Maria Alvarez
Maria Alvarez

Zaragoza, Spain

High School:
IES Francisco Grande Covian



Fall 2013: Notched a 2-6 record in her sophomore fall season ... Defeated Lisa Anderssen of Nebraska in her first match of the fall season ... Forced three sets in her match against No. 65 Ruth Seaborne in the round of 64 at the ITA Central Regional Championships before falling 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 ... Teamed up with junior Cowgirl Karyn Guttormsen to go 6-3 in doubles action ... Alvarez and Guttormsen took four of five matches at the Mizzou Invitational.

Freshman: Was impressive in her freshman season, earning a 23-13 overall singles record and a 12-11 mark in doubles play ... Earned an 8-5 singles record in the fall ... Recorded her first collegiate victory at the Missouri Aces for the Cure Tournament when she defeated Tulsa's Saana Sarteinen 6-2, 6-3 ... Her first fall season was highlighted by defeating Julia Jamieson of Illinois 7-5, 6-3 to win the "Charlie" singles flight at the United States Air Force Academy Invitational ... Notched a 15-8 record in dual singles matches playing in the four and five spots ... Won her first seven matches of the spring season ... With her victory over Iowa State's Ana Gasparovic, earned her 20th overall win of the season and became the tenth freshman in school history to reach the single-season 20-win mark ... Became the seventh most winning freshman in a single season in school history with 23 overall wins ... Defeated Federica Denti, 6-7(6), 6-1, 6-3, in Oklahoma State's first round Big 12 tournament match against TCU to seal the Cowgirls' spot in the conference semifinals ... In doubles, she teamed up with senior C.C. Sardinha to go 10-6 in the three spot for the Cowgirls.

Personal: Daughter of Jaime Alvarez and Maria del Carmen Aguaran ... Has one brother, Daniel (22) ... Born August 17, 1994, in Zaragoza, Spain ... Majoring in Psychology ... In high school, won an International Tennis Federation doubles tournament in Portugal ... Was the two-time runner-up for the Spanish doubles championship ... Enjoys going out with friends, shopping, and cooking ... Aside from tennis, also likes to play basketball and socccer ... Favorite tennis players are Roger Federer and Justine Henin.

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