Kelly Poggensee-Wei
Kelly  Poggensee-Wei


Lake Villa, Ill.

High School:
Grayslake North



Athletics Celebrates Its Best At Legion of Excellence


Duo of Bearcats Compete at 2015 Riviera/ITA All-American Championships

Bellinger and Poggensee-Wei compete at prestigious event.


Bearcats Complete Second Day of Milwaukee Classic

UC competes against Marquette and Wisconsin


UC Wraps up Day One of Milwaukee Classic

Bearcats earn four singles and one doubles win.


Bearcats Open Season at Milwaukee Tennis Classic

Cincinnati opens the fall season with three days of action in Milwaukee

15 Bearcats Strong

Career Records: 40-20 singles, 39-23 doubles

2014-15 | Junior: Was selected to the American’s All-Conference team … played No. 1 for singles and doubles all season … posted a 13-5 record in singles play, including a 5-2 mark in conference play … was 12-6 with partner Lauren Bellinger in doubles action, winning a pair of conference matches … rattled off nine-straight singles wins from Feb. 1 to March 16, needing three sets in just two of the nine matches … added wins over No. 58 Memphis and No. 70 Marshall during the run … opened the season with doubles wins against No. 52 Indiana and Butler … added five-straight wins from Feb. 14 – March 8 in doubles action … was a perfect 10-0 in doubles matches and 8-1 in singles matches at home … named to the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team … was an Intercollegiate Tennis Association scholar-athlete.

2013-14 | Sophomore Season: Finished with 12-10 singles mark playing at the No. 1 spot ... recorded a team-best 15-9 doubles record with teammate Caitlin O'Gara at the No. 1 spot ... scored a point at the No. 1 singles spot against #59 Ohio State (3/1), defeating Gabriella De Santis 6-1, 6-4 ... won four-straight singles matches from Feb. 14 to Feb. 22 ... earned a win at the No. 1 spot against #71 Marshall (4/7) with a 7-6, 7-5 victory over Dana Oppinger ... teamed up with Caitlin O'Gara to earn a doubles point against #39 DePaul (4/15) by an 8-4 score ... clinched a first-round win in the American Athletic Conference Touranment with the deciding victory over UConn's Srna Stosljevic ... won eight of nine doubles matches from March 18 to April 1, allowing an average of 3.1 points to opponents.

2012-13 | Freshman Season: 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.