Valentina is a 17-year-old student of Karabar Distance Education that will be competing in Tennis at the Buenos Aires 2018 Olympic Youth Games.

Career highlight: Representing New Zealand in the Junior Fed Cup Team in the Asia/Oceania qualifying event over three consecutive years and qualifying for two finals of Junior Fed Cup among the best 15 countries in the world.

How did you get into your sport? My parents are both former players.

What do you love about the sport? The tough nature and competition, it makes me stronger and challenges me in many ways. Also the amazing people you get to meet while traveling and doing what you love.

What inspires you? The constant challenge you face as a tennis player knowing it's never good enough. However I know as long as you give it your all, it's possible to achieve your goals

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Valentina's Games History

  • Olympic Summer Youth Games Buenos Aires 2018

    • Tennis (Singles - Women)
      First Round 1-2
      Placed 17 of 32
    • Tennis (Doubles - Women)
      Mixed NOC's - First Round 0-2
      Placed 9 of 16
    • Tennis (Doubles - Mixed)
      First Round 1-2
      Placed 9 of 16