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Vallverdu Named Assistant W. Tennis Coach

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          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
 
Friday, January 16
Women's Tennis vs. Miami Spring Invite
Coral Gables, Fla.
All Day
Saturday, January 17
Women's Tennis vs. Miami Spring Invite
Coral Gables, Fla.
All Day
Sunday, January 18
Women's Tennis vs. Miami Spring Invite
Coral Gables, Fla.
All Day
Friday, January 23
Women's Tennis vs. ITA National Indoor Kick-Off Weekend
Coral Gables, Fla.
TBA
Saturday, January 24
Women's Tennis vs. ITA National Indoor Kick-Off Weekend
Coral Gables, Fla.
TBA
Sunday, January 25
Women's Tennis vs. ITA National Indoor Kick-Off Weekend
Coral Gables, Fla.
TBA
Friday, February 06
Women's Tennis at ITA National Team Indoor Championships
Charlottesville, Va.
All Day
Saturday, February 07
Women's Tennis at ITA National Team Indoor Championships
Charlottesville, Va.
All Day
Sunday, February 08
Women's Tennis at ITA National Team Indoor Championships
Charlottesville, Va.
All Day
Monday, February 09
Women's Tennis at ITA National Team Indoor Championships
Charlottesville, Va.
All Day
Friday, February 20
Women's Tennis vs. FGCU
Coral Gables, Fla.
4:00 PM
Friday, February 27
Women's Tennis vs. Wake Forest
Coral Gables, Fla.
4:00 PM
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
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