Tech tennis adds Missouri transfer

Courtesy of LA Tech Athletic Communications 

Louisiana Tech head coach Amanda Stone added more firepower to the tennis roster on Wednesday with the addition of Valentina Vazquez.

Vazquez, a native of Santiago, Chile, spent the past two seasons at Missouri where she helped guide the Tigers to a top-40 national ranking while playing as high as No. 2 in singles and No. 1 in doubles.

“I am very excited to add Valentina to the roster,” said Stone.  “She is seasoned from competing high in the lineup in the SEC and has produced impressive results throughout her junior and collegiate career so far.  She is on the same page with our team goals and I expect the transition for her to be seamless.

“With coming off a big year, returning our full lineup and adding Valentina into the mix, I could not be more excited to get this team on the court again.”

She made an immediate impact at Mizzou as a freshman, helping the program to a 15-win (second most victories in the last 40 years).  The Tigers spent six weeks in the national rankings, climbing as high as No. 36 in the country.

Vazquez went 10-14 in dual singles, playing throughout the lineup including a 4-4 record at the No. 2 position.  She also went 6-13 in dual doubles, playing at all three positions.  One of those doubles wins came against the 20th-ranked team from South Carolina.

Prior to signing with Missouri, Vazquez was high as the No. 1 player in the U18 Chile rankings.  She was a member of the Chilean national team for numerous international tournaments and had a career-high ranking of No. 240 in the ITF Junior Rankings.

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