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Elizabeth Stevens - Women's Tennis - University of Kentucky Athletics

ElizabethStevens

  • class Junior
  • Hometown Tigard, Oregon
  • Major Elementary Education
  • High school Tigard High School

Career Notes

  • 2022 SEC Community Service Team
  • 2021 ITA Scholar-Athlete
  • 2021 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (March 10, 2021)

Sophomore (2021-22)
Named to the 2022 SEC Women’s Tennis Community Service Team … Saw action in two matches during the spring before a season-ending injury … Played both matches on court one, going undefeated … Earned the clinching win for Kentucky over Notre Dame’s Page Freeman in an impressive 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 comeback effort … Also earned the clinch in UK’s victory against Southeast Missouri with her win versus Romana Tarajova … Teamed up with Carlota Molina for a win in her sole doubles appearance of the season … Was ranked as high as 51st in doubles with Molina on Feb. 9 … During the fall season, advanced to the doubles main draw finals at the ITA Regional Championships before falling to Indiana, 6-3, 6-2, with partner Carlota Molina … Also qualified for the singles main draw Round of 16 at the ITA Regional Championships … Notched a doubles win with Molina at the Miami Invitational.

Singles Doubles
Overall: 2-0 Overall: 1-0
Conference: 0-0 Conference: 0-0

Freshman (2020-21)
Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll … Named the SEC Freshman of the Week on March 10 … Recorded a 3-10 singles record during the season, including a win over East Tennessee State during her Wildcat debut … Recorded a pair of SEC victories, including a 6-3, 6-4 win over Missouri’s Marta Oliveira and a 6-4, 6-0 decision against Lauren Alter of Arkansas … Amassed a 5-5 mark during doubles action in the regular season, including victories over Notre Dame, LSU, Arkansas, and Vanderbilt with partner Carla Girbau … Teamed up with Lesedi Jacobs to clinch a 6-1 doubles win over Lillian Gabrielsen and Tereza Janatova of Ole Miss in the regular-season finale … Faced Lillian Gabrielsen and Tereza Janatova again with Jacobs during the second round of the SEC Championships, once again winning, 6-4, as UK had an upset win over No. 19 Ole Miss … Defeated Miranda Ramirez and Guzal Yusupova of Syracuse, 6-4, with Jacobs as the Wildcats posted a win over Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA Championships … During the fall season, led UK with four wins at the Bulldog Invitational, including a pair of singles victories … Partnered with Akvile Parazinskaite to take down Alabama in the SEC Challenge in the fall … Also picked up one doubles win and two singles wins at the June Stewart Invitational in the fall slate.

Singles Doubles
Overall: 3-10 Overall: 7-5
Conference: 2-5 Conference: 4-5  

 

Prior to UK
Won the Oregon district and state tournament titles as a freshman (2016-17) and sophomore (2017-18) … Became the first student-athlete in her high school’s history to win both district and state tournament titles, doing so in two consecutive years … During those same two seasons, Stevens was named OSAA Female Tennis Athlete of the Year … Defeated No. 13 Natsumi Kawaguchi, 6-4, 6-2, to reach the semifinals of the 2019 Delray Classic Prize Money Women’s Open.

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