Irene Lu
Irene Lu
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Laurel, Md.
High School: Atholton
Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology
House Affiliation: Leverett

Sophomore • 2017-18
Posted a 9-7 singles record and 6-5 doubles mark in the fall... Won eight of her last 10 singles matches in the fall, including winning five straight from Oct. 14-23... Competed in the ITA Regional Championships (Oct. 18-23), registering a 3-1 singles mark... Paired with Lexi Milunovich to post a 5-1 doubles record in the fall. 

Freshman • 2016-17
Ended the regular season with a 10-4 record in doubles with partner, Natasha Gonzalez ... Secured a 6-1, 7-5 win against Columbia's Vivian Cheng ... Swept her competitors in back-to-back competitions on March 4, besting St. John's Zofia Stanisz, 6-1, 6-0, and earned a 6-0, 6-1 win against Bryant's Nina Luiggi ... Battled to a 6-2, 6-7, 10-4 win against Sabrina Faybayshev of Boston University ... Tallied a 6-3, 6-2 win over Mariko Iinuma of Cornell in the fourth position ... Recorded back-to-back wins against Georgetown's Sara Swift (6-0, 6-1) and Rhode Island's Rachel Smilansky (6-3, 6-0) ... Secured a 7-5, 6-0 victory against Elene Tsokilauri of Boston College on Feb. 4 ... Tallied a 6-1, 6-2 win over Ariana Rahmanparast of Florida State on Jan. 29 ... Competed at the No. 4 slot against Northwestern and DePaul during the opening weekend ... Paired with Gonzalez to tally two victories in the doubles round at ITA Regionals, including an 8-2 win over Rutgers and an 8-3 win over UConn ... Voted COOP Student-Athlete of the Week (Oct. 11) ... Tallied the Crimson's only single point against Brown at the Bulldog Invitational, 6-3, 7-5 ... Earned two singles victories at the Harvard Fall Classic against Boston University and Yale, 6-3, 6-4 and 3-6, 7-5, 6-4, respectively …  Secured a win in the Navratilova / Shriver doubles flight with Erica Oosterhout at the ITA Grass Court Invitational, finishing with an 8-6 decision against Cal's Stephanie Lin and Audrey Mayer and an 8-1 victory against Georgia Tech's Luca Fabian and Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer. 

Before Harvard:
Tennis letterwinner in 2013 … 2013 Howard County Girl’s Singles Tennis Champion, Maryland Public High School Girl’s Singles Tennis Champion and Howard County Girl’s Tennis Player of the Year … Helped Atholton High School win Howard County and regional titles … Won Mid-Atlantic sectional championships in G16 and G18s … Ranked second in Mid-Atlantic G18 division … Placed on President’s Honor Roll for four years … Member of National Honor Society … 2016 National Merit Finalist … 2015 National AP Scholar … President of Atholton High School’s Math Team.