July 13, 2018

Meet Eudice Chong - Wesleyan Women's Tennis

Eudice Chong - Wesleyan

Courtesy of Wesleyan Sports Information

Eudice Chong finished her collegiate career at Wesleyan as one of the most accomplished NCAA tennis players of all-time. The Hong Kong native captured her fourth NCAA Singles Championship in the spring of 2018 to become the first tennis player ever—male or female, in any division—to accomplish this feat.

In addition to winning four singles titles, Chong also won the NCAA Doubles Championship as a junior alongside teammate Victoria Yu. The duo returned to the finals in 2018 but fell short of a repeat. Aside from the individual performances, Chong helped guide Wesleyan to its best season in program history. The Cardinals finished with a 14-4 overall record (7-2 NESCAC), and reached the quarterfinals of the 2018 NCAA Division III Team Championships. It was the furthest Wesleyan has ever advanced in the national postseason tournament.

Chong also proved in her senior season that she could compete with the best collegiate tennis players in the country, at any division. In the fall of 2017, she won the ITA Division III Oracle Cup in singles and doubles. By claiming the Division III doubles title, Chong and Yu advanced to a four-team bracket that featured the Division II, III, NAIA and Junior College winners, and the duo came away victorious to claim the 2017 ITA Oracle Cup Women’s Doubles Championship. By winning both titles, Chong advanced to the ITA Fall National Championships against the top Division I opponents. In doubles action, Chong and Yu knocked off teams from the University of North Carolina and the University of Kentucky to reach the quarterfinals.

Chong made an immediate impact when she joined the program in the fall of 2014 as she was named the NESCAC Rookie and Player of the Year before claiming her first singles title. In all, Chong was named the NESCAC Player of the Year three times and was a four-time All-NESCAC First Team selection in both singles and doubles play. Her illustrious career was capped off by winning the Division III Honda Athlete of the Year honor, as announced by THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA).