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Kelcy Tefft's Profile
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  Kelcy Tefft
School: Univ. of Notre Dame
Year: graduated
Home Town: Enid, OK
Home State: N/A
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: Chisholm
Height: 5-6
Weight:
Birth Date: Thursday, December 25, 1986
Dominant Hand: Right
Major:
Singles Record: 0-0
Doubles Record: 0-0
Awards & Honors
    BIG EAST All-Tournament Team (Singles: 2006, 2007, 2008; Doubles: 2007, 2008) All-American (Doubles, 2008) One of the top freshmen in the country is expected to have an immediate impact for the Irish ... prolific doubles player will rejoin Irish sophomore Brook Buck, with whom she paired to win five Super National USTA doubles titles (also won two more with other partners) ... that duo is ranked 60th in the preseason national rankings ... she is the first Irish player ever to begin her career with a national ranking in doubles ... went undefeated and won Oklahoma state singles championship in only season of prep tennis ... smart counter-puncher who has a big backhand and good serve ... moves well and has strong passing shots ... hard worker who will try to improve her forehand ... fourth Oklahoma native in the last five years (and seventh overall) to play for the Irish, but the first not from Tulsa or the greater Oklahoma City area ... combines with Buck and Lauren Connelly to make a trio of natives of the Sooner State on the current team. Backed up stellar freshman season in 2005-06 with terrific sophomore campaign last year … prolific doubles player will rejoin Irish senior Brook Buck, with whom she paired to win five Super National USTA doubles titles (also won two more with other partners) … that duo is ranked ninth in the preseason national rankings … she was the first Irish player ever to begin her career with a national ranking in doubles (entering preseason of freshman year) … went undefeated and won Oklahoma state singles championship in only season of prep tennis … smart counter-puncher who has a big backhand and good serve … moves well and has strong passing shots … hard worker who will try to improve her forehand … fourth Oklahoma native in the last five years (and seventh overall) to play for the Irish, but the first not from Tulsa or the greater Oklahoma City area … combines with Buck to make a duo of natives of the Sooner State on the current team … in singles, owns a career mark of 54-14 overall ... in doubles, 66-15 overall for her career ... earned monograms both of her first two collegiate seasons. AS A JUNIOR: Had a stellar season in both singles and doubles … finished 25-8 in singles, including a 21-5 mark in dual action … was 40-5 overall in doubles action … went 35-5 with teammate Brook Buck and 5-0 with Kali Krisik … after opening the season at 4-3, Tefft won nine straight matches to improve to 13-3 for the season … of her 25 singles victories, 21 were in straight sets … went 3-0 at No. 4 singles, 4-0 at No. 3 and finished the season at No. 1 singles going 14-5 with two unfinished matches … faced 11 ranked opponents, notching a 6-5 record … lost to No. 3 Maria Mosolova of top-ranked Northwestern (1-6, 5-7) and No. 6 Kristi Miller from 2nd-ranked Georgia Tech (3-6, 4-6) … defeated No. 16 Ellah Nze of Duke (5-7, 7-6, 1-0) and 23rd-ranked Taylor Ormond of Baylor (6-3, 4-6, 6-4) … earned come-from-behind victory in the first round of the NCAA tournament to clinch the victory for the Irish … opened the season 5-2 in doubles before winning 15 consecutive matches with teammate Brook Buck to improve their record to 20-2 … gave Notre Dame its second-ever collegiate grand slam title after winning the ITA Midwest Regional Championship … upended eighth-ranked team of Bianca Dulgheru and Sylvia Kosakowski from Pepperdine at the ITA All-American Championships…won 19 of their last 20 matches, including defeating Liset Brito and Priscilla Castillo (8-1) of Florida International while advancing on to the second round of the NCAA Tournament … advanced to the second round of the NCAA singles tournament, defeating UCLA’s Yasmin Schnack, 7-6, 7-5, before falling to Auburn’s Fani Chifchieva, 4-6, 6-2, 5-7 … advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA doubles tournament with partner Brooke Buck … defeated Pepperdine’s Bianca Dulgheru and Sylvia Kosakowski, 6-4 in the first round … knocked off TCU’s Macall Harkins and Anna Sydorska, 0-6, 7-5, 6-3 in round two … defeated Amanda Fink and Gabriela Niculescu of USC, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 in the quarterfinals, before falling to Fresno State’s Melanie Gloria and Tinesta Rowe, 1-6, 5-7 AS A SOPHOMORE: Named to BIG EAST all-tournament team in singles and doubles for the second consecutive season … finished 26-9 overall, including 21-6 in dual action … tied for second on the team with those 21 dual victories … fourth on the team in overall victories … went 5-0 at No. 3 and 16-6 at No. 4 … recorded five match-clinching victories … dominated the Midwest Region (was 14-3 in singles, 15-1 in doubles) … posted a seven-match winning streak … marquee win came against #66 Lauren Lui of Northwestern (6-4, 6-3) to help the Irish advance into the ITA National Team Indoor Championship final … 24 of 26 victories on the season came in straight sets … went 32-9 in doubles, including a 24-5 mark in dual action … was 25-8 overall and 17-4 (all at No. 2) with senior Brook Buck ... at No. 1 doubles, went 1-0 ... at No. 2 doubles, went 23-5 ... opened the season at #27, climbed as high as #5 and closed the season ranked #27 … reached the semifinals of the ITA National Indoor Championships … along the way, knocked off a pair of ranked teams … upended #40 Silverio and Miller of eventual national champion Georgia Tech (8-5) … defeated #65 Slater/Macfarlane of Florida State (8-4) … lost in the semifinals to top-ranked and eventual champion Moulton-Levy/Zoricic of William & Mary (Moulton-Levy/Zoricic also reached the finals of the NCAA Doubles Championship) … captured the ITA Midwest Regional Championship … disposed of #30 Prousis/Rose of Northwestern (8-4) in the final ... along with Tefft, led Irish doubles teams with eight clinching victories. AS A FRESHMAN: Along with now sophomore Katie Potts, proved to be one of the top freshmen in the country ... named to BIG EAST all-tournament team in singles and doubles ... finished 28-5 overall, including 20-4 in dual action ... tied for second on the team with those 20 dual victories ... fourth on the squad in overall victories (three players tied for the team-high with 29) ... went 6-0 at No. 3 and 14-4 at No. 4 ... posted three match-clinching victories ... opened Irish career with four consecutive victories ... raced out to a 20-2 record that vaulted the freshman into the national rankings ... debuted at #110 on March 10 ... posted an impressive 3-1 record against ranked opponents ... marquee win came against #62 Tara Iyer of Duke (7-5, 5-7, 6-3) ... the victory clinched the first-ever Notre Dame victory over the Blue Devils ... also knocked off #67 Preethi Mukundan of Harvard (6-3, 6-2) and #125 Courtney Zauft of Texas (6-2, 6-2) ... posted a 10-match winning streak that lasted from Feb. 18 to March 20 ... eight of the 10 consecutive victories were in straight sets ... went 4-0 in the BIG EAST and NCAA Tournament ... went 17-4 indoors, 2-2 in tie breakers, 11-6 in close sets, 28-1 when winning the first set, 11-1 outdoors, 2-3 in close matches, 14-1 at home and 15-4 against the Midwest Region ... went 34-6 in doubles, including a 24-4 mark in dual action -- all with junior Brook Buck ... at No. 1 doubles, went 5-1 ... at No. 2 doubles, went 19-3 ... opened the season at #60 and climbed as high as #29, but did not appear in the final national rankings ... reached the ITA Midwest Regional Championships ... captured 18 of their first 20 matches, including a 9-7 victory over #19 Batty/McGaffigan of Indiana ... marquee victory came against #11 Bercek/Robinson of Duke (8-5) ... recorded match-clinching victories in the BIG EAST semifinals, BIG EAST finals, NCAA first round and NCAA round of 16 ... went 23-4 indoors, 1-2 in tie breakers, 11-2 outdoors, 8-2 in close matches, 14-3 at home and 21-3 against the Midwest Region. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Extremely accomplished doubles player in juniors action, having to her credit seven Super National USTA doubles titles, including five partnering with current Irish sophomore Brook Buck ... also has a third-place finish in singles in Super National action ... was ranked as high as eighth in the USTA girls' 18-and-under singles rankings ... finished 2004 ranked 27th, including sixth among high school seniors ... also was seventh in doubles ... has won three doubles titles and two singles crowns (plus two runner-up finishes) in National Opens ... went undefeated and won state singles championship in only season of prep tennis, playing for Chisholm High School ... also played on Chisholm basketball team, serving as a two-year team captain and helping it to a pair of appearances in the state semifinals ... the Longhorns also won three conference and three regional titles ... two-time all-league pick also was all-state as a senior ... National Honor Society and student council were among her extracurriculars ... comes from athletic family, in which her mother (softball) and cousin, Jennifer Crow, (basketball) were both student-athletes at Oklahoma State ... father played basketball at Phillips College and brother Kyle is currently on the Oklahoma Christian University basketball team ... daughter of Beth and Scott Tefft ... born Dec. 25, 1986, in Enid, Okla. ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters as sociology major and computer applications. SINGLES   Dual Open Overall 2005-06 20-4 8-1 28-5 TOTALS 20-4 8-1 28-5 DOUBLES   Dual Open Overall 2005-06 24-4 10-2 34-6 TOTALS 24-4 10-2 34-6