Steph Kent
Steph Kent
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Washington Depot, Conn.
High School: Shepaug Valley

2011-12 Season (Senior): Team Captain … With Blair Seideman, peaked at No. 38 in national doubles rankings … Advanced to finals in third draw at USTA Invitational … 22-10 overall singles record … Played Mostly at Nos. 4 and 5 … Was 5-5 in 2011, but 17-5 in 2012 … Won ten consecutive matches to begin 2012 … In doubles, went 28-9 in doubles … Played No. 3 doubles, mostly with Seideman … Was 26-4 playing with Seideman … Finished season on 23-2 tear … Went undefeated in the Ivy League … Won the decisive match against No. 21 Notre Dame to clinch the 4-3 upset (Yale was ranked No. 35) … Also won her doubles match against the Irish … After winning in doubles, also won her singles match against No. 10 Michigan to put the No. 35 Bulldogs ahead 3-1 … Clinched Yale’s fourth consecutive ECAC Indoor Championship with her win in singles.

2010-11 Season (Junior): ITA Scholar-Athlete … 16-5 record in singles … Played at No. 4 … Finished season with six consecutive victories before dropping her match against Duke … Consecutively won against Dartmouth, Brown, and College of William and Mary to gain the Ivy League lead, clinch a share of the title, and finally to help Yale gain its first ever NCAA Tournament victory … 13-6 in doubles … Played at No. 2 in fall … Finished the fall season with a 2-3 singles record… Posted a 2-0 doubles record in the fall season.

2009-10 Season (Sophomore): Finished the season with a 20-19 singles record … Went 14-5 in singles in the fall season… Fall season was highlighted by winning the USTA BJK NTC Women’s College Invitational … 22-9 doubles record… Fall doubles season was highlighted by reaching the finals of the 2009 Wilson/ITA DI Northeast Regional Championships with doubles partner Vicky Brook at Yale’s Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.

2008-2009 Season (Freshman, at Cornell): Won her Cissie Leary Invitational singles draw without dropping a set as well as her Cissie Leary Invitational doubles draw with doubles partner Natalia Sanchez ... Finalized at the USTA NTC Women's College Tennis Tournament ... Competed in the ITA East Regional Championships in both singles and doubles ... Won flight 1 of the Cornell Invitational without dropping a set ... Best record on team of 21-13 at No. 1 and No. 2 singles... Received Cornell MVP award.

Before Yale: While competing in the New England section of the USTA, earned No. 1 ranking in the 12's and 14's ... Competed in Poland, Argentina, Panama, Canada, Jamaica, and Saint Maarten for junior ITFs ... Won doubles of the Bahamas ITF Junior Internationals in 2006 ... Finalized in doubles of the Bank of Bermuda ITF Junior Internationals in 2006 ... Qualified for 10K Futures in Mexico and Spain in 2007 and 2008 ... Born in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. ... Lived in Fairfield, Conn.; Washington Depot, Conn.; and Wesley Chapel, Fla.


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