Women's Tennis


Momei Qu
Momei Qu

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Portland, Ore.

High School:
Wilson

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:
07/13/1986

Junior 2007
The most consistent contributor for the Illini in 2007, finishing the year 16-18 ... Saw action at No. 1, 2 and 3 singles, but primarily played at two singles (6-11) ... Went 9-4 in tournament play ... Posted a 3-7 mark in Big Ten matches ... Teamed with Kristina Minor to produce her best results of an 11-15 ledger, 4-6 in the Big Ten at No. 3 doubles ... Closed out the year 12-19 overall in doubles with a combined four partners ... Competed at the 2006 Midwest Regionals, falling in the first round of the main draw ... Received the Scholar-Athlete Award as voted on by her teammates ... Named first team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 5.

Sophomore 2006
Called upon to fill the No. 1 and 2 spots for the Illini, posting an 8-12 record at the two spot where she spent most of her time ... Qualified for the ITA All-American pre-qualification, falling in the Round of 64 ... Fought her way to the main draw Round of 16 at the ITA Midwest Regional ... Overall, posted a 15-20 ledger on the season and a 3-8 record in conference matches ... In doubles, went 19-29 overall and registered a 1-10 clip in the Big Ten, primarily playing along side Alejandra Meza Cuadra ... Collected Academic All-Big Ten accolades en route to being named Academic All-District V ... Received the Scholar Athlete Award for the highest GPA on the team as well as grabbing the Student-Athlete Award for the highest GPA of all females in her class.

Freshman 2005
Played all but one match at the No. 3 singles spot, carding a 21-14 ledger ... Ranked second on the team in singles wins behind Academic All-American, Cynthya Goulet ... Went 16-6 in the spring after a 5-8 fall record ... Had only two singles losses in conference play ... Tabbed the 2004 Illini Player to Watch award ... Received the Strength and Conditioning Award ... Achieved a 4.0 GPA in her first year as an engineering James Scholar.

Juniors/High School
Four-time tennis letterwinner and MVP at Wilson High School ... Pacific Northwest Sectional champion in 2003 ... Reached the No. 1 ranking in the Northwest in the 18-and-under division in both 2002 and 2003 ... 2004 Oregon State singles champion ... 2002 National Opens champion.

Personal
Born Momei Qu on July 13, 1986 ... Daughter of Jianwei Qu, a cinematographer, and Lingyan Kong, a software engineer ... Born in Beijing, China ... Valedictorian at Wilson High School, finishing with a perfect 4.0 GPA ... Selected as the 2004 Student-Athlete of the year at Wilson ... Plans on continuing her education by seeking an MBA from Harvard ... Biggest thrill in sports came when she won the 2002 National Opens Championship ... Favorite athlete is former WTA standout Monica Seles, who has proved she can overcome tremendous adversity as well as having the same two-handed style of swing on both sides ... Enjoys watching movies, working out, playing piano and skiing.

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QU'S CAREER STATS
SINGLES
Season
Overall
Big Ten
Big Ten Tournament
NCAA Tournament
NCAA Singles
2004-05
21-14
9-2
0-0
0-0
0-0
2005-06
15-20
3-8
0-0
0-0
0-0
2006-07
16-18
3-7
0-0
0-0
0-0
2007-08
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
TOTAL:
52-52
15-17
0-0
0-0
0-0
DOUBLES
Season
Overall
Big Ten
Big Ten Tournament
NCAA Tournament
NCAA Doubles
2004-05
6-15
2-7
0-0
0-0
0-0
2005-06
19-29
1-10
0-0
0-0
0-0
2006-07
12-19
4-6
0-0
0-0
0-0
2007-08
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
TOTAL:
37-63
7-23
0-0
0-0
0-0

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