Yu Chen Season 2020-21

Yu Chen Season 2020-21

ClassJunior
HometownJinzhang City, China

CoSIDA Academic All-District (2022)
ITA Scholar-Athlete (2022)
SEC Academic Honor Roll (2020, 2021, 2022)


As a Senior
Spring 2022:
Shared team lead in singles wins with a 29-11 overall record; went 4-5 in doubles ... In dual matches, went 21-5 in singles ... Posted an 11-2 mark in SEC play ... Was rock solid at the No. 6 position through the regular season; moved to No. 5 in the postseason ... With the team match tied 3-3 against Georgia Tech in the NCAA Round of 32, provided the clinching win with a 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Rosie Garcia Gross, sending the Tigers to the Super Regional ... Also clinched the regular-season win over Georgia Tech, defeating Kate Sharabura 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 ... Provided six clinching points on the year ... Secured the win over Clemson with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Lana Sipek ... Defeated Maialen Morante 6-2, 6-2 to clinch a win over Kentucky ... Clinched both matches in the Magnolia State, defeating MSU's Marta Falceto 6-1, 6-4 and Ole Miss' Elysia Pool 2-6, 6-0, 6-4 to keep Auburn unbeaten in league play to that point ... Finished Auburn career with 73 singles wins, good for 12th all-time ... Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District team ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Graduated from Auburn in August 2022.

Fall 2021: Played in four fall tournaments ... Went 6-6 in singles and 4-4 in doubles ... Went 2-1 in singles at the SMU Red & Blue Challenge ... Defeated No. 89 Jackie Nylander of SMU, 6-3, 6-1 ... Also posted a 2-1 singles mark at the UNF Fall Invitational ... Went 2-0 in doubles at the UNF tournament, teaming with North Florida's Davis for a pair of matches ... Ranked No. 116 in singles to begin the fall season.

As a Junior
Spring 2021:
Went 5-13 in singles and 6-9 in doubles during the spring dual match season ... Ranked as high as No. 94 in singles ... Played primarily at the No. 2 singles position ... Picked up three singles wins in SEC play ... Defeated 30th-ranked Megan Davies of South Carolina, 6-4, 6-4 ... Downed Florida's Marlee Zein, 6-3, 6-2, to help the Tigers to their first-ever win over the Gators ... Earned team point against Arkansas with 6-4, 6-4 win over Kelly Keller ... Played doubles with Anastasia Astakhova during second half of season, earning three SEC doubles wins and another in the SEC Tournament ... Ranked No. 11 in singles in final ITA Southern Regional rankings ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Fall 2020: Went 7-2 in singles and 3-5 in doubles during the fall season, all against SEC opponents ... Ended fall season on five-match winning streak in singles ... Went 3-0 at June Stewart Invitational and 2-1 at both Music City Scramble and SEC Challenge ... Recorded 3-0 record in doubles playing with Carolyn Ansari.

As a Sophomore
Spring 2020
: Ranked as high as No. 123 nationally in singles ... Went 5-6 in dual singles matches and 3-4 in dual doubles matches ... Won five straight singles matches to open February ... Provided clinching singles point in win over Arizona with 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Abby Amos at the No. 3 spot ... Earned win at No. 3 singles over Wake Forest's Saby Nihalani, 6-2, 7-6 ... Helped Auburn to doubles point and eventual win at Kentucky, teaming with Carolyn Ansari for 6-3 win at No. 3 doubles spot ... Clinched doubles point against South Carolina with 7-6 (4) win, rallying from 5-3 down and fighting off three match points ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Fall 2019: Went 15-4 in singles and 6-8 in doubles during fall tournament season ... Won first 10 singles matches of the fall ... Captured flight titles at Rice Invitational and H-E-B Invitational ... Went 3-1 at ITA Southern Regional and 2-1 at Seminole All-Conference Showdown ... Posted 2-1 record with Lindsay Song at both H-E-B Invitational and Seminole All-Conference Showdown.

As a Freshman:
Spring 2019: Enrolled at Auburn in January ... Went 12-10 in singles and 12-12 in doubles ... Played mostly at the No. 5 and 6 spot in singles and No. 3 doubles ... Provided the clinching point in Auburn's win over No. 13 Georgia Tech (1/27) with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 win over Valeriya Deminova ... Won her first five singles matches that were played to completion ... Defeated Texas A&M's Lucia Quiterio 6-4, 7-6 (6) for her first SEC win ... Picked up three more singles wins in SEC play, defeating opponents from Kentucky, Mississippi State and Missouri ... Played doubles at the No. 3 spot for the first 16 matches of the year with Alannah Griffin and Lindsay Song, then moved into the No. 2 spot with Jaeda Daniel for most of the rest of the season ... Had a four-match doubles winning streak in SEC play with victories over Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Alabama and Tennessee.