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    Rosalía Alda     
     
      Rosalía Alda
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Round Rock, Texas

High School:
Westwood

Height:
5-11

SENIOR (FALL 2010):
Moved into ninth-place in all-time Lady Vol doubles victories...Teamed up with Millie Nichols to bring home the top flight doubles title at the Furman Fall Classic...Named Lady Vol Athlete of the Week for that achievement...Competed in the 2010 Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships, going 1-2 with a victory over No. 19 Alison Ramos of USC...Reached the singles and doubles finals of the 2010 USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships.

JUNIOR (2009-10):

An All-SEC second team selection...Also named to the 2010 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll...Posted career highs in victories in both singles (23) and doubles (29)...Combined with Zsófia Zubor to record the fifth-highest single season win total by a doubles team in school history...Ended the 2009-10 season ranked No. 31 in the ITA national doubles rankings...Also ranked No. 2 and No. 6 in the Ohio Valley Region in singles and doubles, respectively...Recorded a team-best seven match-clinching victories...defeated No. 109 Anya Morgina of South Carolina in the final match of the afternoon to secure a 4-3 victory against South Carolina on Senior Day...Won four consecutive doubles matches from Feb. 28-March 12, capped by an impressive 8-5 victory over Catherine Newman and Erica Robertson of Vanderbilt...Strung together an impressive 10-2 fall doubles record with Zsófia Zubor...Was 7-4 in singles...Rounded out the fall schedule at the St. Mary's Classic, where she defeated Wake Forest's No. 44-ranked Sasha Kulikova, 6-2, 7-5...Followed that victory with a come-from-behind three-setter over East Tennessee State's Paula Jaime...Notched doubles wins over WFU's Kulikova and Emilee Malvey, 9-7, and ETSU's Yevgeniya Stupak and Kelly Hotzhausen ...Ousted the 13th-seeded Michelle Sammons from Purdue, 6-1, 6-2, in singles at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships...At the same tournament, was named the top-seeded doubles team with Zubor...The duo collected triumphs over teams from Middle Tennessee State and Miami (Ohio)...At the Furman Fall Classic, dropped North Carolina's Katrina Tsang and Shinann Featherston in doubles play...Picked up a singles flight consolation title at the Furman Fall Classic with a win over Florida State's Amy Sargeant, but not before dropping Laurianne Henry from Clemson, 6-2, 6-4...Had one victory at the SEC Coaches Classic.

SOPHOMORE (2008-09):

Earned a spot on the 2009 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll...Finished the season with an 18-15 singles record and 25-11 mark in doubles play, despite combining with three different partners...Was 9-7 from the No. 2 doubles position with Zsófia Zubor...Spent most of her time in the fifth lineup spot for singles, amassing a combined 11-8 record in dual matches...Strung together six wins in her last eight matches...Secured the team victory over Vanderbilt by defeating Heather Steinbauer, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2...Dropped only two games against Auburn's Daniela Vukadinovic for a 6-0, 6-2 finish...Collected one of only two singles victories by the Big Orange against No. 23 Arkansas after going three sets with Nanar Airapetian...Against Mississippi's Gabriela Rangel, lost the first set, 4-6, but came back to blank her, 6-0, 6-0, in sets two and three for the match win...Bested Lindsey Hardenbergh in three sets at the ITA Kickoff Classic in Coral Gables, Fla...Tallied multiple defeats at the Michigan Invitational with 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 and 6-3, 6-1 wins over Kari Wig and Lindsey Howard, respectively...Put together a solid fall campaign during her second season at Rocky Top...Defeated the first ranked opponent of her career in her first match, taking out No. 100 Nadine Fahoum from Old Dominion, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, at the University of Virginia Invitational...Teamed up with Jennifer Meredith to sweep through the UVa Invitational with three wins...Followed up that performance with a 2-1 record at the Furman Fall Classic...Joined forces with Maria Sorbello at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships where the duo tallied a 3-1 record and advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament...Finished the fall with a 2-1 mark at the SEC Fall Coaches' Classic while playing alongside Zubor.

FRESHMAN (2007-08):

Named to the 2008 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll...Finished her rookie season with a solid 18-13 singles record to go along with a spectacular 26-11 mark in doubles...Was paired with Ghizela Schutte for most of the season, amassing a 23-11 record with the senior, including a 16-9 mark in dual-match play...The duo primarily competed at the second position in the lineup, where it went 16-8...Opened the spring portion of the schedule with three consecutive singles wins in matches against MTSU, Illinois and Purdue...Went on a 5-1 tear from Feb. 17-March 19...Helped UT reach the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament in Auburn, Ala., with wins in both her singles and doubles contests against Mississippi State...Although the team fell to No. 12 Vanderbilt in the next round, Alda and Schutte won at the second doubles spot, 8-4, over the Commodore combo of Caroline Ferrell and Catherine Newman...Played a big role in UT's 4-0 triumph over No. 36 Illinois in the NCAA Tournament First Round, winning in both singles and doubles...She teamed with Schutte to defeat the Fighting Illini duo of Leigh Finnegan and Marisa Lambropoulous, 8-2, before taking out Anni McCarthy, 7-6 (2), 6-3, at the sixth singles position...Completed her initial semester at Rocky Top with a 6-4 record in singles play and a 10-2 mark in doubles action...After dropping the first singles contest of her career, she proceeded to notch five straight victories...Three of those triumphs came at the Furman Fall Classic, where she garnered flight seven title honors...Joined forces with Schutte to claim a trio of doubles victories at the SEC Fall Coaches' Classic...The tandem opened the tournament with a stunning 9-7 triumph over the No. 6-rated Auburn combo of Alex Haney and Melissa Koning.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Earned distinction as a five-star recruit from TennisRecruiting.net...Also was rated as the second-best player in Texas, fourth-best in the Gulf States and 16th nationally...Claimed 2007 Texas 5A State Singles Championship...Named 2007 High School All-American by the National High School Tennis All-American Foundation...Picked up both the singles and doubles titles at the 2006 United States Tennis Association National Open in Montgomery, Ala...Also led her high school squad to three consecutive district championships in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

PERSONAL:

Majoring in language and world business...Enjoys listening to music, drawing, painting, cooking and reading in her free time...Has played the violin for four years...Chose Tennessee over Arizona State, Texas A&M and North Carolina...Has three brothers, Juan, 23, Antonio, 18, and Miguel, 15...Rosalía Lopez de Alda, daughter of Juan and Gilda Lopez de Alda, was born Feb. 8, 1990, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

ALDA'S CAREER STATISTICS

SINGLES Record 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tour
2007-08 18-13 --- --- --- --- 2-5 10-4 6-4
2008-09 18-15 --- 0-1 2-2 3-4 6-1 --- 7-7
2009-10 23-16 --- --- 14-9 2-1 --- --- 7-6
2010-11 12-12 --- --- 2-2 --- --- --- 12-12
Totals 71-56 --- 0-1 17-13 5-5 8-6 10-4 31-27

DOUBLES Record 1 2 3 Tour
2007-08 26-11 0-1 16-8 --- 10-2
2008-09 25-11 --- 9-7 4-0 12-4
2009-10 29-10 --- 18-7 --- 11-3
2010-11 14-6 --- 2-1 --- 12-5
Totals 94-38 0-1 45-23 4-0 45-14
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