Carabobo tennis player Vanesa Suárez, ambassador of the CLX Foundation, traveled to the city of San Salvador, capital of El Salvador, to represent Venezuela in the Central American and Caribbean Games 2023; as part of the Venezuelan delegation that is part of the XXIV edition of this continental event.
Before leaving for the Central American nation, Suarez visited the corporate offices of CLX Group in the city of Valencia, to thank once again the business group, and its CEO Nasar Ramadan Dagga Mujamad, for the support he has received to continue his career and represent the country in various international competitions.
“I feel very grateful to CLX, because they have given me all the support to be able to go to my competitions and perform in the best possible way. They have always been there for me and have given me their support in all the steps I have taken in my tennis career. I feel very happy to have them by my side,” said the Carabobo racket, who is part of the foundation as its ambassador since 2019.
Suarez was received at the corporate facilities by the president of the CLX Foundation, Jineth Gonzalez and the Marketing Manager of CLX Group, Marisela Briceño, who presented a gift to the athlete, while taking the opportunity to recognize the effort she has made throughout her career, to leave the name of Venezuela high and make her way in the discipline at the international level.
“Vanessa is undoubtedly an example of perseverance, commitment and dedication to pursue our dreams. We are proud to have her as part of this great family and to support her so that she can continue to develop her career in a satisfactory manner, as she has done so far. We are sure she will go far,” said González.
Preparation in Venezuela
With a view to her participation in the Central American and Caribbean Games, Suárez has been training in the city of Valencia, and she emphasized that this process has helped her to raise the level of her game, so she feels very prepared to face the continental event.
After this event, the CLX Foundation ambassador will represent the country in the Billy Jean King Cup (former Fed Cup), a women’s tournament of nations where Venezuela is part of Group 2. Suarez emphasized that arriving to play this event after the Central American and Caribbean Games is a great advantage, “in addition to the preparation I had in Venezuela, I feel that it will allow me to have a better performance in those games”.
Best Rookie NCAA
The Venezuelan tennis player ventured this year in college tennis in the United States, representing Kansas State University in the Big XII Conference of the NCAA Division I, with an outstanding performance that earned her to be selected as a member of the Best Rookies 2023 team.
“The truth is that in the conference in which we are playing, there is a high level, every match demands 100% and even more to win. For me, the truth is that it is an honor to receive this award of being among the Best Rookies of the year in my conference, since it was not easy and I had to work very hard to get it,” said Suarez.
The carabobeña commented that she hopes to graduate at a young age in her career as a journalist, to continue with her history in the sport, until she becomes a professional. She dreams of playing a Grand Slam, and why not, win at Roland Garros.
She was an admirer of Garbiñe Muguruza, not only because of her Venezuelan roots, but also because of her game and what she has achieved throughout her career. “She is one of the players I like the most as a tennis player,” she said.
It should be noted that the 18-year-old Carabobobeña won second place in the South American Tennis Championship in 2019, held in the city of Cali, Colombia. In addition, she won the bronze medal in the XIX Bolivarian Games, Valledupar 2022; in the mixed doubles modality, in which she climbed the podium in the company of Brandon Perez.
On the other hand, Suarez participated in the Junior World Championship, developed in Czech Republic, in 2018 and 2019 consecutively. In the latter year, he won the doubles title and closed as a finalist in the 2019 Cosat Tour Tournament, in the 14 years old category