ITA Rookie of the year Maegan Deng | Redlands

ita rookie of the year

This season, Maegan Deng posted a 13-6 singles record (11-5 in duals) and a 16-8 doubles record (11-6 in duals). Deng's singles wins include beating opponents ranked at No. 14, 15, 24 and 31 and in doubles No. 6, 10 and 12. Her only losses were from players ranking in the top 7 of the ITA Rankings.

In the latest ITA rankings, Deng came in at No. 11 nationally in singles and No. 13 nationally in doubles.

A quote From the Head Coach

“Playing #1 singles and doubles is a gauntlet, especially in the SCIAC and especially with the non-conference schedule we played this season. Maegan held down both spots all season for us with poise that you would not believe from a first year, battling day after day with the best players in the country.

Beyond what you see on the stat sheet, Maegan is a tough competitor who never gives up in the heat of a battle, yet always shows grace and kindness to her opponents in the moment following a match. Maegan is the most selfless person you will ever meet and she always puts her teammates and the team first. The lineup spot meant nothing to her; she just wanted an opportunity to help the team and help her teammates be successful. Maegan did that and then some this season, and we are so amazed by all she brings every day to improve our program and brighten the day of everyone around her.” - Head Coach Jake De Vries