ACC Academic Honor Roll (2016)
2016-17: Turned in an abbreviated sophomore season, departing the program on February 14 … finished with an overall singles mark of 8-7 and went 3-3 in dual matches … turned in a 13-6 doubles record, including a 4-2 mark in dual matches … filled the top three spots of the singles lineup in the spring, playing three times on court one (1-2), twice on court two (1-1) and once on court three (1-0) … was victorious in first career match on court one, coming back to top VCU’s Vitor Lima 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 … paired with Catalin Mateas in doubles for all dual matches and tandem filled the No. 1 position each time … won four consecutive matches with Mateas, from January 20 - February 3, not dropping more than four games in any set … clinched the doubles point in consecutive matches against Michigan State and VCU … in the fall, played to an 4-3 singles mark and 5-2 doubles record during the Duke James Bonk Invite and ITA Carolina Regional … opened fall with a 2-2 mark at the James Bonk Invite, capturing third place in the Consolation White Draw with a 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (6) victory against N.C. State’s Georgiy Malyshev … won first two matches of the ITA Carolina Regional to reach the Round of 32 before falling to Furman’s Adam Steryous, 7-5, 6-3 … in doubles, paired with Mateas for the Duke James Bonk Invite and took second in the Blue Draw, falling to Jack Findel-Hawkins and Jonathan Deautriell of North Florida 8-7 (2) in the finals … excelled with Jason Lapidus at the Carolina Regional, going 4-1 with a trip to the semifinals … pair nearly eliminated in opening round of regional, fighting off Wake Forest’s Sean Hill and Charles Parry 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (11) … tallied two more wins before grueling 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 1-0 (5) quarterfinals triumph against East Carolina’s Kasey Countee and Freddie McGeehan … dropped a 7-5, 6-2 decision to North Carolina’s Robert Kelly and Josh Peck in the semifinals.
2015-16: Led Duke with 20 singles victories, capping the year with a 20-17 mark and 12-11 record in dual matches … played to a 5-5 mark in ACC singles play and captured a team third-best two wins against ranked foes … ended the campaign 16-15 in doubles action … led the Blue Devils with two doubles victories against ranked foes … primarily filled the No. 3 position in the singles lineup and also experienced action in spots two and four … went 4-1 in the No. 4 spot and was an even 7-7 in the third slot … in doubles, played to a 5-1 mark at No. 2 and 6-8 in the top position … tallied the match-clinching point in first career dual match, downing Elon’s Petar Tomic, 7-5, 6-2 … recorded second career win against a ranked opponent with a 6-2, 6-1 victory against No. 67 Julian Childers of Illinois … breezed past Tennessee’s Jack Schipanski, 6-1, 6-1, in first career road dual match … registered five straight wins against foes from NC A&T, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Furman and Georgia Tech … captured first career ACC victory with a 6-2, 6-2 win versus the Yellow Jackets’ Andrew Li on court three … earned Duke’s third point at No. 74 Miami with a 6-4, 6-4 win on court three versus Fermin Calvo … moved up to No. 2 against No. 97 Marco Nunez of Florida State and suffered a 6-2, 6-4 setback … tallied first victory at No. 2 against Boston College’s Jeff Melvin, 6-2, 6-1 … pushed ACC winning streak to three with a 6-0, 2-6, 6-2 win versus Virginia Tech’s Amerigo Contini and 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 triumph against Louisville’s George Hedley … in doubles, teamed with freshman Catalin Mateas and sophomore Nicolas Alvarez, playing 13 matches with Mateas and 10 with Alvarez … occupied the No. 1 position for 14 matches, going 6-8, and finished 5-1 in the No. 2 position … recorded one win during the spring against a ranked team, topping No. 52 Fedor Baev and Strong Kirchheimer of Northwestern, 7-5 … began the dual match season 4-1 with Alvarez, with the lone loss a 6-4 setback to the No. 7 team of Jordan Angus and Filip Vittek of San Diego … tallied the doubles clinching point against Kentucky during the opening weekend of the campaign … paired with Mateas and won first four dual matches with him, against NC A&T, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina and Furman … clinched the doubles point versus Coastal Carolina with a 7-6 (6) victory against Sebastian Schneider and Jabor Al-Mutawa … captured the doubles point for Duke at Boston College with a 6-4 victory with Mateas versus Kyle Childree and Hank Workman … captured a 6-4 win with Mateas against N.C. State’s Simon Norenius and Thomas Weigel, propelling the Blue Devils to a 5-2 victory against the Wolfpack … turned in the winningest fall campaign of any Blue Devil, going 8-6 in singles, with one victory against a ranked foe, and 5-4 in doubles … started strong with a 5-1 record through first six fall matches … at the Duke James Bonk Invite, suffered a loss in first career match, against East Tennessee State’s Robert Herrera, before ripping off three consecutive wins in the consolation bracket … won the Black Draw consolation championship with a 6-3, 7-5 victory against Elon’s Mario Paccini … at the ITA All-American Championships prequalifying, won first two matches to advance to the Round of 64 before falling to Texas’ Michael Riechmann in three sets, 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-3 … during the Wake Forest Invite, suffered first round loss before capturing consecutive wins to advance to the A1 flight consolation championship against a teammate, junior TJ Pura … in consolation semifinals, faced No. 11 Romain Bogaerts of Wake Forest and earned a 6-4, 6-3 victory … dropped a three-set decision to Pura in the flight championship … in doubles, teamed with freshman Adrian Chamdani for the Bonk Invite and went 2-1, falling in the White Draw championship to North Carolina’s duo of Brett Clark and Robert Kelly, the No. 18 team in the country in the preseason … paired with freshman Ryan Dickerson in the Carolina Regional and went 2-1, advancing to the Round of 16 before suffering a 7-6 (4), 6-3 setback to Furman’s Cameron Green and Adam Steryous … the pair of Lin and Dickerson was the only Duke squad to advance to the Round of 16.
Prior to Duke: A blue chip prospect according to TennisRecruiting.net ... helped Duke land the No. 2 recruiting class for 2015, according to TennisRecruiting.net ... ranked as the No. 9 prospect in the nation by TennisRecruiting.net ... played high school tennis for two years at Schaumburg ... in June of 2015, advanced to the semifinals of the USTA Midwest Outdoor Closed Championships in Indianapolis, winning the first five matches in straight sets ... upset No. 5 seed JJ Wolf 7-6 (6), 6-1 to move to the semifinals ... earlier in June, played in the finals of the Chicago B18 District Championship and took second, falling in three sets to Eddie Grabill in the championship ... on the junior circuit, reached the round of 16 at the Plantation ITF in the middle of May 2015 and the quarterfinals of the Atlanta ITF in early November 2014 ... in the summer of 2014, took part in the USTA National Championship and was a quarterfinalist in the consolation bracket ... also played in the consolation bracket championship of the USTA’s National Clay Court Championship in July 2014 ... won the USTA Regional Tournament in Dayton, Ohio, in the winter of 2013 ... previously ranked No. 1 in the 14, 16 and 18 divisions of the USTA/Midwest Section ... in two years playing for Schaumburg, was the sectional champion and an all-district selection ... won the conference championship as a freshman at Schaumburg.
Personal: Born Vincent Brandon Lin on July 28, 1997, in Elk Grove, Ill. ... son of Hsiaohuei Diana Lin and Weihung Lin ... older sister Monica is a tennis player at Harvard ... an AP Scholar and honor roll student in high school.