Place six on ITA Scholar-Athlete team
Rice opens NCAA Women's Tennis vs. Tulsa
C-USA Championships Up Next
More than 2,500 Conference USA athletes honored
Close out regular season on Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech
Rice advanced to the Round of 32 with a 4-2 win over Tulsa at the Waco Regional.
Photos of Rice women's tennis player Stephanie Nguyen
Rice opened the 2015 dual season by defeating Lamar 7-0 on January 17.
Images from the match vs. Texas Pan American
The 45th ranked Rice women's tennis team took some time off during spring break practices to visit the KIPP Intrepid Preparatory School
HONORS AT RICE
ITA Scholar-Athlete 2012, 2014
C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Enjoyed a productive final fall campaign, finishing 7-5 in singles and 9-1 in doubles... Won the 3rd Flight singles title and combined with Solo Zinko to capture the 2nd Flight doubles crown at Houston's e Solinco Houston Open... Dispatched Holly Verner of SMU, 6-2, 6-3 in her singles finale and the combined with Zinko to take an 8-5 decision over the Mustangs' Yana Erkeeva and Dasha Sharapova in the doubles final.
Posted a 5-5 mark in fall singles and a 7-3 record in doubles... Reached doubles flight finals at both the Rice and Longhorn Invitationals... Teamed with Alison Ho to grind out a rugged 8-7 win over Kaysie Hermsdorf and Erin Walker of Abilene Christian to advance to the finals of the second doubles flight, but the finals were rained out...Joined Natalie Beazant to win a pair of matches at the Longhorn Invite and reach the finals of the main draw before falling to Texas' Lina Padegimaite and Elizabeth Begley, 8-5,, Downed UTSA"s Nicole Karaklis, 6-0, 6-7, 7-5 before losing to eighth-seeded Ratnika Batra of Texas, 6-3, 6-0 at the Texas ITA Regional.
Finished the fall with a 7-4 singles mark and an 3-4 mark in doubles... Reached a pair of flight finals in the fall. Reached the final match in her flight of the Longhorn Invitational, downing Jenny Hois of Tulane, Elena Fayner of SMU and Liona Serchenko of North Texas before falling in the finals to SMU's Hristina Dishkova... Reached the finals of the Cougar Fall Open 5th Flight singles, defeating Ashley Kitchen of Auburn and Amy Joubert of North Texas before losing in a third-set tie breaker to Houston's Celia Fraser. Downed North Texas' Dane` Joubert at the Texas ITA Regional, closing out a straight set win by taking a second-set tiebreak before extending fourth seeded Aeriel Ellis of Texas to three sets before falling.
Primary No. 6 player until an injury sidelined her in mid-March, however she returned to action in time for the Owls' run to the Sweet 16... Combined with Kim Anicete to clinch the doubles point vs. Ole Miss as the Owls went on to win the match as reach the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history... Led the team with eight singles wins (8-6) and a combined nine doubles victories during the fall (9-3)... Fell to teammate Kim Anicete in the finals of the Grey singles flight of the Rice Fall Invitational... Combined with Natalie Bezant to capture the Rice Invite doubles title... Teammed with Ana Guzman to reach the third round of the ITA Regional doubles... Paired with Leah Fried to reach the third round of the Cougar Fall Draw doubles.
Second-ranked player in the state of Victoria in her age group and ranked 67th overall in Australia.... High school champion in the discus and also competed in soccer, softball and cricket.
Full Name: Stephanie Nguyen... Born: 1/2/93, at, Melbourne, Australia... Parents: Huey and Kieu Nguyen, Melbourne...Two sisters.. Kinesiology.