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Game of the Week 11.19.18 - WBB vs. Villanova (TOP)

Natalia

Serrano

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Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Barcelona, Spain

Bio

JUNIOR (2017-2018)
Won the singles title at the Florida State All-Conference Showdown, defeating FSU's Andrea Garcia with a score 4-6 6-4 6-3.
Defeated Virginia Tech's Katherine Butler at LWR Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic in November 2017.
Paired up with Monica Matias to defeat teammates Ksenia Kuznetsova/Maria Martinez in the finals of the LWR Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic.
Paired up with Monica Matias to win the doubles draw at Bedford Cup.
Consistent contributor, seeing most of the action from No. 5 position in singles and No. 3 position in doubles.
Recorded singles wins against Yale, Clemson, Memphis, Michigan, Baylor, and South Carolina.
Paired up with Natalia Serrano to record doubles wins against Yale, Memphis, Alabama, and North Texas.
Clinched the season-opener against No. 15 South Carolina defeating Nikolina Jovic 6-3 2-6 7-5.
Clinched the match against Clemson with a 6-2 3-6 6-4 win against A. Miller-Krasilnikov at No. 6.


SOPHOMORE (2016-2017)
Named to the 2017 American Athletic Conference All-Academic team.
Named ITA Scholar-Athlete.
Competed at No.1 and 2 positions in singles, earning 13 wins in the dual match play.
Defeated Tulsa's Rongrong Leenabanchong with a score 6-2 6-1 at No.2 singles on April, 20th.
Paired up with Emilia Granstrom to lock down the No.2 position and record 14 doubles wins in the spring season.
Teamed up with Emilia Granstrom to defeat Clemson's doubles pairing of Krasilnikov/Moinard at the Florida State All-Conference Showdown in the fall semester. 


FRESHMAN (2015-2016)
Named to the 2016 American Athletic Conference All-Conference team.
Named ITA Scholar-Athlete.
Competed at No.5 and 6 positions in singles, earning 14 singles wins in the spring.
Paired up with Courtney Cesarini to record two wins at No.2 position in doubles in the dual match play. 
Teamed up with Sofia Baptista to record five wins at No.1 position in doubles in the dual match play.


PREP
1097 WTA career-high singles ranking 
Ranked as high as No. 43 at the Spanish Open
Reached the quarterfinals of the ITF Madrid $10000 in 2015
Posted two victories after three qualifying wins to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2015 V Torneo Internacional WTA C.T. Chamartin in Madrid, Spain


PERSONAL
Born on March 17, 1997 in Barcelona, Spain
Daughter of Jose-Luis Serrano Nunez and Conchi Garcia Hernandez

FACT

Nickname: Nat or Natty Favorite Surface: Clay Major: Accounting
Favorite Grand Slam:
Roland Garros
Favorite Shot: 
Forehand inside out
Backhand or Forehand:
 Forehand
Hat, visor or no hat: 
Visor for sunny days
Favorite player: 
Roger Federer
Favorite school subjects:
Algebra
Favorite city:
 
New York
Favorite food:
 
Spanish paella
Doubles or Singles: 
Both
Secret skills: I am very artistic and I can draw pretty well Do you have any pet:
I have four dogs
Habits before starting a match: Listening to music
Hobbies: Go to the beach, go shopping or hang out with friends Favorite tennis memory: 
Clinching the match against South Carolina
What sports did you practice aside tennis: 
Cross country
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