Paula Alvarez -
Paula Alvarez

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Pontevedra, Spain

High School:
IES Sanchez Canton

Height:
5-4

Position:
Women's Tennis Student Assistant


Finished her career with an overall singles record of 44-56 (32-41 in dual matches) and an overall doubles mark of 42-46 (29-38 in dual matches) ... played all of her singles matches during her career at one of the top three positions ... finished her career 17th on UAB's all-time list for dual-match singles victories (32).

2011-12 (Senior)
Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... (Spring 2012): Played every match at one of the top two positions in the singles lineup ... had a record of 5-13, including a mark of 4-2 at No. 2 singles ... five of her losses came in three-setters ... played No. 1 doubles for the entire spring season with Isabel Fernandez ... the pair managed a record of 7-11 ... (Fall 2011): Went 5-5 in fall tournament singles action ... posted a 7-1 mark in doubles, including seven wins in a row, with three different partners ... teamed with Rachel Cohen to win their doubles flight at Alabama's Roberta Alison Fall Classic.

2010-11 (Junior)
Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... earned ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition ... (Spring 2011): Went 10-11 in dual-match singles ... spent most of her time at the No. 3 position, where she was 9-8 ... had a 3-1 record in three-setters ... put together a six-match winning streak near the end of the season ... posted 7-10 mark in doubles, playing mostly at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions ... went 5-5 with Evelien Strijker at the top spot ... (Fall 2010): Had a 3-5 singles record and a 1-3 doubles mark in the fall ... competed in the singles main draw at the USTA/ITA Southern Regional.

2009-10 (Sophomore)
Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... (Spring 2010): Posted a 10-11 singles mark in dual matches, splitting time between the No. 1 (2-5 record) and No. 2 (8-6 record) positions in the lineup ... went 3-1 in three-set matches ... went 6-12 in doubles action, seeing time at all three positions ... played most often with Jenny Cape as the duo combined for a 5-7 record, including a 4-2 mark at No. 3 doubles ... (Fall 2009): Went 4-5 in singles during the fall tournament schedule ... took third place in her flight at the Blue & Gray Classic ... posted a 5-4 fall doubles record ... advanced to the semifinals of the A doubles draw with Giorgia Romeo at the Troy Fall Invitational ... competed in both singles and doubles at the ITA Southern Regional.

2008-09 (Freshman)
(Spring 2009): Enrolled at UAB in January 2009 and competed for the first time in the spring season ... posted a 7-8 singles record, playing mostly at the No. 2 position ... went 2-1 in Conference USA singles matches ... four of her eight losses came in three sets ... won three of her final five regular-season singles matches ... managed a 9-5 doubles record, including an 8-4 mark with Evelien Strijker at the top doubles spot.

Pre-UAB
Was highly successful as a junior player in Spain ... trained at the High Performance Sporting Centre of Galicia for coach Marco Antonio Casal ... finished in the top eight of the Marca Master National Under-16 Tournament ... reached the semifinals of the Galician Regional Senior Championships ... played in the Spanish National Under-18 Championships ... competed in several International Tennis Federation junior tournaments.

Personal
Paula Alvarez Pino ... born Feb. 28, 1990 ... daughter of Jose Felix Alvarez and Maria Cristina Pino ... majoring in general engineering.

 
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