John Thornton
John Thornton
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: London, England
High School: Hotchkiss School (Conn.)
House Affiliation: Pforzheimer

Sophomore 2011-12
Went 2-4 in singles play and 3-1 in doubles action in 2011-12. Recorded wins at the Harvard Chowder Fest and the Harvard Halloween Invite, downing Beau Blackshear and Sean Rodriquez of Texas A&M and Amherst, respectively … Defeated Llewellyn/Cook and Newhouse/Neff with Josh Tchan at the Halloween Invite … Defeated Fordham’s Paera/Tavil on Jan. 21, teaming with Brendan Seaver. 

Freshman 2010-11:
Finished the year with an even 7-7 record in singles ... Went 2-0 in singles at the Harvard Winter Classic ... Held a 1-0 record at the No. 5 singles slot ... Unbeaten in doubles during the spring, posting a 5-0 record ... Went 3-0 in doubles at the Harvard Winter Classic ... Owned a 1-0 record at the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles spot ... Posted a 4-5 fall singles record ... Earned two consolation doubles wins at two different tournaments teaming with Mac McAnulty ... Reached the singles semifinals at the Big Crimson Halloween Invitational.

Before Harvard:
Competed in tennis at Hotchkiss … Reached the USTA National Open doubles finals … Won an ITF singles title and four doubles titles … Qualified for ITF Grade A tournament in Mexico … Hotchkiss won the Kingswood Oxford Invitational Tournament championship, Southern New England Tournament title, Founders League championship and New England title in 2008 … Cum Laude Society member … School’s history prize recipient … Class President.

Enjoys soccer and writing … Father, John ’76, was a member of the Harvard men’s tennis team and was the recipient of the 2009 ITA Achievement Award.