Who is Tyler?

Taiwanese-American Professional Tennis Player

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About Tyler

My name is Tyler Lu, and I graduated from Yale in 2017. I played #1 singles my entire career, voted All-Ivy First Team Singles 3 times, and was awarded Ivy League Player of the Year in 2017. During my career at Yale, I was selected as ITA Northeast Region Rookie of the Year in 2013, compiled over 70 wins in my career, recorded numerous wins over players ranked in the NCAA top 50, represented Yale at a number of NCAA individual tournaments, and served as captain for the Yale Men’s Tennis Team in 2016-2017.

 

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BACKGROUND

Where Tyler's From

I was born in Spokane, Washington on August 12, 1995. I grew up playing baseball, basketball, and soccer, along with violin and piano, before falling in love with tennis fairly late at age 12. I did not start for my high school varsity tennis team my freshman year, but eventually became a blue-chip recruit and committed to Yale. My success at Yale has given me the confidence to pursue my dream of playing professional tennis.

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CURRENTLY

What Tyler's Doing Now

I just graduated in May 2017, and am starting the pro tour grind. I'll be traveling the world playing various ITF Futures events to try and pick up ATP points and move my way up the rankings ladder. I am based out of Southern California and periodically train in New York.

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GOALS FOR THE FUTURE

What Tyler Hopes to Achieve

Professional tennis never crossed my mind until my last couple years at Yale. I continue to fall more and more in love with the sport, and I am grateful everyday for the opportunity to even have a shot at chasing my dream. Being the best tennis player I can be is my motivation to wake up every morning.

Accomplishments

3-time All-Ivy First Team Singles

Ivy League Player of the Year (2017)

2017 Yale Men's Tennis Team Captain

Contact

This blog is my way of keeping track of my journey as I pursue my dream of playing professional tennis. Thank you for reading! Please contact me with any questions, comments, or comments you may have! I personally make an effort to read and respond to all people who take the time to write me. Sponsorship opportunities are always, always immensely appreciated as well!

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