Simon Childs
Simon Childs


Hillington, England



Men's Tennis Set to Face Wake Forest in NCAA Regional

Cards will play Wake Forest Friday at 10 a.m. in Columbus, Ohio

In the fall (2010): Posted a 7-3 overall singles mark... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regionals... Reached the finals of the Duke Fab 4 Invitational... Combined with Alejandro Calligari to appear at No. 14 in the ITA preseason rankings... Teamed with Andrew Carter to reach the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional.

As a junior (2009-10): All-BIG EAST selection... Competed in the NCAA Doubles championship with Alejandro Calligari - marking Childs' third consecutive doubles appearance... Compiled a 24-16 overall singles record and went 17-9 in dual matches playing at Nos. 2 and 3... BIG EAST Player of the Week (Feb. 11)... Was part of two doubles teams ranked in the top 25 (Austen Childs as high as No. 10; and Alejandro Calligari - No. 22)) Reached the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Regional... Teamed with Austen Childs for an 8-5 record... Childs and Childs appeared at No. 10 in the ITA preseason doubles rankings... The duo won the UVA Plus One Invitational... Advanced to the All-American Championship finals and the Midwest Indoor finals.

As a sophomore (2008-09): Compiled a 24-13 overall singles record... Went 19-9 in dual matches, playing most at the three-spot... Selected to the All-BIG EAST team... Earned BIG EAST Player of the Week honors... Appeared in the ITA singles rankings three times, reaching as high at No. 65... Advanced to the finals of the UVA Ranked Plus One Invitational... Joined Austen Childs for a team-best 26-9 overall doubles record... Childs and Childs went 13-5 in dual matches at No. 1... They spent nine weeks in the ITA rankings, reaching a program-best sixth in the nation... Childs and Childs reached the NCAA doubles championship for the second straight season... The tandem won the UVA Ranked Plus One Invitational A-2 Flight and the Florida State Seminole Invitational... Advanced to the doubles finals of the ITA Midwest Regional and the quarterfinals of the ITA National Indoor Championships... Joined Viktor Maksimcuk for a 5-1 doubles record with wins over top 25 teams from Notre Dame and Illinois... The duo of Childs and Maksimcuk spent three weeks in the ITA rankings, finishing the season at No. 61.. Named to A.D. honor roll in the fall and spring... BIG EAST Academic All Star.

As a freshman (2007-08): Registered a 19-8 record in singles... Went 17-5 in dual matches playing at Nos. 2, 3 and 4... Paired with Austen Childs for a 10-4 overall and dual match record as U of L's top-seeded team... Childs and Childs were ranked as high as No. 23 in the ITA doubles rankings and earned an at-large bid to the 2008 NCAA Doubles Championship... They became the first freshman team in program history to be ranked in the top 25 and earn an NCAA doubles championship bid... Earned 2008 All-BIG EAST Conference tournament doubles honors with Kenneth Nordheim.

High School/Juniors: Winning the IPP Finland Junior Open... Advanced to the semifinals of the Denmark and Sweden ITF Championships... Quarterfinalist in the Casablanca Junior Cup and the Valencia, Spain ITF Championship... Also lettered in cricket, basketball, soccer, table tennis, badminton and swimming.

Personal: Full name is Simon William Peter Childs ... Son of David Peter Childs... Birthdate is June 3, 1988... Major is Sport Administration... Post college ambition is to go on the tour... Chose U of L because he was comfortable with the surroundings... Athletic goal at U of L is to be a team leader... Best moment of his tennis career so far was winning team nationals... Favorite quote is `there's no point in living if you can't feel alive'... Most prized possession is his jacket... His dad has had the greatest impact on his athletic career... Person he'd most like to meet is Jessica Alba... The proudest moment of his life was winning a Futures Doubles... Tennis player he most admires is Roger Federer.

Simon Childs' Statistics
        Singles	                  Doubles
Year	Dual	Tourn.	Overall	Dual	Tourn.	Overall
2007-08	17-5	2-3	19-8	15-9	1-4	16-13
2008-09	19-9	5-4	24-13	21-6	13-4	34-10
2009-10	17-9	7-7	24-16	18-10	11-7	29-17
Total	53-23	14-14	67-37	36-25	25-15	79-40

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