Luis  Valero

Luis Valero

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Cali, Colombia

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 167

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RECORD & HONORS

Career Singles Record: 18-14
Career Doubles Record: 15-11

Awards
2015 ITA Scholar Athlete
2015 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2014-15 FRESHMAN

Singles Record: 18-14 (5-4 SEC)
Doubles Record: 15-11 (4-4 SEC)

Awards
2015 ITA Scholar Athlete
2015 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

SPRING SEASON

  • Started in the middle of the Vols' lineup to open the spring, going 3-1 in the first two weekends.
  • Teamed up with fellow freshman Igor Smelyanski in doubles, going 3-1 the first two weekends on court 2.
  • Provided stability at the No. 4 position in the singles lineup, going 5-4 in SEC play.
  • Earned two ranked wins in conference play, beating No. 113 Andrew Schafer of South Carolina and No. 122 Tassilo Schmid of Mississippi State.
  • Biggest win for Valero came in the second round of the SEC Tournament. As the final match on court the final hour of play, he rallied from a break down to beat Stuart Kenyon 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 to clinch the Vols' 4-3 victory over Alabama.
  • Teamed up with Jack Schipanski early in SEC play and the two went 6-3 on court 3.
  • Ended the season with 18 wins, the second-most on the team.

FALL SEASON

  • Won his career debut over Johan den Toom (Arkansas), 6-4, 6-2 in the opening round of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships
  • Reached the consolation semifinals of the SEC Fall Classic
  • Advanced to the round of 16 at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships, beating ETSU's No. 1 player, David Biosca, along the way

PRIOR TO TENNESSEE

  • Achieved career-high ITF world junior ranking of No. 71
  • Won nine ITF junior titles (four singles titles, five doubles titles)
  • Represented Colombia at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games shortly before starting school at UT

PERSONAL

  • Born June 5, 1996
  • Recipient of the James M. Boring Athletic Scholarship
 

HAPPENING NOW

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