Emily Smith
Emily  Smith
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Birmingham, England

High School:
Highclare School

Last College:
Rice

Height:
5-6

Experience:
TR

 

02/11/2018

Dores fall to Waves in ITA semifinals, 4-3

Top-seeded VU tripped up by Pepperdine in Wisconsin

02/10/2018

Tennis sweeps Florida in ITA Indoor quarterfinals

Tomorrow's semifinal against Pepperdine will be the third appearance for the black and gold

02/03/2018

Vanderbilt sweeps No. 1 Stanford, 7-0

The Commodores won the battle of the top two teams in the country, 7-0

10/05/2017

Tennis gives stellar performance at All-Americans

The exclamation mark on the day came as Kurtz and Rosca defeated the top doubles team in the nation.

10/02/2017

WT prepared for Riviera All-Americans

The Commodores have enjoyed recent success Riviera ITA’s, as Astra Sharma represented the black and gold in last year’s main draw semifinals.

02/05/2018

W. Tennis vs. Stanford | Anne Rayner (2/3/18)

No. 2 Vanderbilt swept No. 1 Stanford, 7-0, for the Commodores fourth win of the season. Photos by Anne Rayner (2/3/18)

01/04/2018

June Stewart Invite (10/27/17) John Russell

Shots from June Stewart Invitational. 10/27/17 (John Russell(

06/06/2017

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

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

05/15/2017

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

05/08/2017

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)

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

2016-17 (Sophomore): Women’s tennis’ 13th All-American, and she teamed with Sharma to earn All-America status… Earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA doubles tournament, the first Vandy pairing to achieve the feat… Smith/Sharma earned a career-high ranking of No. 1 in the nation… Rice transfer made second-straight NCAA doubles tournament in 2017… Tandem boasted a 7-2 SEC record at the number one doubles position.

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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