LSU Women's Tennis BIO
Megan Falcon
Player Profile:
Megan Falcon 58228
Height: 5'5"
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Alameda, Calif.
High School: Alameda HS

2009 First Team All-SEC
2009 Singles All-American
2009 Louisiana Player of the Year
2009 First Team-All Louisiana  
2009 ITA Southwest Regional Player of the Year
2009 ITA Scholar-Athlete
2008 First Team All-SEC
2008 Singles All-American
2008 Louisiana Player of the Year
2008 First Team All-Louisiana
2008 ITA Scholar-Athlete
2007 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year
2007 First Team All-SEC
2007 Louisiana Player of the Year
2007 First Team All-Louisiana
2007 Southwest Regional Player to Watch
2007 ITA National Co-Player to Watch
2007 Honda Award Finalist
2007 Singles All-American
2007 Pan American Games Participant 

SENIOR SEASON (2008-09)
LSU’s only three-time Singles All-American...Entered the NCAA Individual Tournament as a top 16 seed... Unanimously named to the First Team All-SEC for the third consecutive season with a 7-3 SEC record in dual matches...  Named Louisiana Player of the Year for the third straight season... Received the ITA Southwest Regional Senior Player of the Year honors... Reached the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament... Partnered with Mykala Hedberg in the NCAA Doubles Tournament...  Finished the season with a 34-8 overall record... Picked up 15 victories against nationally ranked opponents... Defeated Marrit Boonstra of Florida to clinch the first-ever victory over Florida... Earned SEC Player of the Week honors for her efforts in singles and doubles against Florida State and Southern... Ended her career as a Lady Tiger ranked No. 14 in singles and No. 19 in doubles in the final ITA polls... Finished No. 1 in the ITA Southwest Regional polls...  Recorded a 99-18 career record at LSU... Listed eighth on LSU’s all-time wins list... Ranked No. 15 in the ITA fall singles rankings... Entered the spring season ranked fifth in the ITA polls... Defeated NCAA Champion Amanda McDowell of Georgia Tech to capture the ITA Indoor Tournament title... Advanced to the semifinal round of the ITA-All American Consolation Tournament...  Teamed with Hedberg to win the ITA Southwest Regional Doubles Championship for the first time under head coach Tony Minnis...  Ranked in the top 15 in singles and top 25 in doubles all season... Voted to the 2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll... Received ITA Scholar-Athlete accolades for the second consecutive season... Earned third varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2007-08)
Earned Singles All-America honors for the second straight season after entering the NCAA Individual Tournament as a top 16 seed ... Listed as First Team All-SEC after finishing 8-3 in SEC dual matches ... Named Louisiana Player of the Year for the second straight season ... Reached the NCAA Individual Tournament in both singles and doubles where she teamed with Mykala Hedberg ... Ended the season ranked No. 19 in the final ITA singles poll ... Ranked No. 3 in the final Southwest Regional rankings ... Finished the season with a 27-7 overall singles record and a 19-4 dual record ... Ranked No. 1 in the ITA fall singles rankings, the first time an LSU player has been ranked as the nation’s top player ... Defeated Arkansas’ No. 1-ranked Aurelija Miseviciute 6-3, 6-1 in the spring which marked the first time since 1996 that a Lady Tiger has beaten the nation’s No. 1 player ... Clinched two dual matches, both against Alabama ... Compiled a 19-14 overall doubles record ... Teamed with Hedberg to compile a 12-5 doubles record and finish ranked No. 28 in the nation and No. 4 in the Southwest Region ... Won the consolation singles title at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships for the second straight season ... Opened the season ranked No. 13 nationally in doubles with Hannah Robinson, and the duo was also ranked No. 8 in the ITA Southwest Regional rankings ... Advanced to the doubles semifinals of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships with Robinson ... Advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Southwest Regional Championships in doubles with partner Staten Spencer ... Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Earned second varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006-07)
Competed in both singles and doubles play in the 2007 Pan American Games held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil ... Advanced with partner Audra Cohen to the Doubles Bronze Medal match at the Pan American Games ... Became the first Lady Tiger to reach the semifinal round of the NCAA Individual Championships tournament ... Was named 2007 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and a member of the First Team All-SEC ... Also garnered a Southwest Regional honor as the 2007 Player to Watch and National Co-Player to Watch ... Was named Louisiana Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year ... Was one of four nominees in the country for the Honda Tennis Award ... Holds the No. 2 rank in the country ... This is the highest ranking in LSU women’s tennis history ... Entered the NCAA Individual Championships as the No. 2 seed, thus earning All-America honors ... Began the season by defeating nine ranked opponents in her run to the ITA All-American Consolation title ... Entered regular season play with a 10-2 record ... Went undefeated in the No. 1 slot in dual play at 24-0, bringing her overall record to an impressive 38-3 with wins over 26 nationally ranked opponents ... Compiled a 24-10 overall record in doubles play ... Started the season with partner, Hannah Robinson, recording 10 wins in the No. 1 slot before switching partners for the second half of the season ... Falcon and her new partner, Mykala Hedberg, went 9-4 on the season and ended it ranked No. 45 in the country ... Falcon and Robinson were still ranked No. 30 and earned an invitation to the NCAA Individual Championships ... Earned first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the best recruits in team history ... Listed as a five star recruit by tennisrecruiting.net ...Had an outstanding junior career ... Her highest national rankings include No. 1 in U-16 and No. 5 in U-18 ... Reached as high as No. 28 in doubles and No. 54 in singles in the International Tennis Federation rankings ... Teamed up with Adriana Gonzales Penas of Spain to reach the semifinals of the Junior Wimbledon Doubles Championships.

PERSONAL
Born July 19, 1985 ... Parents are Paul and Denise Falcon ... Has one brother, Roman ... Started playing tennis at 5 years old ... Decided to attend LSU because she was very impressed by the LSU athletics program.

FALCON'S CAREER STATISTICS

Singles

Overall vs. Top 125 SEC Dual
Year
W
L
Pct.
W
L
Pct.
W
L
Pct.
2006-07
38
3
.927
26
3
.897
11
0
1.000
2007-08

27

7

.794

12

7

.632

8

3

.727

2008-09

34

8

.810

17

8

.680

7

3

.700

Totals
99
18
.846
55
18
.753
26
6
.813

Doubles

Overall vs. Top 60 SEC Dual
Year
W
L
Pct.
W
L
Pct.
W
L
Pct.

2006-07

24
10
.706
7

6

.538

6

5

.545
2007-08

19

14

.576

6

6

.500

6

4

.600

2008-09

27

10

.730

8

7

.533

5

4

.556

Totals
70
34
.673
21
19
.525
17
13
.567

 

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