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

Career Honors

All-Time Winningest Singles and Doubles Player in Program History

USciences Single-Season Record for Doubles Wins (16 - 2017-18)

3x ITA Scholar-Athlete (2016, 2017, 2018)

3x CACC All-Academic Team (2016, 2017, 2018)

2x D2ADA Academic Achievement Award (2016-17; 2017-18)

8x Dean's List Honors

One 4.0 GPA Semester


Career Record

    Singles   Doubles
2015-16   6-12   8-9
2016-17   18-6   15-10
2017-18   11-9   16-5
2018-19   7-11   7-12
Overall   42-38   46-36


2018-19 (Match-by-Match):

  • Won seven singles matches on the year, splitting her time between the second through fourth flights
  • Also won seven doubles matches, one of which came at the ITA East Regionals with partner Julia James
  • Ended her career atop the program’s record book in both singles (42) and doubles (46) victories

2017-18 (Match-by-Match): 

  • Broke the program’s single-season record for doubles wins in a season, finishing 16-5 with partner Danielle Paran as USciences’ primary No. 2 pair
  • The duo went a near-perfect 7-1 in CACC play and won a match in the ITA East Regionals
  • Became the program’s all-time winningest doubles player with 39 career wins, and also ended the year second in program history with 35 career singles victories
  • Is also fifth in career doubles win percentage (.619), and eighth in career singles win percentage (.565)
  • Finished second on the team with an 11-9 singles record, tied for the fifth-most wins in the program’s single season history, as she split time between the second, third and fourth flight
  • Went a combined 7-2 at No. 3 and No. 4 singles, and also won two matches at the ITA East Regionals

Prior to USciences:

  • Team MVP for Vermont Academy 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


  • 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 student-athletes