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Though she’s only been a Penn student for about a week, freshman Connie Hsu is already making a big impact.

Last weekend, at the William and Mary Invitational, the San Antonio native took home the tournament’s singles championship, winning in straight sets each time.

Though Hsu was unseeded in the tournament, she played against three of the four seeds in her bracket.

In her second match, Hsu took down the tournament’s fourth seed, UVA’s Emily Fraser, 6-2, 6-0.

Though Marshall’s Michaela Kissel, the top seed, gave her slightly more trouble, the Penn freshman still handed her opponent a loss, 6-3, 6-2.

In the final round, Hsu faced Harvard co-captain Holly Cao, a unanimous first team all-Ivy selection who competed in the 2010 NCAA singles tournament.

But while her opponent, who is ranked No. 56, had more collegiate experience, Hsu still came out on top, defeating Cao 6-3, 6-2 to earn the championship.

The rookie will look to repeat the feat this weekend when the Penn women’s tennis team heads to New York for the Columbia Invitation

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