Centro de Educación Específico a Distancia de la Comunidad Valenciana
As a Freshman (2018-19): All-ACC Academic Team … ACC Freshman of the Week (2/13)
Finished her opening collegiate campaign with overall ledgers of 26-12 in singles and 13-11 in doubles … Went 3-1 against ranked singles opponents … In singles, placed second on Miami in overall wins, spring wins (18), ACC wins (nine), spring winning percentage (.750), dual match winning percentage (.773) and ranked winning percentage (.750) … Tied for second in dual match wins (17) and ranked wins, as well as tied for third in ACC winning percentage (.643) … Turned in an 18-6 spring season that featured a 17-5 mark in dual matches and a 9-5 record in ACC play, competing mainly at the No. 6 position … Earned her first top-50 win with her first spring victory, a 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-5) decision over No. 42 Emily Smith of second-ranked Vanderbilt in the Miami Spring Invite … Defeated Cornell’s Ana Elhom, 6-1, 6-1, in her first dual match appearance … Playing at No. 4, topped No. 20 Texas Tech’s Anto Stoica, 0-6, 6-4, 6-3 … Recorded a 6-4, 6-3 triumph against No. 123 Ellyse Hamlin of third-ranked Duke to open a six-match winning streak … Topped No. 31 Georgia Tech’s Victoria Flores, 6-3, 6-4, at the No. 4 spot … Took down Jessie Aney, 6-0, 6-4, at top-ranked North Carolina while playing at No. 5 … Aided Miami to a win against No. 14 Wake Forest by topping Saby Nihalani, 6-1, 6-3, at the No. 4 position … Bested No. 19 Virginia’s Sofia Munera, 6-2, 6-4, in the No. 5 spot … Went 2-0 in ACC Championship action, first defeating Virginia Tech’s Rita Pinto, 6-3, 6-4, at the No. 5 position and then helping the Hurricanes past ninth-ranked NC State with a 6-2, 6-3 decision against Amanda Rebol … Clinched Miami’s 4-3 comeback win over No. 33 Washington State in the NCAA Team Championship Round of 64 by beating Melisa Ates, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 … In the next round, notched a 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 victory over Catherine Gulihur at No. 15 Oklahoma State … Logged an 8-7 spring doubles ledger, including a 7-6 mark in dual matches and a 3-5 tally in ACC action … Played with three different partners, all at No. 3 … Went 1-1 with Carla Girbau in the Miami Spring Invite, downing Diana Tkachenko/Brianna Tulloch of Kentucky, 6-2, to begin 2019 … Split her four matches with Ana Madcur, logging a 6-1 win over Baylor’s Paula Baranano/Angie Shakhraichuk in her first dual match doubles outing and a 6-4 triumph versus No. 20 Texas Tech’s Francesca Sella/Anto Stoica … Played with Yuna Ito in her remaining matches, posting a 3-3 mark … Bested Clara Lucas/Camila Moreno, 6-2, at Pittsburgh for her first ACC doubles triumph … At No. 30 Syracuse, earned a 6-2 decision against Dina Hegab/Guzal Yusupova … In the NCAA Team Championship Round of 64, registered a 6-3 victory against Michaela Bayerlova/Aneta Miksovska of No. 33 Washington State … Went 8-6 in fall singles competition … Posted a 1-2 mark at the Miami Fall Invite, topping Pittsburgh’s Gabriela Rezende, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, to open her collegiate ledger … Tallied a perfect 5-0 mark to win the Bedford Cup and defeated No. 87 Rebeka Stolmar of UCF, 6-2, 6-3, in the final for her first ranked collegiate victory … Logged a 1-2 record at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships … Compiled a 1-2 mark at the Marliss Gruver Fall Invitational … Recorded a 5-4 tally in fall doubles action, playing with two partners … In her lone tournament with Daniella Roldan, went 1-2 at the Miami Fall Invite and picked up a 6-1 decision over Pittsburgh’s Claudia Bartolome/Clara Lucas to begin her slate … Recorded a 2-1 mark at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships with Ana Madcur, downing No. 58 Andrea Garcia/Julia Mikulski of Florida State, 8-1, to make the quarterfinals and earn her first ranked doubles triumph … Wrapped up 2018 by going 2-1 with Madcur at the Marliss Gruver Fall Invitational.
Prior to College: Ascended as high as No. 495 in the ITF Juniors singles rankings in May 2016 … Peaked at No. 850 in the WTA singles rankings in August 2018 … Reached as high as No. 27 in Spain … Posted a 69-43 mark in WTA singles matches, dating back to Oct. 2014 … Defeated 61 players from 20 different countries … Notched 21 victories over opponents who were ranked at the time of the match, including seven against top-800 players and two over top-500 foes … Compiled 15 additional wins over players who have gone on to receive a WTA ranking … Amassed 13 triumphs over players who eventually reached a top-700 ranking, including seven in the top 500 and two in the top 300 (Natalia Orlova in Aug. 2016 and Clothilde de Bernardi in June 2016) … Reached the Round of 16 at 12 $15,000 tournaments from May 2017 to July 2018, moving on five times … Made the quarterfinals in Schio, Italy (July 2018); Oeiras, Portugal (May 2018); Hammamet, Tunisia (April 2018); Melilla, Spain (Sept. 2017); and Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Aug. 2017) … Advanced to the Round of 16 at five $10,000 tournaments from Nov. 2015 through Nov. 2016, earning quarterfinal berths in Melilla, Spain (Sept. 2016) and Madrid (June 2016) … Went 5-1 and tallied three top-800 wins in the latter tournament … Logged a 7-11 record in WTA doubles matches, all since Sept. 2016, peaking at No. 1,031 in the rankings in July 2018 … Outside of WTA tournaments, won two Comunidad de Valenciana Championship titles, one Nike Junior Tour Alicante trophy and one Magdalena Open championship, as well as an IC Junior Challenge World Finals in Monte Carlo with the Spanish team … Made several other final and semifinal appearances, including reaching the title match of the Spanish championship at the U-15 level.
Personal: Full name is Lucia Marzal Martinez … Last name is pronounced Mar-THALL … Born Feb. 3, 2000 … Parents are Luis Marzal Miquel and Milagros Martinez Vela … Father is a project manager and mother is a teacher … Has a younger sister, Angela … Intends to major in business … Enjoys books, movies, television, philosophy and sports … Favorite athletes are Pau Gasol and David Ferrer because of their humility and fight, respectively … Chose Miami because she felt it was the perfect place to develop as a player while continuing her studies … Committed to Miami over Auburn, Baylor, Georgia Tech, LSU, Ohio State, Pepperdine, Texas A&M and others.
*RNK = record vs. ranked opponents