TEN: Solano to join Coyotes in 2020-2021

South Dakota women’s tennis coach Brett Barnett is pleased to announce that Yulia Almiron Solano will be joining the Coyotes roster in the fall as part of the 2020 recruiting class.

Almiron Solano, a native of Madrid, Spain, will come to South Dakota as a transfer from Longwood University in Virginia and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Almiron Solano, who stands 5-feet, 2-inches, fashioned a 6-3 singles mark during the shortened 2019-20 season, playing primarily at the No. 1 and 2 singles spots.

“I am really excited that Yulia is transferring to South Dakota,” coach Brett Barnett said. “This is a really strong and great addition to our program.  When I reached out to her I could tell she wanted to be a Coyote right away. 

“Almiron Solano played No. 1 (singles) pretty much all season and top three her whole career and is going to bring us a ton of experience. She is extremely quick, covers a ton of court and is a very good all court player. She competes really well and is going to fit in really well here with the team. I cannot wait for her to arrive in Vermillion this fall so we can start working hard and continue to develop her game.”

Sabrina Halvorson

Sabrina is a freelance journalist and broadcaster. She travels a lot for the network and enjoys sharing stories and photos from the road - and sometimes the road of life.

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