|High School:||Instituto Mirasierra|
As a Freshman (2016-17): ITA All-American (Singles), First Team All-ACC, All-ACC Academic Team
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 with 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 … Ranked by Universal Tennis 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 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.
|STATS SINGLES DOUBLES|