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Tennis player drowns in diving accident

Posted at 2:54 PM, May 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-13 14:55:03-04
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Alex Rovello

Friends and family are mourning the death of University of Oregon tennis player Alex Rovello, after he died in a diving accident over the weekend.

According to school officials, Rovello drowned at Tamolitch Falls in the Willamette National Forest on Saturday after he failed to surface following a dive.

Rescue efforts were reportedly hampered by the depth of the Blue Pool and frigid cold temperatures in the water.

Rovello, a native of Portland, had a 21-8 match record this past season.

Officials announced  Monday that the tennis player’s family was planning a memorial service for May 18th.