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Daniela Lovera

Player Profile


Caracas, Venezuela

High School:
Santa Rosa de Lima



Business Management

2008: Finished season 10th on school's career singles list (38), fifth on the doubles list (49) and eighth on combined wins list (87) ... Finished season 13-2 in singles play and 12-4 in doubles action ... Hindered by an injury during the fall season, came back to finish a perfect 9-0 in Atlantic Sun play ... Went 4-0 at No. 3 singles, 7-2 at No. 4 and 2-0 at No. 5 ... Teamed with Susana Hernandez to go 12-4 at the No. 2 doubles slot ... After dropping first match of season, won five straight from Feb. 9 to March 1 ... First win of season came in dual with MEAC Champion S.C. State, downing Skerina Daria at No. 4 singles, 7-5, 6-1 (2/9) ... Won last eight matches of the year, a stretch from March 7 to April 10 ... Provided the clinching point in 5-2 win over defending A-Sun Champions, Jacksonville, with 6-2, 6-2 win over Juliana Umeki, helping Upstate take sole possession of first place (3/29) ... Earned A-Sun Player of the Week honors for her role in wins over Jacksonville and North Florida, sweeping both her singles and doubles matches against the teams (4/4) ... Won first singles match for Upstate in its 5-2 win over ETSU, 6-2, 6-1, over Andra Voinea, to help Upstate clinch a tie for the A-Sun regular-season title (4/9) ... Had two unfinished matches in that span, which were both halted with Lovera leading ... Won eight straight doubles matches from Feb. 29 to March 29 ... Paced Spartans' double point in A-Sun regular-season clinching match against Campbell with 8-0 win at No. 2 slot (4/10) ... An Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team selection.

2007: Finished the season with a 16-6 overall mark in singles play and a 22-5 overall record in doubles ... Posted a 12-4 record at No. 3 singles, a 3-1 record at No. 4 singles and a 1-1 mark at No. 2 ... Won last three matches, including a pair during the NCAA Tournament ... Had 13-match winning streak from Feb. 14 to March 29 ... Paired with Susana Hernandez to go 21-5 overall and 9-1 in Peach Belt play ... Finished the year ranked 16th in the final ITA rankings ... Went 19-3 at No. 2 doubles and 2-2 at No. 1 ... Also teamed with Constanza Aranda to go 1-0 ... A member of the Peach Belt Presidential Honor Roll.

2006: Spent most of the season at the No. 2 single spot but also shared time at No. 3 ... Ended the season with 6-11 record in singles play ... Paired with Hernandez in doubles where they went 11-8 on the season ... Made it to ITA Regional bracket for singles and double play ... A member of the Peach Belt Presidential Honor Roll.

Before Upstate:
Competed in several Venezuelan national tournaments as a junior and also played on the South American Tennis Confederation Junior Tour ... Member of the Venezuelan U-16 National Team for the South American Championships in Santa Cruz, Bolivia in 2003 ... Was ranked in the top three nationally in the U-18 category.

Personal: Born Oct. 8, 1987 ... Daughter of Arnaldo and Bonnie Lovera ... Has a younger sister, Oriana, and two brothers, Luis Alfredo and Arnaldo ... Arnaldo is a junior on the men's tennis team ... Majoring in business management ... Enjoys Italian and Chinese food ... Favorite movie is "Titanic" ... Favorite musical duo is Wison y Yandel ... Favorite tennis player is Roger Federer ... Admires her mother ... Hobbies include watching movies, going to the beach, shopping and reading.

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