Columbia Men's Tennis BIO
 Winston Lin

Fall 2014:
Ranked No. 8 on the ITA preseason national singles rankings list … Swept his four competitors at the Ivy Plus Invitational to capture the Tigers Draw … Went 1-1 in the main draw of the 2014 Saint Francis Health ITA All-American Championships ... Captured the singles title at the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships and competed with Vermeer in the doubles draw.

Spring 2014:
Was an All-America selection … Ivy League Player of the Year and first team selection … Finished the season ranked No. 17 in the nation … Finished the year with a team-high 31 wins … Went a perfect 16-0 in dual matches at No. 1 … Knocked off No. 21 Nathan Pasha from Georgia in three sets … Knocked off Washington’s Max Manthou, 6-3, 6-3 … Won matches against Princeton’s Zack McCourt and Dartmouth’s Dovydas Sakinis at the ECAC Championship … Topped Michigan’s Vlad Stefan in three sets … Edged 51st-ranked Nick Chappell from TCU, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 … Defeated Justin To from Brown in straight sets … Outlasted No. 19 Austin Gonzales in three sets to help Columbia knock off Vanderbilt in the second round of the NCAA Championship … Beat Chappell again in the first round of the NCAA Singles Tournament, 6-2, 6-1 … Posted a 15-7 mark in doubles, splitting time between No. 2 and 3 … Was 5-2 against the Ivy League partnered with Mike Vermeer.
Fall 2013: 
Went 15-3 during tournament matches … Reached the Round of 16 at the ITA All-American Championships and the quarterfinals of the UTSA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships … Top showing came at the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championship were he downed Harvard’s Denis Nguyen for the title … Paired with Miguel Alda to go 9-2 in doubles … Won doubles flight at Princeton Invitational.
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.

Before Columbia:
Ranked No. 1 in the USTA Eastern Boys-18s his senior year, and as high as No. 25 nationally … Ranked as No. 11 as a senior recruit by TennisRecruiting.net for the Class of 2011 … Three-time co-captain at Williamsville East …Awarded USTA Eastern Lt. Frederick M. Scribner, Jr., Boys 18s Sportsmanship Award his senior season … 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) … Named AP Scholar with Distinction (2010). 

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).

      SINGLES DOUBLES
Year Overall Dual Tour Ivy Overall Ivy
2011-12 31-5 21-1 10-4 7-0 26-13 5-2
2012-13 24-14 13-7 11-7 4-3 11-18 3-4
2013-14 31-3 16-0 15-3 3-0 24-9 5-2
2014-15 11-1 0-0 11-1 0-0 0-1 0-0
Career 97-23 50-8 47-15 14-3 61-41 13-8
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Williamsville, N.Y.
High School: Williamsville East
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