2014-15 Yale Women's Tennis News
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.
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.
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.
December 1, 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.
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.
November 9, 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.
November 8, 2014
Bulldogs Post Wins Against Host Squad at Wildcat Invitational
On the middle day of the Wildcat Invitational, members of the Yale women's tennis team took on Northwestern, the tournament's host squad. Playing with an experimental scoring format in singles, three of the Bulldogs' top competitors notched wins. Yale also recorded one doubles victory.
November 7, 2014
Freshmen Go Undefeated on First Day of Wildcat Invitational
Members of the Yale women's tennis team took to Northwestern's home courts on Friday for the opening day of the 2014 Wildcat Invitational. The Bulldogs played primarily against players from Furman, though there were also some cross-over matches with DePaul. Friday's results featured strong performances from Yale's four freshmen, each of whom posted a victory.
November 6, 2014
Yale to Conclude Fall Season at Wildcat Invitational
The Yale women's tennis team will face stern competition in its final event of the fall season, the Wildcat Invitational. The tournament, which will begin on Friday and continue through to Sunday, will take place in Evanston, Ill., at Northwestern's home venue. The field will feature players from DePaul, Furman and Princeton, in addition to Yale and the host squad. The Bulldogs will kick off their event by taking on players from Furman at 9:00 a.m. on Friday.
October 21, 2014
Bulldogs Fall at Final Hurdle at USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships
The singles and doubles championships matches of the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Regional Championships took place Tuesday at Yale's Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. Both finals featured Yale players, but the Bulldogs were unable to come away with the victory in either match.
October 20, 2014
Both Championship Matches at USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships to Feature Yale Players
The Yale women's tennis team will look to make a clean sweep of the championship matches at the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Regional Championships after the two remaining Bulldogs in the draw earned a doubles final berth on Monday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, with one of them also advancing to the singles final.
October 19, 2014
Yu Earns Quarterfinal Berth at USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships
Two members of the Yale women's tennis team continued to make their mark at the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Regional Championships on Sunday at the Bulldogs' Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. Senior captain Hanna Yu attained a spot in the singles quarterfinals and also reached the doubles semifinal round alongside junior Ree Ree Li.
October 18, 2014
Bulldogs Maintain High Level of Play at USTA/ITA Northeast Regionals
Sunday at the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Regional Championships saw a bevy of matches in multiple rounds of singles and doubles. By the close of a furious day of play at Yale's Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, three members of the Yale women's tennis team remained in the main draw, as did one doubles duo.
October 17, 2014
Multiple Bulldogs Move on at USTA/ITA Northeast Regionals
The members of the Yale women's tennis team who took to the court on Friday at the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Regional Championships had nearly perfect results, with one player successfully qualifying for the singles main draw and two doubles tandems advancing to the third round of the doubles bracket. The action took place at Yale's very own Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.
October 16, 2014
Amos and Lynch Advance at USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships
The opening day of the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Regional Championships saw two members of the Yale women's tennis team excel in their first round qualifying matches. Playing at home at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, junior Courtney Amos and sophomore Caroline Lynch recorded straight-set victories to advance to the second and final round of qualifying.
October 14, 2014
Bulldogs Slated to Host USTA/ITA Northeast Regionals
Fresh off a successful showing at the Bulldog Invitational, the Yale women's tennis team is scheduled to host a critical event on the fall calendar, the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Regional Championships. The top collegiate talent in the Northeast will converge on Yale’s indoor venue, the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, for what promises to be a captivating tournament. Singles qualifying action begins on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. The event continues through to Tuesday.
October 12, 2014
Yale Finishes Bulldog Invitational with a Bevy of Wins
The Yale women's tennis team completed the Bulldog Invitational on a high note on Sunday, claiming nine match wins on the day against only two losses. Playing indoors at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, the Bulldogs looked to be in near-peak form in front of their home fans on the third and final day of play. Eight different members of the roster claimed victories.
October 11, 2014
Yale Hangs Tough on Second Day of Bulldog Invitational
The middle day of the Bulldog Invitational saw members of the Yale women's tennis team take on players mostly from William & Mary. Playing indoors at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, the Bulldogs won four doubles encounters and three singles matches, with a pair of freshman generating standout performances.
October 10, 2014
Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Hanna Yu, women’s tennis
Senior captain Hanna Yu, from Northbrook, Ill., came into her final season as a Bulldog ranked No. 103rd nationally. In September, Yu was invited to the 2014 ITA All-American Championships where she competed against some of the best collegiate players in the country. Hanna Yu is this week’s Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week.
October 10, 2014
Bulldogs Show Fine Form Against Pitt
The Yale women's tennis team put on a superb showing in front of its home fans on Friday on the first day of the Bulldog Invitational. Playing on its outside home courts against players from Pitt, the Bulldogs won all three doubles matches before gaining five singles victories.
October 9, 2014
Yale Readies for First Home Event of Season
One month removed from its first team event of the season, the Yale women’s tennis squad is slated to host the Bulldog Invitational this coming weekend at its home courts. The tournament will take place from Friday to Sunday, and will feature players from Brown, Dartmouth, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and William & Mary. While play kicks off at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the Bulldogs' outside venue, Yale will take to the court for the first time at 3:00 p.m. against Pittsburgh. Yale will take on William & Mary on Saturday at 9:00 a.m., and then will finish off its weekend with a match against Rutgers on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Matches will likely take place at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center on Saturday due to inclement weather, and Sunday's play will feature matches on Yale’s outside courts and inside Cullman-Heyman.
October 1, 2014
Hamilton and Li Take Part in Wednesday Action at ITA All-American Championships
After being eliminated from the main doubles qualifying draw of the 2014 Riviera/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Women's All-American Championships, junior Madeleine Hamilton and classmate Ree Ree Li took to the court for consolation play on Wednesday, but were unable to score a victory.
September 30, 2014
Hamilton and Li Unable to Advance at ITA All-American Championships
Two members of the Yale women's tennis team took part in doubles qualifying action at the 2014 Riviera/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Women's All-American Championships on Tuesday. Playing at the Riviera Tennis Club for the prestigious national collegiate tournament, the Bulldog team of junior Madeleine Hamilton and junior Ree Ree Li was unable to overcome its first round opponent.
September 27, 2014
Yu Eliminated at ITA All-American Championships
The captain of the Yale women's tennis team competed Saturday in the first round of the prequalifying draw of the 2014 Riviera/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Women's All-American Championships at the Riviera Tennis Club. Senior Hanna Yu fought hard, but was unable to come away with the victory.
September 25, 2014
Trio of Bulldogs Set to Compete at ITA All-American Championships
Three players on the Yale women's tennis team will head to the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., on Saturday for the 2014 edition of the Riviera/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Women's All-American Championships. This prestigious national event will feature the very best players in collegiate tennis. Senior captain Hanna Yu and the duo of junior Madeleine Hamilton and classmate Ree Ree Li will be looking to earn the opportunity to play in the singles main draw and doubles main draw, respectively.
September 14, 2014
Bulldogs Finish Cissie Leary Invitational on Strong Note
The final day of the Cissie Leary Invitation at Penn's Hamlin Tennis Center featured a handful of Bulldogs on court. Three newcomers to the Yale squad were in action, and it is their strong performance over the course of the weekend that will be the main takeaway from this event for the Bulldogs. By the completion of Sunday's play, two of Yale's doubles teams and the team's captain had finished deep runs.
September 13, 2014
Second Day of Cissie Leary Invitational Sees Bulldogs Go the Distance
Saturday's action at the Cissie Leary Invitational featured several members of the Yale women's tennis team battling it out in tough three-set matches. Two freshmen in particular continued to stand out on the courts of Penn's Hamlin Tennis Center, and the day ended with two of Yale's doubles teams still in the mix.
September 12, 2014
Freshmen Shine on First Day of Cissie Leary Invitational
The Yale women's tennis team enjoyed a solid start Friday to the first tournament of its 2014-15 season, the Cissie Leary Invitational. Playing at host Penn's Hamlin Tennis Center, several Yale players recorded wins in both the singles and doubles brackets. Notably, two newcomers to the squad impressed in their collegiate tennis debuts.
September 11, 2014
Cissie Leary Invitational Marks Beginning of 2014-15 Season for Yale
The Yale women's tennis team is set to embark on the fall portion of its 2014-15 season, and its first stop will be the 18th annual Cissie Leary Invitational hosted by fellow Ivy League team Penn. The tournament will begin on Friday at Penn's Hamlin Tennis Center, and will continue through to Sunday. Match play will feature the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) new Division I dual meet format.
September 9, 2014
Three Yale Players Receive Invitation to ITA All-American Championships
A trio of standout players on the Yale women's tennis team received preseason recognition on Monday, as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its selections for the 2014 Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships in addition to its preseason rankings. Senior captain Hanna Yu appeared in the selections and rankings for singles, while the duo of junior Ree Ree Li and classmate Madeleine Hamilton appeared in the listings for doubles.
August 29, 2014
Lynn Tilton ’81 to Receive ITA’s Highest Honor
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) will be honoring Lynn Tilton ’81 with the 2014 ITA Achievement Award at a ceremony hosted by the International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF) at the Grant Hyatt Hotel in New York on Friday, Sept. 5. This award is the ITA's highest honor, and, according to the ITA, for 21 years it has gone to men and women in the world of varsity tennis who have achieved excellence in their chosen careers. The honor recognizes both professional success and contributions to society, made either as a direct result of a career, or through humanitarian efforts. Tilton, now a highly successful businesswoman, earned one major letter and one minor letter for the Yale women's tennis team.
August 13, 2014
2014 Connecticut Open to Begin on Friday
The 2014 Connecticut Open, a WTA event, which is part of the Emirates Airline US Open Series, will be held August 15-23, 2014 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale.
August 11, 2014
New Season, Familiar Foes for Bulldogs
The 2014-15 schedule for the Yale women's tennis team promises an exciting season for the Bulldogs as they work towards regaining the Ivy League title. The fall season will consist primarily of prestigious events hosted at Yale and several long-distance trips for the Bulldogs. The spring season includes two familiar events and multiple familiar opponents, including the other seven Ancient Eight squads, all of which the Bulldogs will play in April as part of the Ivy League season.
August 2, 2014
Class of 2018 Includes Four Standout Players
This coming season, the Yale women's tennis team will have four new players on its roster, all of them already highly accomplished both on and off the court. Carol Finke, Lauren Sapienza, Valerie Shklover and Elizabeth Zordani join a storied Yale women’s tennis tradition, and each will be looking to do her part to help the Bulldogs reclaim the Ivy League title they captured for three successive years in 2011, 2012 and 2013. These four members of the class of 2018 were stars of their high school squads, and all have seen success at the national level as well.
July 7, 2014
Taka Bertrand Named Swensen-McMahon Head Coach of Women’s Tennis
Taka Bertrand, who spent the past two seasons as head coach at St. John’s, has been named Swensen-McMahon Head Coach of Women’s Tennis at Yale. Bertrand brings NCAA Tournament experience as both a coach (at the University of Chicago) and as a player (at Vanderbilt) to her new role.