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Harvard Women's Tennis Hands Out Annual Awards

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Harvard women's tennis team, which finished the year 13-6 overall, concluded its season by handing out its yearly awards.

The Crimson handed out four awards and also announced the captain for next season at its annual awards banquet. Rising junior Hannah Morrill, who went 10-4 in doubles play this year, was elected the 2013-2014 captain by her teammates.

Freshmen Amanda Lin and Hai-Li Kong shared the Jack Barnaby Most Valuable Player Award after stellar inaugural collegiate campaigns. Lin led the Crimson with a 16-1 record this spring, including a 15-match unbeaten streak and perfect 7-0 record in the Ivy League. Kong, who played primarily at No. 4, won her last 12 matches of the year to wrap up the spring with a 14-2 overall mark and 7-0 conference record.

The Most Improved Award went to sophomore Sylvia Li. After going 3-5 in dual matches as a freshman, Li went 9-6 in 2013 with a 5-2 record in Ancient Eight play at fifth singles. She finished the year with an overall mark of 15-11 and also partnered with Kristin Norton to go 3-0 at second doubles to end the year.

A senior co-captain, Norton earned the Most Outstanding Strength and Conditioning Award. The Port Washington, N.Y., native went 9-7 in dual play and 4-3 in conference action in singles. She also went 11-4 playing with three different doubles partners in the spring.

The final award went to freshman Crystal Yen, who received the Most Improved Strength and Conditioning Award. The Saratoga product was 4-2 in dual contests, and she ended the year with a 12-5 overall mark.