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Natalia

Serrano

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

Bio

JUNIOR (2017-2018)

  • Competed in four events during the fall semester.
  • 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

  • Career high pro singles ranking 1097
  • Ranked as high as No. 43 at the Spanish Open
  • Compiled a 7-15 overall singles mark in the ATP/WTA Tour and ITF Pro Circuit main draw
  • 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
  • Intends to major in accounting
  • Daughter of Jose-Luis Serrano Nunez and Conchi Garcia Hernandez

FACT

  • Nickname: Nat or Natty
  • Favorite surface: red clay
  • Favorite Grand Slam: Roland Garros
  • Favorite shot: forehand inside out
  • Backhand or forehand: forehand
  • Hat, visor or no hat: visor for sunny days
  • Favorite tennis player: Roger Federer
  • Favorite school subjects: algebra
  • Hobbies: go to the beach, go shopping or hang out with friends
  • Favorite tennis memory: clinching the match against South Carolina
  • Sports practiced aside tennis: cross country
  • Secret skills: very artisitc and can draw pretty well
  • Pets: four dogs
  • Doubles or singles: both
  • Favorite city: New York
  • Favorite food: spanish paella
  • Habits before starting a match: listen to music
  • Things that can never be missing in the tennis bag: a necklace, a praying card and a bouncy ball
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