Emily Smith

Class Senior
Hometown Birmingham, England
High School Rice
Bio

Rankings:       

  • Highest Singles Ranking: No. 42 (11/14/18)
  • Highest Doubles Rankings: No. 1 w/ Astra Sharma (5/17)

Honors:

  • 2017 All-American (Doubles)
  • No. 1 overall seed of NCAA Doubles Tournament

2018-19 (Senior):

  • 24-12 overall singles record
  • 10-6 dual match record
  • Held an eight-match win streak
  • Champion of the 2018 Debbie Southern Fall Classic
  • Finals of the 2018 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
  • Quarterfinals of the 2018 Oracle ITA National Fall
  • Clinched two-consecutive SEC matches
  • Clinched match over SEC rival, Florida

2017-18 (Junior):

  • 16 wins in singles play
  • Round of 32 at the 2017 ITA Division 1 Women’s Ohio Valley Regional Championship
  • Semifinals of the 2017 Debbie Southern Fall Classic
  • Ranked No. 39 overall in doubles with partner Kurtz
  • Accomplished five wins over top 100 ranked opponents including the No. 21 ranked doubles team in a 6-3 win

2016-17 (Sophomore):

  • Earned All-America status in doubles with partner Sharma
  • Earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA doubles tournament
  • First Vandy pairing to achieve the feat. Smith/Sharma earned a career-high ranking of No. 1 in the nation
  • Second-straight NCAA doubles tournament in 2017
  • 7-2 SEC record at the number one doubles position

The Smith File

  • Transferred from Rice University
  • During her freshman campaign, Smith clinched Rice’s fourth-consecutive Conference USA championship
  • Playing primarily at No. 3 in her debut season
  • Earned an 11-7 record in dual action (10-7 on court three)
  • Ranked 48th in doubles with Katherine Ip,
  • Pair earned two top-15 wins
  • Duo closed out the season with an 18-6 (14-5) overall record
  • Qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championship along with Ip
  • Attended Highclare School in Birmingham
  • Finalist in the British U 18 Championships
  • Reached a career-best ITF Junior ranking of 98
  • Worcestershire County Player of the Year in 2013
  • From Birmingham, England
  • Parents: James and Tracy Smith, Birmingham
  • Father played college basketball at College of New Jersey as well as professionally the BBL in England from 1982-1999