Wendi Kong
Wendi Kong
Height: 5-8
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cupertino, Calif.
High School: Monta Vista
Major: Materials Science

2015-16: NEWMAC All-Conference First Team at No. 6 singles... Posted an 8-8 overall singles record, including 5-0 in league play and 4-0 at No. 6... Won her first seven singles matches, all by straight sets, including four 6-0, 6-0 wins... Defeated nationally-ranked Vassar by a 7-5, 6-1 final in mid-April... Posted an 8-12 record in doubles action, including 3-1 at No. 2 doubles... Picked up nationally-ranked wins over Tufts and Vassar... Earned an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles over Skidmore in the second round of the NCAA Tournament... Earned three wins in the NEWITT Tournament in mid-October.

2014-15: First team All-NEWMAC at No. 4 singles in her second season with the team … saw most of her action as a singles player … posted an 17-5 singles mark … 1-1 in doubles … led MIT in singles victories … started the fall season on a roll, winning her first 11 outings … did not drop a set until taking a 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 win against Tufts (10/8) … played in the No. 1 slot for the only time during the season at Clark (10/10) and came away with a 7-5, 5-7, 10-6 decision … finished the conference season with an 8-0 mark … it was the second straight season without a loss in NEWMAC singles play … started the spring season with three straight wins … included in that streak was a 6-0, 6-1 decision over #23 Brandeis (3/13) and a 6-4, 7-5 win over # 13 Chicago (3/23) … won her last three decisions of the season, including a 6-4, 6-0 win over #19 Mary Washington (5/9) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament … only doubles play of the season came at the NEWITT Tournament (10/17) when she and partner Rena Liu split a pair of matches against Springfield and Amherst.

2013-14: Stepped in as a freshman and posted the second-highest total of singles wins … first team All-NEWMAC at No. 6 singles … finished with an 18-8 singles mark … 1-2 in doubles … won her first collegiate outing with a 6-0, 6-0 decision against Emerson (9/7) … that was the start to a five-match win streak to start her season … went on to score 6-0, 6-0 conference wins against Clark (10/1) and Smith (10/12) … finished the conference season with a 7-0 record … helped MIT to the NEWMAC championship with a 6-2, 6-2 win against Wellesley (10/27) in the championship match … moved to the upper half of the singles flights in the spring season … scored her first win of the spring with a 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 against #30 Bates (4/4) … picked up another win at No. 2, taking a 6-2, 6-1 triumph against #29 Vassar (4/19) … followed that up with back-to-back 6-2, 6-2 wins at No. 2 against #22 Brandeis (4/22) and Simmons (4/25) …  played her only doubles of the season in the NEWITT (10/18) tournament in the fall … teamed with Elysa Kohrs to take an 8-4 win over a team from Brandeis.

Off The Court at MIT: Majoring in materials science … concentration in chemical engineering … internship at the Iberian Institute of Nanotechnology … research on Ring-Polymer Molecular Dynamics rate coefficient calculations and microchip intracellular drug delivery.

High School: A 2013 graduate of Monta Vista High School … four-time letterwinner in tennis … played No. 1 singles for two years … two-time captain of the team … high school team was undefeated for two years … ranked No. 3 in the Norcal region and No. 112 in the nation … won the 2010 SCVAL Championship … AP Scholar … National Merit.