School: Cleveland (Commerce)
Sport Played: Tennis
High School Honors: 4-year letter winner in tennis, undefeated (50-0) four-time PIL and OSAA State Champion, first in Oregon prep history to finish four years undefeated and win four state titles, featured in Sports Illustrated "faces in the crowd" June, 2010. Cleveland won its first and only championship in 2010. As a junior competitor, Alex competed as a member of the Northwest Pacific Cub team a record five times, serving as team captain and winning the Pacific Cup twice. He was ranked number 1 in the Pacific NW USTA boys 18 division in 2008 and 2009 with a 65 matching-winning streak. Nationally, he was ranked 24th in 2008. He received the USTA-Pacific NW Scott Eden Sportsmanship Award as the top male sportsman in 2009. He was a finalist for the Johnny Carpenter Prep Athlete of the Year in Oregon held January, 2011.
Post High School Career: 3-year letter winner at University of Oregon; he recorded 60 wins (5th all-time record at UO), including 22 as the number 1 singles competitor. In doubles, his 53 wins are 8th all-time high at UO. He was NW Region Rookie of the Year for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association in 2010. Alex died in a diving accident May 12, 2013, after completing his junior year at Oregon. At age 21, Alex is the youngest inductee in PIL HOF history. In November 2013, U of O dedicated center court in his legacy and honor and created the Alex Rovello Award as part of the University of Oregon's Men's Tennis Foundation. Also in his memory is the Alex Rovello Memorial Tennis Court at Berkeley Park where his tennis playing started and where Cleveland plays home matches. Alex was inducted into the Mel Krause-Cleveland High School Athletic Hall of Fame, 2014.