Yale Leads Nation in All-Academic and Scholar-Athlete DistinctionsThe Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) announcement of All-Academic Team and Scholar-Athlete honorees this week once again confirmed that the members of the Yale men's tennis team are committed to success in the classroom. Yale was honored as an ITA All-Academic Team for a record 19th straight year and all 12 of Yale's players for the 2013-14 season earned the designation of ITA Scholar-Athletes.
Yale Ranks No. 9 in Year-End Regional RankingsThe Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its final national and regional rankings for the 2013-14 season earlier this week, with both the Yale men's tennis team and player Tyler Lu receiving regional recognition. The squad came in at No. 9 among Division I teams in the Northeast Region, while Lu notched a final regional ranking of No. 5 in singles.
Tyler Lu Honored as ITA Rookie of the Year for Northeast RegionThe Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released the names of its annual award winners on Tuesday, and Tyler Lu was among the honorees as Rookie of the Year for the Northeast Region. The honor serves as recognition of Lu's impressive record against fellow Northeast Region opponents for the 2013-14 season.
Zachary Krumholz Named Captain for 2014-15 SeasonThe Yale men's tennis team gathered Wednesday night to elect its captain for the 2014-15 season. Members of the squad elected junior Zachary Krumholz to lead them next year. Krumholz, who hails from Palm Beach, Fla., has proven a versatile player for the Elis, and has contributed both in singles and doubles during his Yale career.
Tyler Lu Earns First Team All-Ivy HonorsThe Ivy League released the names of those honored with All-Ivy selections Wednesday, and Yale freshman Tyler Lu earned a spot on the First Team in singles. Lu's selection to the First Team was unanimous, and he holds the distinction of being the only freshman in the Ivy League to receive First Team recognition.
Team Awards Announced at BanquetThe Yale men's tennis team had its annual end-of-year banquet on Sunday, at which four members of the 2013-14 squad were honored with awards. All three members of the senior class received recognition, along with junior Daniel Faierman.
Brown Tops Yale 4-2 in Season FinaleIn its final match of the 2013-14 season, the Yale men's tennis team lost to Brown in a 5-2 decision. Playing at the Bears' home courts, the Bulldogs narrowly dropped the doubles point, and then were unable to complete a comeback in singles. Despite the loss, there were a few season-ending bright spots for the Elis.
Yale Slated to Meet Brown in Season FinaleThe 2013-14 season is about to come to a close for the Yale men's tennis team, with the final match scheduled for Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Yale, ranked in seventh place in the Ivy League standings, will take on Brown, the eighth-ranked Ancient Eight squad. The Bears will host. A win for the Bulldogs will move them into a tie with Penn at No. 6 in the standings.
No. 34 Harvard Tops Yale in SweepIn its fifth away match of the season, the Yale men's tennis team fell to No. 34 Harvard in a 7-0 decision on Sunday at the Crimson's home courts. The Bulldogs fought for every point, but Harvard's lineup proved too strong in the end, as the Crimson wrapped up a clean slate of straight-set victories.
Final Home Match Ends in Defeat for YaleIn its last home match of the season, the Yale men's tennis team fell 4-0 to No. 41 Dartmouth on Friday. The Big Green snatched the doubles point before sealing the triumph with three singles wins. The defeat marks Yale’s fourth loss of the Ivy League season and its fifth loss at home this season. The Bulldogs currently rank at seventh place in the conference standings, just in front of Brown.
Yale to Challenge No. 34 Harvard and No. 41 DartmouthAnother busy weekend lies ahead for the Yale men's tennis team, as the Ivy League season enters its final stages. The Bulldogs will contest their final home match of the season on Friday at 1:00 p.m. against No. 41 Dartmouth. The Elis will then receive one day of rest before traveling north to square off against perennial rival No. 34 Harvard starting at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Tough Outing for Yale Against No. 17 ColumbiaIn its fourth Ivy League match of the season, the Yale men's tennis team fell in a 4-0 decision to No. 17 Columbia on Sunday at the Bulldogs' courts. The Lions secured the doubles point before clinching the win in singles play.
No. 52 Cornell Stops Yale’s Upset BidThe Yale men's tennis team was on the brink of an upset over No. 52 Cornell on Saturday, but fell just short of its second Ivy win of the season. Playing at their home courts, the Bulldogs looked to have the advantage at the tail end of singles competition, but a late surge by Cornell allowed the Bid Red to claim a 4-3 victory, avoiding the upset.
Big Weekend Looms for BulldogsConference action continues for the Yale men's tennis team this coming weekend, as the squad returns home for a doubleheader of Ancient Eight matchups. The Bulldogs will face two stern challenges in No. 52 Cornell and No. 17 Columbia. The Elis square off against the Big Red starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, and then take on the Lions at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Yale Overcomes Penn 4-2 in Ivy League ActionThe Yale men's tennis team scored its first Ivy League win of the season on Sunday in a 4-2 decision against Penn. Playing at Penn's home venue, Yale stayed tough at the crucial junctures to wrestle away the match from the host team. The Bulldogs captured the doubles point with two tiebreaker wins, and posted just enough singles wins to seal the victory.
Yale Starts Ivy Season with 6-1 Loss to No. 60 Princeton on the RoadThe Yale men's tennis team suffered a 6-1 defeat to No. 60 Princeton in its first conference match of the season on Saturday. Playing at the Tigers' Jadwin Gym, Yale challenged its higher-ranked rival, but Princeton countered the Elis' resistance and came away with the victory. The match still featured some highlights for the Bulldogs, as junior Zachary Krumholz scored a decisive win, and freshman Photos Photiades took part in a marathon match.
Yale Kicks off Ivy League Season on the RoadThe Yale men's tennis team will get its Ivy League season underway this weekend with a pair of matches against No. 60 Princeton and Penn. Having compiled an 11-4 record so far in the regular season, the Bulldogs are well prepared to make their mark against their perennial Ancient Eight rivals. Both matches will be away encounters for the Elis. Yale will challenge Princeton on Saturday at 1:00 p.m., and will then travel to Penn for a match on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
No. 68 Yale Enjoys Perfect Day, Sweeps Fordham and BryantThe Yale men's tennis team earned two resounding victories on Sunday, giving itself some momentum heading into the Ivy League portion of the season. No. 68 Yale made good use of its home court advantage to take out both Fordham and Bryant by 7-0 margins. The Bulldogs did not lose a single match over the course of the day.
St. John’s Clips No. 68 Yale, 4-3Saturday's match between the Yale men's tennis team and St. John's came down to the wire, as the Red Storm narrowly edged No. 68 Yale in a nail-biting finish. After St. John's picked up the doubles point at Yale's home courts, the Bulldogs turned up the heat in singles, notching three comprehensive wins. St. John's withstood the stern Yale challenge, however, and ultimately secured a 4-3 victory.
Busy Weekend at Home in Store for No. 68 YaleOn the heels of a productive spring break trip to Wilmington, N.C., the Yale men's tennis team will compete at its home venue this weekend for its final three non-Ivy matches. The tripleheader gives No. 68 Yale a chance to improve on its 9-3 season record. The weekend's action begins at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday against St. John's. On Sunday, the Elis will take on Fordham at 12:00 p.m., with a match against Bryant to follow at approximately 4:00 p.m.
Krumholz's Strong Finish Lifts Yale to Upset over No. 51 Central Florida, 4-3The Yale men's tennis team produced clutch play down the stretch on Saturday to secure a 4-3 upset over No. 51 Central Florida for its biggest win of the season so far. Playing in its last "Battle at the Beach" match at UNC Wilmington's courts, the Bulldogs displayed superb teamwork to claim the doubles point before edging the Knights in singles play. Junior Zachary Krumholz provided the day's heroics as he clinched the Eli victory in a tough three-set match at No. 6 singles.
Different Year, Same Result: Yale Defeats Binghamton, 5-2In a rematch of last year's encounter with Binghamton, the Yale men's tennis team produced a very similar result in a 5-2 victory on Friday over the game Bearcats. This time around, the two teams met on a neutral site at UNC Wilmington's courts as part of the annual "Battle at the Beach". After edging Binghamton in doubles play, the Elis were able to fend off a comeback by Binghamton in singles, clinching two crucial three-set wins.
No. 55 UNC Wilmington Holds Off Yale, 5-2The Yale men's tennis team lost its first match at the "Battle at the Beach" on Wednesday against No. 55 UNC Wilmington. By powering their way to five victories in singles, the host Seahawks prevailed 5-2 in a rematch of last year's encounter between the two teams. The defeat was not without some highlights for the Bulldogs, however. The Elis began the match with an upset in doubles en route to stealing the doubles point, and then freshman Tyler Lu notched an impressive upset at No. 1 singles.
Yale Takes 7-2 Record into Annual "Battle at the Beach"The Yale men's tennis team will make its spring break trek to the Tar Heel State this week to take part in the annual "Battle at the Beach". No. 55 UNC Wilmington will host Yale, Binghamton and No. 51 Central Florida at the Seahawks' home courts. Yale's first encounter will be against UNC Wilmington on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. After a day of rest on Thursday, Yale will square off on Friday against its fellow Northeast competitor, Binghamton, starting at 10:00 a.m. Following this match, the Elis will return to UNC Wilmington's courts one last time for a 10:00 a.m. Saturday clash against Central Florida.
Bulldogs Power to Victory over Marist and Fairleigh DickinsonThe Yale men's tennis team pulled double duty on Sunday by defeating Marist and Fairleigh Dickinson in a busy day at the team's home courts. The Bulldogs started the day by completing a 6-1 victory over Marist and then consolidated with another comprehensive 5-1 triumph over Fairleigh Dickinson.
Yale Surges Past Stony Brook, 6-1The Yale men's tennis team put in a comprehensive performance on Saturday to claim the first match of its tripleheader weekend. Playing on their familiar blue home courts, the Elis swiftly won the doubles point against their Stony Brook opponents before sealing the match with five singles victories. The 6-1 triumph marks the Bulldogs' fourth consecutive win, bringing their season record to 5-2. These last four wins have all come at home.
Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Patrick ChaseThe Yale men’s tennis team is looking to improve on its current three-match winning streak this weekend behind veteran Patrick Chase. This past weekend, Chase, along with his doubles teammate Kyle Dawson, won their match against Old Dominion by a convincing score of 8-4. Chase is this week’s Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week.
Yale Enters Tripleheader Weekend on Three-Match Winning StreakIn its first week of spring break, the Yale men's tennis team will once again hold the home court advantage when the squad takes on three different opponents this weekend. Over the course of Saturday and Sunday, the Bulldogs will challenge familiar rivals Fairleigh Dickinson, Marist and Stony Brook. The Elis will aim to extend their three-match winning streak. The action begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday when the Bulldogs take on Stony Brook. Later on Saturday at 4 p.m. Yale will commence singles play against Marist, with doubles to follow on Sunday morning starting at 9 a.m. After they complete their match against Marist on Sunday, the Elis will play Fairleigh Dickinson to finish off the weekend.
Yale Puts on Impressive Display to Defeat Old Dominion, 6-1Rejuvenated after three weeks of rest, the Yale men's tennis team entered Sunday's encounter against Old Dominion with purpose. Having narrowly edged Old Dominion in a nail-biting clash one year ago, the Bulldogs knew that a tough challenge was ahead of them if they were off their games. Yale (4-2, 0-0 Ivy) came out strong on its home courts to claim the doubles point, and then never looked back to run away with the 6-1 victory.
Elis Return to Action after Three-Week BreakAfter a three-week hiatus from competitive match play, the Yale men's tennis team will look to hit the ground running again when it faces Old Dominion this Sunday. For their fourth consecutive match, the Bulldogs will have the home court advantage. The match, which stands alone this weekend, is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.
Double Victory for No. 65 Yale on Successful Day at Cullman-HeymanThe Yale men's tennis team tasted victory not once, but two times on Saturday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, where the squad impressed in wins over Fairfield and Georgetown. In the morning and early afternoon, No. 65 Yale (3-2, 0-0 Ivy) had to muster its best form to stage a comeback against Georgetown. Buoyed by the 5-2 win, the Bulldogs returned to the court in the late afternoon to upend Fairfield by a fairly comfortable 6-1 margin. Several Yale players contributed to both wins.
Saturday Doubleheader in Store for No. 65 YaleThe Yale men's tennis team is preparing for the challenge of a single-day doubleheader on Saturday, as the squad is set to take on both Fairfield and Georgetown back-to-back. Playing at home for the second weekend in a row, No. 65 Yale will go up against Georgetown first at 12:00 p.m., and will then look to recover quickly for a match against Fairfield soon thereafter, starting at approximately 4:00 p.m.
Photiades Plays Doubles, but Cyprus Falls to Denmark in Davis CupYale freshman Photos Photiades and his fellow Cypriot teammates traveled to Denmark this weekend to participate in the prestigious Davis Cup tournament, but were unable to pull out the upset against Denmark. The tie between Cyprus and Denmark was a first round encounter in the Europe/Africa Zone Group II bracket, and the Danish players emerged victorious by a 4-1 margin. Despite the loss, it will have been a memorable experience for Photiades, who was not only selected to the team but was also called upon as one of Cyprus’s players in Saturday's pivotal doubles match.
Yale Drops First Home Match to East Tennessee, 5-2The Yale men's tennis team played its first home match of the regular season Sunday against East Tennessee. In a hard-fought encounter, the Bulldogs narrowly fell short on their return to the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. No. 68 East Tennessee picked up the doubles point and then edged by No. 58 Yale in singles with a pair of crucial three-set victories. The final score was 5-2 in favor of the Buccaneers.
First Home Match on Tap for BulldogsA competitive clash awaits the Yale men's tennis team in the squad’s first home match of the regular season. No. 58 Yale (1-1, 0-0 Ivy) is slated to take on an opponent ranked just 10 spots below the Bulldogs in the national rankings, No. 68 East Tennessee (1-4, 0-0 A-Sun). Despite the evenness of the matchup in terms of ranking, the Elis will aim to capitalize on their home court advantage when they face the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Yale Freshman Photos Photiades Earns High Honor in Selection to Cyprus Davis Cup TeamThis upcoming weekend will surely be one to remember for Yale freshman Photos Photiades, as he travels halfway across the world to Denmark to play alongside his Cypriot countrymen in the first round of the 2014 Davis Cup. The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis, and consists of more than 130 countries fielding their most elite tennis players in competition. Photiades, who hails from Cyprus, recently earned a spot on the 2014 Cyprus Davis Cup squad, and will have the honor of representing his country as the team takes on Denmark in the first round of Europe/Africa Zone Group II competition, starting on Friday.
No. 59 Yale Falls to No. 38 Virginia TechThe Yale men's tennis team came up against a first-rate opponent in No. 38 Virginia Tech on Sunday at the Hokies' Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center. Though the Bulldogs stood resilient, Virginia Tech came away with the 7-0 victory. With the loss, the Elis will return home from their trip to Virginia with a 1-1 record to start the season, ready to take to their home courts in the upcoming weeks.
No. 59 Yale Opens Season with Win over DavidsonIn its first match of the regular season, the Yale men's tennis team cruised past Davidson by a 5-2 margin. Playing Saturday morning at Virginia Tech's Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center, the Bulldogs showed the depth of their roster, as seniors and freshmen alike recorded triumphs that contributed to the team’s positive start to the new season.
Elis Head to Virginia for Season-Opening DoubleheaderThe Yale men's tennis team will commence the second half of its 2013-14 season this upcoming weekend with a road trip to Blacksburg, Va. There, the Bulldogs are set to play two unfamiliar opponents in Davidson and No. 38 Virginia Tech. Both matches will take place at Virginia Tech’s scenic Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center. The Bulldogs' spring season will officially get underway on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. when they take on Davidson. Following this encounter, the Elis will have less than 24 hours of recovery time before taking the court against Virginia Tech at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.
New Challenges Await No. 59 Yale in Second Half of SeasonAfter a busy two-month period in the fall during which members of the Yale men's tennis team competed in five different tournaments, the regular season is about to get underway, and the Bulldogs are preparing hard to make their mark. When the Elis were last on court, they put on an impressive display against their rivals at the Connecticut State Championships. They will look to replicate this form in the coming months, as they are set to square off against 15 different schools between January and late March before embarking on another quest to claim the Ivy League title in April. Yale begins the season ranked No. 59 in the nation.