Rovello recorded a 21-8 match record in 2013, playing mostly in the No. 3 and No. 4 spots in singles. He and his partner, Daan Maasland, won 16 matches in the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles spots, tied for eighth most in school history. Sophomore year, he won ten matches at No. 1 singles, following up on his eleven wins at No. 1 singles as a freshman.
Rovello joined the Ducks after a successful prep career that saw him go 50-0 in singles and 65-2 overall for Cleveland High School, becoming the first player ever in the state of Oregon to win four consecutive state singles titles. As a prep athlete, Rovello appeared in the June 14, 2010 issue of Sports Illustrated's "Faces In the Crowd".
"Alex was so much more than a dedicated and exemplary student-athlete at the University of Oregon," Director of Athletics Rob Mullens said. "He was a son, a friend, a teammate, a leader, whose warm personality brought everyone together and whose contributions to the extended Oregon community will resonate long after today. On behalf of the UO family, we extend our sympathies to Alex's family, and we will honor his memory each and every day."
Rovello's family is planning a memorial service for Saturday, May 18th.