Women's Tennis



 Patricia Chien
Patricia Chien

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dixon, Calif.

High School:
Dixon HS

Height:
5-4


This Season: A three-year starter at the number one position. She will continue to be a big part of the Cowgirl line-up, while bringing the most experience and leadership to the team. Struggled with some injuries during the fall. She went 1-4 in singles play and 4-2 in doubles play. She and doubles partner Karolina Rowinski had a big win over the ninth seeded team of Kim Hartmann and Milena Schulz-Gartner of Nebraska at the Central Regional Tournament to move on to the Round of 16 in the Main Draw. Ranks fifth all-time coming in to the season with 49 career singles wins.

Junior (2004-05): Completed the fall season with a 5-7 singles record, while going 3-8 in doubles play. In the Central Regional Touranment, Chien and partner Karolina Rowinski upset the number one ranked team of Kirchem and Zhurin from CSU to advance to the second round of the Main Draw. In singles play, she went 16-16 overall, 11-9 during the spring and 2-4 in Mountain West Conference play. With two doubles partners finished with an overall record of 15-17, while going 15-14 with partner Karolina Rowinski, mostly at the second position. Earned Academic All-Conference and Scholar Athlete honors for the third time in her career.

Sophomore (2003-04): Started off the fall season strong with an 8-4 singles record, which helped her earn a spot in the Central Regional Championship Main Draw. Won four of her last five singles matches to close out the fall. She and doubles partner Karolina Rowinski completed the fall with a 5-5 doubles mark. In singles play, she finished her sophomore campaign with an overall mark of 16-17 at the number one spot. With three different doubles partners, Chien went 17-15 for the 2003-04 season. Earned Academic All-Conference and Scholar Athlete honors for the second straight year.

Freshman (2002-03): She opened up her freshman campaign with a solid 6-4 singles mark and won her first match of her college career against Kristin Mears of UNC-Wilmington (9/21/02). Participated in the Central Regional Championships Qualifying round by opening up with two victories before falling in the round of 16. Ended her first year with a 16-17 overall record at the number one position. She and doubles partner Kati Gyulai finished with a 10-17 mark. A first time Academic All-Conference and Scholar Athlete selection.

High School: An All-City and All-Conference selection at Davis Senior High School in Davis, California. She was a Conference and Delta League champion, along with being selected Most Valuable Player. Chien was also ranked seventh in the Northern California sectional and in the top 200 nationally in Girls 16 singles play and fourth in the Northern California sectional and Top 200 nationally in Girls 18 singles play. An excellent student, she was a member of the honor roll throughout high school. Chose Wyoming over several schools.

Personal: Born May 8, 1984 in Anaheim, Calif. The daughter of Jason and Catherine Chien. She has two sisters. Majoring in textiles and merchandising.

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