Abigail Chiu '16
Not all HKIS alumni are graduates of the school -- in fact, given the nature of our school, most aren't.
We have a double twist on that fact and want to give you all an update on an HKIS alumna who hasn't graduated – but who will be returning to HKIS to do so!
Abigail Chiu is currently taking a year away from HKIS to concentrate on her chosen sport of tennis, training in the US at The Advantage Doyle Tennis Academy in Austin, Texas.
The good news is that the hard work is paying off - Abigail is now ranked number six in the United States in girls aged 12.
Before heading out, Abigail was ranked at number one in the Hong Kong 2009 girl’s singles order (aged between 10-12) and once in the US began to rapidly rise up the rankings. Over the summer months alone, Abigail moved up 704 places in the US rankings, taking her from 732 to 28 – more matches later and she had jumped again to her current position at number six in the US!
In May 2010, Abigail was announced as the Hong Kong recipient of the ‘Longines Future Tennis Aces’ award. The prize not only celebrated her up-and-coming status on the court, but also included a trip to Paris to see the ‘French Open at Roland Garros’ and compete as the Hong Kong representative in the Future Aces tournament held there.
Abigail has certainly come a long way since her first taste of tennis at five years old and we look forward to seeing her back at HKIS next year.
You can keep up to date with her latest ranking by clicking HERE.
And you can check-out the latest match results HERE.
Source: HKIS Parent Clifford Chiu, January 2011