Francine Whu
Francine Whu

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Staten Island, N.Y.

High School:
Staten Island Technical

Height:
5-4


Whu Radio Interviews:
BU All-Access Radio Show Interview - October 2, 2008

AS A JUNIOR IN 2008-09

Earned First Team All-America East honors for No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles with teammate Stefanie Nunic ... Earned the AE championship clinching point against Binghamton ... Went 3-5 at No. 1 singles and 8-3 at No. 2 to finish the season 17-11 ... Defeated then-No. 124 Charleen Haarhoff from Old Dominion in three sets ... Won the Flight A bracket at the Brown Invite in the fall ... Fell to UCLA's 57th-ranked Remynse during the first round of the NCAA tournament ... Won both doubles matches at the America East tournament by identical scores of 8-3 with Nunic ... Held tough with UCLA's No. 3 ranked doubles team of Schnack and Remynse, having several break opportunities to tie score at 4-4 before play was halted with the Bruins leading 6-3.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007-08

Named America East Player of the Year and the Most Outstanding Performer at the America East tournament ... Also earned First Team All-America East honors for singles and doubles ... Received America East All-Academic honors ... Moved from fourth singles to first singles and ended the year 11-8 in the top spot ... Played No. 1 doubles with Vanessa Steiner and had an even 14-14 mark ... Posted a big win against Boston College to help the Terriers beat the Eagles for the first time in six years ... Finished the regular season and went through the conference championship winning six of seven matches ... Played No. 13 Hannah Barte of Stanford in the first round of the NCAA tournament at first singles.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006-07

Transfered from the College of William & Mary ... Earned spots on the All-America East First Team for singles and doubles (No. 4 and No. 1, respectively) ... Joined the team in the spring and had an immediate impact, playing in the third and fourth singles spots ... After a 3-2 start, reeled off six straight victories and finished the year winning three of the last four ... Played in both of the America East tournament matches, leading 6-1, 4-2 in the semi-finals (before the match was called) and winning 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 4 spot in the championship win over UMBC ... Compiled a 10-3 record at No. 1 doubles with Erin Katims ... The pair won its last four matches going into the tournament, including both matches in the America East tournament - the last an 8-0 sweep against UMBC.

BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Played tennis in her freshman and junior years ... Twice named an Advance All-Star and a team MVP ... team co-captain as a junior ... Came in second in the Mayor's Cup as a freshman ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Involved in volunteer work with the Breast Cancer Foundation and Soldier's Angels.

PERSONAL

Born January 26, 1988 in State Island, N.Y. ... Daughter of Mary and Carlos Whu ... Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences, majoring in sociology.

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