Julie Chao

Julie  Chao


San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Westview HS






Bennett Named to All-Academic Squad for Third Time

Opens C-USA title defense on Friday

Chao match-by-match in 2010

Conference USA Player of the Week: (2/23/10)
2007, 2008 & 2009 All-Conference USA First Team (singles)
2008 All-Conference USA Third Team (Doubles)
2007 C-USA Freshman of the Year
2009, 2010 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal
2008, 2009, 2010 Conference USA All-Academic Team
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2008 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports-Scholar Award
2007, 2008, 2009 ITA Scholar Athlete

Posted an 8-13 singles mark, including a 6-12 record at No. 2... Earned C-USA Player of the Week honors following her clinching performance in the Owls upset of #18 Arkansas with a come-from-behind, three set win over Emily Carbone... Three-time All C-USA selection... Combined with Ana Guzman to be ranked 39th after posting a 15-6 record at No. 1 doubles... Finished with a 3-2 mark against ranked doubles opponents including a win over 16th ranked Irene Rehberger and Melissa Koning of South Florida... Won their final three doubles matches, including a pair of wins at the C-USA Championship by a combined score of 16-6. Compiled a 11-4 singles record during the fall ... advanced to the round of 16 at the Midland Invitational... Defeated Marie Pier Huet of Oklahoma (6-2, 6-2) to win the Flight Two of the Rice Classic on September 27... Reached the round of 16 at the ITA Texas Regional by defeating TCU's Megan Alexander in a pair of tiebreakers, 7-6 (5-0), 7-6 (3-0)... Dropped her opening match at the Baylor HEB Invitational, then won four straight in the consolation bracket before losing to Connor Vogel of Mississippi in the finals.

Tallied a 10-13 singles record, all from the No. 1 position ... helped lead the Owls to a 4-0 victory over Houston in the Conference USA Championships with a straight-set win over Lucy Forward (April 17) to put the Owls in their seventh straight conference semifinal Top match of the year may have been her marathon win over Kirsten Flower of 35th-ranked Ohio State.. dropped the first set 4-6, but took the second 7-6 (8-6) and then the tie-breaker 12-10.

Tallied a 15-7 singles record, all from the No. 1 position ... helped lead the Owls to a 4-3 victory over Houston in the Conference USA Championships with a straight-set win over Lucy Forward (April 18) ... led the Owls to its first-ever sweep of SMU with a straight-set victory over 88th-ranked Natalia Bubien (April 5) ... clinched the Owls' 4-3 victory over Alabama with an epic three-game decision over Tiffany Welcher (Feb. 10), 4-6, 7-6, 7-6 (7-1) ... won seven of 10 singles matches during the fall season ... named C-USA Player of the Month (September) after making the finals of the top flight at the 27th Annual Rice Classic (Sept. 21-23) dropping only 13 games over three victories.

Went 11-10 playing mostly at the No. 1 singles position en route to C-USA Freshman of the Year honors ... started the season ranked No. 26 in ITA Southwest region ...upset No. 43 ranked Darla Petrovic of No. 43 North Carolina State (Feb. 16) in straight sets 6-3, 6-2 ... nearly upset No. 2 ranked Megan Falcon of No. 47 LSU (Feb. 17) before falling in a super tiebreaker ... picked up a three-set win over Natalia Bubien 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 in Rice's 4-3 quarterfinal upset over No. 52 SMU (April 20) at the C-USA Championships ... earned a preseason ITA Southwest region ranking of No. 26 after posting an 8-10 fall singles mark ... teamed with Tiffany Lee for a 5-5 doubles record as the pair advanced to the Round of 16 at the ITA Southwest Regionals ... concluded fall season with a No. 10 regional doubles ranking with Lee.

2006 graduate of Westview High School in San Diego, Calif ... ranked among the Top 40 seniors in the country and was listed as a five-star recruit by TennisRecruiting.net ... ranked in the Top 25 USTA Girls 16 standings ... Player of the Year for San Diego in 2004 ... received the Southern California Sportsmanship Award in 2002 ... member of the California Scholastic Federation and LEO Club ... also recruited by Boston College, Purdue, Cal Poly, Colorado, and UCLA.

Daughter Derchang and Ting Chao ... born on March 31, 1988 ... has two brothers and one sister ... majoring in economics ... member of Will Rice College.

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