Elizabeth Epstein
Elizabeth Epstein
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Francis Parker School

2012-13 Season (Senior): Elected team captain by teammates.

2011-12 Season (Junior): Won the Lisa Rosenblum Award for the team’s most valuable player … First Team All-Ivy in singles … Second Team All-Ivy in doubles … Won clinching match against Saint Mary’s at NCAA Tournament, the second win in Yale history, against the nation’s No. 105 ranked player … Began season ranked No. 92 nationally and No. 2 in Northeast Region in singles … In doubles, was ranked as high as No. 24 nationally, playing with Annie Sullivan … Played in ITA All-American Championships … Advanced to finals at Northeast Regionals … Finished year 25-13 in singles … Played No. 1 singles … Went 23-4 in doubles … Played No. 2 doubles … Was 21-1 playing with Sullivan … Finished season with ten consecutive doubles victories, including each Ivy League match, and wins in 22 of 23 matches … Won both singles and doubles matches in 4-3 upset of Notre Dame … Singles victory was over nation’s No. 110 ranked singles player … Won in doubles against No. 10 Michigan … Won her match in the ECAC Indoor Championship … Came back from losing the first set to break a 3-3 tie against Princeton in the Bulldogs’ closest match of the Ivy League season.

2010-11 Season (Sophomore): Ranked No. 15 in Northeast Region … Shared the Lisa Rosenblum Award for the team's most valuable player … Won the team’s Most Improved Player Award … Second Team All-Ivy in singles … 19-6 singles record in spring season … Played mostly at No. 2 but finished season at No. 1 … Beat Princeton in ECAC Indoor Championships final … 11-8 in doubles … Played at No. 3 early in year and No. 2 later … Consecutively won against Dartmouth, Brown, and College of William and Mary to gain the Ivy League lead, clinch a share of the title, and finally to help Yale gain its first ever NCAA Tournament victory … Finished the fall season with a 7-3 singles record… Went 5-5 in doubles in the fall … Fall season was highlighted by defeating No. 31 Nadja Gilchrist  from the University of Georgia at the Yellow Jacket Invitational. 

2009-2010 (Freshman): Finished the season with a 27-7 singles record… Posted an 11-4 singles record in the fall season … Fall season was highlighted by reaching the finals in the USTA BJK NTC Women’s College Invitational … Posted a 16-3 singles record in the spring season… Spring season was highlighted by having a 6-1 record in the Ivy League … Finished the season with a 16-8 doubles record, including 8-4 records in both the fall and spring.

Before Yale: 2007 and 2008 Illinois High School State Champion, 2006 Runner-Up ... Winner of St. Louis Gateway Girls 18's in Nov. 2007 ... Two-time winner of Midwest Open Doubles Girls 18's ... Runner-up at National Open Girl's 18's in Feb. 2008 ... Member of Midwest Girls National Championship Team which finished in first place in August 2008 ... Doubles champion of the Saadia Rees ITF Junior Tournament in Israel in April 2008 ... Placed second in the Midwest Closed Girls 18's in June 2007... High School All-American in 2007 and 2009 ... Helen Shockley Sportsmanship Award Midwest Section 2008 ... Helen Shockley Award Chicago District 2007 .. .Senior Co-Captain of High School Team 2008 ... Ranked as high as No. 23 on tennisrecruiting.net as a senior ... Ranked as high as No. 17 on USTA National ranking list as a junior ... Finished 2006 ranked No. 1 in the Midwest Girls 18's ... Selected by the National High School Coaches Association as the National High School Girls Tennis Athlete of the Year in 2009 ... Chicago Tribune/WGN - Channel 9 Athlete of the Month for October 2009.