Lucia Batta
Lucia Batta

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Budapest, Hungary

High School:
Altisz Alapitvany HS

Height:
5-8

Experience:
3L

04/11/2014

Rebs Whitewash T-Birds

Women's tennis closes out non-conference schedule with win over Southern Utah.

04/04/2014

Rebels Spoil Spartans' Conference Debut

Women's tennis downs new member SJSU 6-1.

03/30/2014

Netters Nipped By Bulldogs

Marathon match sees women's tennis fall just short at Fresno State.

03/11/2014

Netters Down Marquette

Women's tennis back over. .500 mark with Tuesday home win.

02/09/2014

Lady Rebs Complete Weekend Sweep

Women's tennis wins third straight match.

*TWO-TIME NCAA SINGLES TOURNAMENT PARTICIPANT*

*2012 MW PLAYER OF THE YEAR*

*THREE-TIME AlL-MW SINGLES*

*TWO-TIME AlL-MW DOUBLES*

UNLV: The former Mountain West Player of the Year is again among the nation's elite players as a senior and will challenge multiple career Rebel marks ... First name is pronounced "LEW-chee" ... Ranked a career-high 29th in the nation and No. 1 in the region by the ITA heading into the 2014 spring season ... A highly decorated, record-setting veteran who headed into final season ranking second in UNLV history for winning percentage in singles at .783 and total wins with 94 ... Also ranks third in doubles career winning percentage at .684 and 10th in total wins with 65 ... In 2012 became the fifth woman in program history to earn league MVP honors and the first since 2008 ... A six-time MW Player of the Week honoree, which is tied for second all-time in the league behind only former Rebel great Elena Gantcheva (nine from 2005-08) ... Captured her second ITA Mountain Region Singles Championship in October as part of her 11-2 fall mark ... Only the second Lady Rebel ever to earn ITA Regional Rookie of the Year honors (2011), joining Marianne Vallin (1997) ... The fourth UNLV woman to be named Mountain West Freshman of the Year (2011) ... Ranked as high as No. 858 in the world in singles by ITF in July 2010 ... One of a program-record seven Lady Rebels to earn Academic All-Mountain West in both 2011 and 2012.

2013: Shattered the school record for consecutive singles victories when she won 28 straight from January to May ... Finished with the second most wins in school history with a 38-6 tally ... Became the first Lady Rebel in history to go undefeated in dual matches in a season with a 27-0 mark at the No. 2 spot in the lineup ... Named All-MW for the third time in singles and second time in doubles ... Went undefeated in league play for the second straight spring ... Ranked 43rd in the preseason and finished at No. 54 ... Earned an at-large bid to her second NCAA Singles Tournament and earned the program's first singles win at the event in more than decade with a 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 upset of Florida's 51st-ranked Alex Cercone ... Lost in the next round vs. Cal's fifth-seeded Zsofi Susanyi ... Went undefeated in five postseason duals, including leading UNLV to a MW tourney title and upset win over Tulsa in the NCAA First Round ... Also finished 18-15 in doubles, including 14-9 playing at the No. 1 position with partner Nives Pavlovic.

2012: Turned in one of the most dominating conference seasons in MW history, going undefeated in seven league dual matches at the No. 1 position in the lineup and only losing two sets along the way ... Led squad with 31 victories overall, which tied for seventh on UNLV's all-time list ... Posted a stunning 21-2 mark in dual matches as a sophomore ... Became the fourth Lady Rebel in history to earn conference player-of-the-week honors at least four times in one season ... Ranked the entire season in singles, she peaked at No. 57 in late March and finished 67th ... Earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Singles Tournament and won the first set in her first round match vs. 14th-ranked Zoe Scandalis of USC before falling 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-2 ... Highlight of her non-conference season came on March 21 when she upset 37th-ranked Kata Szekely 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 to help UNLV upset No. 12 Tennessee 4-3 in Las Vegas ... Also led team in doubles wins with a 21-10 mark, including an 11-6 mark at No. 2 spot with freshman Manon de Lanlay ... Ranked 95th in the preseason and turned in an 8-5 singles mark in fall play, including for the second straight year reaching the final of the USTA/ITA Mountain Region Championships in October ... After winning the 2010 crown, she this time fell to teammate Aleksandra Josifoska in the title match.

2011: Named all-conference in both singles and doubles ... Made her career debut in the national singles rankings in January at No. 41 ... Led team with 25-11 singles mark, including 12-8 at No. 1 position ... Her 26 doubles wins tied for fourth in program's single-season history ... Her winning percentage of .839 tied for third on the Lady Rebel single-season list ... Made her career debut in national doubles rankings in January at No. 48 ... Playing at the No. 2 spot. she and partner Anna Maskaljun went undefeated in eight MW doubles matches ... Turned in a spectacular fall season and began spring at the top of the singles lineup ... Ranked 41st in the nation and No. 1 in the region in singles to begin spring season after posting a 13-3 mark in tournaments ... Began rookie semester 6-0 and did not lose her first collegiate match until falling in the second round of qualifying at the Riviera/ITA Championships in Pacific Palisades, CA, in September ... Upset top-seeded and 67th-ranked Anastasia Putilina of Utah, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, to win the singles title at the 2010 USTA/ITA Mountain Region Championships played in Las Vegas ... Batta competed at the ITA National Indoor Championships in Flushing, NY, in November and lost to fifth-ranked Allie Will of Florida, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 ... Earlier in the fall, Batta earned the Flight One Singles co-championship with teammate Aleksandra Josifoska at UNLV Invitational... ... Went 3-1 with Anna Maskaljun and the duo earned a national ranking of 48th in January.

HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIORS: A graduate of Altisz Alapitvany Gymnasium in Budapest.

PERSONAL: Lucia Batta was born March 2, 1991 ... Favorite tennis player is Kim Cleijsters ... Majoring in hospitality management.

Batta's Collegiate Record SINGLES Year Tour. Dual (MW) Total 2012-13 11-6 27-0 8-0 38-6 2011-12 10-7 21-2 7-0 31-9 2010-11 13-3 12-8 4-4 25-11 TOTAL 34-16 60-10 19-4 94-26

DOUBLES Year Tour. Dual (MW) Total 2012-13 4-6 14-9 4-4 18-15 2011-12 6-4 15-6 4-2 21-10 2010-11 6-3 20-2 8-0 26-5 TOTAL 16-13 49-17 16-6 65-30

CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANK: 29 (Jan. 2, 2014) CAREER-HIGH DOUBLES RANK: 48 (Jan. 4, 2011)

 
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