Zhi Wei Ko
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Fall 2009 (Junior):
Did not compete.
Prior to Miami:
Played one season of collegiate tennis for Stevens Tech as a freshman in 2007-08… Named to the All-Empire 8 Conference First Team, as the Ducks won their first conference title and advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament… Competed at the No. 1 position in singles play, en route to a 14-8 record… Played predominantly at the No. 2 position in doubles competition, finishing 18-5 — including a 10-1 mark with Jay Lee… Named Empire 8 Player of the Week on March 9, 2008.
In juniors, ranked among the top five in Canada in both the 12s and 18s… Won 14s and 16s at the provincial level and advanced as far as the semifinals of nationals… Played for Canada in the Junior Davis Cup… Also played tennis at Boca Prep International School — which was also attended by both AndyRoddick and Mardy Fish — and earned team MVP honors in 2005.
The son of Oon Teong Ko and Wye Meng Cheong… Has one sister, Beier Ko, who plays professional tennis on the WTA tour… She played collegiately at Harvard, earning ITA East Region Senior Player of the Year and Ivy League Player of the Year in 2009… Off the court, enjoys surfing, skating and music… A biochemical engineering major, spent the Summer of 2009 shadowing a neurosurgeon.