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Yuki Chiang
Yuki Chiang

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Ojai, Calif.

High School:
Campbell Hall HS

Height:
5-9

Experience:
1V

07/07/2014

2013-14 Pepperdine Athletics Year in Review

The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.

05/23/2014

Capannolo, Chiang Exit NCAA Doubles Championship

Michaela Capannolo and Yuki Chiang end season with a 17-8 doubles record together.

05/22/2014

Capannolo and Chiang Pull off Upset at NCAA Doubles Championship

As the lowest ranked team in the draw, Capannolo and Chiang turn heads with the thrilling comeback victory.

05/10/2014

Waves Fall to Cal at NCAA Championship

Guillermo, Chiang and Capannolo will continue at the NCAA Singles & Doubles Championship, starting May 21.

05/09/2014

Waves Win Program-Record 15th Straight, Advance in Tournament

Pepperdine defeats LSU 4-1 to improve to 21-10 all-time in the first round of the NCAA Championship.

04/26/2014

Women's Tennis: 2014 WCC Tournament

Women's Tennis: 2014 WCC Tournament (Photos by Kyle Terada)

09/15/2013

Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational - Photos by Wallace Craig

Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational - Sept. 13-15, 2013 - Photos by Wallace Craig

CAREER: Represented the Waves at the 2014 NCAA Doubles Championship alongside Michaela Capannolo and reached the second round ... Member of the 2014 squad that won a program record 15 dual matches in a row.

PEPPERDINE 2013-14: All-WCC second team in doubles ... Earned WCC All-Tournament honors in singles ... Reached the second round of the NCAA Doubles Championship alongside Michaela Capannolo ... Went 21-9 (13-4 in duals) in singles as a freshman ... Posted a 20-10 (13-6 in duals) doubles record ... Entered the championship ranked #78 (by far the lowest in the 32-team field) and upset #30 Daneika Borthwick and Kerrie Cartwright of Florida State, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the opening round ... Fell to #5 Beatrice Capra and Hanna Mar of Duke in the second round ... Opened dual season ranked #40 alongside Capannolo ... Ranked #50 in final ITA doubles poll ... Listed at #6 in the Southwest regional doubles rankings ... Reached the doubles quarterfinal at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championship with Capannolo ... Posted a 2-5 record vs. ranked doubles opponents ... Reached as high as #117 in the ITA singles rankings ... 12-4 in singles while playing at No. 5, 1-0 from the No. 4 spot ... Went 17-8 overall with Capannolo, including 11-5 in duals ... Played mostly at No. 2, where the duo went 10-5 ...WCC Doubles Team of the Week along with Capannolo (2/11) ... Allowed just three games in three straight-set wins during a three-match road trip to the Pacific Northwest (4/3-5).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Campbell Hall High School in 2013 ... Spent one season playing on the varsity squad ... Won the Division I CIF-Southern Section Championship in 2012 ... Won the Junior Orange Bowl 14s division ... Five-star recruit according to tennisrecruiting.com and ranked as high as #16 in her class ... Won both the singles and doubles 16s brackets at the International Spring Championships after entering the tournament as a qualifier ... Won the singles and doubles brackets in the 18s division at the Long Beach National Championship.

PERSONAL: Born in Taipei, Taiwan ... Daughter of Robert and Fumie Chiang ... Younger sister to Momoko ... Mother also attended Pepperdine ... Cites father as her biggest hero because "he is a hard worker and always showed and taught me that nothing comes easy and that everything must be earned. He also taught me that if I set my mind to it and work hard, that anything is possible."

FAVORITES: Favorite pro athletes are Roger Federer, Derek Jeter and Kim Clijsters ... Favorite pro teams are the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Lakers ... Loves reading and a fan of all movie genres, with the exception of horror ... Favorite tv show is NCIS ... Enjoys playing all sports as a way to stay active with family and friends.

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