Strong season overall for Villanova shows team's promise for the future
Villanova faces No. 9 seed Cincinnati in consolation bracket match on Friday morning
Conference tournament begins on Thursday as Villanova faces No. 2 seed USF
Villanova led match 2-1 before host Friars won four straight matches
Villanova sweeps doubles matches, wins five singles matches
Villanova hosted Rutgers on March 27, 2013 at the West Campus Tennis Courts.
2013-14: Capped off a successful sophomore campaign with a team-high eight victories (8-12) during doubles action in dual matches ... Alternated between the top two doubles positions ... Posted a 4-9 record in singles during the spring with all matches coming from the No. 2 and 3 flights ... Came back to score a 0-6, 6-3, 6-3 triumph over Providence's Alana Prinos at the No. 2 spot, which helped Villanova earn a spot in the BIG EAST Quarterfinals.
2012-13: Led the team with nine single victories during the spring and six singles victories during the fall season ... Finished 9-7 during single dual matches with all victories coming from the No. 2 flight ... Went 8-9 joining Mikelle Mancini at the top doubles spot in the spring ... In three tournaments went 6-3 in singles matches and 5-4 in doubles matches ... Teamed with fellow freshman Allison Kuse to win the doubles championship at the Bucknell Invitational ... Reached the quarterfinals of the Flight 1 singles draw at the Saint Joseph's Invitational.
King School: Earned a total of seven varsity letters playing tennis and volleyball ... Was the No. 1 singles player on the tennis squad ... Named her team's MVP six straight years from seventh through 12th grade ... Winner of the FAA's in 12th grade ... Achieved Honor Roll status academically all four years of high school and was named to the High Honor Roll as a sophomore.
Personal: Born 5/14/94 in Stamford, Conn. ... One of three daughters of John and Karen Smyth ... Has two sisters, Alex (21) and Elle (14) ... Father played college basketball at Princeton and older sister, Alex, is a senior on the tennis team at Richmond ... Has yet to declare a major.