Rachel Kahan
Rachel Kahan
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 802.443.5339
Email: rkahan@middlebury.edu
Alma Mater: Duke '15
Years at Middlebury: 4

Kahan was named the head women's tennis coach in the spring of 2018. She had served in an interim role since July of 2017, and was an assistant coach with the program for the 2016-17 season. Kahan is a 2015 graduate of Duke University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in marketing.

During the 2017-18 season, Kahan guided the Panthers to the NCAA Semifinals, finishing with a then program single-season tying 17 wins (17-4). Middlebury also advanced to the NESCAC Championship match. Last spring, Middlebury returned to the NESCAC Championship match and made its fourth-straight appearance in the NCAA Semifinals with a program single-season record 19 wins (19-3). The Panthers also had two doubles pairs play their way into the NCAA Semifinals in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Kahan came to Middlebury from the Spearman Clubs in California where she coached numerous leagues as well as performing the club's marketing.

Originally from Unionville, Connecticut, Kahan graduated from the Laurel Springs School in Ojai, California before accepting a Division I scholarship to Duke. She won the New England United States Open Qualifier Tournament in 2010, while participating in the Pilot Pen Pro Tournament at Yale in 2009.

In 2008, Kahan posted wins against International Tennis Federation (ITF) juniors ranked No. 1, No. 10 and No. 40 in the world. She was the top-ranked player in New England for the organization from 2005-07.

While at Duke, Kahan finished an incredibly successful career by earning the second-most Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) singles wins (36) of any student-athlete in Duke history. In her first season, she posted a record of 31-1 and a perfect 11-0 in conference play on her way to being named the ACC Rookie of the Year. She posted singles marks of 26-5 as a sophomore and 20-6 during her senior campaign, missing her junior year due to injury. As a Blue Devil, she accumulated an overall singles record of 77-12 and a 44-22 mark in doubles. Kahan was ranked as high as 77th by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) at the conclusion of her rookie year.