Elkanah Linder
Elkanah Linder
Height: 5-6
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Townshend, Vt.
High School: Vermont Academy
Major: Pharmacy

Career Honors

All-Time Winningest Doubles Player in Program History

2016-17 D2ADA Academic Achievement Award

2x CACC All-Academic Team (2016, 2017)

2015-16 ITA Scholar Athlete

4x Dean's List Honors

 

2017-18: Playing at No. 1 doubles for the first time this season with Paran, the duo picked up their team-best 14th win of the season, and she also swept her No. 3 singles opponent as part of 6-3 triumph at District of Columbia (3/15)...Became the all-time winningest doubles player in program history, as USciences began its spring season and spring break trip with a 7-2 victory over Saint Anselm. Pairing with Paran for an 8-5 triumph at No. 2 doubles, Linder surpassed Amanda Bedway's (2004-08) 10-year-old record with her 35th career doubles win (3/4)...Linder and Paran were the lone USciences pair to win in CACC Tournament First Round victory over Jefferson; 8-2 at No. 2 doubles for what was their eight straight victory to move into the team lead with an 11-2 record (10/17)...Became just the third Devil in program history to win 30 career singles matches with No. 2 singles victory vs. Caldwell. Aslo won 10th match with Paran as the duo recorded their seventh consecutive victory  (10/14)...Won sixth consecutive match with Paran in thrilling fashion at Post, 9-8 (2) at the second flight, to improve to 9-2 on the season (10/10)...Won twice in victory over Chestnut Hill. Moved into second in program history with 31 career doubles victories as she and Paran won their fifth consecutive match doubles match together with an 8-4 decision at the second flight (10/7)...Won twice vs. St. Thomas Aquinas. Won fourth straight No. 2 doubles match with Paran, 8-2. Dropped just two games to her third flight opponent(10/5)...Won three matches at the ITA East Regionals, including two in singles play to advance to the main draw and Round of 64 with 8-2 victories over opponents from Wilmington and Molloy. Advanced to the Round of 32 in doubles play, pairing with Danielle Paran to pick up an 8-6 over Bentley...Paried with Danielle Paran for No. 2 doubles victory - the 18th career of her career, which tied her for the seventh-most in program history - in home-opener vs. Concordia (9/17)...Moved into a tie for eighth in program history with her 17th career doubles win at Gynedd-Mercy, as she teamed with freshman Danielle Paran for an 8-5 decision at the No. 2 flight.The junior also won her No. 2 singles match 6-2, 6-2 (9/11)

Prior to USciences: Four-year player at Vermont Academy…Team MVP all four years…Two-time Lakes Region All Star…Lakes Region #1 singles Champion, 2012 and 2015…Team captain…Member of National Honor Society, earning high honors every marking period….Also played soccer and basketball and ran cross country. 

Personal:  Oldest child of Moss and Elizabeth Linder…Both parents played tennis in college: father at Wesleyan and mother at Pomona….Chose USciences because of its legacy for pharmacy and it’s a place where students can be devoted students and also athlete