Ignaci Roca LH/RH: Right-Handed
Class: Freshman
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 158 lbs.
Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica/Pan American
photo         Thompson on Roca: "Ignaci is a true freshman in every sense of the term. I believe he will develop in our program as he has already gained a tremendous amount of weight in muscle mass. As Ignaci gets stronger and gains more and more confidence, he will be a real threat on this team. He has a good serve and is steady from the backcourt and will need to emphasize footwork and consistency to reach the level where he wants to be."

Fall 2004: Had a 3-5 singles mark and 2-3 in doubles in first collegiate action.

Junior Tennis/High School: Top-ranked 2003 Under-18 doubles player in Costa Rica and ranked No. 2 in Under -18 singles ... Played in 2004 Davis Cup ... 2003 Costa Rica National Under-18 singles champion and 2003 National Under-18 doubles winner ... Advanced to the doubles semifinals at the 2003 ITF Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela tournament and made the doubles quarterfinals at both the Valencia, Venezuela and El Salvador events.

Odds and Ends: Born 9/26/86 in Costa Rica ... Son of Jordi Roca and Agnes Balmaceda ... Majoring in general engineering.

Year12345 63 SetsTie-BreakerDualTourn.OverallPct.Dbls.Pct.
Fall 20040-00-00-00-00-00-00-10-10-03-53-538%2-340%

    Should compete in the top six on the team ... Has great ground strokes ... Needs to work on his consistency ... Serve has improved a lot ... Will be a leader on the team.

1998-99: Had a 4-2 singles record and a 5-2 doubles record for the Hokies ... Made the 1999 Virginia Tech All-Academic Team.

1997-98: Won all three of his matches in the Virginia Tech Fall Invitational ... Competed in 13 singles matches.

High School: In 1995 he was unbeaten in Virginia high school competition ... Ranked No. 6 in the 1997 MATA 18's.

Personal: Born 4/10/79 in Houston, Texas ... Attended Yorktown High School ... Majoring in finance and communication studies. [an error occurred while processing this directive]