Lauren Jones-Spencer Staff Bio | Women's Tennis Head Coach

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Lauren Jones-Spencer

Responsibilities

  • Head coach (2010-present)
  • Assistant coach for two seasons (2008-2010)

Education

  • BYU (BA in Graphic Design, 2007)

Playing Career

  • Won 22 matches and went 13-4 in doubles play as a freshman for the Cougars
  • All-Mountain West Conference Team in singles (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007) and doubles (2005, 2007)
  • Ranked No. 95 in the nation in singles, as a junior and No. 45 in preseason polls in doubles with partner Dolly Chang
  • Advanced to the singles main draw of the ITA All-American Championship (2006)
  • As a senior, ranked No. 3 in the NCAA Central Region preseason polls
  • Placed second in the Wilson/ITA Central-West Championships with doubles partner Sofia Holden
  • Undefeated at the MWC tournament her senior season
  • Finished her senior season with her career best record at 25-13 on the year in singles and 23-12 in doubles
  • All-MWC First Team honors in both singles and doubles (2007)
  • Named to the MWC 10th Anniversary Singles Team

Hometown

  • Mission Viejo, Calif.

Personal/Family

  • Became interested in playing tennis when she was very young after watching her mother play
  • Looks up to Pete Sampras because of his good example throughout the years
  • Married to Kirk Spencer and they had a baby girl, Presley, in July

Coaching Statistics

 

Year W-L Conference Finish Final National Ranking
2012-13 10-11 6th (WCC) N/A
2011-12 8-15 6th (WCC) N/A
2010-11 9-12 4th (MWC) N/A
Lauren Jones-Spencer

In June 2010, Lauren Jones-Spencer was named the interim head coach of the women's tennis team at BYU. She was named the permanent head coach in July 2011. Jones-Spencer spent the previous two seasons as an assistant in the women's tennis program.

As an assistant coach she had responsibilities for scheduling, recruiting, team travel and itineraries as well as player scouting reports.

Jones-Spencer played junior competitive tennis since age 12. She finished No. 16 in Southern Calif. for girls 16-year-old division and finished junior play ranked 50th nationally. She finished No. 15 among 18 year-old girls in Southern Calif. and No. 63 nationally. While playing for Capistrano Valley High School, she finished in the top eight in league playoffs.

Jones-Spencer began playing at BYU in the 2003-2004 season. As a freshman, she won 22 matches and went 13-4 in doubles play.

During her sophomore season, she was named a member of the All-Mountain West Conference Team and was named MWC Player of the Week for her performance against UNLV.

In her junior campaign, Jones-Spencer was ranked No. 95 in the nation in singles and advanced to the singles main draw of the ITA All-American Championships. She and partner Dolly Chang were ranked No. 45 in doubles in preseason rankings. Jones-Spencer was, again, named to the All-MWC Team in singles and finished the season winning nine of her 11 final matches.

As a senior, Jones-Spencer was ranked No. 3 in the NCAA Central Region preseason polls. She and doubles partner Sofia Holden placed second in the Wilson/ITA Central-West Championships. She was undefeated at the MWC tournament and finished the season with her career best record at 25-13 on the year in singles and 23-12 in doubles. She also received All-MWC First Team honors in both singles and doubles.

Jones-Spencer graduated BYU in 2007 with a degree in graph design. She lives in Provo, Utah and is married to Kirt Spencer. The two had a baby girl, Presley, in July.