Amanda Lin won a match with partner Lee in their first appearance at an All-American Championships (photo courtesy Athletic Communications).
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – A quartet of Harvard women's tennis players made their All-American Championship debut this weekend as two doubles teams competed in the pre-qualifying draw of the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Freshmen Spencer Liang and Monica Lin took the court together while classmate June Lee partnered with sophomore Amanda Lin.
Liang and Monica opened play against stiff competition; fifth-seeded duo Giuliana Olmos and Zoe Scandalis from USC. The Crimson tandem eliminated its ranked opponent from the tournament by a score of 8-6. Amanda Lin and Lee defeated Virginia's top duo, Marie Faure and Caryssa Peretz, 8-5.
Harvard unfortunately could not build on the early momentum and would be eliminated from the pre-qualifying draw following the second day of competition. Texas A&M's Ines Deheza and Rutuja Bhosale downed Liang and Monica Lin, 8-6, while Jessy Rompies and Romy Koelzer of Clemson bested Amanda Lin and Lee, 8-4.
The Crimson will head to Flushing, N.Y., Oct. 11-13 to compete in the Billie Jean King Invitational.