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University of Miami Athletics

Deborah Suarez

Height

5-9

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Weston, Fla.

High School

Broward Virtual School

Deborah Suarez - Women's Tennis - University of Miami Athletics

Sophomore Season (2013-14)
Posted a fall record of 2-2 in singles . . . Went 1-1 in fall doubles play with partner Lina Lileikite.

Freshman Season (2012-13)
A spring record of 11-2 in singles play… Defeated Nicole Lipp of 9th-ranked Duke, 6-1, 6-0… Defeated Kristina Schleich of 25th-ranked FSU, 6-4, 6-3… Defeated No. 82 Wen Sun of 14th-ranked Texas A&M, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, in Round 2 of the Miami Spring Invite… Defeated Anna Mamalat of 14th-ranked Texas A&M, 8-1, in Round 2 of the Miami Spring Invite… Defeated Lana Groenvynck of 11th-ranked Texas, 2-6, 7-5, 11-9, in Round 3 of the Miami Spring Invite… Defeated Audrey O’Connor of 24th-ranked Illinois, 6-2, 6-4… Defeated Joanna Smith of 35th-ranked Arizona State, 6-2, 6-2, at the ITA Kick-Off.¬†Compiled a fall singles record of 2-3…Teamed with Melissa Bolivar in fall doubles and posted a 2-0 record… Defeated Ecaterina Vasenina and Loreta Alonso of the 43rd-ranked South Florida of the semifinals of the Miami Invite, 8-1.

High School/Prep
Attended Broward Virtual School… Was the No. 1 ranked G16 in Florida… Winner of the G16 Florida State Closed and Florida Busch Open… Reached the quarterfinals of each the Venezuela and Colombia 10k… Chose Miami because it was close to home, an amazing school and loved the coaches… Her mother was the No. 1 ranked 14s tennis player in Venezuela.