Emily Smith

Emily  Smith


Birmingham, England

High School:
Highclare School




Ip Jumps 60 Spots in Final ITA Singles Rankings

Finishes 44th


Ip Rallies Late to Earn All-American Status

Third Owl Singles All-American


Ip Stuns 4th Seed to Advance in NCAA Singles

Moves on to Round of 32


Ip and Smith Set for NCAA Debuts

Action opens on Wednesday


Vanderbilt Ends Owls Season

Finish 14-10


Vanderbilt 4, Rice 0

Rice fell to Vanderbilt 4-0 in the Round of 32


Rice 4, FIU 1

Rice won its fourth consecutive C-USA Women's Tennis title on April 24.


Rice 5, Brown 2

Rice rallied to beat Brown 5-2 at the George R. Brown Tennis Center on March 5


Rice 4, Texas 3

Rice defeated Texas 4-3 in the first match between the two schools in Houston since 1995.


Rice 6, Arizona 1

No. 31 Rice defeated No. 65 Arizona 6-1 on February 6

Smith match by match

C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll 2016
All C-USA singles (second team) 2016
All C-USA doubles (first team) 2016
NCAA Qualifier: 2016--Doubles

2015-16 (Freshman)
Spring : Played primarily at No. 3 in her first season at the collegiate level and was 11-7 in dual action (10-7 at 3)…Closed strongly, winning six of her last seven decisions, including delivering the clinching point for the Owls’ 4th consecutive C-USA title… 4-1 in three-set matches, including last three… Ranked 48th in doubles with Katherine Ip… Ip and Smith moved into the No. 1 spot in doubles USF and won seven of their last nine , including a 7-5 win over then #10 Blair Shankle and Kiah Generette of Baylor which boosted them into the national rankings and a 6-2 win over Vanderbilt’s No. 14 Courtney Colton/Sydney Campbell in the second round of the NCAA team championship… … Duo qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championship and dropped a tough three-set match to UCLA's Catherine Harrison and Kyle McPhillips, 5-7, 7-5, 5-10. Fall:  Closed out her first semester of collegiate action with an 8-4 mark in singles and 7-4 slate in doubles... Reached the finals of the Second Flight singles at the Rice Invitational but title matches were rained out... Closed fall by going 2-1 in action at the Kitty Harrison Invitational, with lone loss coming in a tiebreaker to Virginia's 28th ranked Stephanie Nauta... Combined with Solo Zinko to reach the Round of 16 at the USTA/ITA Texas Regional doubles.

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

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.

Singles Tour Dual #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
2015-16 11-4 11-7 - 1-0 10-7 - - -
TOTAL 11-4 11-7 - 1-0 10-7 - - -
Doubles Tour Dual #1 #2 #3
2015-16 10-5 14-7 8-5 6-2 -
TOTAL 10-5 14-7 8-5 6-2 -
 Member of Wiess College
Wiess College



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