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  Winston Lin
School: Columbia University
Year: Junior
Home Town: Williamsville
Home State: New York
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: Williamsville East
Birth Date:
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Economics
Singles Record: 8-3
Doubles Record: 5-3
Spring 2013: Selected to the All-Ivy League singles first team … Finished the year ranked No. 81 in the final ITA poll … Posted a 13-7 dual record as the Lions No. 1 to finish the year 24-14 overall … Went 7-14 in dual doubles competition … Led the Lions to an upset win over No. 36 Louisville with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Sebastian Stiefelmeyer (1/26/13)… Dominated Fordham’s Peder Gram, 6-0, 6-2 (2/1/13) … Knocked off the third-ranked player in the nation, Matija Pecotic from Princeton, 3-6, 6-0, 6-4, at the ECAC Indoor Championships (2/16/13) … Won five straight matches, all in two sets, over opponents from Binghamton, No. 50 GWU, No. 47 Texas Tech, W&M and No. 38 Nebraska (2/23-3/17/13) … Downed Cornell’s Iyer Venkrat, 6-3, 6-1 (3/30/13) … Defeated Dartmouth’s Xander Centenari (4/7/13) and Brown’s Michael Riechmann (4/13/13) in consecutive matches … Recorded a come-from-behind win over Penn’s Nikola Kocovic, 2-6, 6-4, 6-0 (4/19/13) … Spent time playing in the No. 2 and 3 doubles slots with four different teammates … Won Ivy League doubles matches against Harvard, Yale and Princeton

Fall 2012: Reached the semifinals of singles 'A' flight and doubles 'B' flight at the BJK NTC Men's Collegiate Invitational (9/21-23/12) ... Selected to compete in the singles draw of the ITA All-American Championships (10/1/12) ... Reached the singles finals of the ITA Northeast Regional Championships (10/18-23/12) ... Competed at the ITA/USTA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, winning one singles match in the consolation draw (11/9/12).

Spring 2012: Selected as the Ivy League Rookie of the Year and was a first team All-Ivy League selection ... Finished the season with a 21-1 overall mark, 7-0 in the Ivy League (9-1 at No. 1, 12-0 at No. 2) ... Knocked off opponents from Fordham (1/28/12), Cleveland State (2/3/12) and Marist (2/11/12) in a trio of 7-0 wins for Columbia ... Picked up three wins, including two in three sets at the ECAC Team Tournament (2/17-19/12) ... Dominated Admire Mushonga from SSC, 6-0, 6-1 (3/11/12) ... Took down No. 40 Vasko Mladenov from St. John's, 6-3, 7-6 (3/23/12) ... Rallied to beat Cornell's Venkat Iyer in three sets (3/31/12) ... Won final six Ivy League matches in straight sets ... Posted a 14-6 doubles record (5-2 Ivy).

Fall 2011: Had a strong fall season … won the B singles draw at the USTA National Tennis Center Invitational as the No.3 seed without dropping a set … beat players from Fairleigh Dickinson, Penn and Brown, before beating teammate Ashok Narayana in the finals … had a win in the doubles consolation draw of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships with partner Nathaniel Gery, beating a duo from San Diego, 8-6 to advance to the semifinals …  advanced to semifinals of the A singles draw at Princeton/Farnsworth Invitational, beating No.1 seed Gustav Kallen of St. Johns, 7-5, 6-3, and Zach McCourt of Princeton … also advanced to semifinals of A doubles bracket with partner Bert Vancura, beating the No.1 seed from Penn State, as well as a team from Penn … advanced to the semifinals of the B doubles draw with Max Schnur at the USTA NTC Invite … competed in the A singles bracket at the Columbia Classic.

At Williamsville East: Co-captain of tennis team his sophomore, junior and senior year … ranked No. 1 in the USTA Eastern Boys-18s his senior year, and as high as No. 25 nationally … ranked No.11 as a senior recruit by for the class of 2011 … won Eastern sectionals for 12s, 16s and 18s … won Labor Day Championship 14s (2007) and 18s (2010) … won National Open 16s (2008)… was runner up with a silver ball in Boys-14 Winter Nationals (2007) … awarded USTA Eastern Lt. Frederick M. Scribner, Jr. Boys 18s Sportsmanship Award his senior season.

Personal: Son of Karen Q. Wang and Li Lin … plans to major in economics … has played piano since age 5 and has won several classical piano competition awards … named AP Scholar with Distinction (2010).