2013 Season (Freshman): Finished with a team-high 15 singles wins for a 15-5 record ... had a 12-8 doubles mark ...saw her first collegiate dual action in the match against No. 49 Indiana (1/19) ... won her first career singles match 6-1, 6-2 against Mackenzie Bowman of Toledo (2/9) ... picked up her fourth consecutive singles win with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Noor Judeh of Rutgers (2/17) ... teamed with Kristina Georgieva for an 8-1 doubles win over Connecticut (2/15) and a 9-7 victory over Rutgers (2/17) ... blanked Claire McNulty of Dayton 6-0, 6-0 on court No. 5 for her fifth straight victory (2/24) ... won her sixth straight match with a 6-0, 6-0 decision over Butler's Konstantina Adami (2/27) ... topped conference foe Paula Montoya of USF 6-4, 6-4 (3/19) ... played her first career match from the third position, winning 6-1, 6-0 over Taylor Hines of Wright State (4/3) ... won 13-of-14 singles matches from Feb. 15 to April 12 ... topped opponents from Villanova (4/19) and St. John's (4/20) for her first two BIG EAST Championship victories ... closed the season with three straight doubles wins over Villanova (4/19), St. John's (4/20) and Georgetown (4/21) at the BIG EAST Championship.
High School: Played four years at Grayslake North High School under head coach Jill Tomasello ... played at No. 1 singles all four years .. finished sixth in the state in singles her senior year .. finished seventh in the state in singles her junior year .. earned All-State honors her freshman, junior and senior years ... named team captain her junior and senior years ... also earned seven semesters of academic excellence.
Personal: Born Oct. 8, 1993 ... daughter of Pauil Wei and Betsy Poggensee ... father Paul played tennis at Northwestern ... mother Betsy played tennis at Minnesota ... sister Lynne played tennis at Iowa ... brother Bryant plays tennis at Northern Illinois ... also has a younger brother, Travis ... majoring in Exploratory Studies.
Getting to know Kelly
When and where were you the happiest?: When I went to Europe for a few weeks over the summer. I visited my sister in the Netherlands and we went to Rome and Paris for a few days. I love traveling and it was my first time being outside of the country, so it was very exciting and something new for me
Who are your heroes?: My mom and dad - they've taught me more than anyone else ever could have and I wouldn't be where I am today without them
What are your career goals?: I want to go into sports management
Where is your favorite place in Cincinnati?: Graeter's Ice Cream - I love ice cream and their chocolate chip cookie dough is amazing