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PORTLAND, Oregon (July 15, 2019) -- Sunset High’s Serim Jin is officially a runner-up no longer.
In 2017, Jin fell to former Tigard standout Elizabeth Stevens in the OSAA Tennis 6A girls singles championship and in the Oregon Sports Awards’ Prep Girls Tennis Player of the Year vote.
But Jin is now on top after spending the 2018 season focusing on International Tennis Association (ITA), United States Tennis Association and club tournaments.
In May, she captured the 6A and Metro League singles titles. And this time around, the Oregon Sports Awards voting panel tabbed the outgoing senior as its 2019 recipient of the Prep Girls Tennis Player of the Year award.
Sport Oregon and NBC Sports Northwest revealed Jin as this year’s winner on “The Noe Show” with Brian Noe on Monday. Click here to watch clips of Jin’s interview and to view a behind-the-scenes look at her time in studio.
Future single-sport prep award announcements can also be heard live on KJOR Rip City Radio 620.
Peter Murphy (Jesuit), Jin’s club teammate at The Academy at UPortland, was revealed as the Prep Boys Tennis Player of the Year on Wednesday. Jin claimed the girls honor over finalists Anna Kern, who won her third straight 5A singles title for Corvallis, and Beaverton’s Cassidy Binder, whom Jin edged in the 6A semifinals.
Jin earned the No. 1 seed in both the 6A and Metro League singles championships. She helped the Apollos notch 6A and Metro League team titles.
Jin scaled back her participation in club tournaments, but played in five ITA/USTA tournaments between August-March. She notched a first-place finish in the CGM Winter Girls Singles Championship in February. Jin also placed as the runner-up at the MPRC/WHRFC Advanced L4 Girls 10-18 and Vancouver Tennis Clinic Girls L4 tournaments in October and March, respectively
She is listed as a four-star recruit and top-100 class of 2019 player nationally by Tennis Recruiting Network. Jin received multiple Division I offers but will attend and play tennis for Wesleyan University in Connecticut this fall.
Jin decided on Division III Wesleyan over bigger-school offers because of the university’s strong tennis program and academics. Wesleyan finished the 2018-2019 season with a 20-2 overall record and won the NCAA Division III Championship in March.
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