Bulldogs Again on Top in All-Academic and Scholar-Athlete SuccessThe Yale men's tennis team has extended its unmatched streak of receiving All-Academic Team honors by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) every year since 1996. Yale also boasts the highest number of ITA Scholar-Athletes of any Divison I program in the country for the 2012-13 season, with 10 honorees, showing that the team’s talents extend beyond the court.
Yale Achieves Second-Best Final National Ranking in 33 YearsThat the 2012-13 season was one of the best in the history of the Yale men's tennis team was confirmed Wednesday when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its final national and regional rankings. Yale's finish at No. 57 in the country is the team's second-best final ranking in the 33 seasons of rankings available on the ITA website. The Elis also secured the No. 4 spot in the Northeast region, while three of Yale's outgoing seniors received individual recognition in the regional rankings.
Alan Schwartz ’52 Inducted into ITA Hall of Fame at 2013 Enshrinement BanquetFormer Yale men's tennis team captain Alan '52 was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Men's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame on Wednesday, May 22, at the annual Enshrinement Banquet. The ceremony took place at the University of Illinois, where the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Men's and Women's Tennis Championships were held. Schwartz, who was a three-year varsity letterman and captained the Bulldog squad in his senior year, is the ninth Yale-affiliated individual to receive this honor, and is the fourth to be inducted as a contributor.
Kyle Dawson Elected Captain for 2013-14 SeasonThe Yale men's tennis team gathered Thursday to elect its captain for the 2013-14 season, and the honor went to junior Kyle Dawson. He becomes the third person in his family to lead the Bulldog squad, with his two brothers having captained the Yale team in their senior years as well.
Three Seniors End Yale Careers in Fitting Fashion, Earn All-Ivy HonorsThree seniors on the Yale men's tennis team earned high honors on Thursday as the results of the balloting for All-Ivy recognition were released. In a fitting end to the trio's time at Yale, senior captain Daniel Hoffman and classmates John Huang and Marc Powers all received selections.
Senior Class Sweeps Team AwardsThe Yale men's tennis team gathered Sunday for its end-of-year banquet to honor those players who have displayed certain qualities both on and off the court during the season. All four seniors were honored with awards, a testament to the many contributions each of them has made to the team this year.
Elis Finish Season in Style with 4-3 Win over BrownThe Yale men's tennis team put the finishing touches on an exceptional season on Saturday with a strong comeback victory against an in-form group of players from Brown (14-10, 3-4 Ivy). The Elis refused to wilt after dropping the doubles point and stormed back to seal the 4-3 decision, one that sees the Bulldogs end the season with ten wins at home.
Exceptional Senior Class Features in Season Finale against BrownFour talented seniors will play their final matches as Bulldogs on Saturday when the Yale men's tennis team takes on Brown (13-9, 2-3 Ivy) in the squad's final match of the 2012-13 season. No. 57 Yale (17-6, 3-3 Ivy) will be looking to cap off its superb season with a finish at No. 4 in the Ivy League standings. The match is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. at Yale's home courts.
Final Away Match Results in Victory for No. 57 Yale over Dartmouth, 5-2The Yale men's tennis team signaled its desire to remain in contention for the Ivy League title on Friday with a strong win over Dartmouth (9-12, 1-4 Ivy). Playing at the Big Green’s courts, the Bulldogs secured the doubles point before capturing four wins in singles to seal the 5-2 victory.
Bulldogs Gearing Up for Critical Stage in Ivy League PlayWith two weekends remaining in conference play, the Yale men's tennis team has reached a critical stage if it wants to keep its hopes of an Ivy League title alive. Currently ranked No. 4 in the Ivy League standings, No. 57 Yale (16-5, 2-2 Ivy) is preparing for its final away match of the season, which will be against Dartmouth (9-11, 1-3 Ivy) on Friday at 2:00 p.m. The Bulldogs will then have a day to rest before returning to their home courts on Sunday to challenge perennial rival No. 22 Harvard (16-4, 4-0 Ivy), with this match also beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Tough Outing for No. 65 Yale Ends with 6-1 Loss to No. 49 ColumbiaLess than 24 hours after a physically and mentally taxing win over No. 51 Cornell on Saturday, the Yale men's tennis team was unable to overcome No. 49 Columbia (12-8, 3-2 Ivy) on Sunday at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center. After the Lions won a fierce battle for the doubles point, they sustained their momentum in singles play to complete a 6-1 victory.
Dean Staves off Two Match Points to Clinch Bulldog Upset over No. 51 CornellIn a marathon match at Cornell's Reis Tennis Center on Saturday, the Yale men's tennis team defeated the Big Red in a pulsating finish thanks to incredible heroics from senior Zachary Dean. Playing in its third Ivy League match of the season, No. 65 Yale (16-4, 2-1 Ivy) narrowly lost the doubles point before roaring back in singles to seal the upset over No. 51 Cornell (12-7, 1-3 Ivy).
Important Pair of Ivy Matches Ahead for No. 65 YaleThe Ivy League season is in full swing, with all eight teams in action this upcoming weekend. The Yale men's tennis team is coming off a mixed opening weekend that saw the squad suffer a narrow defeat to No. 50 Princeton, only to rebound strongly to defeat Penn in its finest match of the season. The Bulldogs will look to carry this momentum into their match against No. 51 Cornell, which will take place on Saturday at the Big Red's Reis Tennis Center at 2:00 p.m. The following day, the Elis will play No. 49 Columbia at the Lions' Dick Savitt Tennis Center at 2:00 p.m.
No. 54 Yale Bounces Back with Masterful Performance against PennIn what Alex Dorato, Cary Leeds Head Coach of Men's Tennis, called the Elis' "best match of the season," the Yale men's tennis team summoned its top form in a 7-0 sweep of Penn (8-8, 0-3 Ivy). Returning to play at their home courts less than 24 hours after a tough loss to No. 51 Princeton, the Bulldogs secured the doubles point before running away win the victory in singles.
No. 54 Yale Drops Ivy Opener to No. 51 Princeton, 5-2In its first match of the Ivy League stretch, the Yale men's tennis team came up short against a streaking Princeton team despite showing a resilient fighting spirit. Playing on Saturday at Yale's home courts, No. 51 Princeton (13-4, 2-0 Ivy) held off a Bulldog fight-back in singles to record a 5-2 victory.
No. 54 Yale Surges into Ivy League Season on Four-Match Winning StreakThe Ivy League season has arrived, and the Yale men's tennis team finds itself in superb form on the eve of this year's opener against No. 51 Princeton. No. 54 Yale (14-3, 0-0 Ivy) will look to extend its current winning streak to five matches when the squad faces the Tigers at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Elis' home courts. The Bulldogs' second Ancient Eight match will take place less than 24 hours later, when they host Penn at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.
No. 56 Yale Serves up 5-2 Win over St. John’s at National Tennis CenterIn its last non-Ivy match of the season, the Yale men's tennis team impressed in a 5-2 triumph over St. John's on Saturday. Playing at the grandest of venues, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the site of the U.S. Open and the Red Storm’s home turf, the Elis put in a strong effort in singles to record its first victory of the season on a non-neutral surface away from home.
Rematch with St. John’s is Final Non-League Match for No. 56 YaleAfter more than two months of home matches and out-of-state trips, the Yale men's tennis team finds itself just one match removed from the start of the Ivy League season. Facing off against their Ancient Eight rivals will still be far from the Bulldogs' minds, however, as this upcoming Saturday’s match will be a stern test for the Elis and an opportunity to gain considerable momentum heading into conference play. In just its third away match of the season, No. 56 Yale (13-3, 0-0 Ivy) will take on St. John's (2-11, 0-1 Big East) at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., at 1:00 p.m.
No. 51 Yale Rolls Past St. Bonaventure, 7-0At this rate, the Yale men's tennis team might enter the Ivy League stretch having won 10 of its last 11 matches. With just one more match until conference play begins, the Bulldogs made it nine out of ten on Sunday afternoon, as they swept St. Bonaventure (4-9, 0-1 A-10) to extend their unbeaten streak at home to eight matches. The victory over the Bonnies came without the loss of a set in both singles and doubles.
No. 51 Yale Overcomes Binghamton for Seventh-Straight Victory at HomeThe Yale men's tennis team defeated Binghamton 5-2 on Saturday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center to remain perfect at home. The Elis recorded a pair of hard-fought wins in doubles before easing to four singles wins to secure the triumph, which comes just two weeks before the start of Ivy League play.
Bulldogs to Host Binghamton and St. BonaventureThe Yale men's tennis team returns to the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center this weekend for its final two home matches before the start of conference play in April. No. 51 Yale (11-3, 0-0 Ivy) has won all six matches it has contested at home so far this season, and will look to maintain that streak heading into Ivy League play. The Bulldogs are scheduled to take on Binghamton on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and will then face St. Bonaventure on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.
Powers’ Heroics Clinch Bulldog Comeback against No. 55 Old Dominion, 4-3The Yale men's tennis team wrapped up its spring break trip to North Carolina with a resounding 4-3 victory over No. 55 Old Dominion (11-5, 0-0 CAA) on Sunday. Playing at the home courts of UNC Wilmington, No. 50 Yale (11-3, 0-0 Ivy) lost the doubles point before staging a hard-fought comeback that climaxed with a third-set triumph by senior Marc Powers at No. 2 singles.
No. 50 Yale Off to Cracking Start in North Carolina, Bests Illinois State 6-1The Yale men's tennis team got its spring break trip to the Tar Heel State off to the best possible start Wednesday with a solid 6-1 victory over Illinois State. Playing at a neutral site, the home courts of UNC Wilmington, No. 50 Yale (10-2, 0-0 Ivy) scored a pair of crucial wins in doubles before sealing the win with a slew of relatively straightforward singles victories.
No. 50 Yale Suffers 7-0 Defeat to No. 72 UNC WilmingtonThe Yale men's tennis team dropped its first match in four weeks Thursday against No. 72 UNC Wilmington (9-4, 0-0 CAA). Playing at the home courts of the Seahawks, the ranked doubles teams fielded by UNC Wilmington proved too strong for the Elis, who were then unable to push back in singles and succumbed to the 7-0 defeat.
Former Player Alan Schwartz ’52 to be Inducted into ITA Hall of FameFormer Yale men's tennis team captain Alan Schwartz '52 has been named a 2013 inductee to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Men's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame for his contributions to men's collegiate tennis. Schwartz, who was a three-year varsity letterman and captained the Bulldog squad in his senior year, is the ninth Yale-affiliated individual to be granted this honor, and is the fourth to be inducted as a contributor.
Spring Break Trip to Tar Heel State Brings Fresh Challenges for No. 48 YaleThe Yale men's tennis team will leave the comfort and familiarity of its home courts behind this week as the squad travels to Wilmington, N.C., for a spring break tripleheader against three quality opponents. The Bulldogs will play three matches in five days, starting with an encounter against Illinois State on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. The next day, Thursday, the Elis will take on UNC Wilmington at 2:00 p.m. No. 48 Yale will then get two days of rest before concluding its visit to the Tar Heel State with a match against No. 54 Old Dominion on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. All three matches will take place at the home courts of UNC Wilmington.
No. 49 Yale Completes 7-0 Win over Marist, then Sweeps Stony BrookThe Yale men's tennis team maintained its recent run of dominant form by sealing a pair of sweeps Sunday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. After going undefeated in singles against Marist on Saturday, No. 49 Yale (9-2) quickly won the doubles point Sunday morning to complete the shutout. The Bulldogs then delivered a ruthlessly efficient performance against Stony Brook to finish off the day with yet another 7-0 victory.
No. 49 Yale Tops Fairleigh Dickinson, 6-1The Yale men's tennis team kept its winning streaks alive Saturday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center with a decisive 6-1 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson. Later on Saturday, the Bulldogs began their match against Marist by winning all six singles matches to clinch the victory regardless of Sunday's results in doubles competition.
No. 49 Yale Back in Action at Cullman-Heyman Tennis CenterA refreshed and recharged Yale men's tennis team returns home this weekend having cracked the top 50 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division I rankings this week. No. 49 Yale (6-2) will engage three other schools—Fairleigh Dickinson, Marist and Stony Brook—in singles and doubles competition on Saturday and Sunday. Doubles play against Fairleigh Dickinson begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. Singles play against Fairleigh Dickinson will start soon thereafter, and singles matches against Marist will get underway at 4:00 p.m. Saturday.
Yale Defeats George Washington to Record 5th Place Finish at ECAC ChampionshipThe Yale men's tennis team ended its weekend at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I Indoor Team Championship on a high note with a sweep of No. 7 seed George Washington on Sunday. The 4-0 victory gave eighth-seeded Yale a respectable fifth-place finish as the winner of the ECAC consolation bracket at Cornell's Reis Tennis Center.
Yale Upsets No. 61 Brown at ECAC ChampionshipOnly 12 hours after a tough loss to No. 47 Harvard, the Yale men's tennis team rebounded on Saturday with a 4-3 upset over No. 61 Brown at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I Indoor Team Championship. In a reversal of Friday's fortunes against the Crimson, the Bulldogs backed up some clutch play in doubles with strong performances in singles at Cornell's Reis Tennis Center to defeat the fifth-seeded Bears.
Yale Falls to No. 47 Harvard in First Round of ECAC ChampionshipThe Yale men's tennis team suffered a close defeat to perennial rival No. 47 Harvard late Friday night at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I Indoor Team Championship. Playing at Cornell's Reis Tennis Center, the Bulldogs dropped the doubles point and were unable to make up the difference in singles, with the Crimson sealing a 4-2 win.
Bulldogs to Face Ivy League Rivals at ECAC Indoor ChampionshipThe Yale men's tennis team travels to Ithaca, N.Y., this weekend to compete in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I Indoor Team Championship, hosted by Cornell. This is an important event for the Bulldogs, as seven out of the eight schools in the draw are in the Ivy League, with the only exception being No. 7 seed George Washington. Seeded No. 8, the Elis have a tough opening round match against No. 47 Harvard, the defending champion and top seed. This match will take place at Cornell’s Reis Tennis Center on Friday at 6:00 p.m.
Yale Suffers First Defeat of Season to No. 43 MTSU, 6-1The four-match winning streak of the Yale men’s tennis team came to an end Sunday at the Nashboro Village Athletic Club when the squad was unable to overcome a strong effort by No. 43 Middle Tennessee State. Playing less than 24 hours after a marathon victory over Alabama-Birmingham, the Elis were unable to recover from dropping the doubles point and eventually succumbed to a 6-1 defeat.
Yale Stages Spirited Comeback to Defeat UAB, 4-3The Yale men's tennis team faced an uphill battle for the first time this season against Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday afternoon at the Nashboro Village Athletic Club, but thanks to some clutch play by the Bulldogs' veteran members, they managed to overcome a resilient Alabama-Birmingham squad, 4-3. After losing the doubles point, the Elis made a strong comeback in singles to keep their winning streak intact.
Yale Looks to Extend Perfect Start to Season in TennesseeThe Yale men's tennis team made a magnificent start to its spring season two weeks ago, and will look to carry its momentum down to Tennessee for a pair of matches this upcoming weekend. On Saturday at 1:00 p.m. CST, the Elis will face off against Alabama-Birmingham. In a quick turnaround, they will then take on No. 43 Middle Tennessee State on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. CST. Both matches will be take place at the Nashboro Village Athletic Club in Nashville, Tenn.
Bulldogs Pull Double Duty Against Fairfield and Sacred HeartThe Yale men's tennis team displayed impressive form and fitness in its back-to-back wins over Fairfield and Sacred Heart on Sunday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The Elis picked up where they left off in their victorious season opener against Quinnipiac, as they first defeated Fairfield 9-0 and then overcame Sacred Heart by a score of 6-1. Of the 22 individual matches played Sunday afternoon, Yale only surrendered one singles match to Sacred Heart.
Yale Sweeps Aside Quinnipiac 7-0 in Season OpenerThe Yale men's tennis team surged past Quinnipiac Saturday afternoon at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center to get its season off to the best possible start. The Elis did not surrender a single set against the Bobcats, coming away with the 7-0 win.
Trio of Connecticut Rivals Set to Challenge ElisHaving faced Brown in a friendly warm-up scrimmage this past Monday, the Yale men's tennis team is ready to dive into official match play this weekend. Perhaps as a harbinger of the physically demanding Ivy League stretch in April, this first weekend of competition promises to be a supreme test of fitness for the Elis, who take on three teams in two days, at home. On Saturday at 12:00 p.m., Yale will play local rival Quinnipiac. Sunday features a double-header: the Bulldogs will face off against Fairfield at 12:00 p.m., and will then have to recover quickly to play Sacred Heart at approximately 3:30 p.m. All three matches will take place at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.