Sonia Chen
Sonia  Chen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Taichung, Taiwan

High School:
National Nanke International Experimental HS

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
05/16/1997

Experience:
3L

05/02/2018

@LATechSports Celebrates Year with Techspys

Lady Techsters, Bulldogs combine for another stellar season

04/19/2018

Season Ends for LA Tech with Loss to WKU

Lady Techsters finish 2018 spring season with a 9-12 record

04/18/2018

LA Tech Battles WKU in First Round of C-USA Tournament

First serve is set for 8 a.m. CT on Thursday

04/13/2018

LA Tech Falls, 5-1, to No. 25 Baylor

Lady Techsters fall to 9-10 on the spring season

04/12/2018

@LATechSports Student-Athletes Earn C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

144 Tech athletes earn a spot on the academic list

03/30/2018

LA Tech vs. Arkansas State 3/30/18

Lady Techsters pick up seventh win of the season, downing the Red Wolves 5-2

03/12/2018

LA Tech vs. Grambling State 3/12/18

Lady Techsters extend home winning to nine with 6-1 win

03/11/2018

LA Tech vs. Incarnate Word 3/11/18

Andrea Perez-Lopez wins in three sets, clinches 4-3 win for Lady Techsters

02/18/2018

LA Tech vs. Texas State 2/18/18

Lady Techsters took on the Bobcats in their home opener

10/29/2017

Bearkat Invitational Oct. 28-29

Lady Techsters conclude fall season in Huntsville with 14 singles wins and five doubles wins

2017
ITA Southern Regionals Singles B Draw Champion
2016

Third Team All-Conference USA (Doubles)
2015
ITA Southern Regionals Singles B Draw Champion

SPRING 2018:
Posted a team-best 13-4 dual singles record with the 13 victories being a new career high ... Played throughout the lineup, going 0-1 at No. 1, 2-1 at No. 2, 4-0 at No. 3, 4-2 at No. 4 and 3-0 at No. 5 ... Reeled off a 12-match winning streak, tying the program record ... Dropped only two total sets during the streak that lasted from Feb. 18 to April 7 ... Went 2-2 in conference matches, including a 7-6, 6-3 win at Florida Atlantic (3/3) and a 6-1, 6-0 victory over UTEP (4/7) ... Also registered a team-best 11-4 dual doubles record, teaming up with two different teammates ... Played mostly with Claudia Oravcova, putting together a 10-3 mark at No. 3.

FALL 2017:
Recorded a team-best 11-1 singles record ... Won flight two championship at ULM Invitational, defeating McNeese State 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (8) in the finals ... Registered four straight victories, including a 6-3, 6-2 win over UAB, to become the ITA Southern Regionals B Draw champion ... Went 3-0 at Bearkat Invitational to win flight two championship ... Posted a 6-5 record in doubles, partnering with Andrea Perez-Lopez, Nadja Manjon and Karla De La Luz Montalvo ... Teamed up with Montalvo to defeat Alabama, 8-6, to advance to back draw semifinals at ITA Southern Regionals ... Won flight two championship with Montalvo at Bearkat Invitational with 3-0 mark.

SPRING 2017:
Registered a 12-8 dual singles record ... 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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