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Duke Women's Tennis BIO
Rachel Kahan
Player Profile:
Rachel Kahan 719031
Height: 5'9"
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Unionville, Conn.
High School: Laurel Springs School

2014-15: Competed in final season at Duke, amassing a career singles record of 96-27 and a doubles mark of 60-37 … earned the second-most ACC singles wins (36) of any student-athlete in Duke history … compiled a 19-15 singles mark and 16-7 doubles record … posted a near-perfect 8-2 singles ledger against conference foes … ranked as high as 86th by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) in singles throughout the year … upset 14th-ranked Zsofi Susanyi of California, 6-4, 6-3, to open play in 2015 … assisted in Duke’s come-from-behind win against eighth-ranked Virginia by defeating Skylar Morton, 7-5, 6-3, March 22 … defeated Jessy Rompies of 20th-ranked Clemson en route to Duke’s 4-3 upset win … won six straight doubles matches, all while playing alongside Rebecca Smaller, to open the 2014 fall campaign.

2013-14: Made a strong return to the Duke lineup after missing the 2012-13 season due to injury … finished with a 20-6 overall record, including a 9-3 ledger in ACC play … competed primarily at the No. 5 position throughout the season, amassing a 7-4 mark … also recorded a near-perfect 6-1 ledger at the No. 6 position … clinched the Duke victory over No. 11 Michigan by defeating Sara Remynse, 6-4, 6-4 … outlasted No. 125 Ashley Dai of third-ranked North Carolina, 6-4, 6-2 … concluded the season on a six-match win streak … participated in four NCAA Team Championship matches, leading the Blue Devils off the courts in singles in all four contests … teamed with Marianne Jodoin to register a 3-2 overall doubles record … paired with Jodoin to reach the consolation semifinal round of the Freeman Memorial Tennis Championships.

2012-13: Did not participate due to injury.

NCAA All-Tournament Team (No. 4 singles) ... All-ACC selection ... compiled a 26-5 overall singles record, including a 23-3 mark in dual matches, a 10-2 ledger against ranked opponents and an 8-1 standing in ACC play ... went 9-1 playing in the No. 3 spot and 11-2 in the No. 4 spot ... finished the season on a 12-match win streak ... was ranked in all but one poll in singles, finishing the year at No. 68 ... took down No. 61 Sofie Oyen of Florida, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, on May 21 ... outlasted No. 70 Lauren Herring, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) and clinched the match in Duke's 4-2 win over tournament host and sixth-ranked Georgia in the NCAA quarterfinals on May 19 ... defeated No. 97 Shinann Featherston of North Carolina, 6-1, 6-1, while helping the Blue Devils to a 4-2 win over North Carolina in the ACC Championship match on April 22 ... upset No. 81 Annie Goransson of California, 6-0, 6-2, on Feb. 12 ... combined for a 26-8 overall mark in doubles play, including a 24-5 ledger in dual matches and a 5-3 record in ACC play ... teaming with Beatrice Capra, posted a 21-7 overall record, upset 13th-ranked Lindsey Hardenbergh and Emily Fraser of Virginia, 8-2, on April 21 and 12th-ranked Robin Anderson and Skylar Morton of UCLA, 8-2, on Feb. 13 ... ranked No. 54 in the preseason singles rankings … had a 3-2 singles record and a 2-2 singles mark … missed the remainder of the fall season following an injury suffered at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships … defeated No. 90 Courtney McLane of Alabama, 6-4, 6-1, in the quarterfinals at the Duke Fab-4 Invite … defeated teammate and No. 63 Mary Clayton, 6-4, 6-2, in the third place match at the Duke Fab-4 Invite...ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11: ACC Rookie of the Year … All-ACC selection …  Named ITA Carolina Regional Rookie of the Year …went undefeated in singles play with a 28-0 record… recorded a perfect 11-0 mark in ACC play… played primarily in the No. 5 spot where she went 24-0… tallied a 4-0 mark during her time at No. 4 … cruised to an impressive 6-2,6-0 win over No. 28 Alexandra Cercone of the University of Florida… ranked 77th nationally at the conclusion of the season … partnered with Ellah Nze for the majority of her doubles matches, posting a 10-9 record, including a 7-8 record from the No. 1 spot… the tandem earned wins over two nationally-ranked opponents… concluded the year ranked No. 47 with Nze, their highest mark of the season … in the fall, posted a 3-1 singles record and a 3-0 doubles record with fellow freshman Hanna Mar.

Prior to Duke: Attended Laurel Springs School…played and won the New England U.S. Open Qualifier Tournament in 2010…played in the Pilot Pen Pro Tournament at Yale, New Haven  in 2009…2008 had wins against ITF juniors ranked No. 1, No.10 and No. 40 in the world…was the No. 1 ranked player in New England from 2005-07…received academic honors for all four years at Laurel Springs School.

Daughter of Robert and Shirley Kahan… born July 19, 1992…brother Mark played on the men’s tennis team at Amherst College.

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