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  Alberto Francis
Alberto Francis

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
McAllen, TX

High School:
Mt. San Jacinto

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Hand:
Right

Fall 2004 -- Checks in at No. 3 in doubles (w/Kris Kwinta) and No. 37 in singles in the Preseason ITA Rankings ...Posted a 7-3 mark in fall singles play ...Reached the semifinals at the Wilson/ITA Fall Regionals ...Also advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA All-American Championships at the Southern California Intercollegiates ...Owned an 8-1 record in doubles play (w/Kwinta), capturing titles at the Wilson/ITA Fall Regionals and the Southern California Intercollegiates.

2003-04 -- Doubles All-American ...Pac-10 Doubles Team of the Year selection (w/Kwinta) ...Ended the season ranked No. 7 nationally in doubles (w/Kwinta) and No. 76 in singles ...Posted a 34-10 overall singles record and a 19-5 mark in dual-match play ... Mostly saw time at the No. 4 position, going 11-2 ...Owned a 33-10 record in doubles play ...Went 17-11 at the No. 1 doubles position (w/Kwinta) ...The duo reached the quarterfinals at the NCAA Doubles Championships in Tulsa, Okla. ...Captured the doubles title and reached the semifinals in singles at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup ...Began the fall season by winning the singles and doubles titles at the Bulldog Collegiate Classic in October ...Defeated USC's Drew Hoskins, 6-4, 6-4 in the singles final ...Teamed with Kwinta to defeat Cal's Brown/Wallace, 8-6 in the doubles final ...The duo also captured the doubles title at the Midland Collegiate Invitational.

2002-03 -- Registered a 19-5 overall in singles record and a 23-11 mark in doubles play ...Captured the Invitational title at the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif. ...Defeated Cal's Wayne Wong, 6-1, 6-3 in the final ...Went 8-2 in dual-match play, playing mostly at No. 6 singles ...Teamed with Erfan Djahangiri to go 19-9 in doubles ...Played primarily in the No. 3 spot ...Quarterfinalist at the Midland Collegiate Invitational in Texas ...Advanced to the round of 16 at the Omni Hotels Regionals at Pepperdine ...Reached the semifinals in doubles at the Omni Hotels Regionals with partner Lassi Ketola.

2001-02 -- Missed much of the season while recovering from an ankle injury ...Saw most of his action in doubles play, posting a 17-5 overall record ...Played primarily with Rodrigo Grilli, going 13-4 overall and 12-3 in dual-match play ...The duo won all three of its matches at the National Team Indoors and advanced to the semifinals at the Pac-10 Invitational ...Finished the season with a 6-2 mark in singles play ...Reached the finals at the Pac-10 Invitational, losing to USC's Ruben Torres in three sets ...Did not see any fall action while recovering from surgery.

High School/Juniors -- One of the most highly regarded junior players in the nation ...Finished 1999 ranked No. 1 in the USTA Boys 18s doubles rankings with partner Tres Davis ...Also Achieved a top-10 ITF doubles ranking with Davis ...The duo won the 16s title at the USTA Nationals in Kalamazoo in 1998 to finish the year No. 1 in the national rankings ...Played in the U.S. Open and Wimbledon junior championships ...Lost in the doubles final at the 1999 U.S. Open ...Saw limited action in the Boys 18s due to injury ...Traveled to Europe with Team USA in 1999 ...Quarterfinalist at the Coffee Bowl in 1999, falling to eventual champion Levar Harper-Griffith ...Has played in various junior international tournaments, including the Eddie Herr, Sugar Bowl, Banana Bowl, Copa Morelos and the Canadian International junior tennis championships ... Ranked No. 10 in the Boys' 16s ...Did not play high school tennis.

Personal --Full name is Alberto Antonio Francis ...Born February 6, 1982 in McAllen, TX ...Parents are Alberto Sr. and Mary Francis ... Has two sisters, Jazmin and Vanessa ...Lists playing in the doubles final at the 1999 U.S. Open Junior Championships as his greatest athletic thrill ...Admires Michael Jordan ...Plans to major in business-economics.


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