Fighting Illini def. Xavier 4-0 in Round 1 of NCAA Regionals.
2008 NCAA Tournament Second Round: Illinois vs. LSU
Illinois vs. Notre Dame
Fighting Illini beat the Fighting Irish 6-1
Pictures from match
Recorded a 18-10 overall singles record, going 8-3 in dual matches ... Went 5-1 in Big Ten matches ... Posted a 10-7 record in tournament play ... Reached the consolation final of the Crimson Tide Invitational ... Saw action at the No. 3-6 singles positions ... Best results came at No. 5 (3-0) and No. 6 (3-0) singles ... Posted a 8-9 overall doubles record with 6 different partners ... Teamed primarily with Brian Livingston carding a 3-3 record.
Enrolled at Illinois in January ... Won his first collegiate match at No. 6 singles against Ball State ... Finished the season 16-9 in singles play and 8-2 in Big Ten matches ... Saw action at No. 5 and 6 singles, carding his best success in the fifth slot (13-8) ... Went 15-6 in doubles play partnering with only two different teammates ... Ended 5-1 in conference doubles play with Brandon Davis at No. 3 doubles ... Had a nine-match doubles win streak with Davis.
Juniors / High School
Played only one year of high school tennis at American Heritage High School ... Went undefeated as a sophomore at American Heritage ... Led high school team to a state championship ... Grabbed both the singles and doubles titles individually at state ... In juniors, ranked No. 1 in both 14s and 16s in the state of Florida ... Ranked in the top 10 nationally in those respective age groups as well ... Played USA World Junior Tennis ... Top performances on the USTA national level include a second-place outing at the National Clay Court Championships in singles ... Also tabbed a second-place finish in doubles in Boys 16s and third-place finishes at the Easter Bowl in singles and at Kalamazoo in doubles ... Coached by David DiLucia and Mark Merklein, who are USTA National Coaches, and Stephen Koon and Fernando Samayoa ... Trained at the Nick Saviano Tennis Academy and the International Tennis Academy.
Born Waylon Ian Chin on March 18, 1990 ... Son of Jessica and Willie Chin ... Born in New York, but has spent the last four years honing his tennis skills in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Fla. ... Has one sister, Ashley ... Biggest thrill is playing big points and hitting shots that look impossible ... Favorite athletes include Michael Jordan, Lance Armstrong, Roger Federer and Tiger Woods ... Past summer jobs include coaching tennis camps ... Plans on pursuing a professional tennis career after graduation.
Singles Doubles Season Overall Big Ten Overall Big Ten 2007-08 16-9 8-2 15-6 5-1 2008-09 18-10 5-1 8-9 2-3 Total 44-19 13-3 23-15 7-4