Chelsea Patton
Chelsea Patton
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
High School: Boise HS '09
Experience: 3L

2011:12: Earned Big Sky All-Academic honors for the third time in her career. Played in 18 matches for the Eagles, primarily at No. 2, but had one appearance at No. 1 and one at No. 3. She had two wins on the year, including a crucial 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 victory over Portland State, which clinched a 5-2 win for the Eagles. Prior to that match, she defeated Dorthy Chong of Lewis-Clark State in straight sets, 6-2, 7-6. In doubles, Patton recorded two seperate wins over Seattle, an 8-2 victory in the season-opener with partner Helon Ricks and an 8-4 win later in the year with partner Kelsey Knight.

2010-11: Played in 21 of Eastern’s 23 matches, compiling an overall singles record of 8-13, which was the second-best record on the team. She was named to the Big Sky All-Academic team for the second-consecutive year. Patton won six of her first nine duals, including a memorable three-set victory over Portland’s Stephanie Fuchs. Her best performances during the conference season came against Idaho State and Portland State, as Patton won both her doubles and singles matches in both outings. She also enjoyed a big win against Gonzaga when she outlasted GU’s Sophie Lantta at No. 5 singles, 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-6).

2009-10: Made significant contributions as a freshman, playing in each of EWU’s 21 matches at both the No. 4 and No. 5 singles spot. Named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. Finished the year with an overall singles record of 10-11, making her one of only three players on the team to record double-digit wins in the 2009-10 season. Had an impressive 5-3 mark in conference play, which included one of the most important and dramatic victories of the year for Eastern. Patton clinched a 4-3 win for the Eagles over Northern Colorado when she beat UNC’s Sydney Bell at the No. 5 singles position. After dropping her first set Bell, Patton battled back to take the match 5-7, 6-3, 6-4. Patton was also one of only two Eagles to record a win against Northern Arizona, as she beat the Lumberjack’s No. 4 player, Yumi Hasegawa, 5-7, 6-3, 7-5.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Boise High School. Took third in both girl’s singles and mixed doubles at the 2007 Idaho State championships. Played USTA junior competition tennis, where she was ranked in the top 10 in the Intermountain Section. Earned a spot on the girl’s 18s National Fed Cup team in 2008. Received the Homer Osborne Memorial Sportsmanship Award in 2008. Also participated in volleyball and was a member of the key club, dance club and French club at Boise High School. Also a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Greg and Christa Patton. Pursuing a degree in marketing. Her father Greg is the men's tennis head coach at Boise State University, and also coaches for the U.S. National Team.

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