Sara Steinberg of Wilton was recently honored as the first female recipient of the John G. Davis Tennis Award at The Harvey School in Katonah, N.Y.

The school has inscribed her name (and that of male recipient Alec Roslin) on the memorial plaque honoring the 1950 Harvey alumnus whose father, Dwight Filley Davis, is credited with establishing the Davis Cup in professional tennis.

Steinberg, a junior who transferred from Wilton High School to Harvey this year, played number-one singles for the Cavaliers, earning all-league honors in the Housatonic Valley Athletic League. She expressed both joy and surprise at being selected for the tennis program’s prestigious award.

“It is such an amazing feeling to be one of the first winners of the Davis Award. I’m happy to represent the Harvey tennis team and all of our hard work this season,” she said.

Steinberg helped lead the Cavaliers to a 9-5 record and to the semifinals of the HVAL playoffs, the farthest the Harvey girls have gone in their four-year history.

Before transferring to Harvey, Steinberg was a starter on the Wilton High varsity girls tennis team as a freshman and sophomore, helping the Warriors win the Class M state title in 2014. She earned all-FCIAC honorable mention as a sophomore, playing at second singles.