Women's Tennis

Cynthya Goulet
Cynthya Goulet


Longueuil, Quebec, Canada

High School:
De Mortagne





  • Put together Illinois' longest singles winning streak of the season--she won her last 15 matches of the year. Her 26-9 record was second-best on the team
  • Earned Illinois' best-ever individual ranking, No. 7 in doubles, along with partner Jennifer McGaffigan, in the midst of stretch during which the pair won 18 of 20 matches. The duo 28-10 on the season; along the way taking runner-up honors in the Midwest Region during the fall and advancing to the Round of 32 in the NCAA Doubles Tournament. The tandem's final ITA ranking was No. 19.
  • Won team awards for Most Improved and for having the best grade point average on the team--3.982; also had the top GPA of all U of I female student-athletes in her class, winning the Scholar-Athlete Award.
  • Received All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten distinction
  • Played No. 1 doubles and No. 3 singles for most of the season; her top singles win was over No. 77 Emma Murphy of San Diego; her top doubles triumph came with Jennifer McGaffigan against second-ranked Cristelle Grier and Jessica Rush in Illinois' upset of then-No. 7 Northwestern


  • named the squad's top scholar-athlete; did not compete in matches due to an NCAA eligibility technicality


  • Joined the Illini in at the beginning of the spring semester after graduating early from high school
  • Competed at the Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 5 positions in singles and at the No. 1 spot in the doubles lineup
  • Put together an 8-12 record overall in singles and was 3-5 in Big Ten singles play
  • Began her career strong, winning 5 of her first 6 matches
  • Compiled an 8-14 overall doubles mark while going 2-8 in the Big Ten
  • Named the squad's Player to Watch


  • Held ITF World Junior Ranking of #81 in doubles and #98 in singles
  • In 2001, won the U18 Canadian Indoor National doubles championship and placed second outdoors
  • Won U16 Canadian National Championship in singles in 1999
  • Member of Canadian U16 National team in 1999
  • Won ITF doubles event in Costa Rica in 2000
  • Won the doubles championship in the U16 Canadian Indoor and Outdoor National Championships in 2000
  • Has played in the Jr. Australian Open, Jr. US Open, and in other major ITF events in Europe and South America


  • Parents are Serge Goulet and Andree Dionne
  • Has two brothers, Steven, 20, and David, 19, who plays tennis at Tulane University
  • In 1999, won Governor's Medal, for having the highest GPA of her class in the province of Quebec
  • Biggest sports thrill is playing a big match in front of a crowd on stadium court, especially if it's a close match



Season Overall Big Ten 2001-02 8-12 3-5 2003-04 26-9 11-0 Fall, 2004 9-4 Totals 43-25 14-5


Season Overall Big Ten 2001-02 8-14 2-8 2003-04 29-11 8-3 Fall, 2004 10-5 Totals 47-30 10-11