HONORS AT RICE
2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2007, 2008 & 2009 ITA Scholar Athlete
2009-10 SEASON (SENIOR)
Tied for second on the team with a 14-7 mark in singles, including an 11-6 mark at No. 5... Won her last three and seven of her last 10 to finish her career with 51 wins in singles... Posted a 3-1 mark against conference foes and added another win (and an unfinished match) at the conference championship... Posted a 14-6 doubles record with Rebekka Hänle at No. 3. Posted a 10-4 singles record... Won the Flight Five singles at the Rice Tennis Classic, bouncing back from an opening set loss to defeat Sandra Zmak of DePaul 1-6, 6-4, 6-0... Advanced to the championship of the Alonti Cougar Fall Draw Singles B Flight before falling to Angelika Jogasuria of Akron.... Teamed with Varsha Shiva-Shankar to post an 8-4 fall mark.... Duo reached the semifinals of the Midland Invite doubles.
2008-09 SEASON (JUNIOR)
Finished the year 13-8 in singles, including an 8-5 mark at the No. 4 spot... Teamed with Jessica Jackson to finish 7-4 at No. 2 doubles... Compiled a 5-4 singles mark during the fall ... split a pair of matches at the Midland Invitational (Oct. 10) ... went 3-0 to take the Flight 4 title at the Holiday Inn Astrodome Rice Classic (Oct. 17-19) ... went 1-3 at the Wilson ITA Southwest Regional Championships (Oct. 24-26) ... teamed with Alex Rasch for a 2-1 record at the Wilson ITA Southwest Regional Championships (Oct. 24-26).
2007-08 SEASON (SOPHOMORE)
Posted a 14-7 singles record, including a 14-6 mark from the No. 4 position ... contributed to the Owls' first-ever sweep of SMU with a hard-fought three-set win over Nicole Briceno (April 5) ... the win was her ninth-straight victory ... teamed with Tiffany Lee for a 12-8 doubles record, all from the No. 2 position ... the pair combined to win their last six matches ... compiled a 4-8 singles record during the fall season ...
2006-07 SEASON (FRESHMAN)
Turned in a 10-9 singles record with most of her decisions coming at the No. 5 position ... pieced together four consecutive wins (Jan. 27-Feb. 4), including back-to-back three-set road wins against opponents from No. 53 Tulsa (Feb. 3) and No. 48 Oklahoma State (Feb. 4) ... went 8-9 with Dominique Karas at No. 2 doubles ... won three of four decisions against ranked foes (Feb. 4-16), including tight victories against No. 48 Oklahoma State (Feb. 4) and No. 43 North Carolina State (Feb. 16) ... two of her three matches at C-USA Championships (April 19-21) were unfinished tied or with the lead ... earned an ITA Southwest Region preseason ranking of No. 30 after leading the Owls with a 9-7 fall singles record.
2006 graduate of Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, Calif. ... four-year letterwinner for head coach Anne Meigs and the Falcons ... ranked among the Top 40 seniors in the country and was listed as a five-star recruit by TennisRecruiting.net ... led team to undefeated records all four years ... won the CIF Team Championships and finished second at nationals ... CIF individual champion as both a sophomore and junior ... named San Diego Union-Tribune academic captain for tennis.
Daughter of Shaw and Mei Lin ... born on Dec. 29, 1987 ... has one brother ... major is undecided ... member of Hanszen College.
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