Nathaniel Smiley
Nathaniel Smiley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Alpharetta, Ga.

High School:
Northview

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 165


Fall 2011: Did not compete in any fall tournaments. 2010- 11: Did not compete in singles play during the spring semester ... Compiled a 3-0 doubles record with three different partners in the spring ... Competed in the UNC Wilmington Fall Invitational and posted a 1-2 record ... Won his lone doubles match of the fall teamed with David Masciorini. 2009-10: Did not compete in any singles matches during the spring ... Posted a 2-0 record in double play with Pablo Nunez-Palmieri ... Split six overall matches during initial fall campaign ... Competed in the UNC Wilmington Landfall Invitational and recorded a 1-2 singles mark ... Teamed with Nunez-Palmieri for a 2-1 doubles ledger at same event. High School/Junior Tennis: Played key role in Northview's three-year state (5A) championship runs in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... Helped Titans produce undefeated seasons as a junior and senior ... Was home-schooled as a freshman ... Earned program's "Outstanding Sophomore" and "Outstanding Junior" honors in 2007 and 2008 ... A three-star recruit who reached a No. 8 prospect ranking at the close of prep career ... Ranked among the Top 60 in the South by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) during recruiting process before arrival at ECU. Personal: Full name is Nathaniel T. Smiley ... Prefers to go by nickname of Nat ... Born January 15, 1991 at Atlanta, Ga. ... Son of Russ and Nora Smiley ... Undecided on college major.

Coach Heinchon on Nathaniel Smiley: "Nathaniel played great doubles for us last year. He has had some injuries this fall but when he is healthy you will not see anyone hit a cleaner ball. Nathaniel has a lot of potential and I expect him to tap it this spring."