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  Amber Liu
Amber Liu

Player Profile
Hometown:
La Mesa, Calif.

High School:
Francis Parker

Height:
5-6

Playing Years:
2002-06

* 2003 & 2004 NCAA Singles Champion *
* 2003 & 2004 ITA National Player of the Year *
* 2006 ITA National Senior Player of the Year *
* Four-time All-American *
* 2006 Stanford Athletic Board Award Winner *
* 2004 Block "S" Outstanding Female Sophomore Award Winner *
* 2003 Block "S" Outstanding Female Freshman Award Winner *

At Stanford: A four-time All-American, two-time NCAA Singles Champion and 2005 NCAA Doubles Finalist ... Tallied a 94-23 record in singles during her career ... Member of the team from 2002-06, during which time Stanford won three-straight NCAA team championships and compiled a 161-2 record ... During her time on The Farm, the Cardinal won an NCAA record 86-straight matches and kept the squad's home-court advantage going, with a win streak that stands at 107 matches since 1999 at the end of her career ... Captain of the team in as a senior ... Will graduate from Stanford with a degree in Economics.

2005-06 (Senior): Earned All-America honors in singles ... Named the ITA National Senior Player of the Year ... Recognized as the 2006 Stanford Athletic Board Award Winner, which is presented to the most outstanding female senior ... Returned to the starting lineup during the dual season after not playing singles during the fall campaign ... Finished the season ranked No. 12 with a 19-5 record ... Named to the Pac-10 All-Academic First-Team for the third time in her career ... Also recognized as a Second-Team ESPN Academic All-America Women's At-Large All-District VIII selection ... Posted a 19-5 record in singles during the spring, with 15 wins over ranked opponents ... Opened the year with 10-straight wins ... Advanced to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament before falling ... Teamed up with Celia Durkin in doubles, starting at the No. 2 spot ... Earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament in doubles, but Liu and Durkin decided to withdraw prior to the start of competition ... Started the year with Durkin at the ITA Northwest Regional, where the pair advanced to the semifinals ... Went on to record a 21-1 record in dual matches, including an 8-0 sweep of Florida's Lolita Frangulyan and Diana Srebrovic in the NCAA Team Semifinals and an 8-3 victory over Miami's Audrey Banada and Monika Dancevic in the championship match.

2004-05 (Junior): Earned All-America honors ... Finished the season ranked No. 30 on Stanford's all-time dual match win list with a 53-14 record ... Named First-Team All-Pac-10 ... Also earned First-Team Pac-10 All-Academic honors and Second-Team All-Academic District VIII ... Finished the 2005 campaign with a No. 7 ranking in the ITA Singles Rankings, and a No. 11 ranking in doubles with Yelsey ... Advanced to the finals of the NCAA Doubles Championship with Anne Yelsey, before falling to teammates Alice Barnes and Erin Burdette in the title match ... Helped Stanford defeat Texas, 4-0, in the NCAA Championship with an 8-1 win in doubles and a 6-3, 6-3 victory on court one in singles ... Clinched Stanford's victory over Army in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Marissa Limsiaco ... Teamed up with Yelsey at the top doubles spot and helped the Cardinal secure the doubles point against Oregon in the second round with an 8-4 win over No. 53 Daria Panova and Dominka Dieskova ... Posted an 11-4 record against ranked opponents this season, including a trio of wins over top-10 foes ... Defeated fourth-ranked Suzi Babos (Cal) in the final match of the regular season as Stanford claimed a 6-1 decision over the Golden Bears.

2003-04 (Sophomore): Claimed the NCAA Singles title after defeating Jelena Pandzic of Fresno State 6-4, 0-6, 6-3 ... Named ITA National Player of the Year ... Honda Award winner ... Earned First-Team All-Pac-10 and All-America honors for the second year in a row ... Named the 2004 Block "S" Outstanding Female Sophomore Award Winner, which is presented to the most outstanding female Stanford athlete of the sophomore class ... Ranked No. 1 in final ITA singles rankings ... Notched a 10-0 record in postseason action ... Boasts a 25-4 overall and 19-4 dual singles record at the No. 1 spot ... Posted a 19-4 record vs. ranked opponents ... Tallied consecutive shutouts in NCAA first and second rounds over Kim Piazza of Quinnipiac (6-0, 6-0) and No. 53 Michelle DaCosta of Michigan (6-0, 6-0) ... Defeated No. 1 Raquel Kops-Jones of California in dual match ... Notched a 23-3 doubles record with partner Alice Barnes ... Earned First-Team Academic All-Pac-10 honors ... Toured Japan with the U.S. College All-Stars in June ... Advanced to the final of an ITF professional event in Los Gatos in July ... Defeated Tara Snyder for first career WTA Tour singles victory at the Bank of the West Classic ... Ranked No. 253 in the WTA rankings ... Did not compete in fall collegiate tournaments.

2002-03 (Freshman): Claimed the NCAA Singles Title after defeating Tennessee's No. 1-ranked Vilmarie Castellvi 7-6 (5), 6-2 ... Earned All-America, Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and First-Team All-Pac-10 honors ... Was named the ITA Rookie of the Year and National Player of the Year ... Honored as the 2003 Block "S" Outstanding Female Freshman Award Winner, which is presented to the most outstanding female Stanford athlete of the freshman class ... Competed on the ITA-U.S. All-Star Team in Japan ... Notched a perfect 9-0 record in NCAA postseason action ... Tallied 19 wins against opponents ranked in the ITA top-20 ... Wrapped up the season ranked No. 3 in the ITA rankings ... Tallied a 33-10 overall record and was 10-5 against Pac-10 opponents in the No. 1 spot ... Teamed with Cardinal Alice Barnes to notch a 22-3 doubles record ... Tallied two doubles victories in postseason action ... Won three consecutive qualifying matches at the Riviera ITA All-American Championships to advance to the main draw ... Reached the quarterfinals before withdrawing due to injury, finishing her first collegiate tournament with a 5-1 mark ... Posted a 1-2 record at the Omni Hotels Championships, advancing to the consolation quarterfinal round ... Defeated Hawai'i's Lauren Fitzgerald at the No. 1 singles spot in the Cardinal's 7-0 win in Maui.

Prior to Stanford: Came to Stanford ranked No. 367 in the WTA rankings ... 2001 top-ranked player in the United States National Ranking in the Girls' 18 division and the Southern California U-18 rankings ... Under-18 Girls Super National Hard Courts Champion in 2001 ... Won the 2001 North American Championships ... Member of the U.S. World Youth Cup and the Connelly/Continental Cup ... Invited to two U.S. Gold Medal Olympic Training Camps.

Personal: Daughter of Marvin and Valerie, both Stanford graduates ... Enjoys shopping, listening to music, reading and traveling.

Liu's Career Statistics
Singles
Year123456OverallDual
2002-0317-6-----33-1017-6
2003-0419-4-----25-419-4
2004-0517-3-----17-417-3
2005-0617-4-----19-517-4
TOTALS70-17-----94-2370-17

Doubles

Year123OverallDual
2002-031-019-2-22-320-2
2003-04-23-3-23-323-3
2004-056-113-1-24-419-2
2005-061-020-11-025-222-1
TOTALS8-175-71-094-1284-8

Updated: June 15, 2006


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