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 Alyssa Smith

2014-15: Achieved a 3-2 conference mark while posting an overall record of 12-15 throughout the 2014-15 campaign … nearly perfect at the No. 6 position with a 5-2 mark … opened fall play ranked 109th by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association … earned her first win of the 2014-15 season with a 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 1-0 (7-4) victory over Zalina Khariduinova of Ole Miss in the consolation quarterfinal round of the Duke Fab Four Invitational … advanced to the consolation final of the Duke Fab Four Invitational after defeating Furman’s Blair Martin, 6-2, 6-1 … opened 2015 play with a 6-1, 6-0 rout of Hawaii’s Daisy Green … helped guide Duke to a 4-3 victory over William & Mary with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) win over Cecily Wuenscher … secured Duke’s victory over 67th-ranked Louisville with a 6-3, 7-5 defeat of Chloe Willetts during an ITA Kick-Off Weekend first round match Jan. 24 … put together a three-match win streak with victories over Boston College’s Heini Salonen, UNLV’s Alexis Garrett and Pittsburgh’s Katherine Castro, leading Duke off the singles courts during the Pittsburgh contest … paired with Ester Goldfeld for large portion of the season, playing at the No. 1 doubles position in over half her matches … while playing alongside Rebecca Smaller, reached the consolation final of the Duke Fab Four Invitational white bracket with an 8-3 semifinal victory over 46th-ranked Gaelle Rey and Marie Klocker of San Jose State … played into the USTA/ITA Regional Championships while competing alongside Goldfeld after dropping South Carolina’s Ximena Siles and Natalie Looney, 8-5 … clinched the doubles point for Duke against Memphis in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend Championship Match with a 6-4 victory over Marta Morga and Liza Tymchenko … shutout Pittsburgh’s Katherine Castro and Lolade Ogungbesan, 8-0, while competing with Goldfeld … Smith and Goldfeld also shut out 41st-ranked Purdue’s Krisztina Kapitany and Nicole Robinson, 8-0, in the opening round of the NCAA Team Championships in Athens, Ga., leading the Blue Devils off the doubles courts.

2013-14: Completed her first season as a Blue Devil with a 23-12 overall record, including a 15-8 dual match mark and a 9-2 record in conference play … finished season ranked 94th on the ITA singles list, with a season-high ranking of 89th … ranked tied for sixth on Duke’s singles wins in ACC play freshman records with nine … opened fall campaign by claiming the SDSU Classic black singles bracket championship after defeating San Diego’s Anna Depenau, 6-1, 7-6 (3) … opened college dual match career by clinching Duke’s 6-1 victory over William & Mary with a 6-2, 6-0 rout of Julia Casselbury … defeated No. 5 UCLA’s 36th-ranked Kyle McPhillips, 3-6, 6-1, 10-8, in the ITA Team Indoor Championship … defeated Syracuse’s Valeria Salazar, 7-6, 6-4, to clinch the victory for the Blue Devils on Feb. 23 … notched a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Kimmy Borza of Pitt to earn the team victory for Duke … competed with four other Blue Devils throughout the season in doubles play, compiling a 25-10 overall record, including a 17-6 mark in dual matches and 9-1 ledger in conference play … while paired with Marianne Jodoin, the duo claimed the red doubles bracket title at the SDSU Classic … ranked as high as No. 20 on the national doubles list during the season. 

Prior to Duke: Rated by tennisrecruiting.net as No. 11 recruit … reached semifinals of 2013 USTA ITF Claremont event in Claremont, Calif. … faced eventual champion Ena Shabahara in the quarterfinals of the 111th SoCal Junior Sectional Championship  … advanced to quarterfinals of 2012 USTA ITF Claremont tournament … captured the CIF Southern Section Ford 2012 Girls Individual Tennis title, defeating Alexandra Krogius 6-0, 6-1, Nov. 19 … reached the round of 16 at the International Spring Championship in 2012 … played into round of 16 in Lexington, South Carolina’s 2011 South Carolina ITF event … partnered with Mayci Jones to reach the round of 16 at the Easter Bowl Championship in 2013 … paired with Mayci Jones to reach the 2013 USTA ITF Claremont Doubles Championship match Mar. 30 … reached doubles round of 16 at Atlanta ITF in 2011 … competed in doubles quarterfinal stage of 2011 South Carolina ITF … partnered with Christina Makarova to reach doubles quarterfinal in 2011 Easter Bowl event … crowned doubles champion at 2010 USTA ITF Claremont event.

Personal: Born Alyssa Grace Smith on Feb. 15, 1995 in Laguna Niguel, Calif. … daughter of Mike and Maria Smith … has two sisters, Joanna and Kristina, and one brother, Michael.

 

Singles

   

Doubles

   

Year

Dual

Conference

Overall

Dual

Conference

Overall

2013-14

15-8

9-2

23-12

17-6

9-1

25-10

2014-15

6-8

3-2

12-15

7-12

3-4

14-17

Career

21-16

12-4

35-27

24-18

12-5

39-27

Height: 5'5"
Year: Junior
City/State: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
High School: Dana Hills
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