2009-10 Yale Women's Tennis News

August 16, 2010
Bulldogs Win Multiple ITA Academic Awards
The Yale women’s tennis team earned ITA All-Academic Team recognition and had four individuals named ITA Scholar Athletes for the 2009-10 season: Lindsay Clark (Bernardsville, N.J.), Silia DeFilippis (Short Hills, N.J.), Sarah Lederhandler (Miami, Fla.) and Stevi Petrelli (Harrison, N.Y.).

June 3, 2010
Year in Review: No. 44 Yale Finishes Season 16-6
No. 44 Yale finished its 2010 season with a 16-6 record and a 5-2 record in the Ivy League to finish third in the Ivy standings.

May 8, 2010
Petrelli Named 2010-11 Captain
Stevi Petrelli, a rising senior from Harrison, NY, was named captain for the Yale women’s tennis team for the 2010-11 season. Petrelli was elected by her teammates Friday to succeed Sarah Lederhandler as captain next year.

April 29, 2010
Brook Earns Unanimous First Team All-Ivy Singles Selection
Sophomore Vicky Brook (London, England) earned a unanimous First Team All-Ivy Singles selection after posting a 17-4 spring record that included a 5-1 record in the Ivy League.

April 24, 2010
No. 48 Yale Defeats No. 58 Brown 5-2
No. 48 Yale improved to 16-6 overall and 5-2 in the Ivy League with a 5-2 victory over No. 58 Brown Saturday in its regular season finale at Yale University on senior day. The win kept the Bulldogs in contention for an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament when the bracket is announced Tuesday, May 4.

April 23, 2010
No. 48 Yale to Host No. 58 Brown
No. 46 Yale (15-6) will conclude its regular season when it hosts No. 58 Brown Saturday at Yale University. The Bulldogs will look to improve upon their 4-2 Ivy League record in a must win match as they look to earn an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament.

April 18, 2010
No. 46 Yale Falls 4-3 to No. 56 Harvard
No. 46 Yale came just short against No. 56 Harvard in a 4-3 defeat Sunday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 15-6 overall and 4-2 in the Ivy League and was a major setback to Yale’s hopes of an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

April 16, 2010
No. 46 Bulldogs Top No. 53 Big Green 6-1
No. 46 Yale improved to 15-5 on the season and 4-1 in the Ivy League with a 6-1 victory over No. 53 Dartmouth Friday at Dartmouth.

April 15, 2010
No. 46 Yale to Face No. 53 Dartmouth and No. 56 Harvard
No. 46 Yale (14-5) will face two of its toughest challenges of the season when it travels to Hanover to face No. 53 Dartmouth Friday and then hosts No. 56 Harvard Sunday. The Bulldogs will look to improve upon its 3-1 Ivy League record in must win matches as they pursue a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

April 10, 2010
No. 46 Yale Defeats Columbia 6-1
No. 46 Yale improved to 14-5 on the season and 3-1 in the Ivy League with a 6-1 victory over Columbia Saturday at Columbia University.

April 9, 2010
No. 46 Yale Sweeps Cornell 7-0
No. 46 Yale improved to 13-5 on the season and 2-1 in the Ivy League with a 7-0 victory over Cornell Friday at Cornell University. The Bulldogs did not lose a single match in the victory.

April 8, 2010
No. 46 Yale to Face Cornell and Columbia
No. 46 Yale (12-5) will continue its Ivy League season when it travels to Ithaca Friday and New York City Saturday to face Cornell and Columbia, respectively.

April 3, 2010
No. 40 Yale Sweeps Penn 7-0
No. 40 Yale got back on track Saturday with a 7-0 victory over Penn to improve to 12-5 on the season and 1-1 in the Ivy League with the victory at Yale University's outdoor tennis center.

April 2, 2010
No. 40 Yale Falls to No. 33 Princeton 6-1
No. 33 Princeton proved too much for No. 40 Yale in the Ivy League opener as the Tigers defeated the Bulldogs 6-1 Friday at Yale University. Yale fell to 11-5 on the season and 0-1 in the Ivy League with the loss. Princeton improved to 15-5 and 2-0 in the Ivy League with the win.

April 1, 2010
No. 40 Yale to Open Ivy League Season
No. 40 Yale (11-4) will kick off its Ivy League season by hosting No. 33 Princeton and Penn Friday and Saturday, respectively.

March 19, 2010
Bulldogs Rout Quinnipiac, 7-0
The No. 37 nationally-ranked Yale women’s tennis team won all six singles matches in straight sets and claimed victory in all three doubles matches en route to a convincing 7-0 sweep of Quinnipiac on Friday afternoon at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center in New Haven, Conn. The Bulldogs improve to 11-4 with the impressive win while the visiting Bobcats fall to 5-3.

March 13, 2010
No. 47 Florida International Edges No. 24 Yale, 4-3
The No. 24 nationally-ranked Yale women’s tennis team traded points all day with No. 47 Florida International in Miami on Saturday, battling back and forth with the host Golden Panthers. However, when the final point was tallied, it was Florida International sneaking by the Bulldogs by a score of 4-3. Jessica Rhee, Elizabeth Epstein and Stevi Petrelli won their singles matches for Yale, which falls to 10-4 after the narrow defeat.

March 10, 2010
No. 24 Yale Falls to No. 21 South Florida 5-2
No. 24 Yale (10-3) dropped a 5-2 decision to No. 21 South Florida Tuesday in Tampa, Fla. The loss came on the same day that the ITA National Rankings came out with the Bulldogs ranked No. 24, the highest ranking on record in Yale women's tennis history.

March 8, 2010
No. 31 Yale to Play Two in Florida
No. 31 Yale (10-2) will travel to Florida to play two challenging matches during spring break. The Bulldogs will begin the road trip in Tampa, Fla. where they will take on No. 20 South Florida. Yale will then face No. 49 Florida International Saturday in Miami, Fla.

March 7, 2010
No. 31 Yale Defeats Western Michigan 6-1
No. 31 Yale improved to 10-2 on the season with a 6-1 victory over Western Michigan Sunday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The Bulldogs won five of six singles matches and the doubles point in the victory.

March 6, 2010
No. 31 Yale to Host Western Michigan
No. 31 Yale (9-2) will look to bounce back from just its secod loss of the season and reassert its home court advantage when it hosts Western Michigan Sunday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.

February 23, 2010
Bulldogs Ranked No. 28 in Nation
After starting off the season 9-2, Yale was ranked No. 28 in the most recent edition of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) national rankings released Tuesday afternoon. The No. 28 ranking is the highest ranking on record in Yale women's tennis history.

February 21, 2010
No. 36 Yale Falls to No. 20 Vanderbilt 6-1
No. 36 Yale fell to 9-2 on the season with a 6-1 loss Sunday against No. 20 Vanderbilt at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The loss snapped the Bulldogs home winning streak at 23 straight matches.

February 20, 2010
No. 36 Yale Defeats No. 32 William & Mary 5-2
No. 36 Yale improved to 9-1 on the season and extended its home winning streak to 23 straight matches with a 5-2 victory over No. 32 William & Mary Saturday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.

February 18, 2010
Meet the Bulldogs Day this Saturday
Yale women’s tennis head coach Danielle Lund McNamara announced that the public will have the opportunity to greet her No. 36 2010 team at the “Meet the Bulldogs Day” this Saturday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center following the conclusion of Yale’s match against No. 32 William & Mary.

February 18, 2010
No. 36 Yale to Host No. 32 William & Mary, No. 20 Vanderbilt
No. 36 Yale (8-1) will look to extend its 22-match home winning streak this weekend when it hosts No. 32 William & Mary (4-3) Saturday and No. 20 Vanderbilt (3-1) Sunday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.

February 14, 2010
No. 43 Yale Wins ECAC Championships
No. 43 Yale won the ECAC Division I Indoor Women’s Tennis Championship with a 4-0 victory over Dartmouth in the finals to improve to 8-1 on the season Sunday at Harvard University.

February 13, 2010
No. 43 Yale Beats No. 62 Harvard
No. 43 Yale improved to 7-1 and advanced to the finals of the ECAC Division I Women’s Indoor Tennis Championship Saturday with a victory over No. 62 Harvard. The Bulldogs will face Dartmouth Sunday in the finals.

February 12, 2010
No. 43 Yale Defeats Boston University 6-1
No. 43 Yale opened play at the 2010 ECAC Division I Women's Indoor Tennis Championship with a 6-1 victory over Boston University Friday morning at Harvard University. The Bulldogs swept the three doubles matches in the victory.

February 11, 2010
No. 44 Yale to Compete in ECAC Indoor Championships
No. 44 Yale will compete in the 2010 ECAC Division I Women’s Indoor Championship this weekend at Harvard University. The defending champions of the tournament, the Bulldogs will be the No. 3 seed in this year’s competition. Yale will open the ECAC Championship Friday at 8 a.m. with a match against No. 6 seed No. 69 Boston University.

February 7, 2010
No. 44 Bulldogs Defeat Memphis 4-3
No. 44 Yale improved to 5-1 on the season with a 4-3 win over Memphis Sunday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center to extend its home winning streak to 22 matches.

February 6, 2010
No. 44 Yale Defeats UMass 7-0
The No. 44 Bulldogs improved to 4-1 with a 7-0 victory over UMass Friday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center to extend their home winning streak to 21 matches.

February 4, 2010
No. 44 Bulldogs Will Play Home Opener This Weekend
The No. 44 Bulldogs (3-1) will try and build on their 20-match home winning streak this weekend when they host UMass Friday and Memphis Sunday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.

February 2, 2010
Yale Announces Seventh Best Recruiting Class in Nation
Yale announced the addition of three new players as part of the seventh ranked recruiting class in the nation for the class of 2014. The seventh ranked recruiting class as ranked by tennisrecruiting.net is the highest nationally ranked recruiting class the Bulldogs have ever had.

January 31, 2010
No. 49 Yale Defeats No. 39 Wake Forest 6-1
No. 49 Yale improved to 3-1 on the season with a 6-1 victory over No. 39 Wake Forest Sunday in the second match of the ITA Division I Women’s Kick-off Weekend at Duke University.

January 30, 2010
No. 49 Yale Falls to No. 1 Duke
The No. 49 Bulldogs lost to No. 1 Duke 7-0 Saturday at Duke at the ITA Division I Women's Kick-off Weekend hosted by Duke.

January 29, 2010
No. 49 Yale to Compete in ITA Division I Women’s Kick-Off Weekend
The No. 49 Bulldogs will compete this weekend at the ITA Division I Women’s Kick-off Weekend in Durham, N.C. Yale will kick off the weekend on Saturday against No. 1 Duke, the defending national champion. Depending on the result of this match, the Bulldogs will either play No. 39 Wake Forest or No. 44 VCU.

January 24, 2010
No. 48 Bulldogs Defeat No. 61 Boston University 5-2
The No. 48 Bulldogs completed a weekend sweep to improve to 2-0 on the season with a 5-2 victory over No. 61 Boston University Sunday in Boston, Mass. Yale won all three doubles matches to win the doubles point in the victory.

January 23, 2010
No. 48 Yale Opens Season With 5-2 Victory
No. 48 Yale opened its season with a 5-2 victory over Boston College Saturday in Weymouth, Mass. The Bulldogs won the doubles point in the victory.

January 21, 2010
No. 48 Bulldogs to Open Season in Boston
The No. 48 Bulldogs will open their 2010 season this weekend when they travel to Boston to face Boston College and No. 61 Boston University Saturday and Sunday.

January 8, 2010
Bulldogs Begin Season Ranked No. 48 in Nation
Yale will begin the season and the New Year ranked No. 48 in the ITA Division I Women’s National Team Rankings.

December 1, 2009
Ten Bulldogs Earn Fall Academic All-Ivy Honors
Ten Yale student-athletes were honored today, as the Ivy League released its list of those selected for Academic All-Ivy recognition in fall sports. Eligible student-athletes include all starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams that have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

November 7, 2009
Yale Finishes Play at ITA Nationals
Yale finished play Saturday at the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center at Yale University.

November 6, 2009
Kent Advances to Quarterfinals of Consolation Singles Draw
Sophomore Stephanie Kent (Washington Depot, Conn.) advanced to the quarterfinals of the consolation singles draw Friday on the second day of the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.

November 5, 2009
Kent Edged in Three-Setter
Yale tennis belongs with the best in intercollegiate tennis. That was what can be taken away after day one at the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at Yale University Thursday. Earlier in the day, the doubles team of sophomore Stephanie Kent (Washington Depot, Conn.) and sophomore Vicky Brook (London, England) showed it in a heartbreaking loss in a tiebreaker. In the afternoon, Kent showed it again as she pushed the No. 8 seeded singles player to her limits before losing in three sets in the first round of the main singles draw.

November 5, 2009
Doubles Team Loses in Tiebreaker
If nothing else this weekend, Yale has already proven that it belongs on the same court as the best in its first match of the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships Thursday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center at Yale University. The doubles team of sophomore Stephanie Kent (Washington Depot, Conn.) and sophomore Vicky Brook (London, England) held their own in a 9-8 (5) loss to Fresno Pacific’s Vanessa Heroux and Katie Sabate.

November 4, 2009
Kent, Brook, Rhee to Compete for Yale in ITA National Indoors
Sophomore Stephanie Kent (Washington Depot, Conn.), sophomore Vicky Brook (London, England), and senior Jessica Rhee (Dayton, Ohio) will compete for Yale in the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8 at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center at Yale University.

November 3, 2009
2009 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championship to Take Place Nov. 5-8
The nation's top men's and women's collegiate tennis players will be competing in the ITA National Indoor Championships starting Thursday, November 5. This year's event is hosted by Yale University and will take place November 5-8 at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center in New Haven, Conn. The ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Tennis Championships are the second of three national tournaments for singles and doubles during the collegiate tennis season.

October 29, 2009
Yale to Host ITA National Indoors
Yale will host the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8 at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.

October 29, 2009
Yale to Host ITA National Indoors
Yale will host the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8 at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.

October 27, 2009
Brook and Kent Finish Second in ITA Regionals
The doubles team of sophomores Vicky Brook and Stephanie Kent finished second Tuesday in the doubles draw of the Wilson / ITA Northeast Regional Championships at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center at Yale University.

October 26, 2009
Yale Doubles Team Advances to Finals of ITA Regionals
The Yale doubles team of sophomore Vicky Brook and sophomore Stephanie Kent advanced to the finals of the Wilson / ITA Northeast Regionals Monday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center at Yale University.

October 26, 2009
Rhee, Kent Advance to Quarterfinals of ITA Regionals
Senior Jessica Rhee and sophomore Stephanie Kent both advanced to the quarterfinals of the Wilson / ITA Northeast Regionals Monday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center at Yale University. The doubles team of Kent and sophomore Vicky Brook advanced to the semifinals of the doubles draw also on Monday.

October 25, 2009
Four Yale Singles Players Advance to Round of 16 at ITA Regionals
Four Yale singles players advanced to the round of 16 at the Wilson / ITA Northeast Regionals Sunday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center at Yale University. Sophomore Stephanie Kent, sophomore Vicky Brook, junior Stevi Petrelli and senior Jessica Rhee all won two matches on the day to advance.

October 25, 2009
Doubles Team of Brook and Kent Advances to Quarterfinals
The doubles team of sophomores Vicky Brook and Stephanie Kent advanced to the quarterfinals of the Wilson / ITA Northeast Regionals Sunday morning at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.

October 24, 2009
All Three Yale Doubles Teams Advance to Round of 16
All three Yale doubles teams advanced to the round of 16 Saturday at the Wilson / ITA Northeast Regional Championships at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The Bulldogs went 5-0 in doubles play on the day.

October 24, 2009
Lederhandler and Petrelli Win Singles Matches at ITA Regionals
Senior Sarah Lederhandler and junior Stevi Petrelli capped off a successful day at the Wilson / ITA Northeast Regionals with two singles’ victories for the Bulldogs Saturday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The first day of the Yale-hosted tournament saw Yale players and doubles teams go a perfect 7-0.

October 22, 2009
Yale University to host Wilson/ITA Northeast Regional Championships
Yale University will be hosting the Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association women’s Northeast Regional Championships October 23-27. The singles finalists and doubles champion from this event will earn spots in the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, November 5-8, hosted by Yale University in New Haven, CT.

October 12, 2009
Bulldogs Complete Play at USTA Invite
Sophomore Stephanie Kent and senior captain Sarah Lederhandler won their respective singles draws Monday to help the Bulldogs finish a successful weekend at the USTA Invitational.

October 11, 2009
Bulldogs Complete Day Two at USTA Invite
Yale continued its success on the second day of the USTA Invite Sunday. Freshman Elizabeth Epstein, sophomore Stephanie Kent and senior Sarah Lederhandler advanced to the finals of their respective singles draws. Also, the doubles team of Lederhandler and senior Jessica Rhee advanced to the finals of their doubles draw.

October 10, 2009
Bulldogs Complete Day One at USTA Invitational
The Bulldogs completed day one at the USTA Invitational with great success as they won 10 of 14 matches Saturday. Two Yale singles players advanced to the semifinals thus far and two Yale doubles teams advanced to the quarterfinals of their respective draws.

October 8, 2009
Bulldogs to Compete at USTA Invitational
The Bulldogs will compete at the USTA Invitational this weekend in Flushing Meadows, NY. Yale will send its entire squad to this annual tournament. Last season, the Bulldogs had a successful run in the tournament winning 23 of 24 matches on the first day before finishing the tournament by winning three singles flights.

September 27, 2009
Petrelli Wins Consolation Singles Draw at Cissie Leary Invitational Tournament
Junior Stevi Petrelli won the consolation singles draw at the Cissie Leary Invitational Tournament Sunday at the University of Pennsylvania.

September 26, 2009
Bulldogs Complete Day Two at Cissie Leary Invitational
The Bulldogs completed day two of the Cissie Leary Invitational Saturday at the University of Pennsylvania. Freshman Elizabeth Epstein and sophomore Vicky Brook advanced to the semifinals of the main singles draw. The doubles team of Brook and senior captain Sarah Lederhandler advanced to the semifinals of the doubles draw.

September 25, 2009
Bulldogs Complete Day One at Cissie Leary Invitational
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The Bulldogs completed day one at the Cissie Leary Invitational at the University of Pennsylvania Friday. Five Yale players advanced to the round of sixteen in the main singles draw. Two Yale doubles teams advanced to the quarterfinals of the doubles draw.

September 24, 2009
Yale to Compete in Cissie Leary Invitational
The Bulldogs will travel to Philadelphia, Pa. to compete in the Cissie Leary Invitational this weekend. This will be the third straight year that Yale has competed in this annual tournament hosted by Penn.

September 20, 2009
Yale Completes Play at the Maryland Invite
Yale completed play at the Maryland Invite with a perfect doubles record in the tournament Sunday at the University of Maryland.

September 19, 2009
Bulldogs Complete Day Two of Maryland Invite
The Bulldogs completed day two at the Maryland Invite Saturday at the University of Maryland. Yale improved to 4-0 in doubles play at the tournament.

September 18, 2009
Yale Completes Day One at Maryland Invite
Yale completed day one of the Maryland Invite with an 8-1 record Friday at the University of Maryland.

September 17, 2009
Yale to Compete at Maryland Invite
Four members of the women’s tennis team will open up the season for the Bulldogs this weekend at the Maryland Invite.

September 16, 2009
Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center Wins USTA Outstanding Facility Award
The Cullman-Heyman Indoor Tennis Center received a 2009 USTA Outstanding Facility Award in New York Sept. 6.

July 24, 2009
Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center to Receive USTA Outstanding Facility Award
The Cullman-Heyman Indoor Tennis Center will receive a 2009 USTA Outstanding Facility Award as part of the Technical Committee meeting at the USTA Semi-Annual meeting in New York on Sunday, Sept. 6.

July 11, 2009
Thompson to Serve as Assistant Coach
Christian Thompson has been named the new assistant coach for the Yale women’s tennis team. Thompson will replace Amanda Fish who served in this position the last two seasons.