Oct. 23, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - On Saturday, Oct. 20 senior Marisela Aviles-Duron (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) from the Providence College women's tennis team broke Brooke Rubin's '02 64 career wins recorded at No. 1 singles to become the All-Time leader for career wins at No.1 singles. Aviles-Duron tied the record on Friday, Oct. 19 with a win over Haley Conner of Army (6-3,6-3) at the Middlebury Invitational.
"This record is evidence of Mari's truly incredible career," Head Coach Kyle LaBranche shared. "As an undersized player lacking the power of most top players, Mari has earned every one of her wins with tenacious hard work, unbreakable concentration and impeccable shot-selection and strategy," He added.
Aviles-Duron currently holds the record with a total of 66 victories at No.1 singles. Her three wins on the weekend gives her 68 overall career singles wins, putting her one behind Jesse Lemastors, who ranks third on the All-Time with 69 career singles wins. Topping the list is Rubin with 86 wins, Ali Carton currently is in second with 78 singles wins.
"It means a tremendous amount to be able to represent Providence College and my country of Honduras in the best way possible," said Aviles-Duron. "This is not an individual accomplishment but a reflection of the dedication and hard work of my coaches and teammates, who have been key to my success. I wouldn't have been able to do it without their advice, instruction and support," Aviles-Duron said.
Aviles-Duron helped lead her team to one of their best fall finishes, 4-1. She has played all of her matches at the No. 1 singles spot and has won team MVP each year of her career.
"It is fitting that she broke this record at the end of one of the best fall seasons this team has ever had. The team's success, not just this individual record, truly demonstrates Mari's impact on our program," LaBranche elaborated on Aviles-Duron's impact on the program.
Off the court Aviles-Duron is a member of the honors program, a Martin Luther King Scholar and carries a 3.8 GPA in her major, management.
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