Chen and Cota pick up singles victories
First serve is set for 8:30 a.m. on Friday
The junior opened the fall with a flight championship for the third straight year
Play begins Friday morning at 9 a.m.
Consists of four tournaments
LA Tech falls short in first round of Conference USA Tournament to Charlotte
Lady Techsters defeat Lady Tigers, 7-0, on senior day
Lady Techsters remained undefeated at home with a 6-1 victory over the Lady Jacks
Lady Techsters win home opener over Bearkats, 6-1
Techsters shutout Tigers, 7-0, on senior day
Third Team All-Conference USA (Doubles)
SPRING 2017: Registered a 12-8 dual singles record, a new career high ... Went 4-6 at No. 2, 7-1 at No. 3 and 1-1 at No. 4 ... Opened the spring season with a 6-1, 6-2 victory versus Oral Roberts (1/20) ... Won lone C-USA match at UAB (2/4) by a final score of 6-1, 6-4 ... Had a season-best five-match winning streak, starting with an 0-6, 6-1, 6-4 win at South Alabama (3/3) for the team's lone point ... Was a 6-0, 6-2 winner at Tyler Junior College, the No. 1 ranked junior college team in the country ... Picked up a straight-sets win in the first round of the C-USA Tournament versus Charlotte (4/20) ... Recorded a 5-12 dual doubles record, teaming up with four different teammates ... Played primarily at the No. 2 position.
FALL 2016: Posted a team-best 6-2 mark in singles ... Defeated ULM's Luana Stanciu 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 to claim flight four title at Warhawk Classic Tournament ... After dropping opening match, won three straight to be co-consolation champion of B singles at ITA Southern Regionals ... Compiled a 7-2 doubles record, teaming with Nadja Manjon and Haley Ballinger ... Consolation champion in flight two doubles at Warhawk Classic Tournament ... Dominated flight three doubles with wins of 6-1, 6-3 and 6-0 to claim championship at Ragin' Cajun Invitiational.
SPRING 2016: Registered an 8-8 mark in dual singles ... Went 1-1 at No. 2, 2-2 at No. 3 and 5-5 at No. 4 ... Had a four-match winning streak from Feb. 14 through March 5, including a 6-1, 6-3 victory at Southern Miss ... Overpowered Lara Vovk of No. 45 Georgia State 6-1, 6-0 to help clinch the program's first win ever over a nationally-ranked opponent ... Pulled out a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win versus Charlotte's Sierra Stone in the first round win at the C-USA Tournament ... Partnered with Alexandra Starkova in doubles to go 10-8, playing all 18 matches from the No. 1 position ... Opened the spring with seven victories in the first eight matches ... Highlight win came at SMU, cruising to a 6-1 victory over the 52nd-ranked doubles team of Vaszilisza Bulgakova and Hristina Dishkova.
FALL 2015: Finished first fall season with an 11-3 singles record ... Opened LA Tech career by winning four matches, including a 6-4, 6-4 victory over McNeese State's Anastasija Trubich in the finals, to claim the title of Flight No. 3 at the Warhawk Invitational ... Defeated Arkansas' Nicole Breaux in straight sets in back draw of Flight No. 4 of SMU Invitational ... Won five straight matches with straight-set victories over Ole Miss, Louisiana-Lafayette, Samford and Mississippi State to reach the finals of the singles B main draw at the ITA Southern Regionals, besting Southern Miss' Alex Kitchen, 7-6, 6-2 to claim second title of the fall ... Picked up back draw win versus Stetson's Maja Salibasic, 7-6, 6-3 in Flight No. 2 at USTA Clay Court Invitational ... Partnered with Taly Merker, Alexandra Starkova and Marta Sramkova to go 5-6 in doubles ... Won back draw with Merker at Warhawk Invitational ... Notched 8-4 victory with Sramkova in Round of 32 over FGCU's Breana Stampfli/Joselyn Treyes in Flight No. 1 of USTA CCI.
Prior to LA Tech: Reached a high ITF ranking of 410th ... Won the bronze medal at 2015 Taiwan national high school championships ... Semifinalist at 2014 GreenMax Cup International Junior championships ... Winner of 2013 Nan Ying Cup International Junior championships.
Personal: Full name is Yu-Chia Chen ... Nickname is Sonia ... Has two siblings, Yu Ton and Wei Yu ... Born May 16, 1997.
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