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Estela Perez-Somarriba






Madrid, Spain

High School

Instituto Mirasierra

Estela Perez-Somarriba - Women's Tennis - University of Miami Athletics

As a Fifth-Year Senior (2020-21): ITA National Player of the Year … NCAA Singles Championship runner-up … No. 1-ranked singles player … ITA Senior Player of the Year … Honda Sport Award for Tennis finalist … ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year … ITA All-American (singles) … ITA Collegiate All-Star Team … First Team All-ACC … All-ACC Academic Team … ITA Southeast Region Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award … Three-time ACC Player of the Week (3/16, 3/23, 3/30) … ITA Scholar-Athlete
No fall season due to COVID-19 pandemic … Finished 24-3 in singles and 12-9 in doubles … Advanced to the NCAA Singles Championship title match for the second straight time, just the 13th person to do so … Improved to 17-3 in NCAA Singles Championship action, tied for the most wins ever … Became the 11th four-time Sweet 16 participant, including the second from the ACC, and the 21st three-time quarterfinalist, including the fourth from the ACC … Became the seventh three-time semifinalist and first from the ACC … Joined Baylor’s Zuzana Zemenova as the only player with four Sweet 16s, three Final Fours, two finals berths and a national title … Seeded second in the tournament, becoming the sixth three-time top-three seed and 11th multiple-time top-two seed … Competed in the NCAA Doubles Championship … Fourth five-time ITA All-American in Miami history … Third Hurricane to be a two-time Honda Sport Award finalist … Fourth player in league history to win ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year twice and 16th with four All-ACC Academic Team honors … Finished with the second-most singles wins in ACC history (165) … Ranked top-10 all season, including placing top-four all but once and sitting first in the final three releases … Placed top-10 in the final 32 ITA rankings of her career, with a top-five spot in 27 of the last 30 and a top-three position in 23 of them, ranking first five times … Finished first in the ITA Southeast Region for the second time … Ranked top-35 in doubles nearly all spring, alongside Isabella Pfennig, peaking at No. 19 and finished at No. 26 … Placed seventh in the ITA Southeast Region … Went 15-3 against ranked singles players, including 13-3 versus top-50 foes, 9-3 against top-20 individuals and 7-2 against top-10 players … Earned 11 wins against fellow ITA All-America singles honorees … Tallied a 5-6 mark versus ranked doubles duos, posting four top-25 wins … Paced Miami in every singles win and winning percentage category, as well as ranked first in combined singles/doubles triumphs (36) and combined winning percentage (.750), among others … Co-led the Hurricanes in ACC doubles wins (seven) and ranked doubles wins … Defeated two of the three players she lost to in singles during the season … Did not lose to any unranked players/newcomers for the third season in a row … Lost only 11 sets and one super-tiebreaker … Played atop the lineup the entire spring for a fourth straight year … Finished 19-2 in dual matches and 11-2 in ACC competition … Won 20 consecutive completed matches, including 18 in straight sets, over an 82-day span (March 7-May 27) … Defeated No. 39 Sabina Machalova, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), to clinch a 4-3 win over No. 23 Ole Miss … Started her 20-match streak by downing eighth-ranked Kelly Chen, 6-2, 6-4, at eighth-ranked Duke … Topped No. 81 Guzal Yusupova, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 50 Syracuse … Rolled past No. 109 Cameron Corse of No. 47 Notre Dame, 6-1, 6-1, for her 150th win … Defeated No. 12 Carolyn Campana of No. 26 Wake Forest, 7-5, 6-4 … Beat fifth-ranked Anna Rogers of No. 11 NC State, 7-6 (7-2), 6-1 … Edged the eventual NCAA champion, sixth-ranked Emma Navarro of eighth-ranked Virginia, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3, taking 12 of the final 17 games … Downed eighth-ranked Giulia Pairone, 6-4, 6-3, at fourth-ranked Florida State … Again beat Pairone, this time with her ranked No. 10, to clinch Miami’s win against the sixth-ranked Seminoles in the ACC Championship quarterfinals … Avenged a February loss by defeating sixth-ranked Kenya Jones of No. 16 Georgia Tech, 6-2, 6-3, in the ACC Championship semifinals … Opened the NCAA Singles Championship by beating No. 42 Salma Ewing of USC, 6-2, 6-3 … Topped No. 37 Peyton Stearns of national title-winning Texas, 6-2, 6-4, in the second round to take sole possession of second place on the ACC leaderboard with 162 victories … Posted a 6-3, 6-3 decision against No. 41 Alexa Graham of North Carolina in the Round of 16 … Stunned seventh-ranked and seventh-seeded Abbey Forbes of UCLA in the quarterfinals, rallying from a one set and 0-5 deficit to win, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-3 … Edged No. 17 Janice Tjen of Oregon, 7-6 (7-4), 6-0 in the NCAA Final Four … Played at No. 1 doubles in all but two contests … Finished 12-8 in dual matches, including 7-4 in ACC competition … Went 10-7 with Pfennig and 2-2 with Florencia Urrutia … Alongside Urrutia, notched a 7-5 win against No. 24 Alexa Bortles/Sabina Machalova of No. 23 Ole Miss … Playing with Pfennig, defeated No. 25 Yufei Long/Kylie Wilcox, 6-3, at Boston College … Earned a 7-5 victory against Cameron Corse/Page Freeman of No. 47 Notre Dame … Downed No. 23 Carolyn Campana/Eliza Omirou of No. 26 Wake Forest, 6-4 … Beat No. 20 Victoria Allen/Emmanuelle Salas of sixth-ranked Florida State, 6-3, in the ACC Championship quarterfinals … Registered a 6-2 win over Ksenia Kuznetsova/Valeriya Zeleva at ninth-ranked UCF in the NCAA Team Championship Round of 32.

As a Senior (2019-20): Set Miami career singles wins record … ITA All-American (singles) … ITA Southeast Region Senior Player of the Year … ITA Southeast Region Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship & Leadership Award … ACC Postgraduate Scholarship recipient … ACC Player of the Week (2/18) … ITA Scholar-Athlete
Spring season cut short due to COVID-19 pandemic … Registered overall marks of 25-3 in singles and 8-7 in doubles … On 1/26, logged her 135th career singles victory to break the Miami record … Fifth four-time ITA All-American in Hurricane history, including the third with four such honors in singles … One of five players nationally to log at least 25 singles wins, tying for third in the country and finishing one shy of the top mark … First player in program history to lead the team in singles wins four years in a row … Eighth Miami player with four 20-win campaigns and fifth with four seasons of at least 25 victories … Third Hurricane to log four singles records with at least a .750 winning percentage, first with four at an .800 clip and seventh with two .850 marks …Ranked top-three nationally in singles the entire year, peaking at first overall and placing second when play was halted … Ascended as high as No. 33 in the country in doubles, alongside Daevenia Achong … On Feb. 15, competed against Coco Gauff in front of over 5,500 fans in an exhibition match at the Delray Beach Open, dropping a 3-6, 3-6 decision in the first women’s match in the tournament’s history … Went 11-3 against ranked singles players, all in the top 90, including 8-3 versus top-70 foes and 5-3 against top-50 opponents… Tallied a 1-5 mark versus ranked doubles duos … Paced the Hurricanes in singles victories, singles winning percentage (.893), combined singles/doubles triumphs (33) and combined singles/doubles winning percentage (.767) … Finished 11-1 in spring singles action, including 8-1 in dual matches, all at the top spot … Logged a 4-1 mark in ACC action and a 4-1 ledger versus ranked foes … Lost only five sets, one of which was a 10-point tiebreaker, her first such collegiate setback … Went 3-0 in the Miami Spring Invite, including notching a 6-3, 6-3 victory over No. 87 Martina Capurro of Oklahoma and a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 triumph against No. 32 Christina Rosca of No. 10 Vanderbilt, avenging her defeat to the latter in the same event in 2019 … Posted an unblemished 6-0, 6-0 win against Katya Townsend of No. 18 Texas A&M in ITA Kick-Off Weekend play … Again defeated Rosca, this time on the road with her ranked No. 31 and Vanderbilt at No. 13, in a 6-3, 6-4 decision … Edged No. 60 Kenya Jones, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, in Miami’s win at No. 17 Georgia Tech … Defeated Emmanuelle Salas of fourth-ranked Florida State, 6-1, 6-1 … Beat No. 35 Virginia Tech’s Natalie Novotna, 6-0, 6-2 … Finished the spring at 6-6 in doubles play, with five losses coming to top-50 pairs … Went 4-5 in dual matches, mainly at the top position, and 2-3 in ACC action … Competed with four partners … Tallied a 2-1 mark in the Miami Spring Invite, including defeating Northwestern’s Christina Hand/Clarissa Hand, 6-0 … Posted a 6-2 victory, with Achong, at the No. 1 spot over Amit Lev-Ari/Elizaveta Volodko of UC Santa Barbara in ITA Kick-Off Weekend play … Alongside Florencia Urrutia, beat Shene Disbergen/Natalie Novotna of No. 35 Virginia Tech, 7-6 (7-2), atop the lineup … Tallied a 14-2 mark in fall doubles competition, including a 7-2 ledger against ranked players … Went 3-0 at the Miami Fall Invite … Totaled a 5-0 record to win the inaugural USTA Fall Ranked Spotlight, including defeating No. 67 Bunyawi Thamchaiwat of Oklahoma State, 6-2, 6-4, in the quarterfinals and No. 79 Shiroi Fukuda of Ohio State, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 7-5, in the final … Moved to 13-0 in her career at the USTA National Campus with the tournament title … Notched a 2-1 record at the ITA Women’s All-American Championships, defeating No. 46 Katarina Kozarov of Furman, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, and No. 73 Martina Okalova of Tulsa, 6-3, 6-1, before her 27-match winning streak was snapped in the Round of 16 … Compiled a 4-1 ledger in the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships to reach the semifinals, beating No. 40 Alana Smith of NC State, 6-4, 0-6, 6-2, followed by No. 50 Angela Kulikov of USC, 7-5, 6-3, then No. 67 Bunyawi Thamchaiwat of Oklahoma State, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0, and UCLA’s Abbey Forbes, 6-2, 6-3 … Went 2-1 in fall doubles matches, all with Achong … Registered a 6-1 triumph over No. 49 Kolie Allen/Shiroi Fukuda of Ohio State in their lone outing at the USTA Fall Ranked Spotlight … Split two contests in the ITA Women’s All-American Championships qualifying draw, posting an 8-2 victory against Oral Roberts’ Aliksandra Lebedeva/Reagan Miley.

As a Junior (2018-19): NCAA Singles Championship title winner … Honda Sport Award for Tennis … ACC Player of the Year … ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year … ITA All-American (singles) … ITA Collegiate All-Star Team … First Team All-ACC … All-ACC Academic Team … ITA Southeast Region Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship & Leadership Award … ACC Player of the Week (3/19) … ITA Scholar-Athlete
Ended the season with overall records of 43-5 in singles and 24-10 in doubles … Claimed the second NCAA Singles Championship title in program history … Set the Miami record for NCAA Singles Championship victories by upping her career mark to 12-2 … Became the 31st multiple-time NCAA semifinalist, including the fourth from the ACC and the second Hurricane … Third player in program history to reach the NCAA Singles Championship Sweet 16 three times and the second to do so in back-to-back years … Seeded first in the tournament, becoming the fourth Hurricane—fifth occurrence—to take the top spot, including the first since 2007 … In the fourth NCAA singles final featuring the top two seeds, became the first No. 1 seed to win such a match … Tenth three-time ITA All-American at Miami, including the fifth to earn three such honors in singles … Won the Oracle ITA Masters singles main draw and the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships singles back draw … Third Miami player to win the Honda Sport Award for Tennis … Ninth player in league history, including the second Hurricane, to win ACC Player of the Year multiple times and the eighth to do so in back-to-back years … Registered four more singles wins than any other player in the nation and finished with the second-most single-season victories by a Hurricane, just one shy of the record … First Miami player with two 39-win singles campaigns and the second with three 34-win seasons … First player in program history to outright lead the team in singles wins three years in a row … Ranked top-seven in singles all season, including sitting in the top four all but twice and in the top two for each of the final eight releases … Peaked at first in the national rankings and finished the season second overall, both the top marks by a Hurricane since 2007 … Tied for first nationally in the UTR ranking system … Capped the year ranked second in the ITA Southeast Region … Ranked in doubles with two different partners, peaking at No. 33 with Daevenia Achong and at No. 51 with Daniella Roldan … Tallied a 28-4 singles mark against ranked players, including going 19-2 versus top-50 foes, 10-1 against top-25 opponents and 5-0 versus top-10 players, logging two top-five decisions … Paced Miami in every singles victory and winning percentage category, as well as placed first in combined singles/doubles wins (67) and combined winning percentage (.817) … Led or co-led the Hurricanes in nearly every doubles win category, including dual match triumphs (19), ACC victories (10) and overall winning percentage (.706) … Defeated four of the five players she lost to during the season, including three in rematches … Concluded the spring at 31-3 in singles action, including 31-1 in dual matches, 13-1 in ACC competition, 22-3 versus ranked foes and 11-1 against ITA All-American singles honorees … Played atop the lineup in every dual match outing … Did not lose to any unranked players/newcomers … Lost just 10 sets, including four total in dual matches … Dropped four total sets in a span of 29 matches, including taking 14 consecutively in straight sets … Went 31-1 over her final 33 contests—one match was left unfinished—and won 63 of 69 completed sets during that 133-day span (Jan. 13-May 25) … Topped No. 100 Clarissa Hand at No. 20 Northwestern, 6-2, 6-2, in ITA Kick-Off Weekend action … Defeated Baylor’s No. 59 Livia Kraus, 6-2, 6-1 … Earned a 6-3, 6-3 triumph over No. 30 Felicity Maltby of No. 20 Texas Tech … Bested No. 103 Ana Oparenovic at No. 20 Florida State, 7-5, 6-3 … Earned a fifth straight ranked win by toppling No. 22 Maria Mateas of third-ranked Duke, 6-0, 6-4 … Dominated No. 42 Notre Dame’s No. 58 Zoe Spence, 6-1, 6-0 … Logged a 6-4, 6-3 result against No. 11 Kenya Jones of No. 31 Georgia Tech … Knocked off fifth-ranked Makenna Jones at top-ranked North Carolina, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) … Recorded a 6-1, 6-4 triumph over No. 46 Emma Davis to help Miami past No. 14 Wake Forest … Edged No. 70 Yufei Long, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2, at No. 41 Boston College … Topped No. 20 Gabriela Knutson, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (9-7), at No. 30 Syracuse … Rolled past No. 24 Meghan Kelley of No. 19 Virginia, 6-1, 6-1 … Won both of her completed ACC Championship matches, first downing No. 88 Natalie Novotna of Virginia Tech, 6-3, 6-1, and then defeating No. 10 Anna Rogers, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, to clinch Miami’s triumph over ninth-ranked NC State … Earned victories in both of her NCAA Team Championship outings, besting No. 33 Washington State’s No. 42 Michaela Bayerlova, 6-2, 6-3, in the opening round before posting a 6-3, 6-1 decision over No. 25 Katarina Stresnakova at No. 15 Oklahoma State … Went 6-0 in the NCAA Singles Championship to claim the crown: 6-0, 6-1 over Alabama’s No. 36 Andie Daniell; 6-2, 6-0 over Texas A&M’s No. 52 Katya Townsend; 4-6, 6-0, 7-6 (7-3) over VCU’s No. 77 Paola Diaz-Delgado; 6-4, 6-4 over Illinois’ No. 43 Asuka Kawai; 6-3, 6-1 over North Carolina’s No. 46 Cameron Morra; 6-7 (1-7), 6-2, 6-3 over Georgia’s second-ranked and second-seeded Katarina Jokic in the final … Compiled a 21-7 record in spring doubles action, including a 19-7 ledger in dual matches and a 10-3 mark in ACC competition … Played with two partners, mainly at the No. 2 spot … Went 7-1 with Achong to begin 2019, including topping Cornell’s Maria Adiaconitei/Mariko Iinuma atop the lineup … Downed No. 23 Tulsa’s Martha Matoula/Shura Poppe, 6-2, in ITA Kick-Off Weekend play … Competed with Shirokova the rest of the way and went 14-6, including starting 7-0 and 12-2 … In their first contest together, beat No. 40 Felicity Maltby/Nell Miller of No. 20 Texas Tech, 7-6 (7-0), at the No. 1 spot … At No. 20 Florida State, beat Andrea Garcia/Julia Mikulski, 6-0 … Recorded a 6-4 result versus Kelly Chen/Hannah Zhao of third-ranked Duke … Tallied a 6-2 victory over Bianca Moldovan/Liz Norman at NC State … Bested Virginia Tech’s Nika Kozar/Nina Sorkin, 6-3, in the ACC Championshio opener … In the NCAA Team Championship Round of 32 at No. 15 Oklahoma State, logged a 7-5 victory against Marina Guinart/Katarina Stresnakova … Amassed as 12-2 singles mark in the fall … Began 2018 with a 5-0 record at the Oracle ITA Masters to win the crown … Defeated three ranked players en route to the title: William & Mary’s No. 97 Rosie Cheng, 6-2, 6-2, in the second round, Vanderbilt’s seventh-ranked Fernanda Contreras, 6-2, 7-6 (7-2), in the semifinals and Pepperdine’s No. 41 Evgeniya Levashova, 6-4, 6-3, in the title match … Went 3-1 at the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships … Defeated No. 28 Julia Rosenqvist of California, 7-5, 6-0, and No. 10 Michaela Gordon of Stanford, 6-2, 6-2, before taking down Wisconsin’s Sara Castellano, 6-1, 6-4, in the finale … Capped the fall with a 2-1 showing at the Oracle ITA Fall National Championships that included a 6-2, 6-0 decision over No. 26 Lauren Proctor of Winthrop … Posted a 3-3 ledger in fall doubles action, playing with two partners … Went 2-1 with Yuna Ito at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships, including downing No. 28 Petra Hule/Ana Oparenovic of Florida State, 8-5, to advance to the quarterfinals … Recorded a 1-2 mark with Roldan at the Marliss Gruver Fall Invitational.

As a Sophomore (2017-18): ACC Player of the Year … ITA All-American (Singles) … ITA National Player to Watch … First Team All-ACC … All-ACC Academic Team … ITA Southeast Region Player to Watch … Four-time ACC Player of the Week (1/23, 3/13, 3/20, 4/10) … ITA Scholar-Athlete
Concluded the year with overall marks of 39-8 in singles and 15-13 in doubles … Became the ninth player in program history to reach the NCAA Singles Championship Sweet 16 multiple times, including the seventh to do so in back-to-back years and fourth to do so as a freshman and sophomore … Seeded third in the tournament, the top mark by a Hurricane since 2009 … One of 14 sophomores—seven in singles—to garner ITA All-America status, just four of whom also did so as freshmen, with only three in singles both years … Seventh Miami player—sixth in singles—to earn ITA All-America honors as a freshman and sophomore … Fourth Hurricane—fifth honor—to win ACC Player of the Year and fourth to receive ITA National Player to Watch distinction … Logged the sixth-most singles wins in a campaign in program history … Became the fifth Miami player with two 34-win singles seasons, including the second to do so as a freshman and sophomore … Tenth Hurricane to lead the team in singles wins back-to-back seasons and the sixth to do so outright both times … Ranked top-40 in singles all season, including sitting top-25 all but once and in the top 20 all but twice … Peaked at third nationally for over a month, the highest mark by a Hurricane since 2009, and finished fifth, best final mark by a Miami player since 2011 … Also tied for fifth nationally in the UTR ranking system … Placed first in the final ITA Southeast Region singles rankings, the first Hurricane to do so … Ranked in doubles with Ana Madcur in 10 consecutive releases, ascending as high as No. 33 and finishing at No. 61 … Came in eighth in the ITA Southeast Region rankings … With Daniella Roldan, ranked five weeks in a row, peaking at No. 66 … Amassed a 20-5 record against ranked singles foes, including an 18-5 mark versus top-90 players, a 15-3 ledger against top-70 opponents, a 10-3 record versus top-30 foes, a 6-3 mark against top-20 players and a 5-1 ledger versus top-10 opponents with one top-five triumph … Led the Hurricanes in every singles wins and winning percentage category, plus finished first in combined singles/doubles victories (54) … Finished the spring with a 28-3 record in singles action, including going 23-2 in dual matches, 13-1 in ACC play, 15-3 versus ranked foes and 5-2 against ITA All-America singles honorees … Played at the top spot in every dual match … Did not lose to an unranked player and fell in straight sets just once … Dropped only 10 sets, including nine in completed matches and three first sets … Lost just four sets in a span of 20 matches and zero over an 11-match stretch … Opened the season at 26-1, losing only one match in a span of 118 days (Jan. 19-May 16) … Defeated fourth-ranked Fernanda Contreras of second-ranked Vanderbilt, 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, tying the highest-ranked win of her career … Topped No. 77 Taylor Russo, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 13 Auburn … Edged No. 21 Marie Leduc, 6-1, 7-6 (8-6), to clinch Miami’s 4-3 comeback win at No. 31 Clemson … Earned a 6-2, 6-3 triumph over No. 54 Carla Touly of No. 16 Florida State … Downed No. 25 Paige Hourigan, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, to clinch a 4-3 victory at sixth-ranked Georgia Tech … Beat No. 16 Alle Sanford of top-ranked North Carolina, 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (11-9) … Logged a 6-1, 6-1 victory over seventh-ranked Samantha Harris at fourth-ranked Duke … Posted a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 19 Wake Forest against No. 32 Emma Davis … Recorded a 6-2, 6-1 triumph over No. 89 Asiya Dair of Boston College … Downed No. 10 Gabriela Knutson of No. 25 Syracuse, 6-4, 6-4 … Tallied a 6-1, 6-3 decision against No. 62 Natalie Novotna of Virginia Tech … Again beat Novotna, this time at No. 71, in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championship, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 … Earned another win over Duke’s Harris, then time when she was ranked sixth for the third-ranked Blue Devils and retired in the ACC Championship semifinals … Notched victories in Miami’s first two NCAA Team Championship matches … In the NCAA Singles Championship, topped No. 29 Kate Fahey of Michigan, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, and No. 39 Megan McCray of Oklahoma State, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 … Played the entire spring at the No. 1 doubles position, with three different partners, finishing 11-12 with two ranked wins … With Madcur, defeated No. 19 Emma Kurtz/Christina Rosca of second-ranked Vanderbilt, 6-2 … Played with Roldan for the last two months of the season, going 5-6 … Registered another top-20 victory by downing No. 12 Rosie Johnaons/Meghan Kelley, 7-5, at No. 21 Virginia … Downed Caroline Daxhelet/Natalie Novotna of Virginia Tech, 6-1, in the ACC Championship quarterfinals … Beat LIU Brooklyn’s Anna Grigoryan/Ana Leonte, 6-2, in the NCAA Team Championship Round of 64 … Ended the fall with an 11-5 singles record, going 5-2 versus ranked foes … Split her two matches at the Miami Fall Invite … Went 3-0 at the Bedford Cup … Recorded a 1-2 mark at the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships, defeating ninth-ranked Alizee Michaud of Auburn, 6-4, 6-1 … Finished 4-1 at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships, topping No. 111 Nami Otsuka of Georgia Tech, 6-4, 6-3, and No. 93 Brooke Austin of Florida, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, en route to the semifinals … Posted a 2-1 record at the Oracle ITA Fall National Championships, edging No. 41 Maria Kononova of North Texas, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, and No. 27 Felicity Maltby of Texas Tech, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1, before falling in the Round of 16 … Concluded the fall with a 4-1 doubles tally, all with Madcur … Went 3-0 at the Miami Fall Invite … Split two matches at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships.

As a Freshman (2016-17): NCAA Singles Championship semifinalist … ITA All-American (Singles) … First Team All-ACC … All-ACC Academic Team … ITA Scholar-Athlete
Notched overall records of 34-7 in singles and 15-14 in doubles … Eighth Hurricane—ninth berth—to make the Final Four of the NCAA Singles Championship, including the first freshman and second unseeded player … One of 11 freshmen to earn ITA All-America recognition, including one of seven in singles … Eighth freshman in program history—ninth total honor—to garner ITA All-America status, including the seventh in singles … Posted the third-most singles wins in a campaign by a Miami freshman … Ranked in singles all spring, finishing a season-best No. 26 … Sixth-highest-ranked freshman in the nation and the sixth-best final ranking for a Miami freshman … Finished second in the ITA Southeast Region singles rankings … Posted the second-most ranked singles wins and best ranked singles winning percentage on the team at 12-4 (.750) … Went 11-3 against top-100 players, 7-2 versus top-50 opponents, 5-2 against top-30 foes and earned one top-five win … Paced the Hurricanes in overall combined singles/doubles wins (49) and winning percentage (.700), plus overall singles wins and winning percentage (.829) … Also finished second in overall doubles victories … Listed by UTR as the top Spanish collegiate women’s tennis player … Ended the spring with a 27-4 singles record, going 20-3 in dual matches, 12-2 in ACC play, 12-2 against ranked opponents, 8-1 at No. 1 and 8-0 at No. 2 … Won 10 straight completed matches versus ranked players … Lost just 14 sets all spring … Went 15-0 in a span of 16 matches over 58 days (March 31-May 27), dropping four total sets and edging nine ranked opponents … Paced Miami in every spring singles win and winning percentage category … Won her first five spring matches, including topping No. 22 Texas A&M’s Saska Gavrilovska, 6-0, ret. … Beat Elizabeth Profit of No. 10 Baylor, 6-4, 6-2 … Earned her first ranked victory by downing No. 86 Emma Davis of No. 28 Wake Forest, 6-1, 6-1 … Topped fourth-ranked Sara Daavettila of third-ranked North Carolina, 3-6, 6-0, 6-1 … Notched a 6-3, 6-1 victory over No. 23 Meible Chi of No. 18 Duke, giving her back-to-back wins over the two other freshmen who garnered First Team All-ACC honors … In her first match at No. 1, stormed past Asiya Dair, 6-0, 6-1, at Boston College … Tallied a 0-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4 win against No. 79 Miranda Ramirez at Syracuse … Cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win versus No. 84 Natalie Novotna at Virginia Tech … Topped her third top-50 ACC freshman by edging No. 49 Rosie Johanson, 7-5, 6-2, at No. 43 Virginia … In the ACC Championship quarterfinals, defeated No. 110 Lexi Borr of Boston College, 6-2, 6-0 … Topped USF’s Vera Bessonova, 6-4, 6-4, in the first round of the NCAA Team Championship and a 6-2, 6-2 triumph against No. 23 Josie Kuhlman at top-ranked Florida in the second round … At No. 40 nationally, became the lowest-ranked player to make the NCAA Singles Championship Final Four since 2011 … Defeated No. 64 Ana Oparenovic of Arkansas, 1-6, 6-1, 6-1, No. 27 Arianne Hartono of Ole Miss, 6-4, 6-3, No. 47 Mia Horvit of South Carolina, 6-4, 5-7, 6-1, and No. 26 Kate Fahey of Michigan, 6-4, 6-3 … Playing with four different partners, went 11-11 in spring doubles action, mostly at the No. 2 position … Had a 6-1 record in her last eight outings  … Tied for the team lead in dual match doubles wins (11) and ACC doubles wins (five), as well as placed second in spring doubles wins … Teamed with Silvia Fuentes for victories in her first two dual matches … With Ana Madcur, notched a 6-3 win at No. 11 Georgia Tech over Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer/Nami Otsuka … Opened a three-match winning streak by blanking Pittsburgh’s Jovana Knezevic/Gabriela Rezende, 6-0 … Topped Lexi Borr/Jackie Urbinati of Boston College, 7-5, in the ACC Championship quarterfinals and beat Alexa Graham/Cassandra Vazquez of fifth-ranked North Carolina, 6-4, in the semifinals … Earned a 6-2 triumph versus USF’s Juliana Cardoso/Jessica Cortes Chaves in the opening round of the NCAA Team Championship … Logged a 7-3 record in fall singles play, winning her first five matches … Went 2-0 in the Miami Fall Invite, posting a 6-0, 6-0 victory against Pittsburgh’s Callie Frey to begin her career … Had a 3-0 mark and won her flight at the Bedford Cup, downing FIU’s Andrea Lazaro, 6-4, 6-2, in the finale … Tallied a 1-2 mark at the Wolverine Invitational … Went 1-1 at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships … Concluded the fall at 4-3 in doubles, playing with four different Hurricanes … Posted a 1-2 mark in the Miami Fall Invite … Went 3-0 at the Wolverine Invitational.

Prior to Miami: Ranked as high as No. 25 nationally by the Spanish Tennis Federation … Peaked at No. 872 in the WTA singles rankings and No. 915 in doubles … Made the quarterfinals of five $10,000 singles tournaments, including advancing to the semifinals twice … Reached the quarterfinals in 10 of the 12 $10,000 doubles tournaments in she played in, earning three semifinal berths, with two finals appearances  … Posted a 37-22 record in WTA singles matches, with 29 of those wins against players who have achieved WTA rankings, including 10 in the top 700 and three in top 500 … Of her 37 wins, 21 were over players ranked at the time of the match … Posted 11 WTA doubles victories, including four versus ranked pairs … Has been ranked among the top six singles players and top three doubles players in Spain born in 1998 or later … Represented Spain in the 2015 European Summer Cup in Romania and France … Five-time Madrid Championship winner in singles and a two-time champion in doubles … Singles runner-up in the 2013 U-15 Spain Championship and the 2012 Spain Master Nike.

Personal: Full name is Maria Estela Perez-Somarriba … Last name is pronounced PEH-Rez So-Muh-REE-Buh … Born July 25, 1998 … Parents are Felipe Perez-Somarriba and Maria Jose Yravedra … Father is an architecture professor and mother is an architect and owner of a winery … Has three older sisters, Enriqueta, Carmen and Gabriela … Earned her bachelor’s degree in May 2020 with a degree in economics and now enrolled in graduate school … Career goal is to play professional tennis and then own a business … Enjoys playing the Spanish guitar, singing, traveling and cooking … Favorite athlete is Serena Williams because of her aggressive tennis, her mind and how much she wants to win … Best sports memories are winning the 2015 Madrid Championship and playing in the 2015 European Summer Cup … Chose Miami because of the atmosphere, players, coaches, campus and her belief it would be the best place to improve as a player … Committed to Miami over Georgia Tech, Texas, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt.

2016-17 34-7 7-3 27-4 20-3 12-2 12-4
2017-18 39-8 11-5 28-3 23-2 13-1 20-5
2018-19 43-5 12-2 31-3 24-1 13-1 28-4
2019-20 25-3 14-2 11-1 8-1 4-1 11-3
2020-21 24-3 N/A 24-3 19-2 11-2 15-3
CAREER 165-26 44-12 121-14 94-9 53-7 86-19
2016-17 15-14 4-3 11-11 11-9 5-6 0-2
2017-18 15-13 4-1 11-12 9-11 4-6 2-8
2018-19 24-10 3-3 21-7 19-7 10-3 2-3
2019-20 8-7 2-1 6-6 4-5 2-3 1-5
2020-21 12-8 N/A 12-8 12-7 7-4 5-6
CAREER 74-52 13-8 61-44 55-39 28-22 10-24

*RNK = record vs. ranked opponents
No fall season in 2020-21 due to COVID-19 pandemic