October 3, 2010

Brook and Clark Head West for All-American Qualifying

New Haven, Conn. – The Yale women's tennis team will send two players to the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, Cal., this week to participate in All-American Qualifying. 

Junior Vicky Brook, currently ranked No. 90 in the nation, will participate in the 64-player singles draw.  Brook will play her first round match on Oct. 5 against South Florida's Irene Rehberger.  To qualify for main draw play, a qualifying player, such as Brook, would need to win three matches. 

Brook and senior Lindsay Clark will team up in the doubles qualifying draw.

The All-American Championships provides the first national singles and doubles titles of the season.  Yale head coach Danielle McNamara acknowledges the quality of the tournament.

"I think this is a great opportunity for Vicky and Lindsay to play against some very strong opponents.  The All-American Championships is one of the three grand slams of college tennis, so any win is a good win."

Beyond wins and losses, Coach McNamara sees this tournament as a chance for two of her top players to grow.

"More important than the results, I hope that they use this as a chance to keep improving and really go out and play with confidence and enjoy the experience."

On Oct. 9, the Bulldogs will continue action at the USTA Invitational in Flushing, N.Y. 

 

report filed by Alex Milvae '12, Yale Sports Publicity