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Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum - Women's Tennis - Kansas Jayhawks

Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum

Height 5'3''
Class Senior
Hometown New York, N.Y.
High School Oak Meadow (Vt.)

Career Honors: 2017: Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, All-Big 12 Doubles Second Team. 2015: Big Ten Women’s Tennis Player of the Week (2/17), All-Big Ten Team. 2013: Big Ten Women’s Tennis Player of the Week (2/20).

Spring 2017 (Senior): Completed her collegiate career with a 22-12 singles record, seeing time at both the No. 2 and 3 spots … First Jayhawk in league history to be named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year … Moved to No. 2 in February and went on a seven-match win streak … Earned her highest-ranked win over an opponent after defeating No. 40 Felicity Maltby of Texas Tech, 7-6, 7-6 … Competed with Anastasia Rychagova, Maria Toran Ribes and Nina Khmelnitckaia to tally a 25-13 overall doubles mark, including 16-8 in spring play … Paired with Khmelnitckaia at the No. 1 spot to tally a 22-11 record … The doubles team was named to the All-Big 12 Doubles Second Team … The duo climbed as high as No. 19 in the national rankings, marking Bernard-Feigenbaum’s highest doubles ranking of her career … The duo became the first KU pair to earn an at-large berth to the Division I Women’s Tennis Championship since 1998 …  At the event, the doubles team earned a career-best win against the No. 2 overall seed Mississippi State’s No. 2 overall seed Jasmine Lee and Lisa Marie Rioux.

Fall 2016 (Senior): Earned a 9-4 singles record with a 2-2 mark against Big 12 competition … Was one of four Jayhawks to compete at the ITA All-American for the first time since 2007, played both singles and doubles … Collected four-consecutive wins at the ITA Central Regional … Teamed up with Nina Khmelnitckaia at the ITA Central Regional to win five-straight before falling in the title match … Paired with Khmelnitckaia, Anastasia Rychagova and Maria Toran Ribes to post a 9-5 doubles record going 2-2 against Big 12 opponents … Competed at the Little Rock Invitational, ITA All-American, ITA Central Regional and Notre Dame Fall Invitational.

2016: Sat out the season with a medical redshirt.

2015 (Junior at Purdue): Team leader in total singles victories (29), spring singles victories (20) … Tied for team high in combined doubles victories (28) … Led team in doubles wins with partner Daniela Vidal (26) … Played all matches at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles … Registered career highs in singles victories (29) and combined doubles victories (28) … 13 of 20 spring singles wins were in straight-sets … Had a seven-match singles win streak with four wins in straight-sets (3/7-29) … Combined for a 26-11 record (fall: 11-1; spring: 15-6) with Daniela Vidal … Pair appeared in 8-of-11 ITA doubles rankings … Climbed as high as No. 24, obtaining the program’s highest regular-season doubles ranking since 2007… Finished the season ranked 47th in doubles … Tandem defeated two ranked teams, including No. 36 Beatrice Captra and Samantha Harris of Duke to clinch the doubles point at the NCAA Championships… Highest ranked double opponent defeated by any Purdue doubles team during the season … Earned second career Big Ten Player of the Week award after defeating Northwestern’s No. 50 Alicia Barnett and Brooke Rischbieth, 8-6, with Vidal, for their first win as a ranked duo… Win was their first over a nationally-ranked opponent … Competed in four fall tournaments … Won 11-straight matches with Vidal … Also won two matches playing with Andjela Djokovic in the Schwartz Challenge.

Did not participate during the fall season… Defeated No. 110 Jillian Rooney of Northwestern 6-4, 6-4 … Won eight singles matches in straight-sets … Saw action at Nos. 2-5.

2013 (Freshman at Purdue): Clinched the highest-ranked road victory in Purdue history against No. 19 Notre Dame, beating Chrissie McGaffigan 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-4 … Secured Purdue’s come-from-behind 4-3 win over No. 34 South Carolina in the first round of the NCAA Championships with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over Dominika Kanakova … Won first 10 singles matches of her career … Won 10 matches in straight-sets… Won four-straight doubles matches with Gisella Pere … Competed in four fall tournaments … Won the Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational Flight A.

High School: Ranked as high as No. 18 in the nation for the class of 2012 by TennisRecruiting.net … Had singles ranking in United States of top 30s or higher in all age divisions … Won Girls 18s singles title at Ojai Valley Championships … Won two bronze balls in Girls 18s doubles, finishing third at 2012 National Spring Championships and 2012 National Clay Court Championships … Won two National Open doubles titles in Girls 18s and multiple National Open doubles titles in younger divisions … Trained for two years at Weil Tennis Academy … Also trained at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy.

Personal: Daughter of Steve Feigenbaum and Robin Bernard … Has a younger sister, Olivia … Born in Naning, China … Majoring in general studies. 

Career Highs (as of June 21, 2017)
Highest Ranked Win 40 3.12.17
Record vs. Ranked Individuals 4-13
Most Singles Wins in a Season 29 2014-15
Most Singles Wins in a Season (Dual Play) 20 2014-15
Most Doubles Wins in a Season 28 2014-15
Most Doubles Wins in a Season (Dual Play) 15 2014-15
Longest Singles Win Streak 10 2012-13
Longest Doubles Win Streak 11 2014-15
Highest National Ranking in Singles 114 09.15.15
Highest National Ranking in Doubles 19 02.08.17
Highest Position Played Singles/Doubles 2/1