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Christie Wan
Player Profile:
Christie Wan 3118103
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Rowland Heights, Calif.
High School: Sunny Hills H.S.
Major: Enrolled at Columbia College
Experience: High School

HIGH SCHOOL

 

A 2017 graduate of Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, Calif., where she played tennis for head coach John Woolridge … Attended and played tennis her first two seasons at Whittier Christian High School … Concluded prep career ranked as the nation’s No. 18 player in her class by tennisrecruiting.net, the No. 3 player in the Southwest and No. 3 player in California … Overall record was 9-4 with a perfect 5-0 record vs. 5-star players … Won the 2015 USTA National Open championship … Won the Fullerton Junior Tennis Tournament G18 doubles title in 2016 … Captured the Oracle ITA Masters Los Angeles Regional Championship in 2016 … Advanced to the finals of the Southern California mixed 18 doubles and G18 doubles sectionals in 2016 … Claimed third place in doubles at the USTA National selection (L2) in Palm Springs in 2016 … Advanced to finals of the women’s open doubles and mixed doubles of the Michael Chang Tennis Classic in 2016 … Won G18 championship of the USTA National Selection (Level 2) in Midland, Texas in 2015 … Appeared in the finals of doubles competition at the Orange County JP Yamasaki in 2015 … Semifinalist at the Southern California Sectional doubles (Level 1) in 2015 … Also in 2015, finished in third place in the Henry Talbot Junior Championships in singles, third place at the USTA National Warm-Up Tournament in singles and claimed the Glendora Women’s Open title … Named the 2016 All-American Player of the Year … Three-time All-American Award honoree (2014-16) … CIF Individual Southern Section Champion (2016) and two-time finalist (2015 and 2016) … Four-time singles league champion … Two-time Freeway League Most Valuable Player and two-time singles champion (2015 and 2016) … Earned the Sunny Hills High School Scholar-Athlete Award as both a junior and senior … Two-time team MVP … Two-time Olympic League Most Valuable Player and singles champion (2013 and 2014) … Two-time team Heralds MVP and team MVP at Whittier Christion … Graduated from Sunny Hills H.S. with high honors … Involved in volunteer activities including the Los Angeles Marathon and Santa Monica 10k run and the USTA NetGen Ambassador.

 

PERSONAL

 

Born Christie Wan on April 29, 1999 in Monterey Park, Calif. … Daughter of Jonathan Wan and Sharon Fung … Father is CEO, Founder and President of Ufoplay Interactive Games, CEO, Founder and President of Tommo, Inc., CEO of Humongous Entertainment and mother works in real estate investment … Both parents attended the University of Southern California … Hobbies and interests include photography, traveling and business … Began playing tennis when her family received a brochure promoting a small tennis clinic … Favorite sports figure is Roger Federer … Person in history she would most like to meet: former Columbia student Amelia Earhart … Chose Columbia for its amazing location in New York City, top-notch tennis program, Ivy League education, diversity and endless opportunities that the school provides … Has future plans to work in investment banking on Wall Street … Committed to Columbia in November 2016 … Chose Columbia over offers from Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, California, Southern California and Northwestern … Intends to major in Economics … Enrolled at Columbia College.

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