WONG'S CAREER RECORD
University of Washington
Valuable walk-on enters her third year after lettering her first two seasons ... led the team with 17 doubles wins last season ... during the fall, went 5-3 in singles and 2-5 in doubles.
Started every dual match for the Huskies, going 5-16 in singles predominantly at Nos. 4 and 5 ... was 2-0 in two matches at No. 6 singles, which happened to be UW's two Pac-10 wins over Oregon and Washington State ... defeated Arizona's Tina Razloznik at No. 5 singles in Pac-10 dual ... paired with Tara Simpson, was UW's most successful doubles team, going 11-10 in dual play and 3-1 in tournament action for a 14-11 overall record ... Wong and Simpson were 9-10 at No. 2 doubles at 2-0 at No. 3, and earned conference wins over Arizona State, Oregon, and Washington State ... with Simpson, won seven of first eight matches from the fall into the spring including a 3-0 mark at the Hawaii Tournament ... also was 3-3 with Allison Rainey, for a combined record of 17-14 ... Wong and Rainey made the semis of the Duck Classic in the fall.
Primarily played in the No. 5 spot (1-16)... won all games playing at No. 6 (3-0)... 0-2 versus ranked opponents... 8-21 overall singles record... won in the 1st round of the ITA NW Regional Championship...also moved on to the second round of the Husky Invitational...went 1-3 in the Wailea Classic... notched only singles point of the match against Rana El Derwy of BYU...played doubles in the No. 3 spot with Stephanie Svanfeldt going 3-11 and with Allison Rainey going 2-5... advanced into the second round of doubles play with Svanfeldt at the ITA NW Regional Championship.
Three-year letterwinner in tennis at West Seattle High School...named Seattle PI Spring Sports Most Valuable Player...as a sophomore won the 3A state singles title, while leading her squad to a third place state finish...third-place finisher in 2002 state singles championship...won Metro Doubles title as a junior...played 10 years for the Boeing Tennis Club and two years at the Seattle Tennis Club...also a two-year letterwinner in basketball.
Personal: Melinda M. Wong...daughter of Diane and Randy Wong...father is a fire fighter and played tennis at Seattle University...younger sister Alanna...interests include movies, music and spending time with friends.
Coach Hultquist on Wong:
"She has a great forehand, her forehand is a great weapon for us. She continues to work hard and I think she's going to see some action for us this year."
Getting to know... Melinda Wong
The one thing you can't live without: my family and friends
My teammates would describe me as: friendly
My dream job be: working with others
My dream car: white Denali
A talent I will never be famous for: juggling
Favorite TV Show: That 70s Show
Favorite Book: The Giving Tree
The person I admire most: my mom
When I was a kid I wanted to be: a pro tennis player
Favorite toy as a child: Barbie
Favorite thing you like about the UW: wearing purple
If I wasn't playing tennis I would be: with my friends
Favorite Actor/Actress: Vince Vaughn