Two more Quakers competing in Tokyo Olympics

A former Quaker and an incoming Quaker are competing in the Olympics in Tokyo, giving Penn a total of eight athletes participating in the Games.

Incoming freshman Katina Proestakis (top) and former tennis star Chieh-Yu (Connie) Hsu are representing Chile and Taiwan/Chinese Taipei, respectively, in the Tokyo Olympics.

Chieh-Yu (Connie) Hsu, a former star player on the women’s tennis team, and incoming freshman Katina Proestakis make it a total of eight Penn athletes in the Tokyo Olympics.

Hsu, representing Taiwan/Chinese Taipei, competed in the Women’s Doubles First Round on Sunday against the Czech Republic, the No. 1 seed. Hsu and partner Yu-Chieh Hsieh were defeated in two sets, 6-2 and 6-1.

In her sole season playing for the Red & Blue, Hsu went 44-3 in singles competition and 28-3 in doubles during the 2010-11 season. She was a First-Team All-Ivy honoree in singles and doubles (with teammate Alexa Ely) and unanimously selected Ivy League Rookie on the Year and Ivy League Player of the Year. She also qualified for the NCAA Championship Singles Championship and advanced to the Round of 32. After the season, she left Penn to pursue a pro career.

She is currently ranked 207th in the world in doubles and 547th in singles.

Representing Chile, incoming freshman Katina Proestakis competed in the Women’s Foil Individual Table of 64 on Sunday. She fell to Martyna Jelinska of Poland 15-12.

Proestakis began fencing at age 7 at a fencing academy in Antofagasta, Chile. She plans to study business at the Wharton School.

Hsu and Proestakis join the six other Penn athletes competing in the Olympics.