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FUTURE STARS FOLLOW UP: NICOLE TAN

Catching up with Nicole Tan, Singapore's representative in the U16 Future Stars event at the 2014 WTA Finals.

Nicole Tan is one of Singapore’s brightest junior tennis players. She has been ranked as high as No.3 in Singapore’s Open Women’s rankings, peaked at No.2 in her national U16 rankings and reached No.16 in the Asian Tennis Federation standings. Last year, she won Singapore’s regional event for the inaugural WTA Future Stars event, where she ended up falling in the round robin stages. Tan used the Future Stars stage to move onto International Tennis Federations (ITF) Junior events.

Nicole currently sits at a career-high ITF Junior ranking of No.720 and has been busy traveling on the circuit this year. She’s traveled to 15 different countries in the past 12 months, but one country she has her eyes set on is the United States. Nicole plans to go to America and play in the NCAA collegiate tennis system and is currently studying for her college entrance exams. She will head to Yale in a couple of weeks to compete in a showcase in front of college coaches so they can see her play live and hopefully add her to their team.

Tan, who holds an unweighted 3.81 GPA, is looking at prestigious schools such as Brown, Williams, Emory and Columbia. Columbia and Brown tied for 3rd in the 2014-15 Ivy League standings, while Williams defeated Emory to win the 2015 NCAA Division III Championship. She will visit the schools in the Fall while playing ITF junior events, hoping to secure a Fall 2016 scholarship.

 

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