August 10, 2018

Meet Juli Raventos - Williams Women's Tennis

Juli Raventos - Williams

Courtesy of Williams Sports Information

Juli Raventos came to Williams from Escazu, Costa Rica and became the all-time wins leader in combined singles and doubles results for a Williams women’s tennis program that owns the most NCAA Division III team titles (10).

Raventos, a senior captain, won 100 singles matches and 125 doubles matches in her four years in the Purple Valley. She earned All-America and All-NESCAC honors all four years in both singles and doubles play.

On three different occasions, Raventos teamed up with an Eph teammate to win the NCAA Doubles title and twice she was a key player on two teams that won the NCAA team title. In 2017, she clinched a dramatic comeback 5-4 win over Middlebury in the NCAA Semifinals and then clinched the 2017 NCAA Championship match versus Emory, 5-4.

A double major in economics and geosciences with a concentration in German, Raventos was a Class of 1960 Scholar in Environmental Studies. She was also a four-time ITA All-Academic honoree.

Along with her brother Jose, she set up and operated a tennis clinic for under privileged children in Costa Rica (2010-14) and secured donations of rackets, shoes, and clothes for the clinic participants.

From 2012 to 2014 Raventos represented Costa Rica in the 2013 Central America Games and competed at the 2013 Nations Cup where she won two silver medals.

Raventos was the Ephs' nomination for the NCAA’s prestigious Woman of the Year Award.