Chau Truong

’13 Biochemistry

“Tennis is a family sport.”

The inclination runs in the family. In Vietnam, Truong’s father competed in national ping-pong tournaments; in the U.S., “since ping-pong wasn’t very popular,” Troung and her two sisters hit tennis balls against a backyard wall. At SJSU, student-athlete Chau racked up a combined 105 singles and doubles victories. Although she writes, eats and throws right-handed, she’s “a lefty at tennis.” She’s also short: 4’10.” But she’s never considered her height a disadvantage on the court. “There are good players who are short, like me,” she says. “It really comes down to how you think and how you play.”

Department: Chemistry
College: College of Science
Related story: Washington Square student-athlete profile

Photo: Thomas Sanders, ’15 MFA Photography

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