Perez-Somarriba Repeats as ITA Collegiate All-Star Team Member
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Although her distinguished career ended over two months ago, Estela Perez-Somarriba has added yet another prestigious honor to her lengthy list of accolades.
The former University of Miami women’s tennis star is officially part of the 2021 ITA Collegiate All-Star Team, as announced Tuesday morning.
Perez-Somarriba made the cut as both the NCAA Singles Championship runner-up and the nation’s top-ranked singles player. Of the seven women who earned a spot, she is the only one listed twice.
Featuring the most accomplished players in the country from the 2020-21 season across all levels, the Division I women’s list includes the NCAA singles finalists, NCAA doubles finalists, the top-ranked singles player and the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships singles champion.
Joining Perez-Somarriba on the team are Texas’ Kylie Collins, North Carolina’s Alexa Graham, North Carolina’s Makenna Jones, Virginia’s Emma Navarro, North Carolina’s Elizabeth Scotty and Texas’ Lulu Sun. Miami is one of just four schools with a player among the group.
This is the sixth time a Hurricane has made the elite ITA Collegiate All-Star Team in head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews’ 20 years at the helm. Perez-Somarriba is the second Hurricane during that stretch to do so twice, as she also garnered a spot in 2019 as the singles national champion.
The other Hurricanes who have received the distinction over the past two decades are Melissa Applebaum (2006), Megan Bradley (2005) and Audra Cohen (2006, 2007).
A native of Madrid, Perez-Somarriba ended her illustrious career as a five-time ITA All-American and two-time ACC Player of the Year, as well as the second-winningest singles player in ACC history with a 165-26 mark.