ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Hai-Li Kong
Hai-Li Kong
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Potomac, Md.
High School: Winston Churchill

Freshman • 2012-13
Shared the Jack Barnaby Most Valuable Player award with Amanda Lin ... Took her final 12 matches of the year to finish the dual season 14-2, including a perfect 7-0 mark in the Ivy League ... Teamed with Hannah Morrill to go 6-1 in doubles play and 4-1 in conference ... Won the Cherle Dow Singles Flight at the Tribe Invitational, breezing past Penn's Alex Ion, 6-1, 6-0 ... Finished second in the Blue Singles Flight of the Harvard Fall Tournament ... Went 7-3 in singles and 4-4 in doubles in the fall season ... Tallied a singles record of 7-2 while going 6-2 in doubles during non-conference play … Victorious over Columbia’s Crystal Leung, 7-6(1), 7-6(3) (April 5) … With the help of Hannah Morrill, defeated Sarah O’Neil and Nina Turudic of Cornell, 8-6 (April 6) … Bested Dena Tanenbaum of Cornell, 6-4, 6-1 (April 6) … Joined with Hannah Morrill to defeat Monica Chow and Kate Goepel of Princeton in doubles, 8-4 (April 13) … Edged Princeton’s Kate Goepel, 6-3, 6-2 (April 13) … Teamed up with Hannah Morrill to knock off Penn’s Jaime Yapp-Shing and Katherine Jania, 8-2 (April 14) … Bested Penn’s Jaime Yapp-Shing in straight sets, 6-0, 7-6(2) (April 14) ... Outlasted Hanna Yu of Yale 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in singles (April 21).

Before Harvard
Reached No. 2 in the Mid-Atlantic tennis girls 18 and under rankings … Climbed to No. 45 in the national girls rankings and No. 228 in the international rankings … Served as vice president of the Civitans Club while at Winston Churchill High School … Involved with the Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day fundraiser at the 2008 U.S. Open … Ranked within the top five percent academically in her county … Also enjoys playing the piano and making pottery.