Santa Fe, Argentina
Escuela Normal Superior y Superior de Comercio Nro 46 Domingo Guzmán Silva
As a Freshman (2019-20): ITA Scholar-Athlete
Spring season cut short due to COVID-19 pandemic … Enrolled at Miami for the spring semester … Posted a 9-2 ledger in singles and an 8-4 mark in doubles … Led the Hurricanes in doubles winning percentage (.667), while placing second in both singles winning percentage (.818) and combined singles/doubles winning percentage (.739) … Listed by UTR as the third-best Argentinian collegiate women’s tennis player, including first among freshmen … Went 6-2 in singles dual match action, mainly at the No. 4 spot, including 4-1 in ACC affairs … Both losses came against top-100 foes … Placed second on the team in spring singles victories and tied for first in ACC singles triumphs … Opened her career with a 3-0 showing in the Miami Spring Invite, logging a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Oklahoma’s Jasmine Asghar, a 6-4, 6-3 triumph versus Northwestern’s Christina Hand and a 6-4, 6-2 win against No. 10 Vanderbilt’s Anna Ross … Posted an unblemished 6-0, 6-0 result over Tennessee State’s Claudia Sole at the No. 2 position for her first dual match singles victory … Notched a 7-6 (10-8), 6-2 victory against Rosie Garcia Gross in the triumph at No. 17 Georgia Tech for her first ACC win … Defeated Sasha Hill of fourth-ranked Florida State, 7-6 (7-5), 4-1, ret. … Downed Nina Sorkin of No. 35 Virginia Tech, 6-2, 6-1 … Went 8-2 in dual match doubles play, including 3-2 in ACC contests … Played multiple matches at every position, but primarily was in the No. 3 spot … Went 5-3 with Yuna Ito and 3-1 alongside Estela Perez-Somarriba … Competing with Ito, topped No. 18 Texas A&M’s Renee McBryde/Riley McQuad, 7-6 (7-5), during ITA Kick-Off Weekend for her first doubles win … Beat Marcella Cruz/Dasha Kourkina, 6-2, at No. 13 Vanderbilt … Earned a 6-1 win over Monika Dedaj/Rosie Garica Gross at No. 17 Georgia Tech for her opening ACC doubles triumph … Playing with Perez-Somarriba, topped No. 35 Virginia Tech’s Shene Disbergen/Natalie Novotna, 7-6 (7-2), at the top position.
Prior to College: Peaked at No. 242 in the ITF Juniors singles rankings in March 2019 … Ranked as high as second in Argentina in her age group in singles and first in doubles, both at the U16 level … Two-time G3 Junior singles semifinalist … Advanced to the championship of a G2 doubles tournament … Logged her first WTA point in 2018 … Won the Argentinian National Tournament at both the U16 and U12 levels … Started playing ITF Juniors tournaments at age 15.
Personal: Full name is Maria Florencia Urrutia … Last name is pronounced Or-OO-Tee-Uh … Goes by Flor … Born March 9, 2001 … Parents are Marcos Ruben Urrutia and Maria Laura Fornillo … Does not have any siblings … Major is undecided … Favorite athlete is Rafael Nadal because of the way he fights and never gives up no matter what … Best sports memories are making the doubles final of a G2 tournament in Argentina in 2018 and reaching the semifinals of a $15K doubles tournament in Argentina in 2017 … Served as the national flag bearer at her high school … Chose Miami because of its high level in both tennis and academics … Committed to Miami over Fresno State, Houston and Virginia Tech.
*RNK = record vs. ranked opponents