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Stephanie Bengson
Stephanie  Bengson


Albion Park, NSW Australia



CAREER: Five-time All-Big West honoree, earning first team-singles in 2007 and 2005 and second team in 2005-06... was the 2005 Big West Freshman of the Year... was first team-doubles in 2007 and honorable mention in 2006... first team academic all-district in 2007 after earning second team accolades as a sophomore... three-time Big West Athlete of the Week (twice in 2005 and once in 2006)...highest rank of No. 115 in the ITA College Rankings... ranks No. 6 in overall wins (105-52), No. 5 in singles wins (52-24) and No. 6 in doubles (53-28)... her .654 career winning is No. 10 all-time, as is her singles percentage (.684) and doubles percentage (.669).

2006-07: First team All-Big West Conference in singles and doubles ... Academic All-Big West and first team academic all-district... was 21-9 in singles play, but an impressive 18-6 in the spring ... at one point she won 10 consecutive singles matches ... 16 of her 18 spring wins came in straight sets ... was 17-6 at No. 3 singles in the spring and 1-09 at the #2 spot ... was a perfect 7-0 vs. Big West foes in the spring, winning all in straight sets ... in doubles she was 16-10 with Katy Williams (10-7 at No.1 doubles, 4-2 at No.2 doubles ... overall she was 20-12 in doubles on the season ... Bengson and Williams played at No.1 doubles beginning on February 25 throughout the remainder of the season ... they were 1-3 vs. nationally-ranked teams, but defeated No.19 Anismova and Kosminskaya of Penn 9-8 on March 7.

2005-06: Selected second team All-Big West Conference in singles and honorable mention in doubles with partner Rachael Porsz ... Academic All-Big West and second team academic all-district.. went 15-7 in singles play, competing mainly at the No. 3 spot (15-5) ... at one point she won 11 of 12 matches during the season, including a 6-4, 7-5 win over No. 73-ranked Lana Krasnopolsky of Boston College ... defeated Nora Quintal of the University of New Mexico 6-3, 6-3 in the NCAA first round match against the Lobos ... in doubles, she and Porsz went 19-4 on the season (18-3 at No. 3 doubles)... duo won their first 14 matches of the season ... team defeated Quintal/Sotirchos of New Mexico 8-4 in the NCAA's ... was ranked No. 115 in singles in the ITA pre-season coaches rankings.

2004-05: Entered school in January and made a big splash with the 49ers ... was selected as the Big West Conference Freshman of the Year and also earned first team all-league honors in singles ... finished with a record of 16-8 in singles, playing mainly at the No. 2 spot ... was 13-6 at No. 2 singles and 3-2 at No. 3 singles ... had an overall doubles mark of 14-12, but played the last half of the year with Krystina Katayama at the No. 3 doubles spot ... that duo compiled a 9-6 record ... had two wins over nationally-ranked players ... defeated No. 100 Brook Buck of Notre Dame 6-4, 0-6, 6-2 and downed No. 67-ranked Dominika Dieskova of Oregon 6-3, 6-3 ... at one point she won 10 consecutive singles matches ... selected as the Big West Women's Athlete of the Week twice (March 30 and April 6).

HIGH SCHOOL: Entered school in January, 2005 ... attended St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Albion Park, NSW, Australia ... graduated from high school in November, 2004 ... achieved a No. 18 ranking in the Australian 18 and Under National Rankings ... competed two years in tennis as a prep player ... led St. Joseph's Catholic to back-to-back All-School National Championships in Australia (2003, 2004) ... finished second in singles at the 2004 National All-School Championships ... chosen to the Australian All-School Merit Team in 2004.

PERSONAL: Majoring Psychology ... born in Wollongong, NSW, Australia ... 2006 ITA Scholar-Athlete ... named an athletics department academic all-star five times (Spring, 2005-Spring, 2007).

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