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Gary Yam

Gary Yam

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Height5-8Weight147
YearSeniorMajorApplied Exercise Science
HometownHong Kong
High SchoolLaurel Springs

2014 (off season): Played three futures tier qualifying events in Asia in the summer... Earned a 6-2, 6-2 win in the first round of qualifying at the China F8... In the USTA/ITA West Regional, reached the doubles final with Jan Meyer... Fell to eventual semifinalist Andre Staab from PLNU after receiving a first-round bye... Then beat Staab along with Martin Blaho in the doubles semifinal 8-3... At the 58th Annual Southern California Intercollegiate Championships, reached the semifinals of the singles qualifying consolation draw with wins over players from UCSD and Concordia

2014 (junior): Compiled a 12-7 record on the year playing between No. 4 and No. 6... Had the clinching win in each of the Cougars' first three wins, which were all won 5-4... Started the year with a six match winning streak in singles... In doubles, went 23-7, including 15-1 at No. 1 doubles with Jan Meyer... Won first 10 matches at No. 1 doubles... Got the first point with a doubles win in the NCCAA National Championship match against McMurry

2013 (sophomore): Recorded a 16-3 singles record, playing primarily at No. 6 in his second season with the program ... Posted a 20-7 record in doubles play, including a 10-0 mark when partnering with Frederik Wilkens ... Clinched Azusa Pacific's 5-4 victory over nationally ranked Fresno Pacific to extend the Cougars' winning streak to 17 matches.

2012 (freshman): Spent most of the season as Azusa Pacific's No. 6 singles player, where he compiled a 12-5 record, including a 7-1 record to begin the season... Was undefeated in the four matches he played as the team's No. 5 singles player... Tallied eight Golden State Athletic Conference wins in 11 matches... Won his singles match against Auburn Montgomery in straight sets to help the Cougars claim a 5-4 victory that sent them to the NAIA National Tournament semifinals... Spent the majority of the season as the part of the No. 2 doubles team, partnering with both Ilja Ikonnikov and Frederik Wilkens... Totaled a 14-7 record in doubles... Against Hawai'i Pacific, claimed an 8-3 doubles victory and was the final Cougar left on the courts as the team score was 4-4 with his match tied 5-5 in the final set... Won each of the final two games to secure the 5-4 victory... Won both his singles and doubles matches in 5-4 victories on two other occasions.

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY: Attended Virgina Commonwealth University for one year.

JUNIOR CAREER: Reached a career-high junior ranking of 309 in 2008... Qualified for a reached the second round of the 19th Mitsubishi-Lancer International Juniors Championships, which is a Grade 1 event in Manila, Philippines... Earlier in 2008, reached the doubles final in the Solo Open International Junior Championships, which is a Grade 4 event in Jakarta, Indonesia... Partnered at the 2006 ITF Mercedes Cup with Di Wu, who was the first Chinese man to ever play in the Australian Open... The pair reached the quarterfinals at the Grade 4 event in Bangkok, Thailand... In 2009, qualified for the main draw of the Vietnam Futures tournament... Played in qualifying for the Beijing Challenger in 2010 and 2011

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended La Salle College in Hong Kong for one year ... Studied through Laurel Springs Online School, graduating in 2011

PERSONAL: Born March 10, 1990 in Hong Kong ... Parents are Cheong Yiu Yam and Yuk Po Ho ... Has one brother, Cheuk Ming Yam ... Has one sister, Cheuk Yi ... Majoring in applied exercise science ... Enjoys the internet, watching movies, and hanging out with friends.