Venise Chan Makes Quarters Of Pro Tourney In China
Top Husky women's tennis player Venise Chan just wrapped up a quarterfinal run in a pro tourney near her Hong Kong home this week, which included an upset of the tournament's No. 1 seed.
Chan, a junior-to-be who finished the 2009 season ranked 25th in the NCAA, went 2-1 this week in a 10,000 dollar level tourney in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. In the first round she defeated Nan-Nan Zhang, 7-5, 6-4. Next she faced top-seeded Seiko Okamoto, a 31-year-old pro who has been ranked in the top-200 in both singles and doubles in her career. Chan earned a 6-2, 6-3 win over the veteran.
In Thursday's quarterfinal, Chan faced a 15-year-old qualifier who has gone undefeated in junior play this year. Haochen Tang overcame Chan, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the semis.
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