2012-13 Yale Women's Tennis News

  • Yale Named ITA All-Academic Team for Sixth Straight Year
    August 04, 2013
    Yale Named ITA All-Academic Team for Sixth Straight Year The final set of awards from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for the 2012-13 season further solidified the status of the Yale women's tennis team as a powerhouse in the academic sphere. For the sixth year in a row, the squad received distinction as an ITA All-Academic Team, while three players earned recognition as ITA Scholar-Athletes.
  • Yale Claims Top Spot in Regional Rankings for Third Straight Year
    June 11, 2013
    Yale Claims Top Spot in Regional Rankings for Third Straight Year The Yale women's tennis team received recognition of yet another successful season Wednesday when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its final national and regional rankings. For the third season in a row, Yale earned the No. 1 spot in the Northeast rankings, ahead of all seven of its Ivy League rivals. Also for the third consecutive year, Yale posted a top 40 finish in the national rankings. Finally, players from across the squad's seniority spectrum secured spots in the final ITA rankings.
  • Elizabeth Epstein Receives Nellie Pratt Elliot Award
    May 19, 2013
    Elizabeth Epstein Receives Nellie Pratt Elliot Award Elizabeth Epstein, who helped the Yale women’s tennis team win three Ivy League titles and four ECAC team championships during her outstanding career, is the recipient of the 2013 Nellie Pratt Elliot Award, the most prestigious athletic award given to a senior female at Yale. The award was presented at today’s Class Day exercises.
  • McNamara Named Northeast Coach of the Year by ITA
    May 15, 2013
    McNamara Named Northeast Coach of the Year by ITA Yale women's tennis head coach Danielle McNamara, who led the Bulldogs to their third straight Ivy League championship and NCAA Tournament berth this season, has been honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association as Wilson/ITA Northeast Region Coach of the Year. This is the second time in three years McNamara has earned that award, as she was also honored in 2011.
  • Sullivan Named 2013-14 Captain
    May 14, 2013
    Sullivan Named 2013-14 Captain Annie Sullivan (Deerfield, Ill.), a rising senior who has earned All-Ivy honors in all three of her seasons for the Bulldogs, has been elected captain of the Yale women’s tennis team for 2013-14.
  • Women’s Tennis Announces 2012-13 Awards
    May 14, 2013
    Women’s Tennis Announces 2012-13 Awards After a season marked by a third straight Ivy League title and NCAA Tournament appearance, the Yale women’s tennis team held its awards banquet Monday.
  • No. 23 Georgia Tech Rallies Past No. 35 Yale 4-3 in First Round of NCAAs
    May 11, 2013
    No. 23 Georgia Tech Rallies Past No. 35 Yale 4-3 in First Round of NCAAs A nail-biting first round NCAA Tournament match for the No. 35 Yale women’s tennis team came down to a three-set singles battle for the final point on Saturday afternoon vs. No. 23 Georgia Tech at the University of Florida’s Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex. Ultimately, the Yellow Jackets prevailed, beating the Bulldogs 4-3 to end Yale’s season. Yale’s points came from a win in doubles along with singles wins from the team’s two seniors, Elizabeth Epstein and Sarah Guzick.
  • No. 35 Yale Starts NCAA Tournament in Sunshine State Saturday
    May 09, 2013
    No. 35 Yale Starts NCAA Tournament in Sunshine State Saturday The Ivy League champion Yale women's tennis team, ranked No. 35 in the country, is in Gainesville, Fla., to take on No. 23 Georgia Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs, who earned a spot in the tournament as the Ivy League’s automatic qualifier for the third straight season, will face the Yellow Jackets on Saturday at 10:00 a.m., and the winner of that match will face the winner of the match between No. 1 Florida and Marist.
  • Hamilton Named Ivy League Rookie of the Year; Epstein, Sullivan Also Honored
    May 02, 2013
    Hamilton Named Ivy League Rookie of the Year; Epstein, Sullivan Also Honored Thursday the Ivy League announced its 2013 All-Ivy Women's Tennis awards, naming freshman Madeleine Hamilton (Greensboro, N.C.) the league's Rookie of the Year. Two other Bulldogs, senior captain Elizabeth Epstein (Chicago, Ill.) and junior Annie Sullivan (Deerfield, Ill.) also received recognition, with Epstein joining Hamilton on first team All-Ivy, and Sullivan making the cut for second team.
  • No. 37 Yale to Play No. 22 Georgia Tech in NCAA Tournament's First Round
    April 30, 2013
    No. 37 Yale to Play No. 22 Georgia Tech in NCAA Tournament's First Round The No. 37 Yale women's tennis team is headed to Gainesville, Fla., to take on No. 22 Georgia Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs, who earned a spot in the tournament as the Ivy League’s automatic qualifier for the third straight season, gathered in Ray Tompkins House Tuesday evening to view the selection show and find out their first-round opponent. They will face the Yellow Jackets on Saturday, May 11 at 10:00 a.m., and the winner of that match will face the winner of the match between No. 1 Florida and Marist.
  • NCAA Women's Tennis Tournament Selection Show Tuesday Night
    April 30, 2013
    NCAA Women's Tennis Tournament Selection Show Tuesday Night After winning the Ivy League championship for the third season in a row, the No. 37 Yale women's tennis team has earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament as the league's automatic qualifier.
  • No. 37 Bulldogs Travel to Brown with Ivy Title on the Line
    April 27, 2013
    No. 37 Bulldogs Travel to Brown with Ivy Title on the Line The No. 37-ranked Yale women's tennis team will play Brown in its last match of the regular season Saturday for a chance at a third consecutive Ivy League title.
  • No. 37 Bulldogs Win Third Consecutive Ivy Championship
    April 27, 2013
    No. 37 Bulldogs Win Third Consecutive Ivy Championship Saturday the No. 37-ranked Yale women's tennis team won its third-straight Ivy League championship with a 6-1 victory over Brown.
  • No. 35 Bulldogs Fall to Harvard, 5-2
    April 21, 2013
    No. 35 Bulldogs Fall to Harvard, 5-2 Sunday the No. 35-ranked Yale women's tennis team saw its first Ivy League loss this season come at the hands of rival Harvard.
  • No. 35 Bulldogs to Face Dartmouth, Harvard for Shot at Ivy Title
    April 19, 2013
    No. 35 Bulldogs to Face Dartmouth, Harvard for Shot at Ivy Title The No. 35-ranked Yale women's tennis team has a busy weekend planned, hosting Dartmouth Friday before traveling to Harvard on Sunday.
  • No. 35 Bulldogs Beat Big Green on Senior Day
    April 19, 2013
    No. 35 Bulldogs Beat Big Green on Senior Day Friday afternoon the No. 35-ranked Yale women's tennis team extended its home winning streak to 33 with a 5-2 victory over Dartmouth.
  • No. 37 Yale Moves to First in Ivy League with Win over Columbia
    April 14, 2013
    No. 37 Yale Moves to First in Ivy League with Win over Columbia Sunday the No. 37 Yale women's tennis team (15-2, 4-0 Ivy League) moved to first place in the Ivy League with a 5-2 win over No. 60 Columbia (11-5, 4-1). The Bulldogs have now won 6 straight matches and 33 straight home matches.
  • No. 37 Yale Stays Perfect at Home and in League with 6-1 Win over Cornell
    April 13, 2013
    No. 37 Yale Stays Perfect at Home and in League with 6-1 Win over Cornell The No. 37 Yale women’s tennis team stretched its winning streak to five matches and stayed perfect in Ivy League play with a 6-1 win over Cornell Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs have now won 32 straight home matches.
  • No. 37 Bulldogs to Host Empire State Ivies
    April 11, 2013
    No. 37 Bulldogs to Host Empire State Ivies The 37th ranked Yale women's tennis team (13-2, 2-0 Ivy) will play for first place in the Ivy League this weekend as it hosts Cornell (12-2, 1-2) and No. 60 Columbia (10-4, 3-0) on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
  • No. 41 Bulldogs Defeat Quakers to Finish Weekend on the Road
    April 06, 2013
    No. 41 Bulldogs Defeat Quakers to Finish Weekend on the Road The No. 41-ranked Yale women's team (13-2, 2-0 Ivy) claimed its second straight Ivy win on the road Saturday, defeating Penn (9-5, 1-2) by a score of 5-2. The Bulldogs used the same lineup as they did on Friday against Princeton, and the result was very much the same.
  • No. 41 Bulldogs Prepare for Princeton, Penn
    April 05, 2013
    No. 41 Bulldogs Prepare for Princeton, Penn After opening the season with an 11-2 record out-of-conference, the No. 41-ranked Yale women's tennis team will begin Ivy League competition this weekend with matches at No. 65 Princeton (7-3, 1-0 Ivy) and Penn (8-4, 0-1 Ivy).
  • No. 41 Bulldogs Take Down Tigers
    April 05, 2013
    No. 41 Bulldogs Take Down Tigers The No. 41-ranked Yale women's tennis team (12-2, 1-0 Ivy) opened its Ivy season with a 5-2 win Friday over Princeton (9-5, 1-1).
  • No. 36 Bulldogs Return to Host Scarlet Knights
    March 30, 2013
    No. 36 Bulldogs Return to Host Scarlet Knights After a successful spring break that included stints at home and on the road, the No. 36-ranked Yale women's tennis team will try to preserve its perfect home record Saturday as it takes on Rutgers. The Bulldogs currently boast a 10-2 record on the season and are coming off a third-place finish at the Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic punctuated by wins over Pepperdine and then-ranked No. 40 Ohio State.
  • No. 36 Bulldogs Drop Rutgers
    March 30, 2013
    No. 36 Bulldogs Drop Rutgers Saturday in the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center the 36th-ranked Yale women's tennis team (11-2, 0-0 Ivy) extended its home winning streak to 31, defeating Rutgers (10-6, 4-2 Big East) by a score of 6-1.
  • No. 34 Yale Records Third-Place Finish at Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic with Win over No. 40 Ohio State
    March 17, 2013
    No. 34 Yale Records Third-Place Finish at Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic with Win over No. 40 Ohio State The Yale women's tennis team finished its showing at the Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic on a high note Sunday, as the squad topped No. 40 Ohio State (8-6, 1-1 Big Ten) to achieve a third-place result. Playing at the O'Connor Tennis Center, No. 34 Yale (10-2, 0-0 Ivy) won the doubles point before quickly gaining three singles victories with minimal fuss to complete the 4-1 win.
  • No. 47 Virginia Stalls Bulldog Comeback at Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic
    March 16, 2013
    No. 47 Virginia Stalls Bulldog Comeback at Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic The Yale women's tennis team made a valiant effort to mount a second comeback win in as many days on Saturday at the Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic, but ultimately came up short against a resilient Cavalier squad. Playing at the Lagoon Park Tennis Center, No. 47 Virginia (5-6, 1-0 ACC) narrowly edged out No. 34 Yale (9-2, 0-0 Ivy) in the battle for the doubles point before fending off a strong effort by the No. 1 seeded Bulldogs in singles play.
  • Sullivan’s Clutch Play Lifts No. 34 Yale Past Pepperdine, 4-3
    March 15, 2013
    Sullivan’s Clutch Play Lifts No. 34 Yale Past Pepperdine, 4-3 The Yale women's tennis fought its way into the semifinals of the Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic Friday with a dramatic 4-3 victory over Pepperdine at the Lagoon Park Tennis Center. No. 34 Yale (9-1, 0-0 Ivy) failed to secure the doubles point after a tense clash at the No. 1 spot, but the Bulldogs roared back in singles play. The comeback culminated in junior Annie Sullivan staging a courageous fight-back that included a pressure-filled finish in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 3 singles.
  • No. 34 Yale Treks to Alabama for Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic
    March 14, 2013
    No. 34 Yale Treks to Alabama for Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic Less than a week after securing a memorable 30th straight victory at home, the Yale women’s tennis team travels to Montgomery, Ala., to compete in the Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic. No. 34 Yale (8-1, 0-0 Ivy) enters the tournament, which will take place at the Lagoon Park Tennis Center and O'Connor Tennis Center, as the No. 1 seed. The Bulldogs will challenge a talented Pepperdine squad (0-8, 0-0 WCC) in their opener on Friday at 11:00 a.m. CDT (12:00 p.m. EDT).
  • Home Winning Streak Reaches 30 as No. 39 Yale Tops No. 75 DePaul 4-3
    March 10, 2013
    Home Winning Streak Reaches 30 as No. 39 Yale Tops No. 75 DePaul 4-3 Sunday brought a milestone victory for the Yale women’s tennis team at Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, and it came in dramatic fashion. With a 4-3 victory over DePaul clinched by a tiebreaker win at No. 2 singles by senior captain Elizabeth Epstein, the Bulldogs ran their streak of consecutive dual match home wins to 30 (indoors and outdoors). It has been nearly three years since Yale last lost at home.
  • Sweep of St. John’s Keeps No. 39 Yale Perfect at Home
    March 09, 2013
    Sweep of St. John’s Keeps No. 39 Yale Perfect at Home The Yale women’s tennis team improved to 6-0 at Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center with a 7-0 win over St. John’s Saturday -- the third home sweep of the season for the Bulldogs. In addition to winning all three doubles matches, the Bulldogs won five of the six singles matches in straight sets. Yale’s overall winning streak now stands at five matches, and the Bulldogs have won 29 straight home matches (indoors and outdoors) dating back to the 2010 season.
  • No. 39 Yale Brings Four-Match Winning Streak into Doubleheader Weekend
    March 07, 2013
    No. 39 Yale Brings Four-Match Winning Streak into Doubleheader Weekend Just one month before the start of the Ivy League stretch in April, the Yale women's tennis team finds itself on a roll, having won four matches in a row, all at home, and six of the seven matches it has played so far this season. No. 39 Yale (6-1, 0-0 Ivy) will look to maintain this momentum when it returns to the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center this weekend for two matches against stout competition. On Saturday at 2:00 p.m., Yale will take on St. John's (5-5, 1-1 Big East), and on Sunday at 11:00 a.m., Yale will challenge No. 75 DePaul (9-5, 1-2 Big East).
  • Yale Captain Elizabeth Epstein
    March 01, 2013
    Yale Captain Elizabeth Epstein Yale senior women’s tennis captain Elizabeth Epstein never really enjoyed the typical activities of most young girls, like figure skating, ballet, and gymnastics. But when her father introduced her to tennis at age five, Epstein found a sport she loved – and one she was really good at.
  • No. 23 Bulldogs Stay Perfect at Home, Defeat Miami (Ohio)
    February 24, 2013
    No. 23 Bulldogs Stay Perfect at Home, Defeat Miami (Ohio) The No. 23-ranked Yale women's tennis team concluded a perfect weekend at home Sunday with a 6-1 victory over Miami (Ohio).
  • No. 23 Bulldogs Defeat Boston University
    February 22, 2013
    No. 23 Bulldogs Defeat Boston University Friday in the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center the No. 23-ranked Yale women's tennis team defeated Boston University by a score of 7-0. The Bulldogs won two of three doubles matches before sweeping the Terriers at singles.
  • No. 23 Bulldogs to Host Boston University, Miami (Ohio)
    February 21, 2013
    No. 23 Bulldogs to Host Boston University, Miami (Ohio) The No. 23-ranked Yale women's tennis team will play two matches in the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center this weekend, hosting Boston University on Friday before taking on Miami (Ohio) on Sunday.
  • No. 24 Bulldogs Earn Win over No. 37 Arkansas
    February 03, 2013
    No. 24 Bulldogs Earn Win over No. 37 Arkansas Sunday the No. 24 Yale women's tennis team earned its second win of the season over a ranked opponent, defeating No. 37 Arkansas 4-3 in the Heyman-Cullman Tennis Center.
  • No. 24 Bulldogs Take Down Panthers
    February 01, 2013
    No. 24 Bulldogs Take Down Panthers The No. 24 Yale women's tennis team handed Florida International a 6-1 defeat Friday evening in the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The Bulldogs won the doubles point, then proceeded to claim five of six singles matches.
  • No. 24 Bulldogs to Host Florida International, No. 37 Arkansas
    January 31, 2013
    No. 24 Bulldogs to Host Florida International, No. 37 Arkansas After an action-packed ITA Kick-Off Weekend in Mississippi, the No. 24 Bulldogs will stay in New Haven this weekend to host Florida International on Friday and No. 37 Arkansas on Sunday.
  • Bulldogs Advance in ITA Kick-Off Weekend
    January 27, 2013
    Bulldogs Advance in ITA Kick-Off Weekend In its first match of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend on Sunday, the No. 28 Yale women’s tennis team pulled off a 4-2 upset over No. 19 Ole Miss. The Rebels, who are hosting the tournament, will play in a consolation match on Monday, while the Bulldogs will advance to the finals.
  • Bulldogs Fall to Vanderbilt in ITA Kick-Off Finals
    January 27, 2013
    Bulldogs Fall to Vanderbilt in ITA Kick-Off Finals Monday the No. 28 Yale women’s tennis team lost 4-1 to No. 25 Vanderbilt in the championship match of Ole Miss’s ITA Kick-Off Weekend.
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