Women's Tennis



Heather Steinbauer
Heather Steinbauer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Woodlands, Texas

High School:
The Woodlands College Park

Last College:
Vanderbilt

Height:
5-8

Experience:
2L


04/19/2012

SMU Falls 4-2 To UCF In C-USA Championship

No. 56 Cieplucha Wins At No. 1 Singles; Fayner Wins At No. 2 Singles

04/08/2012

No. 52 Cieplucha And Fayner Win As SMU Drops Decision Vs. UCF

Seniors Steinbauer And Turpin Honored Before The Match

04/06/2012

No. 52 Edyta Cieplucha Improves To 16-7 As Mustangs Fall 4-3 At UTA

Elena Fayner And Heather Steinbauer Also Get Victories

03/28/2012

Women's Tennis Swept By No. 45 TCU

03/27/2012

205 SMU Student-Athletes Named To C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

2011-12 (Senior): Had one win in doubles over a ranked duo as her and Edyta Cieplucha won 8-5 against the No. 35 pair from Princeton...Singles: Went 6-12 with a 5-10 dual match record...Won four straight matches from Feb. 25 vs. Auburn to March 4 against No. 55 Princeton...Doubles: Finished 4-12 partnering with Edyta Cieplucha (3-9), Shahzoda Hatamova (1-1) and Ashley Turpin (0-2).

2010-2011 (Junior):
ITA Ranking: Reached as high as No. 29 in doubles with Marta Lesniak and No. 80 with Edyta Cieplucha... Started the fall season ranked No. 117 in singles... Honors: All-Conference USA third team singles... Milestones and Records: Ties at No. 6 for the most SMU Team Doubles Victories in a season with 20 wins... NCAA Champioship - Team: Won at No. 4 singles and at No. 2 doubles in the first-round victory over No. 31 Texas A&M... Lost in both singles at No. 4 and doubles at No. 2 in the second-round win against No. 12 Florida State... DNF doubles and lost singles at in the round of 16 loss against No. 7 Baylor... Singles: Went 22-13 with a 18-9 dual record... Was 11-6 at No. 3 and 7-3 at No. 4... Posted a 0-3 record against nationally ranked... Doubles: Finished 29-8 with three different teammates... Was 20-6 in dual matches at No. 2 with Edyta Cieplucha and 8-2 in tournament play with Marta Lesniak... Went 2-1 against ranked opponents.

Heather Steinbauer


Summer 2010: Won a pair of matches at the U.S. Open Qualifier at Arlington Tennis Center on June 23...Topped Kenna Kilgo of Midway, Texas, 6-4, 6-3, in opening-round play and then former Texas A&M standout and current TCU Assistant Coach Sarah Foster Gray, 6-0, 6-4, to reach the tournament's quarterfinals.

2009-10 (Sophomore):Finished 13-9 in singles to up career mark to 33-17...was 6-3 in dual meets, going 2-2 at No. 3, 1-0 at No. 4, 2-1 at No. 5, and 1-0 at No. 6... Was 14-13 in doubles for the year...Fall: Went 7-6 in singles and 13-6 in doubles during the fall ... teamed with Erica Robertson to go 9-2 in doubles ... won doubles titles at Kentucky Invite and Ohio Valley Regional ... clinched a spot in the ITA National Indoor Doubles Championships after going 5-0 to win the Ohio Valley Regional.

2008-09 (Freshman): Finished the season ranked 41st in doubles by the ITA after being ranked as high as 38th... went a team-best 8-1 in singles play against the SEC during the regular season ... won her first seven singles matches against SEC opponents ... clinched three dual match wins for Vanderbilt in a 10-day span, earning SEC Freshman of the Week honors for the first week of April ... defeated Alabama's Shelley Godwin to clinch the second match in three days as the `Dores upended the 17th-rated Crimson Tide, 5-2 on Mar. 29 ... registered an impressive three-set comeback win over Ole Miss' Abigail Guthrie to seal the win for VU against the 27th-ranked Rebels ... finished a team-best 12-4 in singles play during the dual season ... split time playing at No. 5 and No. 6 singles positions during the spring ... teamed with fellow freshman Jackie Wu at No. 1 doubles, posting six wins during the spring, including three over ranked tandems ... upset Princeton's 26th-ranked tandem of Hilary Bartlett and Taylor Marable in VU's 5-2 dual win over the Tigers on Mar. 18.

Prep/Juniors: Won Texas State Championship in Class 5A ... ranked No. 1 in the state of Texas by tennisrecruiting.net ... top-30 national recruit according to tennisrecruiting.net ... ranked as high as No. 1 in the nation in doubles play as a junior ... reached the finals of the Junior National Open in May 2007 ... chose Vanderbilt over Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and TCU.

Personal: Heather Maree Steinbauer ... born September of 1989 ... daughter of Mark and Lisa Steinbauer ... has two sisters, Sarah and Rachel.


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