Francesca Fusinato

  • Francesca
  • Fusinato

  • Class
    Senior
  • Height
    5' 8
  • LH/RH
    RH
  • High School/Other
    Dal Piaz
  • Hometown
    Feltre Belluno, Italy
 SinglesDoubles
Year1234563 SetsTie-BreakerDualTourn.ACCOverallPct.Tourn.OverallPct.
2013-20148-23-21-00-00-00-01-31-112-46-23-318-675.0%4-311-955.0%
2014-20151-013-60-00-00-00-05-00-014-60-05-414-670.0%0-012-570.6%
2015-201611-100-10-00-00-00-00-30-111-110-02-511-1150.0%0-010-1050.0%
2016-201716-80-00-00-00-00-04-02-116-80-08-516-866.7%0-010-1147.6%
Career36-2016-91-00-00-00-010-63-353-296-218-1759-3165.6%4-343-3555.1%

Updated: May 18, 2017

2016-17

Spring: Was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Senior Player of the Year for the Atlantic Region, marking the first senior in program history to receive the award ... Earned All-ACC Third Team honors ... Showed a 16-8 mark in singles play as well as a 10-11 record in doubles action ... Tied a team high in doubles play, winning five matches with teammate Katherine Butler to start the season … Helped the team knock off Clemson for the first time in 16 years with a 6-2 doubles victory on court two at the ITA Kickoff Weekend … Also recorded a 5-7 doubles record with teammate Caroline Daxhelet at the No. 1 slot and is currently ranked as the No. 79 doubles tandem in the country by the ITA ... Upset two top-35 doubles tandems with Daxhelet, defeating Clemson's No. 35 Ayan Broomfield and Marie Leduc and Duke's No. 26 Meible Chi and Kaitlyn McCarthy ... Currently ranks No. 107 nationally in singles ... Has topped a total of seven ranked opponents, including three inside the top 50, and finished the regular season winning six of her last nine matches in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) play at the No. 1 singles slot ... Defeated her first ranked opponent of the year with a straight-set victory over East Tennessee State's No. 95 Ioanna Markesini ... Also upset Clemson’s Ayan Broomfield twice this season as well as Old Dominion’s No. 112 Borislava Botusharov, Virginia’s No. 48 Cassie Mercer, Duke's No. 49 Samantha Harris and N.C. State's No. 66 Martina Frantova ... Took down Frantova in straight sets, helping Tech knock off No. 25 N.C. State at home ... Notched both a singles and doubles victory over No. 12-seed Boston College in the first round of the ACC Tournament ... Did not lose a three-set match all year.

Fall: Ranked inside the ITA Preseason Top 100 Poll, checking in at No. 42 … Competed in four of the team’s eight fall tournaments, recording seven singles victories and three doubles wins … Played against several ranked opponents … Was selected to play in the singles main draw at the ITA Women’s All-American Championships, becoming the first women’s tennis player in program history to compete in the main event … Advanced to the quarterfinals at the ITA Atlantic Regionals, picking up singles wins over Georgetown, Liberty and Marshall … Went 3-0 in singles action at the Hokie Fall Invitational, winning the Maroon Singles Flight crown … Also participated in singles action at the Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic … Teamed up with Natalie Novotna and advanced to the finals in the Tech Doubles Flight at the Hokie Fall Invitational … Moved on to the round of 16 in doubles play with Daxhelet at the ITA Atlantic Regionals, defeating Maryland in round one … Also saw action in doubles play at the Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic.

2015-16

Spring: Earned All-ACC First Team recognition … Listed to the All-ACC Academic Team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll … Also was named an ITA Scholar-Athlete for the third year in a row … Was recognized as the ACC Women's Tennis Player of the Week on Feb. 2 … Took down the top-ranked women's tennis player in the nation, defeating Clemson's No. 1 Joana Eidukonyte in straight sets on court one … Picked up a straight-set win over No. 42 Daneika Borthwick at the No. 1 position, helping the Hokies topple No. 60 Florida State … Claimed a straight-set victory vs. Georgia Tech’s No. 33 Johnnise Renaud on court one … Finished the regular season ranked No. 62 in the ITA Singles Top 100 Poll … Also collected 10 doubles wins on the season.

Fall: Recorded a 3-1 singles record at the USTA/ITA Division I Women’s Atlantic Regional Championship … Advanced to the doubles quarterfinal round at the USTA/ITA Division I Women’s Atlantic Regional Championship with former teammate Kelly Williford … Competed in singles play at the ITA Women’s All-American Championships.

2014-2015

Spring: Was listed to the All-ACC Academic Team and was named an ITA Scholar-Athlete for the second straight year ... Earned All-ACC Second Team honors, ending the season ranked at No. 63 in the nation … Selected as just the second Hokie in program history to play in the NCAA Singles Tournament … Boasted a 16-7 singles record, tallying a 15-6 mark from the No. 2 spot ... Did not lose a three-set match all year, winning eight of her last 10 regular-season matches ... Took down her first ranked opponent of the season with a three-set win over Duke’s No. 51 Ester Goldfeld on court two ... Picked up a straight-set win over No. 73 Kerrie Cartwright, helping the Hokies topple No. 63 Florida State ... Led Tech's upset over No. 16 Miami with a three-set win on court two ... Recorded a straight-set win at the No. 2 spot in the Hokies' NCAA Tournament win vs. Long Beach State … Also collected 13 doubles victories on the year.

Fall: Won two singles matches at the USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational against Columbia and Northwestern … Advanced to the doubles semifinal round with former teammate Raluca Mita at the USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational, falling to Auburn in a three-set match …Went 4-0 in doubles play at the Kitty Harrison Invitational … Competed in doubles at the USTA/ITA Division I Women’s Atlantic Regional Championship … Tallied two singles wins vs. Maryland and Elon at the Kitty Harrison Invitational.

2013-14

Spring: Was listed to the All-ACC Academic Team and was named an ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Earned All-ACC Third Team recognition ... Had an overall record of 18-7, totaling a 12-5 mark in dual-match play - playing primarily at the No. 1 slot … started the season winning her first nine-of-10 matches … Defeated her first ranked opponent of the season, downing William and Mary’s No. 65 Maria Belaya in straight sets on court one ... Topped Boston College’s No. 44 Lexi Borr in straight sets on court three … Finished the regular season ranked No. 120 in the ITA Singles Top 125 Poll … Collected seven doubles victories on the season with Mita.

Fall: Made her Hokie debut at the USTA/ITA Division I Atlantic Regional Championships … Advanced to the semifinal round at the USTA/ITA Division I Atlantic Regional Championships, but fell to No. 1-seed Virginia Rachel Pierson in singles action … Won three doubles matches at the USTA/ITA Division I Atlantic Regional Championships, advancing to the semifinals with Mita … Tallied two wins over South Carolina and Virginia at the Kitty Harrison Invitational.

Before Tech: Ranked No. 45 in the Italian national standings … Reached the semifinals at the 2013 International Tennis Federation (ITF) Future Innsbruck … Competed in the semifinals at the 2010 Italian Championship Under-16 … Reached the quarterfinals at the 2013 Hilton Head, 2012 Trieste and 2011 Portschach tournaments on the ITF Futures circuit … Ranked No. 959 in the world by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) … Was a tennis club member at the Tennis Club Trento.

Personal: Daughter of Valerio and Manuela Fusinato … Birthday is June 16 … Majoring in human nutrition, food and exercise.

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