Spring Academic All-Ivy AnnouncedThe Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011-12 Academic All-Ivy honors in its spring sports, and 10 Yale student athletes were recognized. The 10 men and women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages. Each Ivy institution nominated five men and women from its eligible student-athletes.
Best in Region Again: Bulldogs Sit atop Final ITA Northeast RankingsA week after achieving the highest final ITA national ranking in school history, the Ivy League champion Yale women's tennis team added another accomplishment. The Bulldogs finished the season ranked No. 1 in the ITA’s Northeast Region rankings, which were released Wednesday. This was the second straight season Yale has finished the year ranked No. 1 in the region. Yale also had three players ranked in the regional top 16 in singles, plus two doubles teams ranked among the regional top six -- more than any other school in either category. The Bulldogs also had a pair of doubles teams earn national rankings.
Bulldogs Achieve Best Final ITA National Ranking in School HistoryThe Ivy League champion Yale women's tennis team was ranked No. 29 in the country in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association national rankings, which were released Tuesday. That is Yale's highest final ITA ranking in the 28 seasons of rankings available on the ITA website.
Epstein, Li and Sullivan Honored with Team AwardsOn the heels of a second straight Ivy League championship season and the program's second NCAA Tournament match win, the Yale women's tennis team honored three players with team awards Tuesday. Junior Elizabeth Epstein (Chicago, Ill.) earned the Lisa Rosenblum Award as the team's most valuable player, freshman Amber Li (Tampa, Fla.) won the Special Contribution Award and sophomore Annie Sullivan (Deerfield, Ill.) earned the Most Improved Player Award.
Elizabeth Epstein Elected Captain for 2012-13Elizabeth Epstein (Chicago, Ill.), a rising senior who has helped the Bulldogs to back-to-back Ivy League championships, has been elected captain of the Yale women’s tennis team for 2012-13. Epstein was selected in a team vote Tuesday. She also earned her second straight Lisa Rosenblum Award as most valuable player. Yale (20-4, 7-0 Ivy League) concluded its season this past weekend, falling at No. 5 Stanford in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
NCAA Run Ends with Loss at No. 5 StanfordA talented and deep Stanford team brought the Yale women’s tennis team’s NCAA Tournament run to an end Saturday afternoon in the second round at Taube Family Tennis Center. The Cardinal, ranked No. 5 in the country, won both doubles matches and then finished off the 4-0 win with straight-set victories at the top three singles spots.
On to Round Two! No. 29 Bulldogs Top No. 42 Saint Mary’s 4-0 at NCAAsA year ago, the Yale women’s tennis team won a match in the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. On Friday afternoon at Stanford’s Taube Family Tennis Stadium, the No. 29 Bulldogs repeated that feat -- and did so in decisive fashion. After claiming the doubles point with a pair of wins, three straight-set singles wins finished off the 4-0 Yale victory over No. 42 Saint Mary’s (Calif.). The Bulldogs will now face No. 5 Stanford, which beat Stony Brook 4-0 Friday, for a shot at the Sweet 16.
No. 29 Bulldogs Start NCAA Tournament Play FridayThe Ivy League champion Yale women’s tennis team, No. 29 in the most recent national ITA rankings, is in Palo Alto, Calif., this week for the start of the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs, who are making their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance, will play No. 42 Saint Mary’s (Calif.) at Stanford’s Taube Family Tennis Stadium on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time (2:00 p.m. Eastern time).
NCAA Women's Tennis Tournament Selection Show Tuesday NightAs Ivy League champions for the second season in a row, the No. 28 Yale women's tennis team has already earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament as the league's automatic qualifier. On Tuesday night the Bulldogs find out which team, and where, they will be playing when the tournament begins May 11.
California Dreaming: No. 28 Yale Selected to Play No. 41 Saint Mary’s in NCAAsHaving earned the Ivy League’s automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament as the undefeated league champion, members of the Yale women’s tennis team gathered in the third floor classroom of Ray Tompkins House Tuesday evening to learn which team they would face in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs, ranked No. 28 in the latest ITA poll, will play No. 41 Saint Mary’s (Calif.) at Stanford’s Taube Family Tennis Stadium on Friday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time.
No. 28 Yale Sweeps No. 59 Brown to Cap Perfect Ivy SeasonThe No. 28 Yale women's tennis team swept No. 59 Brown 7-0 Saturday at the Yale Tennis Center to complete Ivy League play with a perfect 7-0 record. The Bulldogs, who have won two Ivy titles in a row, have earned the league's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament and will find out which team they are playing in the first round on Tuesday.
McNamara Honored as 2011 USTA New England College Coach of the YearDanielle McNamara, who has has led the Yale women’s tennis program to two Ivy League Championships, two NCAA Tournament appearances and four ECAC Indoor Team Championships as the Bulldogs’ head coach, was honored recently as 2011 USTA New England College Coach of the Year.
No. 18 Bulldogs Continue Rolling, Beat BU 6-1Fresh off rising to new heights at No. 18 in the ITA poll, the Yale women’s tennis team kept its momentum intact Thursday afternoon with a 6-1 win at BU. The Bulldogs are now 9-2 overall, and their nine wins have come by a combined score of 56-10.
No. 19 Bulldogs Remain Perfect at Home, Beat SBU 7-0The No. 19 Yale women’s tennis team bounced back from its second loss of the season with an emphatic 7-0 victory over Stony Brook Sunday afternoon at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. With the win, the Bulldogs move to 8-2 on the season, including a perfect 4-0 mark at home.