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Chhinda Som
Rochester, New York
Brighton High School
Graduate, Class of '17 (SPR '20)

Overall Record: 0-0  
 Height: 5' 8"
 Plays: Right-handed
 H.S. Coach: Carl McDonough
 Private Coaches:   Bora Som & Braen Aneiros
 Favorite Player: Simona Halep

Played many national tournaments throughout the years. Most significant in early stages, in 2009 made it into the top 8 from NY to qualify for Little Mo National tournament in Chicago in 8 and under. During 2012-2014 played many local and national tournaments in NY. Ranking in girls 14 and 16 when 14 years old was in the top 100 in NY. Nationally ranked as high as top 500 in the nation in girls 14 and under. In the summer of 2014 played in a local tournament unranked, beat number one seed, Kaleigh Reisenger (St. Bonaventure), and number two seed to win the tournament. The next year in June 2015 went to Singapore to represent home country, Cambodia, in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games. Participated in women's team event, mix doubles, and singles. In July of 2017 played in the ASEAN School Games representing country Cambodia for girls singles. Made it to the quarterfinal round then lost to Malaysia. Following month, played in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games held in Kuala Lumpur. Represented Cambodia in Women singles and doubles. Lost in singles to Vietnam 6-0, 6-2. Lost in first round doubles partnered with Andrea Ka former graduate of University of San Francisco to Malaysia, 6-1, 7-6 (3). Following the 2017 SEA Games, played in the TATP Tour in Pattaya, Thailand. Played in qualifying rounds for singles. Won first round, 6-3, 6-0. Lost second finals round of qualifying, 6-3, 7-5. Also played in the Women's doubles main draw, won first round 6-4, 6-3. Then lost quarterfinals to the no. 3 seed, 7-5, 6-2.

Played Varsity from 7th grade-11th grade.
Never lost a doubles match in season with partner playing at first doubles. Alternated between 1st doubles and 1st/2nd singles throughout season. 11th grade season played at 1st singles entire year and only lost to 3 players. Played doubles with partner Chandrika Sanapala from 2012-2014. Got second at state qualifiers 2012 season. Went on to states that year to win easily first round, and a tough 3-setter against the 1st seed at State Tournament. Placed first place two years in a row the next 2013 and 2014 season at State Qualifiers. Placing 4th in 2013, and 3rd in 2014 beating Gill Perotta (UCONN) and partner at the state tournament in Albany, NY.

Went to summer camp at Junior Tennis Champions Center in Maryland the summer of 2014.

Taught by uncle since the age of four. Went to see some top coaches such as Johann Kriek, Luke Jensen whom have all given high praise of Chhinda. Have been training with the Cambodian National Tennis Team coached by Braen Aneiros since 2015. Former player at Liberty University in New York and Coach Braen today coaches Japanese tennis player, Yuichi Sugita who is currently ranked in the top 50 on the ATP World Tour in singles.


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