Boca Raton, Fla.
As a Senior (2018-19): All-ACC Academic Team … ITA Scholar-Athlete
Finished with overall records of 6-18 in singles and 16-15 in doubles … Ranked No. 82 in singles to conclude the spring … Ranked in doubles with three different partners, finishing at No. 25 and peaking at No. 13 with Daevenia Achong … Peaked at No. 51 with Estela Perez-Somarriba and No. 60 alongside Ulyana Shirokova … Capped the year at fourth in the ITA Southeast Region alongside Achong … Competed in the NCAA Doubles Championship with Achong, becoming the first Miami duo to do so since 2015 … Finished 5-9 versus ranked doubles teams … Tied for the team lead in ranked doubles victories, while tying for third in ACC doubles wins (nine) and ACC doubles winning percentage (.692) … Notched her lone spring singles triumph by defeating Maria Tritou, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, at No. 30 Syracuse … In spring doubles action, went 13-10 overall, including 11-9 in dual matches and 9-5 in ACC action … Competed mainly atop the lineup and played with three different partners … Alongside Ana Madcur, went 3-1 in the first four matches of the season … Recorded one result with Shirokova, a 6-4 defeat of Julie Byrne/Hannah McColgan at No. 20 Northwestern in ITA Kick-Off Weekend play … Partnering with Achong, defeated Ana Oparenovic/Emmanuelle Salas, 6-4, at No. 20 Florida State … Logged a 7-5 victory over No. 18 Ellyse Hamlin/Kaitlyn McCarthy of third-ranked Duke … Recorded a 6-2 decision against No. 57 Cameron Corse/Zoe Spence of No. 42 Notre Dame … Downed No. 31 Georgia Tech’s Valeriya Deminova/Victoria Flores, 6-3 … Logged the first top-10 doubles win by a Miami pair since 2016 by knocking off fourth-ranked Marie Alexandre-Leduc/Fernanda Navarro of Clemson, 6-3 … In the Hurricanes’ victory over No. 14 Wake Forest, defeated No. 38 Chandler Carter/Emma Davis, 6-2 … Picked up a 6-4 win against No. 68 Chloe Gullickson/Amber O’Dell … Tallied a 5-5 mark in fall singles competition … Began the year by posting a 6-4, 6-2 triumph over No. 53 Sabina Machalova of Ole Miss, her first-career ranked win, en route to a 2-1 mark at the Miami Fall Invite … Went 2-2 at the Bedford Cup … Ended 2018 by posting a 1-2 ledger at the Marliss Gruver Fall Invitational … Concluded the fall at 3-5 overall after playing with three teammates … With Lucia Marzal, went 1-2 at the Miami Fall Invite … Partnered with Madcur for a 1-1 mark at the Bedford Cup … Wrapped up 2018 by going 1-2 with Perez-Somarriba at the Marliss Gruver Fall Invitational.
As a Junior (2017-18): ITA Scholar-Athlete
Finished with overall records of 14-15 in singles and 13-11 in doubles … Ranked in doubles five straight weeks with Estela Perez-Somarriba during the spring, ascending as high as No. 66 … Went 12-12 in spring singles competition, including 7-5 in ACC action, playing almost exclusively at the No. 3 spot in dual matches … Won seven of her final 10 outings … Posted a 3-0 mark in the Miami Spring Invite, downing No. 13 Ohio State’s Emily DeCoste, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3, for her first spring victory as a Hurricane … Earned her first dual match triumph with Miami with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Nadia Gizdova in the team’s victory at sixth-ranked Georgia Tech … Topped Bianca Moldovan of No. 46 NC State, 6-3, 6-3 … Opened a six-match winning streak by edging Boston College’s Natasha Irani, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 1-0 (10-7) … Logged a similar decision in her next match, besting No. 25 Syracuse’s Sofya Golubovskaya, 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (11-9) … Posted her third comeback win in four matches with an identical 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (11-9) result versus Abbie Pahz at Louisville … Ended her streak with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 defeat of Virginia Tech’s Elena Cerezo-Codina in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championship … Defeated LIU Brooklyn’s Sasha Bollweg, 6-1, 6-2, in the NCAA Team Championship Round of 64 … Went 9-9 in spring doubles play, pairing with three different teammates, mainly at the top position … Partnered with Dominika Paterova for a 7-6 (7-3) win over Kentucky’s Lesedi Jacobs/Justina Mikulskyte in the Miami Spring Invite for her first spring doubles triumph as a Hurricane … Alongside Paterova, logged her first dual match doubles win by topping FGCU’s Madison Gallegos/Maja Ornberg, 6-2 … Also posted a 7-6 (7-4) win with Paterova against Angie Shakhraichuk/Theresa Van Zyl at Baylor … Played the final two-plus months at the No. 1 position with Estela Perez-Somarriba … Notched her first ACC doubles victory in her first completed match at the top spot with a 6-2 win against No. 46 NC State’s Adriana Reami/Amanda Rebol … Earned her first ranked victory by topping No. 12 Rosie Johanson/Meghan Kelley, 7-5, at No. 21 Virginia … Logged a 6-1 triumph over Virginia Tech’s Caroline Daxhelet/Natalie Novotna in the ACC Championship quarterfinals … Topped LIU Brooklyn’s Anna Grigoryan/Ana Leonte, 6-2, in the first round of the NCAA Team Championship … Totaled a 2-3 singles record in the fall … Went 1-1 at the Miami Fall Invite, defeating Auburn’s Madeline Meredith, 6-4, 6-2, for her first win at Miami … Posted a 1-2 mark at the Bedford Cup … Tallied a 4-2 ledger in fall doubles action, all with Ulyana Shirokova … Went 3-0 at the Miami Fall Invite, edging Pittsburgh’s Camila Moreno/Luisa Varon, 7-5, for her first doubles win with the Hurricanes … Finished 1-2 at the Bedford Cup.
As a Sophomore at Texas (2016-17): Compiled overall records of 9-8 in singles and 8-7 in doubles … Went 6-6 in spring singles action … Opened the spring by downing San Diego’s Sabrina Barkdull, 6-1, 6-0, en route to posting an unblemished 3-0 record at the Springs Collegiate Invite … Recorded a 7-6, 6-2 win over Tulsa’s Marcelina Cichon … Downed Annabella Bonadonna, 6-2, 6-4, at Iowa State … Edged No. 25 TCU’s Donika Bashota, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championship … Notched a 6-6 mark in spring doubles, competing with four different partners … In her second-career completed match at the No. 1 spot, earned a 7-5 win against Fresno State’s Ndindi Ndunda/Emma Wilson … Topped Alexis Periera/Aleksandra Zenovka of No. 27 TCU, 6-4 … Facing Chandler Carter/Courtney Meredith of No. 33 Wake Forest in the first round of the NCAA Team Championship, logged a 6-0 victory at the No. 2 position … Posted a 3-2 record in fall singles action … Went 2-1 and reached the ITA Texas Regional Championships Round of 32 … Split a pair of matches at the Kitty Harrison Invitational … Had a 2-1 record with two different partners in fall doubles play … Split her matches at the ITA Texas Regional Championships.
As a Freshman at Texas (2015-16): ITA Scholar-Athlete
Joined the Longhorns for the spring campaign … Posted an 8-16 record in singles and 7-14 mark in doubles with all results coming in dual matches … Topped Incarnate Word’s Taryn Strahl, 6-3, 6-4, at the No. 4 position for her first collegiate victory … Defeated Alison Ho, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), at No. 31 Rice … Earned a 6-2, 6-4 triumph against Sara Remynse, 6-2, 6-4, in a victory over fourth-ranked Michigan … Registered her first Big 12 win by edging Summer Collins, 6-4, 6-7, 6-2, at No. 27 Kansas … Downed No. 36 Northwestern’s Jillian Rooney, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 … Picked up a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Sabrina Federici in a win at No. 12 Texas Tech … In doubles, played with four different partners, mostly the No. 2 spot … First doubles victory came over No. 22 Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai/Luisa Stefani of No. 10 Pepperdine, 6-1 … Tallied a 7-5 triumph over Sarah Dvorak/Sabrina Federici at No. 12 Texas Tech … In the opening round of the NCAA Team Championship, topped No. 38 William & Mary’s Julia Casselbury/Olivia Thaler, 6-2 … Recorded a 6-4 win versus Laura Gulbe/Dzina Milovanovic of eighth-ranked Pepperdine in the Sweet 16.
Prior to College: Peaked at No. 879 in the WTA singles rankings and No. 539 on the doubles list … Reached the quarterfinals in eight of the 12 $10,000 doubles tournaments she competed in, advancing to the championship five times and winning the title at the 2013 Bogota 2 in Colombia … Also made the quarterfinals of three of the five $25,000 doubles tournaments she took part in, twice reaching the semifinals and once making the final.
Personal: Full name is Daniella Roldan … Last name is pronounced Role-DAHN … Goes by Dani … Born Nov. 5, 1997 … Parents are Jaime Roldan and Marcela del Castillo … Father is a developer … Has an uncle who graduated from Miami … Intends to major in political science … Enjoys music and spending time with friends … Favorite athlete is Roger Federer, whom she feels is also the toughest athlete … Best sports memory is winning a $10,000 doubles tournament … Chose Miami because she felt it was the best combination of sports and academics.
! = at the University of Texas
*RNK = record vs. ranked opponents (numbers from time at Texas unavailable)