2014-15 Yale Men's Tennis News

  • Nine Bulldogs Garner Scholar-Athlete Recognition
    July 18, 2015
    The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its annual Scholar-Athlete winners this past Saturday, and the Yale men’s tennis team stood out in several respects. Not only did the squad as a whole earn All-Academic Team recognition, but an impressive nine of twelve players also garnered Scholar-Athlete status for their academic accomplishments in 2014-15. In order to become an ITA Scholar-Athlete, a player must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.50 over the course of the season; Yale’s selections were:
  • Doehler Named ITA Northeast Region Rookie of the Year
    May 14, 2015
    The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released the names of its annual award winners on Tuesday, and Yale’s Stefan Doehler represented the Bulldogs in receiving the honor of Division I Rookie of the Year for the Northeast Region. This award recognizes the freshman who found the most success against fellow Northeast Region opponents in the 2014-15 season. In accepting this award, Doehler follows in the footsteps of teammate Tyler Lu, who earned the same distinction last year after a similarly outstanding freshman season.
  • Bulldogs Notch Highlight Win in Season Finale
    April 25, 2015
    The Yale men’s tennis team produced one of its best performances of the season on Saturday, besting Brown 5-2 in a tight match that featured three three-set matches and tested the nerves of players and fans alike. By posting a win at home in their season finale, the Bulldogs not only pushed their final record above .500, but also insured that Yale’s seniors would be leaving on a high note. In a match that was defined by sudden swings of momentum and high pressure, the Elis held together as a team and summoned their best when it mattered most.
  • Yale Looks to Finish the Season Strong against Brown
    April 23, 2015
    The Yale men’s tennis team will square off against Brown this Saturday in an effort to end the season on a positive note after a recent string of conference losses. Although the Bears (15-7, 1-5 Ivy) hold a better overall record than the Bulldogs, both teams have produced similar results in Ivy League competition and appear evenly matched at this point in the season. The Elis, who played particularly well this past weekend in a close loss to No. 34 Harvard, will need to keep that same focus if they want to improve their 9-3 home record and send off their seniors in style. The ball is scheduled to drop on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Yale’s home courts.
  • Bulldogs Fall to No. 47 Dartmouth
    April 19, 2015
    The Yale men’s tennis team came into Sunday’s match against Dartmouth off the heels of a promising performance against rival No. 34 Harvard, in which the Bulldogs forced several three-set matches and lost by a slim margin. The Elis traveled to Hanover with a key element missing, however, as junior Martin Svenning was not healthy enough to play at No. 2 singles; as a result, Yale’s younger players were thrust into higher positions against better competition. This complication, along with Dartmouth’s dominant singles play, led to a third straight 5-2 loss for the Bulldogs, who have now slipped to an overall record of 11-11 (1-5 Ivy). Despite the disappointing score line, Yale submitted some positive performances on Sunday that bode well for the future.
  • Yale Drops Close Match to Rival No. 34 Harvard
    April 17, 2015
    Knowing that rival Harvard (17-6, 3-1) would likely come into Friday’s clash with some complacency after sweeping the two teams’ first meeting this past February, the Bulldogs looked to catch the Crimson off guard with their drastic improvement in recent months. Despite the day ending in a 5-2 loss for the Elis, they succeeded in surprising their rival and nearly pulled off the massive upset; in a match that featured three three-set matches, Yale came up just a few games short of topping Ivy League title contender Harvard.
  • Bulldogs Gear Up for Crucial Matches against No. 34 Harvard and No. 47 Dartmouth
    April 16, 2015
    The Yale men’s tennis team is preparing to face two tough opponents this weekend as the third leg of its Ivy League season kicks off. The Bulldogs, who have now dropped three straight league matches after a breakthrough win over Penn in the Ivy opener, will be looking to right the ship against two nationally ranked foes, No. 34 Harvard and No. 47 Dartmouth. Harvard (17-6, 3-1) is competing for this year’s Ivy League title and scored a crucial win over Princeton in its last match; Dartmouth (11-10, 2-2) has also impressed recently with victories over Penn and Princeton last weekend. The Elis will first play Harvard on their home courts on Friday; they will then travel to Hanover to square off against Dartmouth on Sunday. Both matches this weekend will start at 1:00 p.m.
  • Yale Falls to No. 22 Columbia in Abbreviated Match
    April 11, 2015
    The Yale men’s tennis team fell to an overall record of 11-8 (1-2 Ivy) on Saturday with a 4-0 loss to No. 22 Columbia at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center. This result continued Columbia’s great recent form, as the Lions have now won three straight conference matches to start their Ivy League season, and look to be the Ivy League’s strongest squad. Although Saturday’s teams only completed the doubles round and three singles matches before the result was decided for Columbia (and the match cut short), the score of the remaining unfinished matches were a bright spot for the Bulldogs.
  • Bulldogs Travel to New York for Second Leg of Ivy League Season
    April 09, 2015
    The Yale men’s tennis team will travel to New York this weekend and square off against two of the Ivy League’s toughest teams, No. 22 Columbia and No. 51 Cornell. Despite a loss in their last match, the Bulldogs (11–7 overall, 1–1 Ivy) will head into this weekend’s action with considerable confidence after posting a breakthrough victory over Penn in their Ivy League season opener last Saturday. While Columbia is making a strong case for best team in the Ivy League this season (as reflected by its ranking and 3-0 Ivy record), Cornell has also impressed with a recent 5-2 win over No. 54 Dartmouth. Yale will play Columbia on Saturday at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center, and then travel to Ithaca to face Cornell on Sunday; both matches will begin at 1:00 p.m.
  • Bulldogs Come up Short against No. 27 Princeton
    April 05, 2015
    The Yale men’s tennis team came into Sunday’s match against Princeton on the heels of its most impressive result of the season, a 5-2 victory over No. 67 Penn. Although the Bulldogs were carrying some positive momentum into Sunday’s home match, Princeton (17-4) proved simply too strong on the day and truly played like one of the best teams in the nation. Despite a generally disappointing 6-1 score line, the Elis can take pride in the fact that they excelled in doubles and put in a gutsy singles performance against such a tough opponent.
  • Yale Posts Breakthrough Win in Ivy League Season Opener
    April 04, 2015
    The Yale men’s tennis team submitted arguably its best performance of the season on Saturday with a decisive 5-2 victory over No. 67 Penn, marking the Bulldogs’ first win over a nationally ranked opponent in 2015. Although the Elis came into Saturday’s Ivy League season opener having lost two straight matches, they looked confident from the outset and performed at an extremely high level across the board in singles. Yale’s three freshmen players were the highlight once again, as they played extremely well and went unbeaten on the day in both singles and doubles.
  • Bulldogs to Open the Ivy League Season at Home on Saturday
    April 02, 2015
    The Yale men’s tennis team will play its Ivy League season opener this Saturday against No. 67 Penn, followed by another conference match on Sunday against No. 27 Princeton. The Bulldogs will face elite competition in both the Quakers and the Tigers, with the former boasting a 14 – 4 record and the latter a 16 – 4 record (including wins over both Penn and No. 36 Harvard). Although the Elis have posted a solid 10 – 6 record so far this year, they will be looking to turn things around this weekend after narrowly dropping their last two matches to Utah and St. John’s. The ball is scheduled to drop at 1:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.
  • Bulldogs Suffer Narrow Defeat in Final Preparation for Ivy League Season
    March 30, 2015
    In its last match before the start of Ivy League competition, the Yale men’s tennis team fell just games short of victory in a narrow 4-3 loss to St. John’s. Although the Bulldogs will be disappointed to lose another tight match to St. John’s for the second straight year, they came into Sunday’s match without the help of Martin Svenning at No. 2 singles and managed to perform well considering his absence at the top of the lineup. As the Elis gear up to face Penn in the Ivy League season opener next week, such a competitive match – in which several of Yale’s younger players gained valuable experience in higher positions – will serve as a great tune-up.
  • Bulldogs Looking to Notch Win in Final Match before Ivy League Competition
    March 26, 2015
    Having returned from its spring break trip to California, the Yale men’s tennis team will be traveling to Queens, New York, this Sunday to square off against a 6 - 7 St. John’s squad. The Bulldogs, who built some positive momentum in California with a win over Portland, will be looking to notch one final victory against a non-Ivy League opponent before conference competition begins on Apr. 4. St. John’s, however, poses a significant challenge and has recently shown a level of play on par with that of the Ivies; in addition to beating Yale 4-3 last year, the Red Storm pushed both Brown and Dartmouth to 4-3 matches earlier this season.
  • Yale Falls to No. 72 Utah in Final Match of California Tour
    March 19, 2015
    The Yale men’s tennis team concluded its trip to California with a match against No. 72 Utah on Thursday at the Barnes Tennis Center, marking one of the few times this season the team has come up against a nationally ranked opponent. Heading into Thursday’s match off the heels of a tight 4-3 victory over a strong Portland squad, the Bulldogs were looking to notch another statement victory against a similarly tough team in the 9 – 6 Utes. Due to injury issues and strong play from Utah, however, the Elis fell short in a match that featured three competitive three set singles matches.
  • Yale's Win Streak Snapped in California Opener
    March 15, 2015
    The Yale men’s tennis team opened its California tour by squaring off against Loyola Marymount on its home courts in Los Angeles. Although the LMU squad came into the match on Saturday with a 5-6 overall record (compared to Yale at 9 -4 ), it had posted back-to-back wins over ranked opponents and looked like one of the toughest teams Yale would face so far this season.
  • Bulldogs Bounce Back with Gritty Win over Portland
    March 15, 2015
    Heading into competition against the University of Portland on Sunday, the Yale men’s tennis team was looking to regain some of its winning form after narrowly losing on the previous day to Loyola Marymount. The University of Portland squad, similar to LMU, had notched a victory against a nationally ranked opponent and boasted a winning record (7 – 2), but the bulldogs again refused to back down and this time came through when it mattered most.
  • Bulldogs Looking to Carry Positive Momentum into California Tour
    March 12, 2015
    The Yale men’s tennis team is currently gearing up for a trip to sunny California, where it will play three unfamiliar teams hailing from three different states. The Bulldogs will first travel to Los Angeles to face Loyola Marymount on its home courts at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday Mar. 14, and then head to Irvine the next day to square off against Portland at a neutral site. The third and final match of the tour, against Utah, will also take place at a neutral site in San Diego on Mar. 19 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Yale Sweeps Invitational with Second Day Victories over Marist, Fairleigh Dickinson
    March 08, 2015
    Following Saturday’s win over Stony Brook, the Yale men’s tennis team improved its overall record to 9 - 3 on Sunday after posting a 7 - 2 victory over Marist and 8 - 0 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson. In sweeping the annual Yale Men’s Tennis Invitational yet again, the Elis showed great poise and confidence against three opponents who were coming off solid victories.
  • Bulldogs Top Stony Brook in Strong Start to Invitational
    March 07, 2015
    Going into this year’s Invitational at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, the Yale men’s tennis team knew it would have to be focused in order to put together two solid days of tennis. The Bulldogs certainly got off to a good start on Saturday, starting the day with a 6 -1 victory over Stony Brook, improving their home record this year to six wins and one loss.
  • Bulldogs Gearing Up to Host Yale Men's Tennis Invitational
    March 05, 2015
    The Yale men’s tennis team is preparing to host the annual Yale Men’s Tennis Invitational at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center and will face three familiar opponents in Fairleigh Dickinson, Marist, and Stony Brook. This will be the Bulldogs’ first action in two weeks and they will be looking to build off an already impressive 5 – 1 home record to start the season. As a two-day event, the ball is scheduled to drop first at 10:00 a.m. Saturday with a full match against Stony Brook, followed by singles at 4:00 p.m. against Marist.
  • No. 61 Old Dominion Scores 6-1 Win over Yale
    February 22, 2015
    The Yale men's tennis will be returning from its weekend trip in Virginia with mixed results, as the squad fell to No. 61 Old Dominion one day after defeating William & Mary. Old Dominion won the doubles point and then secured the 6-1 triumph in singles play, though two Yale freshmen offered a bright spot for the Elis.
  • Yale Ends William and Mary’s Four-Match Winning Streak with 4-2 Victory
    February 21, 2015
    In the first match of its weekend doubleheader in Virginia, the Yale men's tennis team emerged victorious in a tough battle against William & Mary, ending the latter's four-match winning streak. After narrowly securing the doubles point, the Bulldogs added three wins in singles play to seal the 4-2 victory.
  • Bulldogs Prepare for Weekend Doubleheader in Virginia
    February 19, 2015
    The Yale men's tennis team will make a trip to Virginia this coming weekend for matches against William & Mary and No. 68 Old Dominion. Looking to improve on their 5-2 start to the season, the Bulldogs will come up against William & Mary at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and then will face Old Dominion at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.
  • No. 30 Harvard Downs Yale at ECAC Championship
    February 14, 2015
    The Yale men's tennis team came up short against No. 30 Harvard on Saturday at the latter's home courts. The two rivals took to the court for a quarterfinal encounter at the 2015 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship, and Harvard ultimately sealed a 4-0 victory to advance to the semifinal round.
  • Yale Sets Harvard Clash after Topping No. 61 George Washington at ECAC Championship
    February 13, 2015
    The Yale men's tennis team made full use of its home court advantage on Friday in its opening match of the 2015 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship. Playing at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, the Bulldogs upset No. 61 George Washington 4-1 in a close encounter to set up a showdown with No. 30 Harvard in the quarterfinal round.
  • No. 61 George Washington Looms for Yale in ECAC Opener
    February 12, 2015
    The Yale men's tennis team will open its campaign at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship against No. 61 George Washington on Friday. Though No. 30 Harvard is officially hosting this year's edition of the ECAC Championship, Friday's match, which pits No. 8-seeded George Washington against No. 9-seeded Yale, will take place on Yale's home turf, at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. First ball is scheduled for 10:00 a.m.
  • Yale Winning Streak Ends with 5-2 Loss to Iowa
    February 01, 2015
    The Yale men's tennis team started the 2015 regular season on a four-match unbeaten run, but this winning streak ended on Sunday as Iowa overcame Yale in a close contest. Playing at their own Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, the Bulldogs pushed Iowa, but the Hawkeyes proved too strong in the end, securing a 5-2 victory.
  • Bulldogs Extend Win Streak to Four
    January 31, 2015
    The Yale men’s tennis team beat Fairfield 8-1, extending their win streak to four matches. The team is currently undefeated in 2015.
  • Bulldogs Look to Extend Winning Streak
    January 29, 2015
    Having begun the 2015 regular season on a three-match winning streak, the Yale men's tennis team will be aiming extend this unbeaten run at this coming weekend's doubleheader at home. Yale will take on Fairfield on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and will return on Sunday to the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center for a match against Iowa.
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