Tjen Becomes Third All-American in UO History
Oregon true freshman Janice Tjen earned ITA All-America status following her incredible run to the national semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championship. She is the third Oregon player to receive All-America recognition and the second to do so as a singles player.
Tjen joins Daria Panova and head coach Courtney Nagle as the only Ducks to gain All-America status, with the Panova and Nagle receiving the honor as a doubles pair in 2003 and Panova earning the honor as a singles player in 2003 and 2004.
The freshman from Jakarta, Indonesia became the first Oregon player to reach the final four of the NCAA Singles Championship, with Panova previously holding the deepest run with a trip to the round of 16 in 2003. Tjen also became the first Pac-12 player since 2015 to advance to the national semifinals, taking down four ranked opponents in straight sets to get there.
Tjen opened play at the singles championship with a dominant 6-2, 6-2 win over No. 45 Indianna Spink of Arkansas, before knocking off the No. 4 overall seed in the tournament and 2019 national runner-up Katarina Jokic of Georgia, 6-1, 6-4. She advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Duke's Georgia Drummy, then secured a spot in the semifinals with another sweep, this time a 6-2, 6-3 win over NC State's Anna Rogers. Tjen battled hard against defending NCAA champion Estela Perez-Somarriba, but fell 7-6(4), 6-0.
The Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, Tjen finished the year ranked No. 6 in the ITA Singles Rankings after going 10-3 on the season against ranked opponents while turning in the highest winning percentage in a season by an Oregon player in singles play at .880. Her 22 wins are tied for 10th in a season in program history despite not having a fall season.