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Sofia Munera

Pereira, Colombia
Liceo Pino Verde
High School
Sofia  Munera - Women's Tennis - Virginia Cavaliers

2020 Hoos Life Feature

2021-22 (Senior Season)

  • ITA Atlantic Region Most Improved Senior
  • Finished her UVA career with 60 singles wins and 83 doubles victories
  • Went 21-10 in doubles, including an 8-3 ACC mark. It was her third time winning 20 or more doubles matches in a season
  • Won the clinching match in UVA’s 4-3 victory against No. 3 Georgia at ITA Indoors, topping No. 119 Morgan Coppoc 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 on court four (2/13)
  • Won the clinching point in the Senior Day win against Wake Forest (4/8)
  • Picked up a dominant 6-1 victory against No. 27 Chloe Beck and Ellie Coleman of Duke in the ACC Championship match, partnering with Natasha Subhash (4/24)
  • Ranked No. 4 in the ITA Preseason Doubles Rankings (with Natasha Subhash)
  • Earned the team’s Cindy Brinker-Simmons Most Improved Player Award, as announced at the team banquet in late April
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

2020-21 (Junior Season)

  • ITA All-American in Doubles
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Earned an invitation to the NCAA Doubles Championship, partnering with Natasha Subhash, her second time playing in the championship
  • Ranked No. 91 in singles in the Preseason ITA rankings
  • Ranked as high as No. 17 in doubles with Natasha Subhash (4/14), ending the season ranked No. 21
  • Picked up two victories in the NCAA Doubles Championship, including a win over the No. 7 seed Marlee Zein/McCartney Kessler of Florida
  • Fell in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship, bowing to eventual champions Elizabeth Scotty and Makenna Jones of North Carolina (5/25)
  • Along with Subhash as well as teammates Emma Navarro and Rosie Johanson, were the first players in program history to advance to the NCAA Doubles quarterfinals
  • Finished the year with a 9-8 record in singles and 13-10 in doubles
  • VaSID All-State First Team in doubles
  • ITA Scholar-Athlete
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

2019-20 (Sophomore Season)

  • Posted a 21-11 mark in singles action, including a 10-4 mark in dual play
  • Reached a season-high singles ranking of No. 78 in the Oracle/ITA singles rankings
  • Posted a 23-7 mark in doubles, including a 12-4 mark when partnered with Subhash
  • Started the year with a season-high ranking of No. 36 in doubles with Subhash
  • Runner-up in doubles at the ITA Atlantic Regional with O’Dell
  • Advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA Atlantic Regional in singles
  • Three wins against nationally-ranked foes with No. 67 Bunyawi Thamchaiway of Oklahoma State being the highest-ranked player defeated in singles action

2018-19 (Freshman Season)

  • At-Large selection to the NCAA Doubles Championship with Meghan Kelley
  • Posted a 17-9 mark in singles play and a 26-11 mark in doubles play
  • Played primarily at No. 5 singles with an 8-6 mark in ACC play
  • Ranked as high as No. 8 in doubles with Kelley
  • Claimed the ITA Atlantic Regional in doubles
  • Won the consolation bracket at the ITA National Fall Championships with Kelley


  • Ranked No. 1 player in Colombia in 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s
  • Ranked No. 1 player in South America in 14s
  • Ranked No. 2 player in South America in 16s
  • Represented Colombia at the Junior Fed Cup in Madrid
  • Three-time 18s National Championship in Colombia (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Bronze medal in mixed doubles at National Games in Colombia
  • Ranked No. 62 in the ITF junior rankings


  • Daughter of Luz Marina Sanchez and Jhon Fredy Munera
  • Has two older brothers, Juan Pablo Munera and Juan Martin Munera
  • Major: Sociology
  • Recipient of the 2021-2022 Cindy Brinker Simmons Endowed Scholarship for Women’s Tennis
Year Overall Dual ACC Overall Dual ACC
2018-19 17-9 14-9 8-6 26-11 14-8 5-7
2019-20 21-11 10-4 5-1 23-7 10-4 3-2
2020-21 9-8 8-7 6-5 13-10 9-7 6-3
2021-22 13-12 12-11 5-6 21-10 16-8 8-3
Career 60-40 44-31 24-18 83-38 49-27 22-15
2021 NCAA Doubles All-Americans Sofia Munera and Natasha Subhash