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  Alberto Francis
School: UCLA
Year: Junior
Home Town: McAllen, TX
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High School: Mt. San Jacinto
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195 lbs.
Birth Date: Saturday, February 06, 1982
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Business
Singles Record: 93-25
Doubles Record: 101-41

Fall 2003 — Posted a 10-3 mark in fall singles action … Captured singles and doubles (w/Kris Kwinta) titles at the Bulldog Collegiate Classic in October … Defeated USC’s Drew Hoskins, 6-4, 6-4 in the singles final … Teamed with Kwinta to defeat Cal’s Brown/Wallace, 8-6 in the doubles final … The duo also captured the doubles title at the Midland Collegiate Invitational … Posted a 10-2 fall doubles record … Entered the fall ranked No. 43 nationally with Tobias Clemens.

2002-03 — Registered a 19-5 overall in singles record and a 23-11 mark in doubles play … Captured the Invitational title at the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif. … Defeated Cal’s Wayne Wong, 6-1, 6-3 in the final … Went 8-2 in dual-match play, playing mostly at No. 6 singles … Teamed with Erfan Djahangiri to go 19-9 in doubles … Played primarily in the No. 3 spot … Quarterfinalist at the Midland Collegiate Invitational in Texas … Advanced to the round of 16 at the Omni Hotels Regionals at Pepperdine … Reached the semifinals in doubles at the Omni Hotels Regionals with partner Lassi Ketola.

2001-02 — Missed much of the season while recovering from an ankle injury … Saw most of his action in doubles play, posting a 17-5 overall record … Played primarily with Rodrigo Grilli, going 13-4 overall and 12-3 in dual-match play … The duo won all three of its matches at the National Team Indoors and advanced to the semifinals at the Pac-10 Invitational … Finished the season with a 6-2 mark in singles play … Reached the finals at the Pac-10 Invitational, losing to USC’s Ruben Torres in three sets … Did not see any fall action while recovering from surgery.

High School/Juniors — One of the most highly regarded junior players in the nation … Finished 1999 ranked No. 1 in the USTA Boys 18s doubles rankings with partner Tres Davis … Also Achieved a top-10 ITF doubles ranking with Davis … The duo won the 16s title at the USTA Nationals in Kalamazoo in 1998 to finish the year No. 1 in the national rankings … Played in the U.S. Open and Wimbledon junior championships … Lost in the doubles final at the 1999 U.S. Open … Saw limited action in the Boys 18s due to injury … Traveled to Europe with Team USA in 1999 … Quarterfinalist at the Coffee Bowl in 1999, falling to eventual champion Levar Harper-Griffith … Has played in various junior international tournaments, including the Eddie Herr, Sugar Bowl, Banana Bowl, Copa Morelos and the Canadian International junior tennis championships … Ranked No. 10 in the Boys’ 16s … Did not play high school tennis.

Personal — Full name is Alberto Antonio Francis … Born February 6, 1982 in McAllen, TX … Parents are Alberto Sr. and Mary Francis … Has two sisters, Jazmin and Vanessa … Lists playing in the doubles final at the 1999 U.S. Open Junior Championships as his greatest athletic thrill … Admires Michael Jordan … Plans to major in business-economics.