ITA Rankings: As high as No. 15 in doubles (Jan. 5) with Marta Lesniak...Honors: All-Conference USA third team...Milestones & Records: Finished as the SMU career leader in doubles victories (86)...Had 77 career singles wins to tie for sixth at SMU...Tournament Championship: Teamed with Marta Lesniak to win the doubles championship at the ITA Regional in Waco and automatically qualify for the ITA National Indoor Championships in New Haven, Connecticut...NCAA Championship - Team: Won at No. 2 doubles and No. 6 singles in the first-round victory over No. 43 Pepperdine...Singles: Went 20-8 with a 17-5 dual match record...Finished 4-1 at No. 3, 2-0 at No. 4, 6-2 at No. 5, and 5-2 at No. 6...Doubles: Was 22-8 with a 6-2 tournament record...Went 16-6 in dual matches including 1-0 at No. 1, 13-4 at No. 2, and 3-1 at No. 3.
2008-09 (Jr.): Singles: beat Nanar Airapetian from No. 17 Arkansas... ended the season 12-10... Doubles: paired with Natalia Bubien at the No. 1 or 2 position... beat Taylor Ormond and Jelena Stanivuk from No. 4 Baylor... also defeated Ela Kaluder and Aurelija Miseviciute from No. 17 Arkansas... ended the season 21-5.
2007-08 (So.): Named second-team All-Conference USA and All-Conference USA Doubles... Earned team's Doubles Team of the Year with partner Natalia Bubien... Was 12-7 in singles, mostly at No. 2... Defeated three opponents from ranked teams... Paired with Bubien to achieve a highest doubles ranking of No. 40 in the country, after defeating the top-ranked pair in the nation... Put together a team-best 16-4 doubles record... Advanced to the round of 32 in the ITA Regionals after beating Idunn Hertzberg of TCU, but fell to Texas A&M... Paired up with Kristen Reid in doubles competition at the ITA Regionals and bounced to the consolation bracket, where she advanced to the quarterfinal round... Picked up a win in doubles at the HEB Baylor Invitational with Reid, beating pairs from North Texas, Sam Houston State and Lamar... In singles, Francis advanced to the field of 16 in the A Flight at the HEB Baylor Invitational, but lost to eventual tournament winner... With Reid, Francis won the doubles consolation bracket at the Rice Invitational... Beat teammate Natalia Bubien to win her draw at the Rice Invtiational... Won her draw at the Mean Green Invitational.
2006-07 (Fr.): Saw time at No. 3, 4 and 5 singles but found her spot at No. 4 where she posted a 13-3 record... Compiled a 19-5 dual match record in singles... Paired with Jennifer Chay in spring doubles, starting at No. 3 then won three matches in a row and was bumped up to No. 2... Francis/Chay posted dual record of 15-8... Posted four match win streak at start of doubles season as well as ending season with four match win streak... Notched her eighth and ninth consecutive singles win against UTEP and North Texas... Against North Texas, the Francis/Chay tandem again clinched the doubles point, marking their 10th win at No. 2 doubles... Her efforts earned her C-USA Player of the Week honors (4/17)... Clinched match against Arkansas with singles win.
Fall of 2006: Participated in the Gold Draw of the Baylor Invitational... Won Flight Green of the Mean Green Invitational with four wins in straight sets... Won doubles title as she paired with Claire Rietsch in the Mean Green Invite... Competed into the consolation round of 16 at the ITA Regionals... Advanced into the round of 32 at ITA Regionals paired with Natalia Bubien in doubles.
Prep: Three-time UIL Texas 5A State Single Champion... Texas Open Singles Champion... Nationally ranked No. 14 and top five in Texas in 18s... Nationally ranked top 10 in 16 s and top five in 14s... Reached quarterfinals in Winter Nationals and Easter Bowl National Tournaments... Two-time Dallas Morning News Tennis Player of the Year and Athlete of the Year... Posted a 102-3 record in high school... Trained under Dave Anderson at the prestigious Brookhaven Tennis Academy in Dallas, Texas.
Personal: Daughter of Tony and Mary Francis...Father Tony works for IBM and mother Mary is an accountant...Has a brother Prashanth, 24...Began playing tennis at age nine...Chose SMU because it enables acheivement on the court and off the court better than any other school...Believes time-management is the best way to balance athletics and academics...Best things about playing for SMU are being part of a special program and the guidance of the coaching staff...Favorite thing about SMU is the location and environment...Majoring in Advertising and minoring in Sociology...Favorites: Adrian Peterson and Dwayne Wade, athletes; Johnnie Depp, actor; ESPN and Friends, TV shows; Fiji Islands, acation spot.
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 Dual Overall
2006-07 -- -- 4-1 13-3 2-1 -- 19-5 24-9
2007-08 -- 8-6 4-1 -- -- -- 12-7 21-10
Career -- 8-6 8-2 13-3 2-1 -- 31-12 45-19
Year 1 2 3 Dual Overall
2006-07 0-2 12-6 3-0 15-8 20-12
2007-08 15-4 -- -- 15-4 25-9
Career 15-6 12-6 3-0 30-12 45-21