Sophomore Jooho Yu has a strong season

Credit: Alexandre Kaspar/Photo Staff Credit: Alexandre Kaspar/Photo Staff

Sophomore Jooho Yu has stepped up his game this year and has made a continual impact on the Carnegie Mellon men’s tennis team this spring season. Yu is from Glenbrook, Ill., and chose Carnegie Mellon for its academic strength and for the opportunity to contribute to the men’s tennis team.

Yu is pursuing his bachelor’s in business administration. “Carnegie Mellon has a great business program,” said Yu. He is looking to focus his studies in the finance realm and minor in statistics.
Looking to the future, Yu said, “I am not 100 percent sure of what I want to do, but I want to work in financial services.” This summer, Yu will be interning at Infinium Capital Management, a proprietary trading firm.

The best part of being a member of the Carnegie Mellon tennis team for Yu is playing against the top teams in Division III and having a really challenging schedule.

The most memorable moment of the season so far for Yu was at the Indoor Nationals, “watching Duke [Miller] battle cramps to put us over the top in the first round against California Lutheran,” said Yu.

Yu’s best personal performance was during the team’s second-round match against Emory, where Yu won his match at six singles. Yu’s win was the only victory for the Tartans that round.

So far this spring season, Yu has been on a roll. He has won seven singles matches, only dropping one match to No. 12 Kenyon College. Yu also has a winning record in doubles with five wins.

In future seasons, “I would like to keep improving as a player and become a key contributor to a team that contends for a national title and competes with every team,” Yu said.