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Vallverdu Named Assistant W. Tennis Coach

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          Release: 07/24/2013
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Former Hurricane Laura Vallverdu has been hired as the assistant women’s tennis coach for the University of Miami, head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews announced Wednesday.

Vallverdu spent the 2012-13 season as a volunteer assistant for the women’s tennis team and prior to that, spent a year as the team’s graduate assistant.

“Laura has played and coached at the highest levels within this program,” Yaroshuk-Tews said. “As a player she competed for an NCAA title and as a coach she has already taught these players so much.  I am proud to have a former player join my staff.  Lau is definitely going to be a great asset as our new assistant coach.”

Vallverdu was a four-year letter winner (2006-10) for the Canes and is the program’s all-time leader in singles wins with 131. The four-time All-American finished her senior season with 35 singles wins and a No. 1 national ranking in doubles.

A native of Valencia, Venezuela, Vallverdu graduated in 2010 with a degree in psychology and earned her master’s in sports & exercise psychology in 2012.

"It is definitely a huge honor to represent this school that once took me in as a student-athlete and now is putting its trust in me to help these young ladies,” Vallverdu said. “I couldn't thank Paige enough and I can't wait to continue building this program. At the end of the day it is all about the U and these young ladies that I am so excited to work with.”

Vallverdu, who replaces Alex Santos, officially began her coaching duties on July 22, 2013. 

Schedule
 
Sunday, March 01
Women's Tennis vs. Clemson
Coral Gables, Fla.
11:00 AM
Friday, March 06
Women's Tennis at Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y.
3:00 PM
Sunday, March 08
Women's Tennis at Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass.
5:00 PM
Sunday, March 15
Women's Tennis at Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga.
10:30 AM
Tuesday, March 17
Women's Tennis at Baylor
Waco, Texas
1:00 PM
Friday, March 20
Women's Tennis vs. NC State
Coral Gables, Fla.
11:00 AM
Friday, March 27
Women's Tennis at Virginia
Charlottesville, Va.
3:30 PM
Sunday, March 29
Women's Tennis at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va.
10:00 AM
Thursday, April 02
Women's Tennis vs. Duke
Coral Gables, Fla.
5:00 PM
Saturday, April 04
Women's Tennis vs. North Carolina
Coral Gables, Fla.
11:00 AM
Friday, April 10
Women's Tennis at Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Ind.
3:30 PM
Sunday, April 12
Women's Tennis at Louisville
Louisville, Ky.
11:00 AM
Saturday, April 18
Women's Tennis vs. Florida State
Coral Gables, Fla.
3:00 PM
Sunday, April 19
Women's Tennis vs. Pittsburgh
Coral Gables, Fla.
11:00 AM
Wednesday, April 22
Women's Tennis at ACC Championships
Cary, N.C.
TBA
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