Elysa Kohrs
Elysa Kohrs
Height: 5-9
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Half Moon Bay, Calif.
High School: Sacred Heart Prep
Major: Computer Science and Molecular Biology

2015-16: ITA Scholar-Athlete... ITA All-America... NEWMAC Athlete of the Year... NEWMAC All-Conference First Team at No. 1 singles... NEWMAC Championship Most Outstanding Player... Two-time NEWMAC Singles Player of the Week on September 21 and 28... Two-time NEWMAC Doubles Team of the Week on September 14 and October 19... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... Posted a 14-4 overall record at No. 1 singles, including a 12-3 record in dual match play and a perfect 6-0 mark in conference action... Won her first 11 singles decisions of the season and picked up wins over nationally-ranked Wellesley, Sewanee, Washington U., DePauw and Tufts... Finished with an 8-11 overall record in No. 1 doubles action... Earned nationally-ranked wins over Wellesley, Tufts and Vassar and was part of a second round NCAA Tournament victory over Skidmore by an 8-5 final.

2014-15: Played all season as MIT’s No. 1 player … All-American for a second straight season … NEWMAC Athlete of the Year … Academic All-NEWMAC … ITA Scholar Athlete … finished 15-10 in singles play and 19-10 in doubles … first team All-NEWMAC at No. 1 singles … second team All-NEWMAC at No. 1 doubles with Victoria Tam … … went 5-1 in NEWMAC play … picked up a pair of 6-0, 6-0 wins over her first three conference matches of the season … reached the Round of 16 of the ITA New England Regional Tournament in September … defeated opponents from Brandies and Tufts to gain the quarterfinal … only conference lost came in three sets against Babson (9/23) … won her final four singles matches in the spring season … included in that string were three wins at the NCAA Tournament against Franciscan (5/8), Mary Washington (5/9) and Washington & Lee (5/10) in which she dropped a total of four games … teaming with Tam in doubles the pair started the season with four straight conference wins … at the ITA Regional Championships the duo reached the quarterfinals with victories against duos from Tufts and Bowdoin … in the spring season the pair racked up victories against teams from nationally ranked squads from Brandeis (3/13), Chicago (3/23), Pomona-Pitzer (3/26) and Vassar (4/18).

2013-14: Immediately became one of the top players in the NEWMAC as a freshman … All-American in her first year … NEWMAC Rookie of the Year … ITA Scholar Athlete … finished 21-8 in singles play and 20-8 in doubles … led the team in wins in both singles and doubles … first team All-NEWMAC at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles with Victoria Tam … played her singles at either No. 1 or No. 2 … went 6-0 in NEWMAC play … started her career with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Emerson (9/7) … won her first five matches, including a 6-0, 6-0 decision against Springfield (9/15) … in her first outing in the No. 1 position she came from a set down to win against Tufts (10/8), 4-6, 6-0, 7-6 (7-2) … overall won 12 of her first 13 matches in the fall … in the spring she moved up the regional rankings with wins against opponents from four ranked teams … won all of those matches in straight sets against Bates (4/4), Trinity (4/5), Vassar (4/19) and Brandeis (4/22) … took a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 against Simmons (5/0) in the NCAA Tournament … selected to play at the NCAA Individual Championships … upset No. 4 seed Andrea Madrigal from the University of Le Verne in the opening round, 6-1, 6-3 … then came back against Bronte Goodjue of the University of the South for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 win to earn All-America honors … saw most of her action with Tam as the team’s primary No. 2 doubles team … duo finished 19-7, including a perfect 5-0 mark in NEWAMC play … duo won 12 of their first 13 matches together … in the spring the duo racked up wins against No. 2 doubles teams from nationally ranked Bates (4/4), Trinity (4/5), Vassar (4/19) and Brandeis (4/22)  … pair took an 8-0 win over Simmons (5/9) at the NCAA Tournament to help the Engineers advance to the third round.

Off The Court at MIT: Majoring in computer science and molecular biology … concentration in education … summer teacher at Sea Crest School … CodeHS tutor … completed a UROP in the Laboratory for Computational Biology and Biophysics … associate advisor … Society of Women Engineers Co-Chair of KEYs Outreach Program.

High School: A 2013 graduate of Sacred Heart Prep … three-time letterwinner in tennis … first team all-league and all-county … ranked 5th in USTA Northern California Girls 16s … placed second in a National Level 5 tournament … placed third in a National Level 4 tournament … reached quarterfinals of a National Level 3 tournament … Sportsmanship Award Winner at the Mission Peak Open … Intern at Sauce Labs … winner of the Santa Clara Valley Society of Women Engineers Scholarship … National Merit Commended Scholar … AP Scholar with Honor.