Stephanie Lin’s unexpected run to the state singles championship in 2013 was not a fluke.
Lin proved that on Saturday by successfully defending her crown with a 22-20, 21-13 victory over Hinsdale South freshman Judy Yang at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.
The Lyons junior is the eighth girl to win two singles titles. Only three have won three. Ironically, Lin felt more pressure this year because she is now a known commodity.
“Judy and I are so close in skill level and being a higher seed, it was tough,” Lin said.