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Bulldogs Welcome Beatrice Capra as Assistant Coach

Beatrice Capra.
Beatrice Capra.

NEW HAVEN, Conn.- Beatrice Capra has joined the coaching staff for the Yale women's tennis team as an assistant. Capra graduated from Duke University in 2016 after putting together an excellent collegiate career for the Blue Devils.

Swensen-McMahon Head Coach of Women's Tennis Danielle McNamara said Capra's experience makes her an excellent addition to the staff.

"I'm extremely excited to welcome 'Trice' to the Yale women's tennis family," said McNamara. "She brings a tremendous amount of high level tennis experience to our team, which I think will really benefit our student-athletes.  Having attended a rigorous academic institution herself for college she understands what it takes to balance academic and athletics at the highest level. I think she has what it takes to help our program get to the next level and beyond and I can't wait for us to get started working with the team.

Capra, who hails from Ellicott City, Md., brings extensive experience and an extremely impressive resume to the Bulldogs. At Duke, Capra was named to the All-ACC team four times, concluding her career with the best singles and doubles records in Duke history, at 83-29 and 91-39, respectively. She was named the 2016 ITA Carolina Region Senior Player of the Year and 2015 Charles Hamilton Hargrave Most Valuable Player. She was an ITA All-American twice and during her rookie season was named the ACC Player of the Year, ITA National Co-Rookie of the Year, ACC Freshman of the Year and the ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player along with making it to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. Her national ranking peaked at No. 2 during her first season.

Her background is not just limited to college play; Capra was rated the No. 1 overall prospect by tennisrecruiting.net during her senior year, buoyed by an appearance in the 2010 U.S. Open main draw, where she advanced to the third round as a Wild Card before losing to five-time grand slam champion Maria Sharapova. As a result, she peaked at No. 201 in the WTA rankings. She also played for the Philadelphia Freedom of the World TeamTennis league during its 2011 season.

Off the court, she has worked as an Assistant Director for Iron Dukes Prospect Management and Iron Dukes Varsity Club, working closely with the Athletic Department on a number of projects regarding fundraising and development.