Lucia Marzal

Player profile

  • Hometown Valencia, Spain
  • High School Centro de Educación Específico a Distancia de la Comunidad Valenciana
  • Year Junior
  • Height 5-5
  • Last School University of Miami

Follow on Social Media

Twitter: @luciamarzal17
Instagram: @lucia_marzal

Ohio State Career

  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection
  • Transferred to Ohio State in January 2020 after playing at the University of Miami

2020-21 (Sophomore Season)

  • First on team with 24-3 overall record and was 22-2 in dual matches (1-0 at No. 3, 9-0 at No. 4, 11-2 at No. 5, 1-0 at No. 6)
  • Clinched team’s 4-3 win over Vanderbilt May 8 with three-set victory (winning 6-1 in the third set), sending Buckeyes to NCAA Round of 16
  • Ended year on eight-match winning streak
  • Had just two of 25 dual matches abandoned (Feb. 5 vs. UNC, May 16 vs. Texas)
  • Six matches finished in a third set/super tiebreaker, with 5-1 record in those matches
  • Clinched team-high six matches, including first two dual matches playing for Ohio State (ITA Kickoff Weekend vs. Syracuse and Virginia)
  • 16-8 overall in doubles and 16-5 in dual play
  • 13-3 when paired with Lisa Hofbauer; tandem’s six-match doubles winning streak ended vs. Vanderbilt
  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice

Spring 2020 (Redshirt Season at Ohio State )

  • Did not compete for the Buckeyes after transferring in January

Prior to Ohio State 

  • Played in 2018-19 and fall 2019 at Miami
  • 6-2 in singles, with 4-1 doubles mark in Fall 2020
  • Competed in 2020 ITA All-Americans prequalifying, with a win in round one before falling in three sets in the second round
  • 2019 All-ACC Academic Team
  • ACC Freshman of the Week Feb. 13, 2019
  • Finished 26-12 in singles and 13-11 in doubles as a freshman in 2018-19; 3-1 against ranked singles opponents and 2-0 in ACC Championship action
  • 8-6 in fall 2018 in singles; Tallied a perfect 5-0 mark to win the Bedford Cup
  • Reached doubles quarterfinals at the 2018 ITA Southeast Regional Championships

Prior to College

  • Ranked as high as No. 495 in the ITF Juniors singles rankings in May 2016
  • Posted a 69-43 mark in WTA singles matches, dating back to Oct. 2014
  • Defeated 61 players from 20 different countries
  • Notched 21 victories over opponents who were ranked at the time of the match, including seven against Top 800 players and two over Top 500 foes
  • Won two Comunidad de Valenciana Championship titles, one Nike Junior Tour Alicante trophy and one Magdalena Open championship


  • Daughter of Luis Marzal Miquel and Milagros Martinez Vela and has a younger sister
  • Marketing major
  • Enjoys books, movies, television, philosophy and sports