Nov. 18, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue women's tennis team has announced the addition of Deborah Suarez for the 2014-15 season. Suarez transfers to head women's tennis coach Laura Glitz's squad from Miami (Fla.), where she compiled a record of 17-7.
"Deborah will be a great asset to our program," Glitz said. "She's athletic, a great competitor, a hard worker and will represent Purdue with pride and class. Deborah played at Miami and they have a very elite tennis program so she knows what it takes to play at a high level and I believe she will bring this mindset to Purdue. I am looking for Deborah to make an impact in our program right away."
This fall Suarez tallied a 4-3 singles mark for the Hurricanes, playing in the $10,000 Amelia Island Tournament and Miami Invite. During her freshman campaign, the Weston, Fla., native appeared in 10 matches, in addition to playing in the Miami Spring Invite. She tallied an 11-2 singles record, primarily playing in at the No. 6 spot. Suarez faced just one ranked individual during the spring stretch, defeating No. 82 Wen Sun of Texas A&M in three sets at the Miami Spring Invite. Seven of 10 matches Suarez played in for the Hurricanes were against ranked teams.
Prior to Miami, Suarez was the No. 1-ranked G16 in Florida and was listed as high as No. 28 by the Tennis Recruiting Network. She won the 2009 G16 Florida State Closed and Florida Busch Open and reached the quarterfinals of each the Venezuela and Colombia 10k in 2011.