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Manuela Velasquez
Manuela  Velasquez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kew Gardens, N.Y.

High School:
Laurel Springs


04/23/2015

Women's Tennis Falls to Clemson at ACC Championship

Cards fall 4-0

04/22/2015

Women's Tennis Pulls Out 4-3 Win Over Syracuse to Advance in ACC Championship

Chloe Willetts survives being down match point for three-set win to clinch

04/19/2015

Tennis Falls to No. 38 Virginia Tech

Ariana Rodriguez scores

04/16/2015

Women's Tennis Travels to Virginia Tech for the Regular Season Finale

Next up for the Cards: The ACC Tournament in Cary

04/12/2015

Tennis Falls to No. 17 Miami

Velaquez wins in singles

04/12/2015

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S TENNIS v MIAMI

Louisville Women's Tennis v Miami

04/10/2015

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S TENNIS v FLORIDA STATE | SENIOR DAY

Louisville Women's Tennis v Florida State

04/04/2015

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S TENNIS v WESTERN KENTUCKY

Louisville Women's Tennis v Western Kentucky

03/13/2015

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S TENNIS V WAKE FOREST

Louisville Women's Tennis v Wake Forest

02/22/2015

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S TENNIS v NORTH TEXAS

Louisville Women's Tennis v North Texas

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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