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Manuela Velasquez
Manuela  Velasquez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kew Gardens, N.Y.

High School:
Laurel Springs


02/28/2015

Women's Tennis Posts Comeback Win Over NC State

Cards drop doubles point before winning 4-3

02/22/2015

Women's Tennis Falls 4-3

Cards win doubles point but can't hold off Mean Green

02/20/2015

Women's Tennis Falls to No. 26 Notre Dame

Young Cards battle Irish

02/19/2015

Women's Tennis Host Notre Dame and North Texas This Weekend

Irish arrive Friday and the Mean Green set for Sunday

02/14/2015

Women's Tennis Falls to Marshall

Cards win doubles point

02/22/2015

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S TENNIS v NORTH TEXAS

Louisville Women's Tennis v North Texas

02/20/2015

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S TENNIS v NOTRE DAME

Louisville Women's Tennis v Notre Dame

02/07/2015

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S TENNIS v PITTSBURGH

Louisville Women's Tennis v Pittsburgh

02/01/2015

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S TENNIS v NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Louisville Women's Tennis v Northern Kentucky

01/18/2015

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S TENNIS V DUQUESNE

Louisville Women's Tennis v Duquesne

Career Highlights

• Ranked #7 in the Region in Doubles

• ITA Ohio Valley Region Doubles Semi-Finalist

• Member of the 20 Win Club

Junior Year

Singles

• Did not play in the Fall

Doubles

• Did not play in the Fall

Sophomore Year

Singles

• 20-2 in Dual Match Play

• Finalist Wake Forest Invitational

• Main Draw ITA Regional

Doubles

• Winner Wake Forest Invitational

• Winner Ohio State Invitational

• Went 9-2 in Tournament Play

Freshman Year

Singles

• Winner Wake Forest Invitational

• Main Draw ITA Regional

• Went 23-14 in Singles Overall

• Member 20 Win Club

Doubles

• Winner Wake Forest Invitational

• ITA Ohio Valley Regional Semi Finalist

• Went 11-4 in Tournament Play

• Went 13-6 in Dual Match Play

• Member 20 Win Club

• Ranked #9 in the Region

Personal

• Daughter of Soraya Ortiz, Carlos Velasquez

• Born May 8, 1993

• Major: Accounting

• Post College Ambition: Accountant

• Person with Greatest Influence on Athletic Career: my dad and coach from home

• Biggest Thrill in Sports: winning my first national open, winning the wake forest invitational in singles and doubles (with the beautiful and talented Amelia Harris), making history by reaching the semis of regionals in doubles, also with Amelia Harris!

• Hobbies and outside interests: baking, making bracelets, reading, taking care of my dog (Bebe).

• Three words that describe you best: blunt, welcoming, adventurous

• Pre-match superstitions: must use the same hair-tie, must drink water and/or Gatorade in the same order as in the last match

• Person You'd Most Like to Meet: the founder of Muddy's bake shop

• Best Advice I have gotten about sports: play your game and don't worry about your opponent. Hit the ball.

Favorites

• Favorite tennis player: Serena Williams.

• Favorite thing about the Bass-Rudd Center: the lovely locker rooms

• Favorite Movies: A Lot Like Love, Titanic, Little Rascals, Atonement, Monsters, Inc., Slumdog Millionaire

• Favorite TV Shows: Arrested Development, Friends, Survivor, American Horror Story

• Favorite Musical Group: U2, Coldplay, Backstreet Boys, Augustana, Death Cab for Cutie, Adele • Favorite Foods: Arroz con frijoles and chicharron always hits the spot, BBQ ribs, French fries

• Favorite Class: Interpersonal Communications, History

• Favorite Book: The Kite Runner

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