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Laura Porras
Laura Porras
Born: Feb. 9, 1991
Height: 5-4
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Tabio, Colombia
Major: Civil Engineering

2008-2009: Laura Porras made an impact on the Tech women's tennis team her freshman year. Porras' true talents came out when the weather enabled the Golden Eagles to start playing outside. She went on a 4 game winning steak against players from Chatanooga, Morehead State, UT Martin and Southeast Missouri. She continued to shine after that, winning 4 of her next 8 matches. Her consistent style and fight to win every match gives Laura a competitive edge over other players. She was a huge contributor to the team in the conference tournament, winning 6 out of 9 OVC matches. Laura also showed a lot of promise in her doubles abilities as well. With different partners throughout the year, Porras helped her team earn doubles points to take them to the conference tournament. She won 3 out of 6 in conferences matches with partners Joanna Corkern and Diana Woodcock. Porras and Woodcock also earned the first match for the Golden Eagles for the first round of the OVC conference tournament in 2009. Laura's outstanding achievements were recognized and awarded at the 2008-09 Tennis Banquet, where Coach, Dan Silverstein gave her The Impact Player Award, meant for the first-year player who made the biggest impact.  Laura went 8-8 in singles in 2008-09, and had a record of 4-6 in doubles.

Fall 2009: Porras competed in two tournaments in the fall, giving her a 2-3 record in singles and 1-3 record for doubles with partner Diana Woodcock. Laura Porras had a good start to the fall season with the first tournament, the UNC Asheville Invitational, winning her first two matches in straight sets against two players from UNC Asheville.

Before Tech: Attended Ginnasio Moderno while in Tabio...was coached by the brother duo of Edison and Wilson Rencon...played in the Colombian National Tournament...played in and won the prominent Colombian Circuit Tournament...also played in the Colombian Elite Championship.

Personal: Laura Alejandra Porras is the daughter of Esperanza Munoz and Luis Felipe Porras of Tabio, Colombia...two sisters, Natalia Porras and Johana Herrera...birthday is February 9, 1991...majoring in civil engineering.