Men's Tennis / Sophomore / Johns Creek, Ga.
Jeremy Yuan is a sophomore on the UChicago men's tennis team. The No. 2-ranked Maroons went 2-0 over the weekend by beating No. 12-ranked Case Western Reservev University (9-0) and No. 6-ranked Washington University - St. Louis (5-4). Yuan went 2-0 at No. 2 singles and 1-1 at No. 3 doubles, including the clinching win versus WashU. He leads the team in singles wins at 20-6 to go with a 19-8 doubles mark.
Head Coach Jay Tee: "Jeremy Yuan continued his clutch play by clinching a 5-4 win over WashU on Senior Day by a score of 6-4, 6-7, 6-4. With the score tied 4-4 and only his match remaining, Jeremy dug out of a 1-4 deficit in the third set by reeling off five-straight games to clinch the victory for his team. In addition, the team’s win wrapped up the No. 1 seed for the UAA Tournament next weekend and concluded an undefeated UAA regular season record (5-0)."
Teammate Charlie Pei: "The moment Jeremy stepped on campus, we knew he was an incredibly skilled and talented tennis player. What we soon learned was that he is also an incredible teammate and arguably the clutchest tennis player UChicago tennis has ever had, and this was seen in his come-from-behind victory in the deciding match against WashU this past weekend. While things started to look bleak when Jeremy was down 4-1 in the third set, I knew that Jeremy wouldn't go down without a fight and he showed tremendous heart and determination to fight all the way back and win for his team on Senior Day. Jeremy's effort against WashU was inspiring, but his energy and fight on court the entire weekend helped guide the team to two huge conference victories. For me personally, playing on the court next to Jeremy for all four of my matches this weekend was extremely helpful and his presence is always calming and allows his teammates to play with confidence knowing he will always compete hard and do whatever it takes to win. It is an honor to have Jeremy as both a teammate and friend."
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