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    Allison Falkin
    Allison Falkin
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Roswell, Ga.

    High School:
    Centennial High School

    Height:
    5-6

    Birthdate:
    08/14/1992

    12/11/2013

    Fall Season Recap

    Illini Poised for Breakout Spring Season

    11/03/2013

    Illini Finish Midwest Blast with Top Singles, Doubles Records

    Illini go 7-2 in doubles, 12-7 in singles play

    11/01/2013

    Illini Dominate Doubles, Tiebreaks on Day One of Midwest Blast

    Team goes 5-1 in both doubles and tiebreaks.

    10/31/2013

    Illini to Host Midwest Blast

    Tournament Runs Nov. 1-3; Admission is Free

    10/12/2013

    Three Illini Advance to Round of 16 at Midwest Regionals

    Both remaining Illini Doubles Teams Advance to Quarterfinals

    01/20/2013

    Notre Dame 4, Illinois 3

    The No. 19 Illini fell to No. 24 Notre Dame, 4-3, on Jan. 20 at the Atkins Tennis Center.

    2012-13 (Junior)
    First-team All-Big Ten selection ... Led the team win 19 singles wins overall and 15 in the dual season ... Went 6-2 at No. 1 singles ... Also led the team in conference wins, going 7-3 in the Big Ten ... Went 10-4 with Misia Kedzierski in dual-meet doubles, going 5-2 on courts Nos. 2 and 3 ... Ended the season ranked No. 6 in the Midwest Region in singles ... Advanced to the semifinals of the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional singles championship in the fall season.

    2011-12 (Sophomore)
    Garnered first-team All-Big Ten recognition ... Ranked second on the team in singles wins with 18, including 13 in conference play, playing at Nos. 1 and 2 ... Earned a spot in the national singles rankings for the first time in her career, climbing as high as No. 92 before ending the year at No. 123 ... Reached No. 40 with junior Rachael White in the national doubles rankings and No. 8 in the Midwest Region ... Ended the year at No. 9 in the regional singles rankings ... Voted Most Improved by her teammates.

    2010-11 (Freshman)
    Ranked third on the team in singles wins (17) and second in doubles (22) ... Peaked at No. 9 in the national doubles rankings with teammate Rachael White ... Alongside White, defeated seven nationally ranked doubles teams, six of which were ranked in the top 40 ... Finished runner-up in doubles with White at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships ... Selected Player to Watch by her teammates.

    Juniors/High School
    Three-year varsity letterwinner at Centennial High School ... 2010 Georgia High School Tennis Player of the Year ... Helped team reach the state finals in 2009 and 2010 ... Finished 45-5 for her career.

    Personal
    Born Allison May Falkin on August 14, 1992 ... Daughter of Mitch and Annemarie Falkin ... Has one younger sister, Amy ... Double majoring in psychology and linguistics ... Hobbies include soccer, puzzles and French ... Lists her biggest thrill in sports as the feeling of coming through in pressure situations ... Favorite athlete is Justine Henin because of her attitude on the court.

    The Falkin File
    Favorite movie: Pride and Prejudice
    Favorite TV show: Seinfeld
    Favorite sports team: Illini Women's Tennis Team
    Favorite food: Curry chicken
    Pre-match ritual: Blasting some Wyclef Jean or Josh Turner
    Favorite place on campus: Engineering quad
    Favorite sport: Soccer
    Dream job: Cryptographer
    Favorite singer: Lauryn Hill
    Best memory as an Illini: Getting a 97 on her calculus exam
    Actress who would play her in a movie: Keira Knightly
    Favorite Disney movie: Pocahontas
    Hidden talent: Rapping

    CAREER STATISTICS

    SINGLES DOUBLES
    Year
    Overall
    Big Ten
    Overall
    Big Ten
    2010-11
    17-16
    4-5
    22-15
    4-5
    2011-12
    18-17
    6-5
    19-12
    7-4
    2012-13
    19-11
    7-3
    11-8
    6-3
    Career:
    54-44
    17-13
    52-35
    17-12

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