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Monica Lin
Monica Lin
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Schaumburg, Ill.
High School: Schaumburg

Freshman • 2013-14
Placed fourth with partner Amanda Lin in the Katrin Guenther Doubles Flight and finished fifth in the Julie Shiflet Singles Flight with a 2-1 record at the 21st William & Mary Tribe Invitational ... Paired with Liang to beat fifth-seeded duo Olmos/Scandalis from USC in the pre-qualifying draw of the Rivieria/ITA All-American Championships ... Went 4-0 as No. 1 in singles flight 'B' to earn the title at the USTA BJK Invitational ... Reached the quarterfinals in singles action as the 17th seed at the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships ... Went 3-0 in doubles action with Morril and posted a 2-1 singles record at the Harvard Invitational ... Ranked No. 34 with Liang in the ITA doubles national poll Jan. 2 ... Posted a 1-1 record in singles and partnered with Morrill (2-1) and Liang (1-0) in doubles at the Adidas Winter Invitational ... Downed Missouri's Hine, who ranked 83rd in the ITA, 6-3, 6-2 and teamed with Liang as the Crimson's top duo against Missouri in the first round of ITA Kick-Off Weekend, but fell to Gaytan-Leach/Spearman, 7-5 ... At No. 1 with Liang, dropped a 6-4 decision to Florida's Keegan/Oyen in the championship round of ITA Kick-Off Weekend ... Aided to the sweep of Massachusetts with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Motyl in the No. 2 position ... As the No. 2 singles player, defeated BU's Davis, 6-1, 6-3 and partnered with Liang for a 6-3 victory over Davis/Rodriguez as the No. 1 doubles pair ... Teammed up with Liang to down Syracuse's Koblet/Salazar, 6-2, and recorded a win against Kobelt in singles, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 2 ... At No. 1 with Liang, dropped a 8-4 decision to BC's Wacnik/Borr and downed Borr, 6-2, 6-1 at the No. 2 spot ... Against Rhode Island, downed Taylor Holden, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 2 and paired with Liang as the top doubles pair for a 8-1 victory over Chernyk/Sadovnikova ... Helped Harvard down No. 11 Clemson with a 2-6, 7-6, 6-4 victory over No. 90 Beatrice Gumulya at the No. 2 position and dropped an 8-5 battle on the doubles court with Liang to No. 55 Koroleva/Gumulya ... Paired with Liang for an 8-7 (5) victory over Cal State Northridge’s Lin/Rodriguez and downed Rodriguez, 6-4, 6-2, on court two in singles play ... Picked up a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win over San Diego State’s Kristin Buth, but dropped an 8-6 decision with partner Liang to Somoracz/Johnson ... Downed Long Beach State’s Ebba Unden, 7-6, 7-4, 6-4, on court two, but lost to Eales/Unden, 8-5, with partner Liang on the doubles court ... Partnered with Morrill as the No. 1 doubles pair, but dropped an 8-5 decision to Houston's Vogasari/Kordolaimi and fell to Elena Kordolaimi, 6-2, 7-6(3) on court two ... Teamed up with Morrill to down Cornell’s Comolli/Frazier, 8-1 ... Defeated Princeton's Amanda Muliawan, 6-4, 6-4, on court two, but fell with partner Morrill on the top doubles court to Graff/Woffl, 8-5 ...  Bested Penn's Kana Daniel, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3, and dropped an 8-6 decision to Eskenazi/Daniel with Morrill on court one ... Teamed up with Morrill to down Brown’s Uberoi/Kandath, 8-4, at No. 2 and fell to  Camhi, 7-6 (4), 6-1, on the second court … Defeated Yale’s Hamilton, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the second spot, but dropped an 8-4 to Hamilton/R. Li decision with Morrill at No. 2.  

Before Harvard
Played first singles at Schaumburg in 2009 and 2010 ... Earned fifth-place medal at the Illinois State High School Tennis Tournament in 2010 to become first player in school history to medal at states ... Reached the top 16 in the Illinois State tournament as a freshman ... St. Louis National Open champion ... USTA No. 1 USTA individual doubles ranking in Midwest girls 18s ... Received National Merit Letter of Commendation in 2012 ... Named an Illinois State Scholar and a distinguished scholar ... Volunteered as a math tutor and at the Northern Illinois Food Bank ... Won the North Shore Music Teachers Association silver medal ... Other interests include reading, origami and yoga.