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Camila Belassi
Player Profile:
Camila Belassi 62657
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
City/State: Paysand˙ , Uruguay
High School: San Pablo
Experience: 4 Letters

Career: 2008 All-Big 12 doubles (w/ Monica Milewski) and 2009 All-Big 12 doubles (w/ Melisa Esposito) • Seventh overall in career doubles victories (61) and 21st in career singles wins (68) • Finished 14th overall in combined singles and doubles wins with 127 • Wrapped up her Big 12 Conference singles win total with 20, ranking tied for 11th in school history; 10th overall with 20 conference doubles tallies • Third overall in school history with 25 fall wins • 49 of her 68 career singles matches were in straight sets; recorded 19 of her victories in three sets, and rallied from a set down 10 times to claim a win • Clinched 10 career singles team triumphs and teamed up with 12 doubles team victories • One CU Athlete of the Week honor.

2010 Spring (senior): Missed all the Big 12 Conference season with a torn ACL (right knee) • Played the No. 3 singles line winning eight of 10 matches, including wins in her last seven in a row • In doubles, teamed with Melisa Esposito at No. 1 with a 7-3 record • Nationally ranked with Melisa Esposito as high as No. 51 by the ITA and finished as the No. 67 (out of 90) doubles tandem • In Mountain Region play, was the fifth ranked (out of 10) doubles team • Despite the injury, tallied 13 doubles win for the year (six wins in the fall) becoming one of six student-athletes to tally double-digit victories for the year • Nationally ranked with Esposito as high as No. 51 by the ITA • Won their last four doubles matches, and six of her last seven with Esposito that included and an upset of BYU's No. 18 Jones/Price (8-4) at No. 1 doubles.

2009 Fall (senior): Won six of eight doubles matches • Advanced with Esposito to the Wilson/ITA Mountain Region semifinal • Also won the Colorado Invitational (Sept. 25-27).

2009 Spring (junior): All-Big 12 doubles first team selection (w/ Melisa Esposito) • Big 12 Co-No. 1 doubles position champion, becoming first CU duo in 10 years to earn the honor at the top slot with seven wins against the conference • Finished the spring as the No. 23 player in the final Central Region singles rankings (out of 30) • One of three student-athletes on the team to win over 20 singles matches (21) for the year and one of four to win 11 or more in the spring • 21 wins for the year, a personal-best • Clinched five singles team points • One of four on the team to secure seven Big 12 Conference matches • Played the top three singles slots during the season (six wins at No. 2; four at No. 1; one at No. 3) • Against Big 12 competition won four matches at No. 2 and picked up another three at No. 1 • Five straight singles match victories from Mar. 15-Apr. 3, and seven of eight from Mar. 15-Apr. 17 • CU Athlete of the Week (Mar. 23-29) • Teamed with Esposito for nine doubles wins at No. 1 and coupled with fall play reached the winners circle 20 times on the doubles court • Finished the season as the No. 14 tandem in the final Central Region doubles rankings (out of 15) • Eight conference doubles wins with Esposito, a team-high • Clinched a trio of team doubles victories (two w/ Belassi, one w/ Milewski).

2008 Fall (junior): Achieved a 10-4 mark with a pair of three-match winning streaks • Third most on the team in singles victories • Won three of four matches at the CU Invitational (Sept. 19-21) for a third place tally • In doubles, won a team-best 11 matches, nine of them with Monica Milewski, and a pair with Madie Kern • Recorded seven straight triumphs with Milewski to open the season, including four consecutive at the CU Invite main draw doubles title.

2008 Spring (sophomore): Named All-Big 12 doubles (w/ Monica Milewski) • Played the No. 2 position for the second straight season, winning at that time a career-best 12 matches, eight of them against the Big 12 • Performed a two-year personal-best winning five consecutive matches from Feb. 29-Mar. 16 • Played the No. 1 doubles slot for the second consecutive season winning eight matches • Earned the team's Most Improved Award • Clinched one of CU's 12 team wins and assisted in a pair of Buffaloes doubles point victories with Milewski • For the season, won 18 singles and 13 doubles matches, respectively.                                       

2007 Fall (sophomore): Won six of 12 singles matches with a pair of victories at the New Mexico Invitational (Sept. 21-23), Colorado Invite (Sept. 28-30), and another pair at the Lobo Invite (Oct. 18-21) • Claimed three doubles triumphs, all with Melisa Esposito; two at CU Invite (Sept. 28-30) and one at the ITA Central Regional (Oct. 17-21).

2007 Spring (freshman): Helped CU earn its first NCAA Tournament appearance in four years; most team victories (16) and Big 12 Conference triumphs (9), and highest team ranking (37th) -- all team-bests in eight years (1999) • Earned the team's Most Improved Player award • Clinched a pair of CU's 16 wins • Wrapped up season as the No. 17th ranked (out of 30) player in the Central Region • Played all her matches at the No. 2 position with 11 victories • Tallied a 5-2 record in three-set matches, including a 3-0 mark when rallying from a set down • Teamed with Gleisy Torres Torres as CU's No. 1 doubles team and for a final No. 14th ranking in the Central Region (out of 15) and was nationally ranked at No. 42 at the end of February by the Intercollegiate tennis Association (ITA) • One of three doubles teams that won at least 10 matches in dual play (with Belassi), a CU first in 15 years (1992) • Clinched four matches with Torres Torres helping CU secure the doubles point • During the month of February won six-straight doubles matches (Feb. 2-25).

2006 Fall (freshman): Impressive beginning to her collegiate career registering a 5-1 singles record in two tournaments • One of six on the team with at least five victories • Won a pair at the CU Invitational (Sept. 23-24) • Claimed the USAFA Invitational Flight C title (Oct. 6-7) with three straight victories • In doubles, teamed with Martina Sedivec for an impressive 5-0 start; claimed the USAFA Invite Flight III title with three consecutive wins.

Tennis in Uruguay: Ranked No. 1 in four age groups (Under 12, 14, 16, 18) • Ranked No. 7 in South America in 2002 and 2004 • Member of the Uruguayan tennis team for eight straight years • Member of the Uruguayan Federation Cup team in 2004 and 2005 • Played on the 2003 Junior Federation Cup team in Germany • 2004 South American champion in Chile (COSAT, in all the countries of South America) • Advanced to a pair of semifinal tournaments in Uruguay and Brazil.

Personal: Born Camila Belassi Hitta on March 15, 1988 • Daughter of Carlos Belassi and Ines Hitta • Has a younger sister, Lucia • Hobbies include watching TV, listening to music, crossword puzzles and playing all sports.

In the Classroom: Graduated in May 2010 with a degree in economics with an Italian minor • 2008-09 and 2009-10 All-Big 12 Academic second team; 2007-08 All-Big 12 Academic first team selection • Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Fall 2009, Spring 2010 Commissioners Honor Roll • One of four CU student-athletes nominated for the May 2009 NCAA Student-Athlete Development Conference in Orlando, Fla.

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