Defne Olcay
Defne Olcay
Height: 5-4
Year: So.
Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey
High School: Enka Okullari
Major: Undeclared
Parents: Ozhan Olcay

Sophomore (2018-19):

ITA All-American in doubles…All-University Athletic Association First Team for No. 1 doubles…Posted an 18-12 record in singles and ranked second on the team with 24 doubles wins, going 24-13…During the fall, she advanced to the semifinals in both the singles and doubles draws of the ITA South Region Championships…Captured All-America honors for the first time in the spring, advancing to the NCAA Division III Doubles quarterfinals with Ysabel Gonzalez-Rico…Tabbed as the UAA Athlete of the Week for the first time on March 11th.

Freshman (2017-18):

Olcay was one of three Eagles to record at least 19 singles victories on the season for the Eagles, finishing her rookie campaign with a 19-9 record to go along with a 6-9 mark in doubles. Olcay was named to the UAA All-Tournament after posting a 3-0 record in three singles matches to help Emory to its sixth straight conference title. In the fall, Olcay reached the Round of 16 in the singles draw and the semifinals of the doubles competition with Daniela Lopez of the ITA South Regional Tournament. In the NCAA tournament, she went 2-1 in four matches, collecting straight set wins over Chicago and Middlebury.

Career Record:

SINGLES TOTAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tour Final Nat'l Rank Final Reg. Rank
2017-18 19-9 -- -- 1-0 2-0 8-5 1-0 7-4 NR NR
2018-19 18-12 2-0 2-1 7-5 -- -- -- 7-6 39th 10th
Total 37-21 2-0 2-1 8-5 2-0 8-5 1-0 14-10  
DOUBLES TOTAL 1 2 3   Tour Final Nat'l Rank Final Reg. Rank
2017-18 6-9 -- -- 0-2 6-7 NR NR
2018-19 24-13 15-7 1-0 -- 8-6 4th 1st
Total 30-22 15-7 1-0 0-2 14-13  


2017-18 UAA All-Tournament Team No. 5 Singles
2018-19 ITA All-America Doubles
NCAA Division III Championships Participant Doubles (Quarterfinals)
All-University Athletic Association First Team No. 1 Doubles
ITA Atlantic South Regional Player to Watch

Prior to Emory:

Was a four-year member of the Enka Okullari tennis program in Instabul, Turkey...Served as a team captain as a senior...Ranked as the team's no.-1 singles and doubles player all four seasons...ITF doubles champion in 2014 and 2015...Member of 2014 National tennis team member...Earned High Honors for all four years.


Born on September 3rd...Daughter of Ozhan Olcay.

Why she chose Emory?

"I chose Emory for the combination of athletics and academics."