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Estela Perez-Somarriba
Player Profile:
Estela Perez-Somarriba 2894456
Height: 5'5"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Madrid, Spain
High School: Instituto Mirasierra

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 PAIR-Ezz 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 … Intends to major in economics … 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. 

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