, earned a No. 15 ranking nationally after that victory over Duke’s No. 1 doubles team … Defeated No. 3 nationally-ranked team from Notre Dame, Brook Buck and Kelcy Tefft—8-6, in the NCAA Tournament … During doubles national tournament, defeated No. 21 Amanda Taylor and Courtney Ulery of Vanderbilt in the opening round … Fell in second round to No. 1 nationally ranked duo of Tracey Lin and Reza Zalameda (UCLA), 3-6, 3-6 … Finished the fall season ranked No. 3 in the ITA South Regional singles rankings ... Recorded a 7-5 mark in singles play and a 3-2 mark in doubles action, going 3-0 when teamed with Bianca Eichkorn and 0-2 with Michaela Kissell ... At the Riviera/ITA All-American Main Draw, defeated No. 18 Tracy Lin of UCLA, 6-3, 6-3 and No. 20 Amanda Taylor of Vanderbilt, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 before falling in the quarterfinal round to Georgia Tech's 60th-ranked Amanda McDowell, 5-7, 7-5, 6-7 (9-11) ... Also reached the quarterfinal round of the ITA South Regional, defeating Auburn's Jil Hastenrath and Georgia's 51st-ranked Yvette Hyndman before losing to FSU's Katie Rybacova ... Began the fall season ranked as the No. 14 singles player in the country and the No. 24 doubles team paired with Kissell ... After losing both doubles matches at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational with Kissell, switched over to play with Eichkorn at UNC's Kitty Harrison Invitational ... The pair won all three matches in Chapel Hill, defeating Monica Arguello and Lauren Osborne of Furman, Kelly Stewart and Ivana King of Princeton and Lauren Meier and Megan Broderick of Kentucky.   2006-07: Earned All-American status her freshman season, going 32-3 in singles play playing primarily in the No. 2 position ... Finished the season ranked as the No. 19 player in the country by the ITA/Fila Collegiate Tennis Rankings ... Her 32 wins in '06-'07 tied her with former teammate Audrey Bañada for the seventh-highest singles win total in school history ... Went 19-2 in tournament play, 5-0 in ACC action and 6-1 against nationally-ranked opponents ... Won 13 of 14 singles matches in the spring with the lone loss coming to FSU's Lauren Mcfarlane, April 20 ... 24 of her 32 singles victories were two-set wins ... Went 21-7 in doubles play, including a 20-3 mark when paired with Audra Cohen ... Reached the NCAA Doubles Championships with Cohen but fell in the opening round to Lindsay Burdette and Anne Yelsey of Stanford, 2-6, 1-6 ... As a duo, she and Cohen finished the season ranked as the No. 16 doubles team in the country ... Against Southern Cal in the round of 16 at the NCAA Tournament, defeated Sarah Fansler, 6-1, 5-7, 7-5 in singles play and teamed with Cohen to defeat Judy DeVera and Amanda Fink, 9-7, in doubles action ... Entered the spring ranked No. 6 in the nation in singles and No. 7 in the country in doubles with Cohen ... Began her collegiate career at Miami with a bang by going on a 10-match winning streak to start the fall season ... Defeated her first two nationally-ranked players - No. 55 Melissa Mang of Duke and No. 68 Liz Cruz of USF -- at the Gator Fall Classic ... Received an entry into the qualifying draw of the ITA/All American Championships and proceeded to win six matches, defeating three nationally ranked players in the process (No. 118 Milena Kachar of Columbia, No. 81 Whitney Benik of Florida and No. 57 Milica Veselinovic of Iowa) ... Continued her impressive play by defeating No. 11 Anne Yelsey of Stanford 7-6 (3), 6-2 before eventually losing her first match of the season against No. 8 and NCAA Finalist Lindsey Nelson of USC 6-1, 6-4 ... Finished the fall by going on an eight match win streak claiming two titles in Palm Springs and at the Miami Invite ... In Palm Springs, defeated three nationally-ranked players in succession, defeating No. 33 Tracy Lin of UCLA, No. 49 Anca Anastasiu of USC before claiming the biggest collegiate win of her short career when she defeated No. 7 Amanda Fink of USC 6-1, 6-1 in the semi-finals ... Defeated Amanda McDowell of Georgia Tech 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 in the final ... At the Miami Invite, claimed a win over No. 58 Paula Zabala of FIU, before eventually defeating FSU's Macfarlane 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in the final ... Played doubles with Audra Cohen and began the fall season ranked No. 7 in the nation ... Finished the fall going 7-4, defeating three teams with national rankings, highlighted by No. 8 Coventry and Escamilla of Kentucky and No. 12 Dieskova and Olivos of Oregon.   High School/Prep: Outstanding junior player who was a finalist in the Junior Orange Bowl U16 Championships in 2003 ... Has played in numerous ITF tournaments in Europe and South America, achieving a career high world ranking of 566 in singles and 493 in doubles ... Had the biggest win of her career in 2005 when she defeated former world No. 4 and Wimbledon semi-finalist Jelena Dokic in an ITF circuit event in Petang, Luxembourg.