Manilla announces addition of Transfer Marina Alcaide to roster
NORFOLK, Virginia – Old Dominion Women’s Tennis Head Coach Dominica Manila announced on Friday the addition of Marina Alcaide to Monarch’s roster. Alcaide, who reigns from Barcelona, Spain, is transferred to ODU after spending her first two seasons at VCU and the next two at CRF.
“I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with Marina,” Manilla said. “She brings a wealth of experience to our already very strong lineup. She has a long reputation for being a fierce and intelligent competitor. I look forward to her helping our program succeed in what is shaping up to be 2022. very difficult. spring program. “
Last season at the CRF, Alcaide was ranked No.85 nationally for his singles play, earning him All-Conference USA First Team laurels. She went 11-1 in 2021 and earned a singles victory over Linda Huang of Rice in the C-USA Championship, with a straight set victory to help the Panthers take out the Owls.
Alcaide spent her first two years of college at VCU, where she was named to the All-Atlantic 10 first team and helped guide the Rams to back-to-back A-10 championships in her second year. She was recognized by the league as an All-Atlantic 10 Second Team selection in her freshman year.
Prior to his college career, Alcaide won a WTA ranking point and won the team championship at the 2016 Catalonia Absolute Championship with Reial Club de Tennis Barcelona. She was also a finalist of the Absolute Championship of Catalonia 2015, as well as a finalist of the Team Championship at the Absolute Championship of Spain 2016 with the Reial Club de Tennis Barcelona.