Women's Tennis Announces Class of 2014

PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania's head coach of women's tennis, Sanela Kunovac, has announced her incoming athletes for the 2010-11 season. Four players will join the Penn women's tennis roster this fall as freshmen.

"Penn Women's Tennis is proud to announce the Class of 2014," said Kunovac, who will enter her second season as the program's head coach in 2010-11. "By becoming members of this young Penn team, the four incoming freshmen will have an exciting opportunity to greatly contribute to the success and help shape the future of the program. The coaching staff has set a high bar for Class of 2014, and we are confident that their experiences and achievements, on and off the tennis court, have prepared them well to excel in the competitive environments of Penn academics and Ivy League tennis. We are very excited to welcome this talented group of athletes to our Penn family, and we are looking forward to their future accomplishments."

LAUREN BRIDGES
Villanova, Pa./Radnor
High School: Lettered four times in tennis ... Helped team to semifinal round of 2009 PIAA State Team Championships ... District I finalist and state quarterfinalist at PIAA Singles Championships 2008 and 2009 ... Team MVP from 2006-09 ... U.S. Marine Corps Outstanding Athlete Award in 2010 ... National Honor Society member ... Activities chair for Service Board Club ... Goodstein Junior Leaders ... Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation member.
Personal: Daughter of Renee and Charles Bridges ... Will enroll in the Wharton School of Business.

STEPHANIE DO
Dallas, Texas/The Hockaday School
High School: Lettered twice in tennis, twice in track & field, and four times in cross country ... In tennis, helped team to Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) title in 2010 ... Two-time SPC All-Conference and team MVP ... Hockaday Community Service Award recipient ... Honor roll student ... Spanish Honor Society member ... Helen Lorenz Award recipient for foreign language distinction ... Technology Board and Student Council member ... Cum Laude Society member.
Personal: Daughter of Denise and Steve Do ... Will enroll in the Wharton School of Business.

CONNIE HSU
San Antonio, Texas/ECOT
High School: Currently ranked in singles and doubles by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ... 2005 and 2007 Player of the Year Award from the Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association ... Overall Sportsmanship Award from USTA Zonal Team Championship ... Two Sportsmanship Awards from Midwest Sectional ... Singles winner and doubles finalist at Veracruz, Mexico ITF event in December 2009 ... 2005 and 2010 ECOT Eagle Pride Awards for Academic Excellence ... Volunteer in Clermont County Public Library and Comal County Senior Citizen Center.
Personal: Daughter of Li Hsia Lin and Chiou Kuo Hsu ... Will enroll in the College of Arts and Sciences.

JAIME YAPP-SHING
Miami, Fla./Ransom Everglades
High School: Lettered seven times in tennis at Ransom Everglades ... Three-year captain ... Helped team to six straight county and regional championships (2005-10) and three state titles (2005, 06, 08) ... Four-time individual state champion (2005-08) ... Five-time first-team all-county in singles (2006-10) and doubles (2005-09) ... Two-time All-Sport Sportsmanship Award recipient ... Four-time team MVP ... 2006 team Most Outstanding Player and 2005 team Rookie of the Year ... At USTA level, two-time Bronze Ball winner (16s and 18s) and one Silver Ball (14s) at Nationals ... Sportsmanship Award recipient at 2008 Florida Bush Open ... Mu Alpha Theta ... Spanish Honor Society member ... Leadership and Diversity Council secretary ... Miami Herald Scholar-Athlete Award.
Personal: Daughter of Geraldine and Andrew Yapp-Shing ... Will enroll in the Wharton School of Business.