Jayhawks Bolster Roster with the Addition of Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum for 2016-17
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas women’s tennis added an experienced student-athlete to its underclassmen heavy roster as Jayhawk head coach Todd Chapman announced that Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum signed a grant in aid and is set to join the KU program for the 2016-17 campaign.
Bernard-Feigenbaum will join the Jayhawks after playing her first three collegiate seasons at Purdue. The New York, New York, native, earned First Team All-Big 10 honors and was ranked as high as No. 24 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) national rankings for doubles in 2015. She is a two-time Big 10 Player of the Week honoree and joined the Boilermakers as the No. 18 ranked recruit in the nation for the Class of 2012 according to tennisrecruiting.com.
“We are thrilled and honored to add a person and player of Tess’ caliber to Kansas tennis,” said Chapman. “The addition of someone with three years of high level experience to next year’s team is huge for us. We believe Tess is going to make a large impact on our program both on and off the court. Her best tennis is still ahead of her, and we know she is going to have a great senior season as a Jayhawk. We can’t wait to get her on campus to start working with her.”
Bernard-Feigenbaum will add some veteran leadership to a KU team that will return six underclassmen to next year’s team. Without a junior currently on the roster, she will serve as the Jayhawks’ lone senior in 2016-17.
“I am excited to join the Jayhawk family,” said Bernard-Feigenbaum. “Kansas is a school that is on the rise nationally and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of a program that focuses on development and daily improvement.
“I chose Kansas because of the overwhelming support and enthusiasm Coach Chapman and Coach Lilley bring to the courts every day. The energy and hardworking culture the team practices and competes with is contagious, and I know I will continue to grow and mature as a person and a player. When I visited campus and met the people that make being a Jayhawk special, I couldn’t see myself anywhere but Kansas.”
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