Sofia Holden Athlete Profile

Sofia Holden

Sofia Holden
Height: 5-6 Roster Years: 2003-2007 Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico

Personal

  • A native from Mexico City, Holden began playing tennis because her father used to play
  • She likes to be all over the court and has great footwork
  • She has very quick hands at the net and is very competitive

Before BYU

  • Won national championship in Mexico in 2002 in singles play and finished second in doubles
  • Played in ITF semifinals in group four and five and won the doubles championship in group five
  • Ranked 150 in ITF doubles and 328 in ITF singles

Stats

 

Year Singles Doubles
2003-2004 19-11 20-13
2004-2005 24-6 23-3
2005-2006 16-16 22-10
Career 59-33 65-26

2003-2004 | Freshman Year

  • As a freshman she played number two singles
  • Key player on the Cougars 2004 conference championship team
  • Compiled an 19-11 singles record and an impressive 20-13 in doubles

2004-2005 | Sophomore Year

  • She was named a member of the All-MWC Team for her second straight year
  • Voted the MWC Tournament Player of the Week
  • Combined with teamate Olga Boulytcheva to go a perfect 18-0 in regular season doubles action
  • Posted a 24-6 singles record with a 23-3 doubles record

2005-2006 | Junior Year

  • Came up big for the Cougars during conference play
  • Earned tough singles and doubles wins against Utah to help the Cougars beat the rival Utes
  • Scored a fantastic win against New Mexico's Lucy Scott when tied 1-1, but down 3-1 in the third set, fought her way back point by point. Holden started pulling away, and at 5-5 came through with a momentum-swinging play. After returning a ball, Holden slipped and fell, but was able to regain her composure and her feet, get to the next ball that came her way and volley her way into winning the point. Holden found new life after that play, and was able to ride it to the eventual 7-5 win to clinch the match
  • Earned six conference wins during regular season conference play
  • All-Mountain West Conference in doubles
  • Finished season 15-12 in singles
  • Played majority of season at No. 1 doubles with Dolly Chang where the two were 6-3 and 9-6 overall
  • 2005 BYU Student Athlete Academic Center Scholar Athlete