Vallejo in the News:
5/26/09-All-Dade (The Miami Herald)
Spring 2012: Accumulated a 3-1 record in singles play ... Went 2-1 in doubles ... Earned his first collegiate victory in GSU's spring opener against Lipscomb ... Defeated Lipscomb's Daniel Hernandez 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-3) ... Teamed with Thomas Cook to take an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles vs. #64 ETSU ... Won two singles matches against Georgia Southwestern State and Morehouse.
Miami Dade College (2010-11): Attended school for three semesters prior to transferring to Georgia State ... Did not compete while attending school.
Prep: Vallejo earned the Sportsmanship Award from the USTA Florida Committee in 2005, 2007 and 2008 ... Named the Miami-Dade County Junior Athlete of the Year by the City of Miami ... 4A District Champion ... Member of the Peru Davis Cup team since 2008 ... Ranked No. 1 in U10, U12, U14 and U18 during prep career ... Won Boys U18 doubles and U18 mixed doubles Florida Championships in 2010 ... Won the North Florida Junior Designated Tournament in Tallahassee, Fla. in 2008 ... Played for Coral Gables High School for one year at the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles positions ... Appeared in a Miami Herald article after being named First Team Singles by the newspaper in 2009.
Personal: Michael A. Vallejo was born on May 10, 1991 in Lima, Peru ... Son of Alberto Vallejo and Gladys Zavaleta who are both tennis coaches ... Has one sister, Nanely Tippens-Vallejo (33) who achieved a No. 1 ranking in the ITF Junior Girls 18 & Under circuit and a Top 10 ranking in the WTA ... Enjoys music, movies, running, swimming and fishing with his father ... Favorite athletes are Kim Clijsters and Agnieszka Raduanska ... Majoring in public relations.