||U.S. Air Force Academy
||Monday, August 31, 1987
Tied for second on the team with 12 overall singles victories … played the majority of the season at the No. 2 position … only Falcon to have a winning record (4-3) during the fall tournament season … won his only match at the No. 1 spot, defeating Brian Thirkell of Colorado College, 6-0, 6-1 … posted seven doubles victories with fellow sophomore James Tomlin.
Posted eight overall singles victories and six dual wins … went 1-0 at No. 2 singles, defeating Idaho State, and 5-4 at the No. 6 spot … played 10 doubles matches … posted the only MWC doubles win for the Falcons with Brett Rodgers, downing Utah at the No. 2 position.
Before Air Force
Two-year letterwinner in tennis … two-time all-conference selection … all-state pick as a freshman.
Born August 31, 1987 … parents are Mark and Lark Francis ... has a younger brother, Luke (19) … majoring in management ... would like to work as a hurricane hunter in the future … completed Operations Air Force at Ramstein AB, Germany, this past summer … also worked the USAFA Sports Camps and took an academic class … active in his squadron as a major training events NCO … hobbies include skiing and mountain biking … also recruited by Middle Tennessee State, Furman, UNC Charlotte and UNC Wilmington … favorite food is Chinese food … favorite movie is The Matrix … favorite TV show is House … person in history he would most like to meet is Abraham Lincoln … credits his mom with the biggest influence on his sports career … member of cadet squadron 17.