Kansas Jayhawks
Malkia Ngounoue - Women's Tennis - Kansas Jayhawks

Malkia Ngounoue

Class Senior
Hometown Washington, D.C.
High School Abeka Academy
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Year-by-Year Stats: 2019 | 2020 | 2021

Career Honors:

  • (2019) All-Big 12 Doubles Second Team
  • (2021) All-Big 12 singles First Team

Spring 2021:

  • Notched eight singles victories primarily at the No. 2 position, with one win at the No. 1 spot against Kansas State’s Karine Marion-Job in the Big 12 Women’s Tennis Tournament opening match to propel the Jayhawks into the second round
  • Seven doubles wins on the season with partner Julia Deming mostly, spent some time paired with Carmen Roxana Manu as well
  • Singles victories: Tulsa, Arizona, Iowa State, SEMO, Wichita State, West Virginia, #10 Baylor, monumental win over Kansas State (7-6, 5-7, 7-5)
  • Doubles wins: Arizona, Iowa State, SEMO, West Virginia, Kansas State, #10 Baylor and #24 Oklahoma
  • Helped team set a new GPA program best of 3.64
  • Named to All-Big 12 Singles First Team during postseason

Spring 2020: 

  • Compiled a 4-6 overall record in singles at the No. 2 position and a 6-5 overall doubles record with teammates Luniuska Delgado (3-5), Julia Deming (2-0) and Maria Toran Ribes (1-0)
  • Registered singles wins over Carmen Palumbo (Drake), Esther Thebault (Wichita State), Shura Poppe (Tulsa) and Inci Ogut (Northwestern)

Spring 2019:

  • Tallied an overall singles record of 7-3 in her freshman season at the No. 4 and 6 positions, with a 6-1 record on court 6
  • Paired up with Maria Toran Ribes in doubles; the duo notched a 17-3 record at the No. 3 position
  • Named to the All-Big 12 Doubles Second Team
  • Named the All-Big 12 Tournament No. 3 Doubles Team

Fall 2018:

  • Reached the Singles Big 5 Challenge Singles Final
  • Made it to the Doubles Final at the H-E-B Invitational
  • Participated at the ITA Regional Championships
  • Reached the Singles Marliss Gruver Fall Invitational Final

High School:

  • No. 5-ranked prospect in the 2018 recruiting class by TennisRecruiting.net
  • Ranked as high as No. 1 in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) rankings in the 10-and-under, 12-and-under, 14-and-under and 16-and-under age groups
  • Ranked as high as No. 5 in the 18-and-under age group
  • Rated as high as No. 192 in the junior world rankings by the International Tennis Federation (ITF)
  • Won the doubles championship at the Corpus Christi ITF
  • Advanced to the singles semifinals and was a doubles finalist at the International Grass Court Championships
  • Advanced to the Round of 16 at the Pan American ITF and the Round of 32 at the Orange Bowl International Championships

Personal: Daughter of Aime Ngounoue and Cicily Ade … Majoring in psychology and sociology.