Robert Liu
Robert Liu
  • Height:
    5-9
  • Weight:
    165
  • Year:
    Sr. Capt.
  • Hometown:
    San Diego, CA
  • High School:
    Westview
  • Major:
    Economics & Psychology
  • College:
    Claremont McKenna

Bio



On Court
: 4-star recruit on TR.net who ranked as high as No.120 in his class....played on Westview HS team for four years, reaching CIF Finals as junior...favorite tournament in juniors was the Claremont B14s National Open where he finished third in singles and won the doubles...also part of an Under 14 National Junior Team Tennis championship team out of San Diego...also plays National and Sectional Father-Son tournaments with father Solomon who is a teaching pro...2017-2018 made his debut as one of four first-year Stags players at the ITA West Regionals...was seeded fifth in singles and reached the Round of 16, before losing an epic 6-7(4), 6-2, 7-6(3) battle to new teammate Oscar Burney...also seeded fifth in doubles and paired with sophomore Daniel Park, reaching the quarters before bowing out to top seeds Dugan-Stone from UCSC... injuries to hand and lower extremities delayed his spring dual match debut until March 30 against UC Santa Cruz and Chapman, where he won at No. 6 singles and No. 1 doubles respectively...played in four additional singles duals, staying undefeated and earning important wins against Gustavus, Pomona-Pitzer, and UC San Diego...played in 13 doubles duals with four different partners - Park, Williams, Yeam and Berber...was 11-2 in doubles dual matches, with seven wins at No. 3 with Park...finished 2018 with overall records of 7-1 in singles and 13-3 in doubles...also one of five Stags to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete and SCIAC All-Academic honors for his outstanding academic work...2018-2019 reached the quarters of the Flight A singles at the ITA West Regionals, falling in two close sets to eventual champ Chad LeDuff of UC Santa Cruz...partnered Jake Williams in doubles, and the pair reached the semis before bowing out to eventual champs Shankar and Wei of Caltech...returned in the spring for dual match play at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles with Katzman...won five of first six singles matches before hitting his stride in Stag-Hen Championship match at No. 4 singles against Bowdoin where he dropped only one game, earning him SCIAC Athlete of the Week honors for March 18...also had impressive straight set wins in March against Amherst, Williams and Middlebury...during April and May lost only two singles matches to complete an 18-7 overall singles record, including 16-6 in duals...led the Stags with five singles clinches in dual match play...teamed up with Katzman at No. 2 doubles and won their first nine dual matches before dropping four of six during a stretch when they transitioned to the top position...reached the fourth round of the 130th Pacific Coast Doubles Championships with Katzman, earning wins over UCSD and UCLA teams in the process, representing the best finish at Pac Coast Doubles by a Stags doubles pair since Dorn and Wood reached the quarterfinals in 2014...finished the season winning twelve straight before a loss to Emory in the NCAA Championship match, partnering Williams, Burney, and Park in addition to Katzman...finished with a 28-6 overall doubles record including 23-5 in duals...earned 2nd Team All-SCIAC honors for his excellence in conference play...2019-2020 reached the quarterfinals of Flight A singles, and the semifinals of the doubles with Katzman at the ITA West Regionals...finished the fall with ITA regional rankings of No. 14 in singles and No. 6 in doubles...returned in the spring to start at No. 5 singles and No. 2 doubles with Katzman...was undefeated in his first five singles matches, including three on the Stags' trip to Hawaii in January and two at home against Ottaw University Arizona and Concordia-Irvine...finished the shortened season strong in front of a home town crowd at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, winning at No. 2 doubles and No. 6 singles in CMS' 9-0 sweep of No. 11 Wash U...completed the 2019-2020 season with records of 6-4 in singles and 13-3 in doubles...he and Katzman finished 2020 as the 8th ranked doubles team in the West Region and have compiled a 33-8 record together, putting them on pace to be one of CMS' most prolific doubles teams in wins and winning percentage...also earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors for the second time in three years, having earned a cumulative 3.5 GPA for the 2019-2020 academic year...2021-2022 returned for his senior season as co-captain after taking a pause in 2020-2021 when all sports were suspended due to COVID...had his best fall season to date, winning the ITA West Regional singles title as the No. 3 seed, and reaching the semifinal of the doubles with partner Jack Katzman...won five matches at Regionals in straight sets, surrendering six games or fewer in all but one, and defeating teammates Martin and Carroll in the semis and final...won three matches in doubles before falling to teammates Arimilli and Martin in the semis...advanced to the ITA Cup in Rome, GA in singles, where he went 2-1 overall, losing in the quarterfinals to eventual champion Stanley Morris of Middlebury after having two match points in the second set...earns ITA All-American singles honors for the first time in his career by virtue of winning Regionals and two matches at ITA Cup.

Personal: Middle son of Nelly and Solomon...middle of three brothers...other brothers Solomon and Chris...in his free time enjoys working out and playing guitar, piano and drums...also gravitates towards childhood favorites Pokemon, Naruto, and Minecraft...favorite current shows are Rick and Morty and American Horror Story....men's tennis' Student Athlete Advisory Council representative for 2018-2019...also student leader for club and recreational tennis at the Claremont Colleges twice each week during the school year.

Favorite Stag: Michael Scarlett (CMC '18- Stags Basketball)

Say What?: played golf with Andre Agassi

News Mentions

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Liu Earns All-America Honors in Singles, Arimilli and Martin in Doubles

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Robert Liu officially earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-America honors in singles, and Philip Martin and Nathan...

June 10, 2022

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Liu Falls in NCAA Singles Competition as CMS Men's Tennis Season Concludes

ORLANDO, Fla. - Senior Robert Liu tried to bounce back from an illness which forced him to retire in the third set of the NCAA Quarterfinals...

May 27, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Comes Up Just Short in NCAA Quarterfinal Round to Tufts

ORLANDO, Fla. - The fifth-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team took a 2-1 lead after doubles, but third-ranked Tufts responded in...

May 23, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Shuts Out Pomona-Pitzer for 11th Straight NCAA Regional Win

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team swept doubles and then got straight-set singles wins from Matthew Robinson (6-3,...

May 14, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Takes 5-1 Win over Hardin-Simmons, Meets Pomona-Pitzer in Regional Finals

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team opened up NCAA play with a 5-1 win over Hardin-Simmons in the second round on...

May 13, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Shuts Out Pomona-Pitzer for 15th Straight SCIAC Title

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's team clicked in doubles to take a 3-0 lead and captured a 5-0 win over Pomona-Pitzer in the...

May 7, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Advances to SCIAC Championship Match with 5-1 Win Over Occidental

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Philip Martin and Matthew Robinson won at No. 1 doubles, and then provided the fourth and fifth points at No. 2 and No. 3...

May 6, 2022

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Robert Liu Named SCIAC Athlete of Year, Five Earn All-League Honors

CLAREMONT, Calif - Senior Robert Liu was named the SCIAC Men's Tennis Athlete of the Year, as well as earning the league's Character Award, while...

May 5, 2022

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Michael Hao Earns SCIAC Athlete of the Week for CMS Men's Tennis

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Junior Michael Hao earned the SCIAC Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week award for matches through Sunday, May 1, the league...

May 2, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Concludes Another Perfect SCIAC Season With Win over Redlands

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team finished undefeated in SCIAC for the 16th year in a row (including 2-0 in a...

April 30, 2022

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Ethan Carroll Finishes as Ojai Singles Runner-Up for CMS Men's Tennis

OJAI, Calif. - Senior Ethan Carroll went to three sets in the championship match of the Annual Ojai Tennis Tournament on Sunday afternoon, but...

April 24, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Sweeps Singles to Take 7-2 Win over Pomona-Pitzer, Clinch SCIAC Regular Season Title

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The fifth-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team fell behind 2-1 after doubles, but won all six singles courts in...

April 17, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Defeats Occidental, Falls to APU in Friday Road Split

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s tennis team split a pair of road matches on Friday, improving to 5-0 in SCIAC...

April 15, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Defeats Chapman, Falls to UC Riverside to Complete Busy Weekend

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team ended a four-match, thirty-six hour series of duals with an 8-1 win over Chapman...

April 10, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Splits Day's Action, Stays Unbeaten in SCIAC with Win over Whittier

WHITTIER, Calif. – The fifth-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s tennis team bounced back from a narrow 4-3 loss to Biola to start the...

April 8, 2022

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SCIAC Selects Philip Martin as Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Philip Martin earned the SCIAC Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week honor for events through Sunday, March 27, the league office...

March 28, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Edged by Middlebury in Top-10 Battle

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The third-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team fell into a 2-1 hole after doubles, with both losses in tiebreakers,...

March 26, 2022

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Robert Liu Earns Second SCIAC Athlete of the Week Award for CMS Men's Tennis

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Robert Liu was named the SCIAC Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week for matches through Sunday, March 20, the league office...

March 21, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Outlasts Trinity for Stag-Hen Championship

CLAREMONT, Calif. - A day after rallying from a 3-0 deficit for a 5-4 win over WashU in the semifinals, the fourth-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps...

March 19, 2022

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Down 3-0, CMS Men's Tennis Comes Back To Beat WashU to Advance to Stag-Hen Finals

CLAREMONT, Calif. - After falling into a 3-0 hole after doubles, the No. 4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team had a gritty comeback in...

March 18, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Earns Pair of Home Wins over Whitman, Sewanee

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The fourth-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team shut out Whitman in an 11 a.m. match, and then came back in the...

March 15, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Takes Down Villanova 6-1

LA JOLLA, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team swept doubles and then won four of six singles matches in straight sets as it...

March 5, 2022

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Matthew Robinson Earns SCIAC Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week Distinction

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Matthew Robinson earned the SCIAC Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week Award for events through Sunday, Feb. 27, the league office...

March 1, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Closes Out ITA Indoors with 5-1 Win over Brandeis

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team closed out the ITA D3 National Team Indoors with a 5-1 win over Brandeis in the...

February 27, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Knocks off Emory 7-2 in 2019 Title Rematch

MAYFIELD, Ohio - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team bounced back from a 5-4 defeat to Chicago on the first day of the ITA Indoor...

February 26, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Drops Narrow 5-4 Decision to Chicago at ITA Indoor Nationals

MAYFIELD, Ohio - Christopher Li and Matthew Robinson won at No. 3 doubles and added singles wins at No. 5 and No.6, respectively, but it wasn't...

February 25, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Adds Two More Wins, Defeats Point Loma and UC Santa Cruz

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team won twice on Friday, taking down Division II Point Loma Nazarene 6-1 in the...

February 18, 2022

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Robert Liu Earns SCIAC Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week Honor

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior Robert Liu captured the SCIAC Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week Award for matches through Sunday, Feb. 13, the league...

February 14, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Sweeps First Home Duals of 2021-22 Season

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team had its first home duals since March of 2020 and came away with a 6-1 win over...

February 12, 2022

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Ted Ducey Alumni Match Features Seven Decades of Stags Tennis

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Twenty-nine Stags Tennis alums, spanning from 1965 to 2020, returned to the Biszantz Family Tennis Center on Saturday for an...

February 5, 2022

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CMS Men’s Tennis Falls to Top-10 USC in Season-Opening Dual Match

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Philip Martin and Nathan Arimilli had a strong performance at No. 1 doubles, holding a 5-4 lead with a chance to break...

January 21, 2022

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Liu Ranked No. 5, Martin/Arimilli No. 3 in first ITA Division III Rankings

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior Robert Liu is ranked No. 5 in the nation in Division III singles by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association in the first...

December 9, 2021

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Arimilli/Martin Earn Two Straight-Set Wins to Advance to ITA Cup Championship

ROME, Ga. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis doubles team of Nathan Arimilli and Philip Martin dominated its quarterfinal and semifinal...

October 15, 2021

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Martin/Arimilli Advance to ITA Cup Quarterfinals for CMS Men's Tennis

ROME, Ga. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis doubles team of Philip Martin and Nathan Arimilli took a quick 6-4, 6-2 win in its Round of 16...

October 14, 2021

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Liu Earns No. 4 Seed in Singles at Division III ITA Cup

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior Robert Liu, who won the singles championship at the 2021 ITA West Regionals last weekend, will be the No. 4 seed in the...

October 12, 2021

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Stag Teammates Liu and Carroll to Face Each Other in ITA West Region Singles Finals

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Robert Liu and Ethan Carroll will meet head-to-head for the ITA West Regional Singles title on Sunday, after both improved to...

October 3, 2021

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Liu Edges Carroll in All-CMS Singles Final, Four Stags Advance to ITA Cup

CLAREMONT, Calif. - After the CMS men's tennis team had seven of the eight quarterfinalists at the ITA West Regional singles championships, it...

October 3, 2021

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CMS Men's Tennis Sends Seven Through to Saturday's ITA Singles Quarterfinals

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team had seven players win two singles matches on the first day of the ITA West...

October 2, 2021

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Biszantz Family Tennis Center to Serve as Host Site for ITA West Regional This Weekend

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Biszantz Family Tennis Center will serve as one of the host sites for the three-day Intercollegiate Tennis Association...

September 30, 2021