Emily Smith
Emily  Smith

Birmingham, England

High School:
Highclare School

Last College:





62 named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Freshmen and first-year SEC student-athletes were eligible


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W. Tennis trio earns All-American status

Sydney Campbell, Astra Sharma and Emily Smith were honored as 2017 ITA All-Americans on Thursday.


Sharma named ITA Player to Watch

The national honor is given to a student-athlete who is thought to be a contender to win one of the many ITA or NCAA tournaments.


Dores garner five ITA regional honors

Five representatives of the Vanderbilt women’s tennis team earned Ohio Valley regional honors.


WT vs. South Carolina (4/14/17)

Women's tennis defeats South Carolina 4-1 (4/14/17)


WT vs. Clemson (5/13/17) Photos by Gabriella Karademos

WT NCAA Second Round action vs. Clemson (4-1). (5/13/17) Photos by Gabriella Karademos


WT vs. Florida; Photos by Terry Wyatt (4/16/17)

Women's tennis defeats No. 1 Florida 4-2 for the SEC Reg. Season crown. Photos by Terry Wyatt (4/16/17)


2017 SEC WT Championship - Karademos(4/23/17)

Celebration shots from women's tennis' 2017 SEC Tournament Final over Florida, 4-3. Photos by Gabby Karademos (4/23/17)


WT vs. Ohio State (2/5/17) Photos by Gabriella Karademos

No. 9 Vanderbilt women's tennis fell to No. 7 Ohio State, 5-2. (2/5/17) Photos by Gabriella Karademos

Emily Smith will be joining the Commodores this spring after a fantastic year at Rice University. 

“Emily was a top-100 in the world junior, who went to Rice and had a very good first year,” said Macdonald. “Ironically, she played against us in our NCAA round of 32 match against Rice and played a very good match against Astra Sharma. After the NCAA tournament we found out that she was looking to transfer. Emily came out on a visit, and we liked her very much. She’s a superb student and a player with tremendous upside.” 

During her freshman campaign, Smith clinched Rice’s fourth-consecutive Conference USA championship. Playing primarily at No. 3 in her debut season, the Birmingham, England native capped her time with the Owls amassing an 11-7 record in dual action (10-7 on court three).

Ranked 48th in doubles with Katherine Ip, the pair earned two top-15 wins, defeating the Commodores’ own then-No. 14 Colton/Campbell and Baylor’s then 10th-ranked Shankle/Generette. The duo closed out the season with an 18-6 (14-5) overall record. 

Smith qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championship along with Ip and dropped a tough three-set match to UCLA's Catherine Harrison and Kyle McPhillips, 5-7, 7-5, 5-10.

Juniors: Attended Highclare School in Birmingham... Finalist in the British U 18 Championships and reached a career-best ITF Junior ranking of 98... Named the Worcestershire County Player of the Year in 2013. 

Personal: Full Name: Emily Paige Smith... Born: August 21, 1997 in Birmingham, England...Parents: James and Tracy Smith, Birmingham...One sister... Father played college basketball at College of New Jersey as well as professionally the BBL in England from 1982-1999.

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