Lucia Marzal

Player profile

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

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Twitter: @luciamarzal17
Instagram: @lucia_marzal

Ohio State Career

  • Earned bachelor’s degree in international business in Spring 2022
  • At Ohio State: 47-18 in singles overall, with 33-10 dual record; 36-23 overall dual mark, going 30-13 in dual matches (21-2 in singles and 18-2 in doubles in B1G regular season matches)
  • Entered national singles rankings at No. 72 in Fall 2021 final rankings
  • A two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection
  • Transferred to Ohio State in January 2020 after playing at the University of Miami

Fall 2022 (Senior Season)

  • 6-7 in singles, with 4-3 doubles mark
  • Posted two singles wins at Fall Ranked Spotlight, along with two doubles victories with Kolie Allen
  • Closed fall with 2-1 record at ASU Thunderbird Invite
  • Picked up a doubles win at ITA Midwest Regionals with Dani Schoenly

2021-22 (Junior Season)

  • 23-15 in singles and 20-15 in doubles on the year; third on team in singles wins and fourth in doubles victories
  • Posted 11-8 dual mark in singles, with 7-2 record in Big Ten matches; 7-5 on court five and 4-1 on court six
  • 14-8 dual match ledger in doubles, including 9-2 B1G mark
  • Ranked 72nd in singles at end of fall campaign and was in the first two rankings of the spring (No. 114, No. 116)
  • Rallied to win in three sets and clinch victory over Auburn at ITA National Team Indoors; dropped first set and was down 1-5 in the third
  • 11-8 in singles and 6-7 in doubles in tournament play
  • Posted two singles wins and two doubles victories at Wolfpack Invitational/Fall Ranked Spotlight
  • Reached ITA Midwest Regional quarterfinals in singles with two straight-set wins; fell in three sets in the quarters
  • Ended fall on six-match winning streak, with three singles victories at both Gamecock Shootout and Arizona State in singles
  •  Finished first overall in singles at Gamecock Shootout with tournament-best 3-0 mark
  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection

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
  • Received bachelor’s degree in international business in Spring 2022
  • Enjoys books, movies, television, philosophy and sports