The George Washington University: Men's Tennis

Francisco Dias
Francisco  Dias

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lisbon, Portugal

High School:
Escola Secundaria de Miraflores

Height:
6-1

Major:
Business administration



06/12/2015

GW Men's Tennis Finishes Season With Regional Ranking

Dias Earns Singles Regional Ranking

05/18/2015

77 Student-Athletes Among George Washington University's Class of 2015

Annual Commencement on National Mall Highlights Weeklong Activities

05/08/2015

GW Men's Tennis Wraps Season at NCAA Tournament

Colonials Fall to No. 12 Wake Forest

05/05/2015

GW Men's Tennis Takes on No. 12 Wake Forest in NCAA First Round

Colonials Compete in Fourth-Ever NCAA Team Championship on Friday

05/04/2015

GW Men's Tennis Earns Nine Postseason Honors

Six Colonials Named to All-Conference Teams

12/11/2014

International Student-Athletes Thrive at GW

International Student-Athletes Thrive at GW

09/19/2014

It's On Us Campaign to Stop Sexual Assault

GW Athletics Joins The White House's 'It's On Us' Campaign to Stop Sexual Assault

04/09/2013

GW Men's Tennis vs. George Mason

GW vs. George Mason (3.30.2013)

04/06/2013

GW Men's Tennis vs. St. John's - Senior Day

GW vs. St. John's (4.06.2013) photo by Nick Wass

05/07/2012

2012 Men's Tennis Atlantic 10 Championship

2012 Men's Tennis Atlantic 10 Championship

04/08/2012

040812 Mens Tennis

George Washington v Radford


Francisco Dias graduated as GW's all-time career singles wins leader with 87.

2014-15: Named Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Performer for third time in career...A-10 All-Conference First Team selection for fourth straight season...Named J. Dallas Shirley Outstanding Male Student-Athlete at Senior Honors Breakfast...Entered spring season with No. 109 ITA national singles ranking and No. 8 Atlantic region singles ranking...Wrapped final season as No. 13 singles player in ITA Atlantic Region...Clinched A-10 title-winning match to help GW become conference champions for third time in career and fourth time in last five years...Competed at the Nos. 1 and 2 singles positions in 2015...Posted overall singles record of 21-15 and a dual match mark of 13-10 in spring season...Claimed overall doubles mark of 17-12 with a record of 12-9 in dual matches...Set new GW record for all-time career singles wins (87) with victory over Georgetown opponent on April 19...Downed nationally ranked No. 66 pair of Lucas Hejhal and Vaidik Munshaw of St. John's with partner Chris Fletcher on April 5...Earned A-10 Performer of the Week Honors on April 21...Earned ECAC Division I South Player of the Week for the week ending April 26...Named to GW Athletics Academic Dean's List.

2013-14: Named Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Performer for second time in career...Earned spot on A-10 All-Conference First Team for third straight season...Wrapped junior season as No. 13 singles player in ITA Atlantic Region and part of No. 78-ranked tandem with freshman Julius Tverijonas on final ITA National Doubles Rankings...Helped GW win third A-10 Championship title in four years with straight-set No. 1 singles victory over No. 67 Alexis Heugas of VCU...Competed as Colonials' top singles and doubles player...Posted overall singles record of 17-11 and a dual-match match mark of 11-8 throughout the spring...Upset four nationally ranked singles players throughout season...Combined for an overall doubles record of 16-11 and a spring mark of 12-8 with Tverijonas as GW's No. 1 duo...Recipient of Scholar Baller/National Consortium for Academics and Sports' Academic Momentum Second Team Award.

2012-13: Named to Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team for second straight season...Capped sophomore campaign as No. 13 singles player in ITA Atlantic Region...Went 19-14 overall and 11-11 during dual-match play, competing primarily at No. 2 singles...Debuted at No. 89 on Campbell/ITA Division I Preseason Rankings...Entered spring season as No. 76 player on ITA National Singles Rankings...Earned upset victories over five top-70 opponents throughout season...Reached UVA Ranked +1 Invitational Orange Singles Final (Sept. 23, 2012)...Teamed up with senior Leonardo Lapentti at No. 3 doubles for perfect 17-0 record...He and Lapentti earned No. 80 national doubles ranking by ITA in March...Helped GW reach fourth straight Atlantic 10 Championship title match...Named A-10 Performer of the Week (April 16, 2013).

2011-12: Named Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Performer and Most Outstanding Rookie Performer following his freshman campaign...Became first-ever A-10 men's tennis student-athlete to earn both year-end distinctions...Named to A-10 All-Conference First Team...Recipient of GW's inaugural Male Rookie of the Year Georgey Award...Named A-10 Rookie Performer of the Week on a conference-high four occasions (Jan. 30, Feb. 13, April 2, April 9)...Posted an overall No. 1 singles record of 30-11 and a No. 1 doubles record of 18-8...Owned a 4-1 singles mark against conference opponents...Helped GW to its second straight Atlantic 10 Championship and NCAA Tournament berth...Captured UVa. Fall Classic doubles championship (Oct. 14) with No. 1 partner Ugur Atalay...Entered rookie season ranked No. 954 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the 10th rated newcomer in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)...Earned a No. 64 ITA ranking on Feb. 16...Helped Colonials upset No. 73 Radford with a three-set No. 1 singles upset over No. 78 Nick Sayer (April 8)...Upset No. 29 Vasko Mladenov of St. John's (Feb. 12).

Personal: Francisco Maria David Paiva Franco Dias...Born May 1, 1992...Son of Maria Correia David Paiva Franco Dias and Miguel Almeida Lopes Franco Dias...Oldest of five children...Has two younger brothers, Goncalo and Jose Maria, and two younger sisters, Margarida and Teresa...Intends to major in business administration.

CAREER RECORDS
SINGLES DOUBLES
Year Overall Dual Match Tournament Overall Dual Match Tournament
2011-12 30-11 18-6 12-5 19-11 14-7 5-4
2012-13 19-14 11-11 8-3 20-3 17-1 3-2
2013-14 17-11 11-8 6-3 16-11 12-8 4-3
2014-15 21-15 13-10 8-5 17-12 12-9 5-3
Totals 87-51 53-35 34-16 72-37 55-25 17-12
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