2014-15 Yale Women's Tennis News

  • Yale Earns Season-End National and Regional Rankings
    June 17, 2015
    Yale Earns Season-End National and Regional Rankings The Yale women's tennis team received national and regional recognition for its 2014-15 season with the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) release of the season-end rankings. Yale attained the No. 69 spot in the national rankings and the No. 7 spot in the Northeast Regional rankings. Two players, graduating senior Hanna Yu and rising senior Madeleine Hamilton, also earned top 15 final regional rankings in singles.
  • Zlatkovic Named Interim Head Coach
    June 12, 2015
    Zlatkovic Named Interim Head Coach Matej Zlatkovic, who joined the Bulldogs in 2014 as an assistant coach, has been named the interim Swensen-McMahon Head Coach of Women's Tennis.
  • Team Awards Announced for 2014-15 Season
    May 01, 2015
    Team Awards Announced for 2014-15 Season Three members of the Yale women's tennis team received team awards on Wednesday evening, with junior Courtney Amos, junior Madeleine Hamilton and freshman Sunday Swett receiving honors.
  • Teammates Elect Ree Ree Li as Captain for 2015-16 Season
    May 01, 2015
    Teammates Elect Ree Ree Li as Captain for 2015-16 Season The Yale women's tennis team gathered Thursday morning to elect its captain for the 2015-16 season. The players elected junior Ree Ree Li to take on this role next year. Li, who is from Waxhaw, N.C., is a powerful baseline competitor who has proven to be a valuable asset for the Bulldogs both in singles and doubles.
  • Yu and Hamilton Receive All-Ivy Honors
    April 29, 2015
    Yu and Hamilton Receive All-Ivy Honors Two members of the Yale women's tennis team earned All-Ivy recognition on Wednesday. Senior captain Hanna Yu unanimously received first team All-Ivy honors, while junior Madeleine Hamilton received second team All-Ivy honors. This marks Yu's second consecutive first team selection and Hamilton's third straight year earning All-Ivy honors.
  • No. 74 Yale Falls to No. 65 Brown 5-2 in Season Finale
    April 25, 2015
    No. 74 Yale Falls to No. 65 Brown 5-2 in Season Finale The Yale women's tennis team lost to No. 65 Brown on Saturday in its final match of the 2015 regular season. Playing at the Brown Varsity Tennis Courts, No. 74 Yale claimed the doubles point but fell behind in singles play against the Bears. Brown ultimately secured a 5-2 win by winning two pivotal three-set matches.
  • Season Finale Pits No. 74 Yale against No. 65 Brown
    April 23, 2015
    Season Finale Pits No. 74 Yale against No. 65 Brown The Yale women's tennis team will contest its final match of the 2015 regular season on Saturday on the road against No. 65 Brown. The No. 74 Yale squad is looking to finish the Ivy League season with a 4-3 record and the overall season with an even 10-10 record. The match is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. EDT at the Brown Varsity Tennis Courts.
  • No. 35 Dartmouth Fends off Yale Comeback to Claim 4-3 Win
    April 19, 2015
    No. 35 Dartmouth Fends off Yale Comeback to Claim 4-3 Win The Yale women's tennis team came up just short in its final home match of the 2015 season on Sunday, falling to No. 35 Dartmouth in a tight encounter. The Bulldogs pushed the Big Green to the limit, but Dartmouth proved too strong down the stretch and completed a 4-3 victory.
  • Yale Masters Harvard 4-3 in Instant Classic
    April 17, 2015
    Yale Masters Harvard 4-3 in Instant Classic The Yale women's tennis team and its Harvard counterpart produced a classic installment in their storied rivalry on Friday, as the Bulldogs overcame the Crimson 4-3 on the latter's home turf. In a back-and-forth battle between these two talented squads, Yale bounced back from an early deficit to earn yet another signature victory. Freshman Carol Finke provided the heroics by clinching the match in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 6 singles.
  • Pivotal Weekend Looms for Yale in Ivy League Play
    April 16, 2015
    Pivotal Weekend Looms for Yale in Ivy League Play The 2015 Ivy League season is already more than halfway over, as the Yale women's tennis team only has three more matches remaining in the season. Two of those matches will take place this coming weekend, first against perennial rival Harvard on Friday at 2:00 p.m. EDT on the Crimson's home turf, and then against No. 35 Dartmouth on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. EDT at home. The match against the Big Green will be Yale's final home match of the season.
  • No. 75 Yale Overcomes Cornell 4-3 in Thriller
    April 12, 2015
    No. 75 Yale Overcomes Cornell 4-3 in Thriller The Yale women's tennis team came out on top in a highly entertaining and competitive encounter against Cornell on Sunday. Playing at their home courts, the Bulldogs bested Cornell 4-3 in a back-and-forth match, with junior Madeleine Hamilton securing the decisive point at No. 2 singles.
  • No. 46 Columbia Tops No. 75 Yale, 6-1
    April 11, 2015
    No. 46 Columbia Tops No. 75 Yale, 6-1 The Yale women's tennis team came up short in its first Ivy League home match of the season on Saturday. Playing on their familiar turf, the Bulldogs secured the doubles point but then succumbed to a thorough singles display from their opponent, No. 46 Columbia, to fall in a 6-1 decision.
  • No. 75 Yale to Contest Ivy League Weekend Doubleheader at Home
    April 09, 2015
    No. 75 Yale to Contest Ivy League Weekend Doubleheader at Home The Ivy League season marches onward this weekend for the Yale women's tennis team, as the squad returns to its home courts for a weekend doubleheader. Yale has earned a national ranking of No. 75 thanks to its first pair of Ancient Eight encounters, and the team will be aiming to climb even higher when it takes on No. 46 Columbia on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. EDT and then Cornell on Sunday at the same time.
  • Yale Puts Forth Valiant Effort but Falls to No. 56 Princeton, 5-2
    April 04, 2015
    Yale Puts Forth Valiant Effort but Falls to No. 56 Princeton, 5-2 The Yale women's tennis team battled hard, but ultimately was unable to overcome a tough opponent in its second match of the Ivy League season on Saturday. The Bulldogs lost in a 5-2 decision against No. 56 Princeton on the latter's home turf.
  • Yale Has Resounding Start to Ivy League Season with 7-0 Sweep of Penn
    April 03, 2015
    Yale Has Resounding Start to Ivy League Season with 7-0 Sweep of Penn The Yale women's tennis team got its 2015 Ivy League season off to the best possible start on Friday, downing Penn without the loss of a point. Playing at Penn's Hecht Tennis Center, the Bulldogs were undaunted as the visitors and swept the Quakers to record a 7-0 triumph.
  • 2015 Ivy League Season Commences on Friday for Yale
    April 01, 2015
    2015 Ivy League Season Commences on Friday for Yale The Yale women's tennis team will be taking a three-match winning streak into the 2015 Ivy League season, which begins this coming Friday at 2:00 p.m. with a match against Penn. The Bulldogs will then take on No. 56 Princeton on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Both encounters will be away matches for Yale.
  • Yale Dismisses Boston University and Fairfield in Sunday Doubleheader
    March 29, 2015
    Yale Dismisses Boston University and Fairfield in Sunday Doubleheader The Yale women's tennis team pulled double duty on Sunday in its last set of matches before the start of the Ivy League season. Playing at home on Sunday, the Bulldogs logged a comprehensive performance, defeating Boston University 6-1 and then sweeping Fairfield 7-0. Eight different members of the Yale squad recorded at least one win.
  • Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Courtney Amos
    March 27, 2015
    Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Courtney Amos The women’s tennis team looks to have found their stride after upsetting No. 34 William and Mary 4-2 last weekend. Courtney Amos, the junior from Tucson, Arizona, played a large role in the victory, defeating her opponent, Melanie Roy, in two sets. Amos is this week’s Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week.
  • Yale Set to Host Sunday Doubleheader
    March 26, 2015
    Yale Set to Host Sunday Doubleheader One week after returning from a spring break trip to the Lone Star State, the Yale women's tennis team will host Boston University and Fairfield this Sunday. The Bulldogs will aim to maintain and build on the good form they showed in their upset win over No. 50 William & Mary last week. Yale will face Boston University at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday before taking on Fairfield almost immediately thereafter at approximately 5:00 p.m.
  • Yale Scores Big Upset over No. 34 William & Mary
    March 21, 2015
    Yale Scores Big Upset over No. 34 William & Mary In a match delayed by more than five hours due to rain, the Yale women's tennis team stormed to a 4-2 upset victory over an accomplished opponent on Saturday. Playing at a neutral indoor site, the Bulldogs were in no mood to let the long wait deter them from their goal, and after a display of scintillating tennis, sophomore Sherry Li clinched the win over No. 34 William & Mary.
  • No. 55 Rice Upends Yale, 4-0
    March 20, 2015
    No. 55 Rice Upends Yale, 4-0 In the second match of its spring break trip, the Yale women's tennis team offered strong resistance against No. 55 Rice, but ultimately lost the match by a 4-0 decision. Playing at Rice's George R. Brown Tennis Center, the host team secured the doubles point before recording three singles victories to complete the triumph. The match was closer than the final score would indicate, as Yale's players had pushed the other three unfinished matches to deciding sets.
  • No. 54 Texas Dispatches Yale, 4-0
    March 17, 2015
    No. 54 Texas Dispatches Yale, 4-0 The Yale women's tennis team experienced a tough start to its spring break trip to the Lone Star State, as No. 54 Texas defeated the Yale squad 4-0 on Tuesday. Playing at the Longhorns' Caswell Tennis Center, the home team secured the doubles point before notching three singles victories to complete the sweep.
  • Bulldogs Head to Texas for Tripleheader
    March 12, 2015
    Bulldogs Head to Texas for Tripleheader The Yale women's tennis team will look to ride its wave of momentum down south to the Lone Star State as it embarks on a spring break tripleheader next week. The Bulldogs will come up against three different opponents in five days as they seek their first away wins of the season. Yale is slated to meet No. 54 Texas at 1:00 p.m. CDT (2:00 p.m. EDT) on Tuesday. The squad will then get two days of rest before challenging No. 62 Rice at 12:00 p.m. CDT (1:00 p.m. EDT) on Friday and then No. 33 William & Mary at 10:00 a.m. CDT (11:00 a.m. EDT) on Saturday. The match against Texas will take place at the Longhorns' Caswell Tennis Center in Austin, while the encounters against Rice and William & Mary will take place at the former’s George R. Brown Tennis Center in Houston.
  • Yale Eases Past Hartford, 7-0
    March 11, 2015
    Yale Eases Past Hartford, 7-0 The Yale women's tennis team put on a near-perfect performance on Wednesday against Hartford. Playing with the home court advantage, the Bulldogs secured the doubles point without the loss of a single game, and then completed the 7-0 sweep with six straight-set victories in singles. Eight players in total contributed to the win.
  • Yale to Host Hartford on Wednesday
    March 09, 2015
    Yale to Host Hartford on Wednesday The Yale women's tennis team will contest a home match against Hartford on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. The Bulldogs will look to rebound after a tough outing at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic as they gear up for an upcoming spring break trip to Texas.
  • No. 61 Yale Completes Weekend at Blue Gray National Tennis Classic
    February 22, 2015
    No. 61 Yale Completes Weekend at Blue Gray National Tennis Classic The Yale women's tennis team wrapped up its weekend at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic on Sunday. The Bulldogs had been scheduled to take on Boise State, but the encounter was canceled mid-match due to inclement weather.
  • No. 61 Yale Falls to Tulane, 4-1
    February 21, 2015
    No. 61 Yale Falls to Tulane, 4-1 The Yale women's tennis team lost its second match at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic on Saturday, succumbing to Tulane in a 4-1 decision. Tulane narrowly snatched the doubles point before claiming three wins in singles.
  • No. 25 Texas Tech Defeats No. 61 Yale, 4-0
    February 20, 2015
    No. 25 Texas Tech Defeats No. 61 Yale, 4-0 The Yale women's tennis team had a tough outing on Friday, falling to No. 25 Texas Tech in the first round of the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic. The Red Raiders started strong and never let the Bulldogs into the match, completing a 4-0 victory. Despite the loss, two Bulldogs had the upper hand in their singles matches when Texas Tech clinched.
  • No. 61 Yale Slated to Meet No. 25 Texas Tech at Blue Gray National Tennis Classic
    February 18, 2015
    No. 61 Yale Slated to Meet No. 25 Texas Tech at Blue Gray National Tennis Classic The Yale women's tennis team has a busy weekend ahead, as the squad is scheduled to compete in the annual Blue Gray National Tennis Classic, a prestigious event that regularly features some of the nation's best teams. The Bulldogs will travel to the Lagoon Park Tennis Center in Montgomery, Ala., to join seven other teams for a Friday start. In its opening round match, which will begin on Friday at 2:00 p.m. CST (3:00 p.m. EST), No. 61 Yale will take on Texas Tech, seeded third and ranked No. 25 in the country.
  • No. 48 Yale Makes Comeback to Defeat Florida International, 4-2
    February 09, 2015
    No. 48 Yale Makes Comeback to Defeat Florida International, 4-2 The Yale women's tennis team overcame Florida International in a tough contest on Monday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. Just one day removed from their participation in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship in Ithaca, N.Y., the Bulldogs managed to secure the victory in singles play after surrendering the doubles point. It was Yale's first home match of the season.
  • Brown Clips No. 48 Yale at ECAC Championship
    February 07, 2015
    Brown Clips No. 48 Yale at ECAC Championship The Yale women's tennis team contested a hard-fought fifth-place match against Brown at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship on Saturday, but ultimately fell just short of claiming victory. After splitting the first six points of the encounter at Cornell's Reis Tennis Center, Brown clinched the 4-3 win over the Bulldogs with a triumph at No. 3 singles.
  • Cornell Upends No. 48 Yale at ECAC Championship
    February 06, 2015
    Cornell Upends No. 48 Yale at ECAC Championship The Yale women's tennis team lost its opening match at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship to Cornell on Friday. Playing at their opponent's Reis Tennis Center, the Bulldogs ceded the doubles point and were unable to recover in singles play, as Cornell completed a 4-0 victory.
  • No. 48 Yale to Face Cornell in ECAC Opener
    February 04, 2015
    No. 48 Yale to Face Cornell in ECAC Opener The Yale women's tennis team is slated to meet Cornell in its opening match of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship on Friday. No. 48 Yale, seeded No. 3, will look to upend the No. 6-seeded host squad to earn the right to play No. 39 Columbia in the semifinals. The match is scheduled for a 2:00 p.m. start on Friday at Cornell's Reis Tennis Center.
  • No. 48 Yale Upsets No. 42 Utah, 4-1
    January 25, 2015
    No. 48 Yale Upsets No. 42 Utah, 4-1 The Yale women's tennis team recovered well from losing its opening match of the 2015 regular season, as the squad upended No. 42 Utah on Sunday in the consolation match of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Kick-Off Weekend. Playing on the home courts of No. 16 Michigan, No. 48 Yale scored pivotal wins in singles and doubles to record the 4-1 upset.
  • No. 48 Yale Falls in Season Opener to No. 16 Michigan
    January 24, 2015
    No. 48 Yale Falls in Season Opener to No. 16 Michigan The Yale women's tennis team faced a tough test in its opening match of the 2015 regular season on Saturday, as the squad took on No. 16 Michigan as part of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Kick-Off Weekend. Playing on their opponent's home turf, the Bulldogs offered resistance but ultimately succumbed to the host team 4-0.
  • Season for No. 48 Yale Gets Underway at ITA Kick-Off Weekend
    January 22, 2015
    Season for No. 48 Yale Gets Underway at ITA Kick-Off Weekend The 2015 regular season for the Yale women's tennis team is set to begin this Saturday as the Bulldogs travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Kick-Off Weekend. Yale will compete in a four-team tournament that also includes No. 16 Michigan, No. 26 Tulsa and No. 42 Utah. The Bulldogs currently rank No. 48 in the country, but will look to upend their higher-ranked rivals and get their season off to the best possible start.
  • Yale to Begin Season Ranked No. 50
    January 12, 2015
    Yale to Begin Season Ranked No. 50 The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its first set of rankings for the 2015 regular season on Jan. 6, with the Yale women's tennis team notching a national ranking of No. 50 ahead of the start of competitive play. In addition, senior captain Hanna Yu slots in at No. 96 in the country in singles.
  • Finke and Swett Carry on Yale Family Traditions
    December 01, 2014
    Finke and Swett Carry on Yale Family Traditions The fall stretch of the 2014-15 Yale women's tennis season is in the books, and the squad can now rest and reflect on a successful campaign, one that sets the players up well for the regular season in the spring. Freshmen Carol Finke and Sunday Swett are two Bulldogs who can look back and draw confidence from their performances in the fall, as they both posted impressive results in their collegiate debuts. Finke and Swett also both hail from families with rich Yale traditions, which they aim to uphold with their play on the Yale women’s tennis team.
  • Matej Zlatkovic Named Assistant Coach of Women’s Tennis Team
    November 17, 2014
    Matej Zlatkovic Named Assistant Coach of Women’s Tennis Team Matej Zlatkovic, who hails from Slovenia, has joined the Yale women's tennis team as its new assistant coach. Zlatkovic brings to Yale a strong record of tennis coaching experience at both the national and international level. He will serve under Taka Bertrand, the Swensen-McMahon Head Coach of Women's Tennis.
  • Yale Wraps Up Fall Season at Wildcat Invitational
    November 09, 2014
    Yale Wraps Up Fall Season at Wildcat Invitational The Yale women's tennis team contested its final set of matches of the fall season on Sunday at the Wildcat Invitational, hosted by Northwestern. Playing against opponents from both the host squad and DePaul, several Bulldogs completed their fall campaigns on a high note. Out of nine total matches played on the day, Yale came out on top in six of them.
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