The Yale men's tennis team has extended its unmatched streak of receiving All-Academic Team honors by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) every year since 1996. Yale also boasts the highest number of ITA Scholar-Athletes of any Divison I program in the country for the 2012-13 season, with 10 honorees, showing that the team’s talents extend beyond the court.
That the 2012-13 season was one of the best in the history of the Yale men's tennis team was confirmed Wednesday when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its final national and regional rankings. Yale's finish at No. 57 in the country is the team's second-best final ranking in the 33 seasons of rankings available on the ITA website. The Elis also secured the No. 4 spot in the Northeast region, while three of Yale's outgoing seniors received individual recognition in the regional rankings.
Former Yale men's tennis team captain Alan '52 was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Men's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame on Wednesday, May 22, at the annual Enshrinement Banquet. The ceremony took place at the University of Illinois, where the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Men's and Women's Tennis Championships were held. Schwartz, who was a three-year varsity letterman and captained the Bulldog squad in his senior year, is the ninth Yale-affiliated individual to receive this honor, and is the fourth to be inducted as a contributor.
The Yale men's tennis team gathered Thursday to elect its captain for the 2013-14 season, and the honor went to junior Kyle Dawson. He becomes the third person in his family to lead the Bulldog squad, with his two brothers having captained the Yale team in their senior years as well.
Three seniors on the Yale men's tennis team earned high honors on Thursday as the results of the balloting for All-Ivy recognition were released. In a fitting end to the trio's time at Yale, senior captain Daniel Hoffman and classmates John Huang and Marc Powers all received selections.
The Yale men's tennis team gathered Sunday for its end-of-year banquet to honor those players who have displayed certain qualities both on and off the court during the season. All four seniors were honored with awards, a testament to the many contributions each of them has made to the team this year.
The Yale men's tennis team put the finishing touches on an exceptional season on Saturday with a strong comeback victory against an in-form group of players from Brown (14-10, 3-4 Ivy). The Elis refused to wilt after dropping the doubles point and stormed back to seal the 4-3 decision, one that sees the Bulldogs end the season with ten wins at home.
Four talented seniors will play their final matches as Bulldogs on Saturday when the Yale men's tennis team takes on Brown (13-9, 2-3 Ivy) in the squad's final match of the 2012-13 season. No. 57 Yale (17-6, 3-3 Ivy) will be looking to cap off its superb season with a finish at No. 4 in the Ivy League standings. The match is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. at Yale's home courts.
The Yale men's tennis team dropped just its second home match of the season on Sunday in a 5-2 loss to No. 22 Harvard (17-4, 5-0 Ivy). Though the Crimson raced to a decisive 5-0 lead, senior captain Daniel Hoffman and classmate John Huang managed to grind out three-set victories in singles.
The Yale men's tennis team signaled its desire to remain in contention for the Ivy League title on Friday with a strong win over Dartmouth (9-12, 1-4 Ivy). Playing at the Big Green’s courts, the Bulldogs secured the doubles point before capturing four wins in singles to seal the 5-2 victory.
With two weekends remaining in conference play, the Yale men's tennis team has reached a critical stage if it wants to keep its hopes of an Ivy League title alive. Currently ranked No. 4 in the Ivy League standings, No. 57 Yale (16-5, 2-2 Ivy) is preparing for its final away match of the season, which will be against Dartmouth (9-11, 1-3 Ivy) on Friday at 2:00 p.m. The Bulldogs will then have a day to rest before returning to their home courts on Sunday to challenge perennial rival No. 22 Harvard (16-4, 4-0 Ivy), with this match also beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Less than 24 hours after a physically and mentally taxing win over No. 51 Cornell on Saturday, the Yale men's tennis team was unable to overcome No. 49 Columbia (12-8, 3-2 Ivy) on Sunday at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center. After the Lions won a fierce battle for the doubles point, they sustained their momentum in singles play to complete a 6-1 victory.
In a marathon match at Cornell's Reis Tennis Center on Saturday, the Yale men's tennis team defeated the Big Red in a pulsating finish thanks to incredible heroics from senior Zachary Dean. Playing in its third Ivy League match of the season, No. 65 Yale (16-4, 2-1 Ivy) narrowly lost the doubles point before roaring back in singles to seal the upset over No. 51 Cornell (12-7, 1-3 Ivy).
The Ivy League season is in full swing, with all eight teams in action this upcoming weekend. The Yale men's tennis team is coming off a mixed opening weekend that saw the squad suffer a narrow defeat to No. 50 Princeton, only to rebound strongly to defeat Penn in its finest match of the season. The Bulldogs will look to carry this momentum into their match against No. 51 Cornell, which will take place on Saturday at the Big Red's Reis Tennis Center at 2:00 p.m. The following day, the Elis will play No. 49 Columbia at the Lions' Dick Savitt Tennis Center at 2:00 p.m.
In what Alex Dorato, Cary Leeds Head Coach of Men's Tennis, called the Elis' "best match of the season," the Yale men's tennis team summoned its top form in a 7-0 sweep of Penn (8-8, 0-3 Ivy). Returning to play at their home courts less than 24 hours after a tough loss to No. 51 Princeton, the Bulldogs secured the doubles point before running away win the victory in singles.
In its first match of the Ivy League stretch, the Yale men's tennis team came up short against a streaking Princeton team despite showing a resilient fighting spirit. Playing on Saturday at Yale's home courts, No. 51 Princeton (13-4, 2-0 Ivy) held off a Bulldog fight-back in singles to record a 5-2 victory.
The Ivy League season has arrived, and the Yale men's tennis team finds itself in superb form on the eve of this year's opener against No. 51 Princeton. No. 54 Yale (14-3, 0-0 Ivy) will look to extend its current winning streak to five matches when the squad faces the Tigers at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Elis' home courts. The Bulldogs' second Ancient Eight match will take place less than 24 hours later, when they host Penn at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.
In its last non-Ivy match of the season, the Yale men's tennis team impressed in a 5-2 triumph over St. John's on Saturday. Playing at the grandest of venues, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the site of the U.S. Open and the Red Storm’s home turf, the Elis put in a strong effort in singles to record its first victory of the season on a non-neutral surface away from home.
After more than two months of home matches and out-of-state trips, the Yale men's tennis team finds itself just one match removed from the start of the Ivy League season. Facing off against their Ancient Eight rivals will still be far from the Bulldogs' minds, however, as this upcoming Saturday’s match will be a stern test for the Elis and an opportunity to gain considerable momentum heading into conference play. In just its third away match of the season, No. 56 Yale (13-3, 0-0 Ivy) will take on St. John's (2-11, 0-1 Big East) at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., at 1:00 p.m.
At this rate, the Yale men's tennis team might enter the Ivy League stretch having won 10 of its last 11 matches. With just one more match until conference play begins, the Bulldogs made it nine out of ten on Sunday afternoon, as they swept St. Bonaventure (4-9, 0-1 A-10) to extend their unbeaten streak at home to eight matches. The victory over the Bonnies came without the loss of a set in both singles and doubles.
The Yale men's tennis team defeated Binghamton 5-2 on Saturday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center to remain perfect at home. The Elis recorded a pair of hard-fought wins in doubles before easing to four singles wins to secure the triumph, which comes just two weeks before the start of Ivy League play.
The Yale men's tennis team returns to the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center this weekend for its final two home matches before the start of conference play in April. No. 51 Yale (11-3, 0-0 Ivy) has won all six matches it has contested at home so far this season, and will look to maintain that streak heading into Ivy League play. The Bulldogs are scheduled to take on Binghamton on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and will then face St. Bonaventure on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.
The Yale men's tennis team wrapped up its spring break trip to North Carolina with a resounding 4-3 victory over No. 55 Old Dominion (11-5, 0-0 CAA) on Sunday. Playing at the home courts of UNC Wilmington, No. 50 Yale (11-3, 0-0 Ivy) lost the doubles point before staging a hard-fought comeback that climaxed with a third-set triumph by senior Marc Powers at No. 2 singles.
The Yale men's tennis team got its spring break trip to the Tar Heel State off to the best possible start Wednesday with a solid 6-1 victory over Illinois State. Playing at a neutral site, the home courts of UNC Wilmington, No. 50 Yale (10-2, 0-0 Ivy) scored a pair of crucial wins in doubles before sealing the win with a slew of relatively straightforward singles victories.
The Yale men's tennis team dropped its first match in four weeks Thursday against No. 72 UNC Wilmington (9-4, 0-0 CAA). Playing at the home courts of the Seahawks, the ranked doubles teams fielded by UNC Wilmington proved too strong for the Elis, who were then unable to push back in singles and succumbed to the 7-0 defeat.
Former Yale men's tennis team captain Alan Schwartz '52 has been named a 2013 inductee to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Men's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame for his contributions to men's collegiate tennis. Schwartz, who was a three-year varsity letterman and captained the Bulldog squad in his senior year, is the ninth Yale-affiliated individual to be granted this honor, and is the fourth to be inducted as a contributor.
The Yale men's tennis team will leave the comfort and familiarity of its home courts behind this week as the squad travels to Wilmington, N.C., for a spring break tripleheader against three quality opponents. The Bulldogs will play three matches in five days, starting with an encounter against Illinois State on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. The next day, Thursday, the Elis will take on UNC Wilmington at 2:00 p.m. No. 48 Yale will then get two days of rest before concluding its visit to the Tar Heel State with a match against No. 54 Old Dominion on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. All three matches will take place at the home courts of UNC Wilmington.
The Yale men's tennis team maintained its recent run of dominant form by sealing a pair of sweeps Sunday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. After going undefeated in singles against Marist on Saturday, No. 49 Yale (9-2) quickly won the doubles point Sunday morning to complete the shutout. The Bulldogs then delivered a ruthlessly efficient performance against Stony Brook to finish off the day with yet another 7-0 victory.
The Yale men's tennis team kept its winning streaks alive Saturday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center with a decisive 6-1 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson. Later on Saturday, the Bulldogs began their match against Marist by winning all six singles matches to clinch the victory regardless of Sunday's results in doubles competition.
A refreshed and recharged Yale men's tennis team returns home this weekend having cracked the top 50 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division I rankings this week. No. 49 Yale (6-2) will engage three other schools—Fairleigh Dickinson, Marist and Stony Brook—in singles and doubles competition on Saturday and Sunday. Doubles play against Fairleigh Dickinson begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. Singles play against Fairleigh Dickinson will start soon thereafter, and singles matches against Marist will get underway at 4:00 p.m. Saturday.