Columbia Women's Tennis BIO
 Crystal Leung

Spring 2015: 
Ranked No. 42 with Tina Jiang in the initial ITA doubles poll … Fell to Rasheeda McAdoo on the third court of No. 18 Georgia Tech in the first round of ITA Kick-Off Weekend (Jan. 24) … Lost a 6-2, 6-2, decision to Texas Tech’s No. 89 Sarah Dvorak at No. 3 singles and a 6-3 decision with Jiang at No. 1 doubles vs. Kilgo/Dvorak in the consolation round of ITA Kick-Off Weekend (Jan. 25) ... At No. 4 singles, defeated Cornell’s Alex D’Ascenzo, 6-4, 6-2, to help Columbia reach the ECAC Championship match (Feb. 7) … Clinched a victory for the Lions with a 6-1, 3-6, 7-5, win over Maryland’s Kristina Hovsepyan at No. 4 and teamed with Leung for an 8-5 win over Luus/Stanova (Feb. 14) ... Earned a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Penn State's Devan McCluskey at No. 4 singles (Feb. 20) ... Teamed with Jiang at No. 1 doubles for an 8-3 victory over BU’s Hyoty/Rodriguez and downed the Terriers’ Iryna Kostirko, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, on court 3 (Feb. 27) ... At No. 5 singles, bested Memphis’ Alyssa Hibbered, 6-3, 6-1 (March 7) … Paired with Jiang for an 8-2 win over Drake’s Boyd and Johnson on court 1 (March 16) … Defeated Deborah Suarez of Purdue, 6-3, 7-6(3), in the fifth slot (March 20) ... Defeated Cornell’s Priyanka Shah at No. 5 singles, 6-2, 6-3, and teamed up with Jiang for the top Lions duo for an 8-5 victory over D’Ascenzo/Tanenbaum (March 28). 

Fall 2014:
Co-captain … With partner Tina Jiang ranked No. 19 on the preseason ITA national rankings … Went 1-2 in singles action at the Mizzou Invite and posted a 3-2 record on the doubles court, which include a 1-0 marks with Asatrian and MacMullin and a 1-1 mark with L ... Dropped a 7-6(5), 7-5 decision to DePaul's Fargas/Vladutu with Jiang in the Round of 32 in the main doubles draw at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships ... Fell to Boston College's Emily Safron (6-2, 3-6, 6-2) in round of 64 in the main singles draw and went 1-1 in doubles main draw action with Jiang at the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships ... Competed in the main doubles draw at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships with Jiang. 

Spring 2014:
Named to the All-Ivy League doubles second team … Finished the season ranked No. 47 with partner Tina Jiang … Posted a 12-4 record playing primarily as the No. 4 … Went 5-2 in Ivy League matches … Outlasted Georgia State’s Linn Timmerman in three sets … Longest win streak was eight matches from  March 16 – April 12 … Moved up to the No. 2 spot to down Albany’s Mirelle Hermans, 6-2, 6-0 … Notched a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Cornell’s Lauren Frazier … Won in a tiebraker against Harvard’s Amy He … Took down Luba Vazhenina from Penn in straight sets … Posted a 15-1 doubles mark with partner Tina Jiang at No. 2 … Went 6-0 in Ivy League matches … Won conference matches by 8-1 scores against doubles pairs from Dartmouth, Brown and Princeton … Earned an invite to the NCAA Doubles Championship with Jiang.

Fall 2013:
Went 8-3 in tournament action … Reached the quarterfinals at the Cissie Leary Invitational with straight set wins over Temple’s Rebecca Breland and Cornell’s Alex D’Ascenzo … Won a trio of matches at the George State Invitational against opponents from George Tech, GSU and LSU … Played a team-high 24 doubles matches, primarily with Tina Jiang, going 17-7 … Won matches over opponents from St. John’s Princeton and Maryland to reach the semifinals of the Cissie Leary Invitational … Won draw at the BJK NTC Invite … Defeated teammates Sanon/Vaidya to capture the ITA Northeast Region doubles title … Beat Utah’s Bekerova/Miles in the back draw at the USTA/ITA Indoor Nationals.

Spring 2013:
Was selected to the All-Ivy League doubles second team … Finished the year with a 17-4 overall singes record, 13-2 in dual matches, playing in the No. 3 and 4 spots … Won 10 straight matches from Jan. 28 – April 1 … Defeated Kanyapat Narattana in a tiebreak match, 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (10-8), playing against No. 40 Oklahoma State … Assisted in the Lions sweep against FIU with a victory … Defeated Carmen Borau Ramos, 7-5, 6-1, to help Columbia upset No. 42 Kansas … Bested Stefanie Mikez, 6-2, 6-2, playing against No. 41 Memphis … Took down Dena Teanebaum, 7-6, 7-5, in the Lion’s sweep against No. 64 Cornell in the Ivy League opener (March 30) … Picked up victories in shutouts against Dartmouth and Brown … Closed out the year with a thrilling three-set win over Princeton’s Katie Goepel … Went 10-4 in dual doubles matches, playing alongside Nicole Bartnick.

Fall 2012:
Won a pair of matches at the Columbia Invitational … Reached the finals of singles flight ‘C’ at the NTC BJK Women’s Collegiate Invitational.

Spring 2012:
Posted a 7-11 record, playing primarily as the No. 4 … Defeated Colgate’s Steph Brown at the Cornell Winter Invitational … Notched a 6-2, 6-2 win over Hofstra’s Melissa Gilanachi … Rallied to beat Binghamton’s Maria Bykoovskaya in three sets … Captured a three-set win over Dartmouths Rachel Decker-Sadowski at the ECAC Team Tournament … Recorded back-to-back wins over Moorea Williams form Southern Miss and Christine Serden from FIU … Partnered with Katarina Kovacevic for 10 doubles wins … Posted wins over Ivy League foes from Cornell, Brown and Penn.

Fall 2011: Ranked No. 20 I the nation with doubles partner Nicole Bartnik … Won the A doubles draw at the 2011 USTA National Tennis Center Women’s Collegiate Invitational with Bartnick, beating the No. 3 seed from Rutgers, a pair from Buffalo, and two Boston College teams to take the title … Had a win over Brittany Yang of Liberty in the first round of the C singles bracket … Had a first-round singles win over a player from Princeton at the ITA Northeast Regionals … Had a first-round win over a player from Hofstra at the Columbia Invitational … Participated in the main singles draw at the Cissie Leary Invitational, with wins over players from Penn State and Penn, and upsetting the No. 1 seed from Maryland, Anna Belzunce, 6-1, 6-7(3), 10-3.

Year Overall Dual Tour Ivy Overall Ivy
2011-12 15-15 6-10 9-5 0-6 17-13 4-3
2012-13 17-4 13-2 4-2 4-2 18-9 4-1
2013-14 20-7 12-4 8-3 5-2 32-8 6-0
2014-15 9-7 7-5 1-3 1-0 9-11 1-0
Career 61-33 38-20 22-13 10-10 76-41 15-4
Year: Senior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: James E. Taylor
College: CC
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