Liang earned the first conference honor of her career (photo courtesy Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Spencer Liang of the Harvard women’s tennis team has been named to the All-Ivy League tennis team as the freshman was selected to the second team, the league announced Wednesday afternoon.
In her first season in Cambridge, Liang picked up her first second-team accolade thanks to a 17-14 singles record exclusively as the Crimson’s ace. The rookie from Potomac, Md., finished the dual slate with a 7-9 mark and went 1-6 against Ancient Eight opponents.
Liang, who ranked as high as No. 107 on the ITA national singles list, helped Harvard down three ranked opponents this year including then-No. 11 Clemson, 4-3, Feb. 21, representing the first time the Crimson upset a top-15 opponent under the guidance of head coach Traci Green. Harvard concluded the season 11-8 overall and 3-4 in conference play to finish fifth in the Ivy League.
2013-14 Ivy League Women’s Tennis Awards
Player of the Year
*Lindsay Graff, Princeton (Jr. - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Rookie of the Year
Dayna Lord, Brown (Fr. – Bloomfield, Conn.)
First Team All-Ivy
*Dayna Lord, Brown (Fr. – Bloomfield, Conn.)
*Kanika Vaidya, Columbia (So. – Singapore)
Katherine Yau, Dartmouth (So. – Manhasset, N.Y.)
*Lindsay Graff, Princeton (Jr. – Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
*Hanna Yu, Yale (Jr. – Northbrook, Ill.)
*Bianca Sanon (Sr. – Plantation, Fla.) and Kanika Vaidya (So. – Singapore), Columbia
*Agustina Sol Eskenazi (Jr. – Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Kana Daniel (Fr. – Valencia, Spain), Penn
Lindsay Graff (Jr. – Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and Alanna Wolff (Fr. – Perty Amoby, N.J.), Princeton
Second Team All-Ivy^
Hannah Cambhi, Brown (So. – Woodbury, N.Y.)
Tina Jiang, Columbia (Fr. – Bridgewater, N.J.)
Bianca Sanon, Columbia (Sr. – Plantation, Fla.)
Taylor Ng, Dartmouth (Fr. – Haddonfield, N.J.)
Spencer Liang, Harvard (Fr. – Potomac, Md.)
Alanna Wolff, Princeton (Fr. – Perth Ambody, N.J.)
Annie Sullivan, Yale (Sr. – Deerfield, Ill.)
Dayna Lord (Fr. – Bloomfield, Conn.) and Hannah Camhi (So. – Woodbury, N.Y.), Brown
Crystal Leung (Jr. – Houston) and Tina Jiang (Fr. – Bridgewater, N.J.), Columbia
Madeleine Hamilton (So. – Greensboro, N.C.) and Sherry Li (Fr. – Parkland, Fla.), Yale
^Due to ties in voting, there are seven singles players on the second team