Melissa Cecil
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    Melissa Cecil

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Huntington Beach, CA

    High School:
    Ocean View

    Height:
    5-6

    Major:
    Management

    04/21/2013

    UNLV Downs Falcons, 4-3, in Season Finale

    Teams battle each other next week in Mountain West Quarterfinals

    04/20/2013

    Falcons Drop 6-1 Decision to 41st-ranked San Diego State

    AFA wraps up regular season on Sunday vs. UNLV

    04/19/2013

    Falcons Wrap Up Regular Season This Weekend

    AFA plays nationally ranked SDSU and UNLV

    04/14/2013

    Boise State Blanks Air Force, 7-0

    Falcons capture No. 1 doubles match

    04/12/2013

    Falcons Sneak Past New Mexico, 4-3

    Air Force assured of winning season with 13-7 record

    10/06/2010

    USAFA Invitational, 10/3/10

    USAFA Women's Tennis Invitational

    2011-12 (Junior)
    Played each of her 22 singles matches at the No. 1 position ... posted a 10-12 record ... captured one conference victory, defeating Tori Arneson of Colorado State ... also won eight matches in the fall for 18 overall singles wins ... went 23-13 overall in doubles with Tahlia Smoke ... they went 13-9 at the No. 1 position and won three conference matches ... won the doubles title at the Duck Invitational, hosted by the University of Oregon ... the duo became the first Air Force doubles team to advance to the semifinals of the ITA Mountain Region tournament and was invited to play in the ITA/Riviera All-America Tournament.

    2010-11 (Sophomore)
    Led the team with 25 overall doubles wins ... went 24-16 overall and 16-10 in dual matches with Tahlia Smoke ... the duo played all of their dual matches at the No. 1 spot ... most wins at No. 1 doubles since Kat Bushey and Christine Abayan had 18 in 2006 ... they won two MWC matches at the top spot, defeating Colorado State and New Mexico ... posted a 15-12 overall and 14-12 dual match record in singles ... went 13-6 at the No. 2 spot, including two conference wins.

    2009-10 (Freshman)
    Led the team with 28 singles wins, the most by a Falcon in the Division I era (1996) and since Laura Simmons won 31 matches during the 1993-94 season ... finished with a 28-12 overall record ... named the MWC Player of the Week and the USAFA Athlete of the Week in January ... team-high 19 dual match wins (19-6 record) ... won 17 of 19 matches at one point ... played from No. 2 to No. 6 position, had winning record at all five spots, including 4-1 mark at No. 2 ... posted a 4-4 record against MWC opponents, the best record since Laura Nigro went 4-3 in 2004 ... finished third in the No. 2 flight at the USAFA Invitational ... won 16 doubles matches and went 13-13 in dual matches ... paired with fellow freshman Hannah Dake to go 10-4 at the No. 1 spot.

    Before Air Force
    Three-year letterwinner in tennis ... two-time league champion in doubles (2007 & 2008) ... won singles league championship in 2005 ... led team to two league championships ... ranked No. 52 in Southern California Section and No. 182 nationally for 18-and-under ... high school tennis coach was David Deaton.

    Personal
    Parents are Jeff and Anh Cecil ... has one sister ... completed a cultural immersion program in Spain this past summer ... she studied Spanish for three weeks at a language school ... also worked Basic Cadet Training ... also recruited by UC Riverside and Denver ... active in her squadron as an assistant standardization and evaluation officer ... hobbies include reading and taking naps ... favorite food is chicken curry ... reality show she would choose to be on is Dancing With The Stars ... favorite movie is The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King ... favorite book is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ... person in history she would most like to meet is Abraham Lincoln ... greatest moment in sports was advancing to the regional semifinals in doubles last season ... credits her family with the biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite professional tennis player is Roger Federer ... member of cadet squadron 21.

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