2011-12 Yale Women's Tennis News

June 20, 2012
Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced
The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011-12 Academic All-Ivy honors in its spring sports, and 10 Yale student athletes were recognized. The 10 men and women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages. Each Ivy institution nominated five men and women from its eligible student-athletes.

June 7, 2012
Best in Region Again: Bulldogs Sit atop Final ITA Northeast Rankings
A week after achieving the highest final ITA national ranking in school history, the Ivy League champion Yale women's tennis team added another accomplishment. The Bulldogs finished the season ranked No. 1 in the ITA’s Northeast Region rankings, which were released Wednesday. This was the second straight season Yale has finished the year ranked No. 1 in the region. Yale also had three players ranked in the regional top 16 in singles, plus two doubles teams ranked among the regional top six -- more than any other school in either category. The Bulldogs also had a pair of doubles teams earn national rankings.

May 30, 2012
Bulldogs Achieve Best Final ITA National Ranking in School History
The Ivy League champion Yale women's tennis team was ranked No. 29 in the country in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association national rankings, which were released Tuesday. That is Yale's highest final ITA ranking in the 28 seasons of rankings available on the ITA website.

May 17, 2012
Epstein, Li and Sullivan Honored with Team Awards
On the heels of a second straight Ivy League championship season and the program's second NCAA Tournament match win, the Yale women's tennis team honored three players with team awards Tuesday. Junior Elizabeth Epstein (Chicago, Ill.) earned the Lisa Rosenblum Award as the team's most valuable player, freshman Amber Li (Tampa, Fla.) won the Special Contribution Award and sophomore Annie Sullivan (Deerfield, Ill.) earned the Most Improved Player Award.

May 17, 2012
Elizabeth Epstein Elected Captain for 2012-13
Elizabeth Epstein (Chicago, Ill.), a rising senior who has helped the Bulldogs to back-to-back Ivy League championships, has been elected captain of the Yale women’s tennis team for 2012-13. Epstein was selected in a team vote Tuesday. She also earned her second straight Lisa Rosenblum Award as most valuable player. Yale (20-4, 7-0 Ivy League) concluded its season this past weekend, falling at No. 5 Stanford in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

May 12, 2012
NCAA Run Ends with Loss at No. 5 Stanford
A talented and deep Stanford team brought the Yale women’s tennis team’s NCAA Tournament run to an end Saturday afternoon in the second round at Taube Family Tennis Center. The Cardinal, ranked No. 5 in the country, won both doubles matches and then finished off the 4-0 win with straight-set victories at the top three singles spots.

May 11, 2012
On to Round Two! No. 29 Bulldogs Top No. 42 Saint Mary’s 4-0 at NCAAs
A year ago, the Yale women’s tennis team won a match in the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. On Friday afternoon at Stanford’s Taube Family Tennis Stadium, the No. 29 Bulldogs repeated that feat -- and did so in decisive fashion. After claiming the doubles point with a pair of wins, three straight-set singles wins finished off the 4-0 Yale victory over No. 42 Saint Mary’s (Calif.). The Bulldogs will now face No. 5 Stanford, which beat Stony Brook 4-0 Friday, for a shot at the Sweet 16.

May 10, 2012
No. 29 Bulldogs Start NCAA Tournament Play Friday
The Ivy League champion Yale women’s tennis team, No. 29 in the most recent national ITA rankings, is in Palo Alto, Calif., this week for the start of the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs, who are making their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance, will play No. 42 Saint Mary’s (Calif.) at Stanford’s Taube Family Tennis Stadium on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time (2:00 p.m. Eastern time).

May 3, 2012
Five Yalies Honored With All-Ivy Selections
Thursday, the Ivy League announced the results of the All-Ivy voting for the 2011-12 season, with Yale leading the league in selections.

May 1, 2012
NCAA Women's Tennis Tournament Selection Show Tuesday Night
As Ivy League champions for the second season in a row, the No. 28 Yale women's tennis team has already earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament as the league's automatic qualifier. On Tuesday night the Bulldogs find out which team, and where, they will be playing when the tournament begins May 11.

May 1, 2012
California Dreaming: No. 28 Yale Selected to Play No. 41 Saint Mary’s in NCAAs
Having earned the Ivy League’s automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament as the undefeated league champion, members of the Yale women’s tennis team gathered in the third floor classroom of Ray Tompkins House Tuesday evening to learn which team they would face in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs, ranked No. 28 in the latest ITA poll, will play No. 41 Saint Mary’s (Calif.) at Stanford’s Taube Family Tennis Stadium on Friday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time.

April 28, 2012
No. 28 Yale to Finish Regular Season Against No. 59 Brown on Senior Day
Saturday, the No. 28 Yale women’s tennis team will attempt to finish off an undefeated Ivy League season against No. 59 Brown.

April 28, 2012
No. 28 Yale Sweeps No. 59 Brown to Cap Perfect Ivy Season
The No. 28 Yale women's tennis team swept No. 59 Brown 7-0 Saturday at the Yale Tennis Center to complete Ivy League play with a perfect 7-0 record. The Bulldogs, who have won two Ivy titles in a row, have earned the league's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament and will find out which team they are playing in the first round on Tuesday.

April 22, 2012
No. 30 Yale Claims Ivy League Championship With 6-1 Victory Over Dartmouth
Sunday, the No. 30 Yale women’s tennis team won its second consecutive Ivy League Championship with a 6-1 win over Dartmouth.

April 20, 2012
No. 30 Yale Tops Harvard 6-1 at Yale Tennis Center, Clinches Share of Ivy League Title
The No. 30 ranked Yale women’s tennis team knocked off Ivy League rival Harvard 6-1 to improve its record to 17-3 (5-0 Ivy).

April 20, 2012
No. 30 Yale Readies for Home Match Against Harvard, Trip to Dartmouth
This weekend, the No. 30 Yale women’s tennis team will face two Ivy League foes in Harvard and Dartmouth as the Bulldogs attempt to improve their 16-3 record and 4-0 mark in the Ivy League.

April 15, 2012
No. 28 Yale Improves to 4-0 in the Ivy League With 7-0 Victory Over Cornell
Sunday, the No. 28 Yale women’s tennis team extended its undefeated run in the Ivy League to 4-0 in a sweep of Cornell.

April 14, 2012
No. 28 Yale Readies for Road Trip to Columbia, Cornell
The No. 28 Yale women’s tennis team will travel to New York this weekend to face off against Columbia on Saturday before visiting Cornell on Sunday.

April 14, 2012
No. 28 Yale Tops Columbia 5-2, Stays Undefeated in Ivy League Play
Saturday, the No. 28 Yale women’s tennis team improved to 15-3 (3-0 Ivy) with a 5-2 win over Columbia.

April 7, 2012
No. 27 Yale Wins 4-3 Thriller Over No. 69 Princeton
Saturday, the No. 27 Yale women’s tennis team improved to 2-0 in the Ivy League with a 4-3 win over No. 69 Princeton that went down to the wire.

April 6, 2012
No. 27 Yale Readies to Open Ivy League Season With Matches Against Penn and No. 69 Princeton
This Friday, the No. 27 Yale women’s tennis team will open up its Ivy League season against unranked Penn before playing No. 69 Princeton on Saturday, both at the Yale Tennis Center.

April 6, 2012
No. 27 Yale Wins First Ivy League Test With a Sweep of Penn
Friday, the No. 27 ranked Yale women’s tennis team opened its Ivy League season on a beautiful sunny day with a dominant 7-0 victory over Penn.

March 30, 2012
No. 26 Yale Wins 6-1 Over Rutgers
Friday, the Yale women’s tennis team, ranked No. 26, handily defeated unranked Rutgers by a score of 6-1.

March 28, 2012
No. 26 Yale Readies to Face Quinnipiac, Rutgers
Wednesday, the No. 26 ranked Yale women’s tennis team will go up against Quinnipiac before Rutgers comes to the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center on Friday.

March 28, 2012
No. 26 Yale Sweeps Quinnipiac 7-0
The No. 26 Yale women’s tennis team improved to 11-3 with a 7-0 victory over Quinnipiac.

March 27, 2012
McNamara Honored as 2011 USTA New England College Coach of the Year
Danielle McNamara, who has has led the Yale women’s tennis program to two Ivy League Championships, two NCAA Tournament appearances and four ECAC Indoor Team Championships as the Bulldogs’ head coach, was honored recently as 2011 USTA New England College Coach of the Year.

March 17, 2012
No. 21 Yale Falls 6-1 to No. 12 Miami
Saturday, the Yale women’s tennis team fell 6-1 to the University of Miami, ending the team’s 11-match streak of winning the doubles point.

March 16, 2012
No. 21 Yale Improves to 10-2 with 4-2 Victory Over Florida International
The No. 21 Yale women’s tennis team extended its record to 10-2 with a 4-2 victory over FIU that was less close than the score indicates.

March 14, 2012
No. 21 Bulldogs Head to Florida for Matchups Against No. 20 Mississippi, Florida International, and No. 12 Miami
Thursday, the No. 21 ranked Yale women’s tennis team will travel to Miami for a stretch of three matches in three days that will paint a compelling picture of where the team stands in relation to some of the nation’s elite.

March 8, 2012
No. 18 Bulldogs Continue Rolling, Beat BU 6-1
Fresh off rising to new heights at No. 18 in the ITA poll, the Yale women’s tennis team kept its momentum intact Thursday afternoon with a 6-1 win at BU. The Bulldogs are now 9-2 overall, and their nine wins have come by a combined score of 56-10.

March 7, 2012
At All-Time High in ITA Rankings, No. 18 Bulldogs Head to BU
The Yale women’s tennis team reached a new high in the ITA rankings on Tuesday, but the Bulldogs will have little time to celebrate. Now ranked No. 18 in the country, they head to Boston Thursday afternoon for a match at BU.

March 4, 2012
No. 19 Bulldogs Remain Perfect at Home, Beat SBU 7-0
The No. 19 Yale women’s tennis team bounced back from its second loss of the season with an emphatic 7-0 victory over Stony Brook Sunday afternoon at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. With the win, the Bulldogs move to 8-2 on the season, including a perfect 4-0 mark at home.

March 1, 2012
Yale Improves Ranking to No. 19, Readies to Face Stony Brook
The Yale women’s tennis team moved up from No. 25 to No. 19 in the latest ITA rankings, and will test that ranking for the first time against Stony Brook on Sunday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.

February 26, 2012
No. 25 Yale Falls to Syracuse 4-3, But Wins Ninth Consecutive Doubles Point
Sunday, the No. 25 Yale women’s tennis team fell 4-3 at the hands of unranked Syracuse.

February 25, 2012
No. 25 Yale Tops No. 59 William & Mary 6-1
Saturday, the No. 25 Yale women’s tennis team knocked off No. 59 William and Mary 6-1.

February 23, 2012
No. 25 Yale to Travel to Syracuse to Take on No. 59 William & Mary and the Orange
This weekend, the No. 25 Yale women’s tennis team will go to Syracuse to take on No. 59 William & Mary on Saturday before facing off against the Orange on Sunday.

February 19, 2012
Yale Wins Fourth Consecutive ECAC Indoor Championship With 4-2 Win Over Princeton
Sunday, the No. 25 Yale women’s tennis team extended their ECAC Indoor Championship winning streak to a fourth consecutive year with a victory over the No. 43 Princeton Tigers at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.

February 18, 2012
No. 25 Yale Tops No. 54 Boston College 7-0 to Advance to Championship of ECAC Indoor Tennis Championship
Saturday, the No. 1 seeded Yale women’s tennis team knocked off No. 4 Boston College in the semifinals of the ECAC Indoor Championship.

February 17, 2012
Yale Defeats Fairleigh Dickinson 7-0 To Kick Off ECAC Indoor Championship
Friday, the Yale women’s tennis team topped FDU 7 -0 at the Cullman-Heryman Tennis Center.

February 16, 2012
Defending Champion Bulldogs To Host ECAC Indoor Tennis Championship
This weekend, the No. 25 Yale women’s tennis team will host the ECAC Indoor Championship at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center

February 12, 2012
No. 25 Yale Tops No. 32 Arkansas 5-2
The No. 25 Yale women's tennis team completed a successful road trip with a 5-2 win at No. 32 Arkansas Sunday. As they did Saturday in their 6-1 win over No. 31 Oklahoma, the Bulldogs claimed the doubles point and then kept momentum going in singles play.

February 11, 2012
No. 25 Yale Tops No. 31 Oklahoma 6-1
The No. 25 Yale women’s tennis team knocked off No. 31 Oklahoma 6-1 Saturday, dominating the Sooners in both singles and doubles.

February 10, 2012
No. 25 Yale Prepares to Face No. 31 Oklahoma, No. 32 Arkansas
This weekend, the No. 25 Yale women’s tennis team will travel to Fayetteville, Ark., for competition against two Central Region opponents.

January 29, 2012
No. 35 Yale Comes Oh-So-Close Against No. 10 Michigan Before Falling 4-3
A day after knocking off No. 20 Notre Dame, the Yale women's tennis team almost pulled off a monstrous upset over No. 10 Michigan on the Wolverines' home court Sunday at the ITA Kickoff Weekend. The Bulldogs won the doubles point and two of the first three singles matches to finish, going ahead 3-1. But Michigan controlled the last three singles matches to finish, and wound up coming back for the 4-3 win.

January 28, 2012
Yale Tennis Prepares For ITA Kickoff Weekend
This weekend, the No. 35 Yale women’s tennis team will travel to Ann Arbor to compete against No. 10 Michigan, No. 21 Notre Dame and No. 40 Maryland in the ITA Kickoff Tournament.

January 28, 2012
No. 35 Ranked Yale Upsets No. 21 Notre Dame 4-3
Saturday, the Yale women’s tennis team knocked off higher ranked Notre Dame 4-3 in the first round of the ITA Kickoff Weekend, advancing to the championship game tomorrow against No. 10 Michigan, where the winner will move on to the ITA National Team Indoor Championship.

January 22, 2012
Yale Concludes Bulldog Invitational With Tie in Singles and Split in Doubles
Sunday, the Bulldogs finished up the Bulldog Invitational with a 3-3 tie in singles to No. 22 Tulsa and a 2-2 tie in doubles against Auburn.

January 21, 2012
Bulldogs Dominate in Singles, Fall Short in Doubles
Saturday, No. 30 Yale topped Auburn 6-1 in singles and lost 2-1 to No. 61 Purdue in doubles.

January 20, 2012
In New ITA Rankings, Bulldogs Move Up To No. 30, Boast Three Doubles Pairs in the Top 60
In the ITA Rankings published on January third, the Yale women’s tennis team moved from No. 31 in the nation at the end of last season to No. 30 to begin 2012.

January 20, 2012
Yale Tennis Prepares To Host Bulldog Invitational
From Friday through Sunday, Yale and the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center will play host to the Bulldog Invitational

January 20, 2012
Yale Splits Singles Against Purdue and Doubles Against Tulsa
Friday, the No. 30 Bulldogs split both their singles match against No. 61 Purdue and their doubles match against No. 20 Tulsa at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center on day one of the Bulldog Invitational

November 6, 2011
On Final Day of Dartmouth Invitational, Yale Women Go Undefeated
Sunday, the Yale women’s tennis team won both of its matches in singles and extended their team record to 3-0 on the weekend.

November 5, 2011
Yale Wins Doubles at Dartmouth Invitational
Saturday, the two representatives of the Yale women's tennis team competing at the Dartmouth Invitational won their doubles match.

November 4, 2011
Kent and Guzick Sweep Singles at Dartmouth Invitational
The Yale women’s tennis team sent two players to the Dartmouth Invitational, and finished Day One undefeated in singles.

October 25, 2011
Epstein Falls in Regional Finals to Columbia’s Bartnik
Tuesday, in the final match of the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships, Yale’s Elizabeth Epstein dropped the championship to Columbia's Nicole Bartnik by a score of 6-4; 6-3.

October 24, 2011
Epstein Advances to Finals at Regionals
Monday, Yale emerged from the fourth day of the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Women’s Championships with a 2-2 singles record and 0-2 doubles record.

October 23, 2011
Two Doubles Pairs Advance to Semifinals, Three Singles Players Advance to Quarters at Regionals
Sunday, Yale went 7-1 in singles and 2-0 in doubles at the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championship.

October 22, 2011
Yale Concludes Second Day of Regionals With Two Doubles Teams and Four Singles Players Still Alive
The women’s tennis team finished the second day of the USTA/ITA Northeasy Regional Championships with a 2-1 doubles record and a 6-2 singles mark

October 21, 2011
Yale Readies To Host USTA/ITA Division I Women’s Northeast Regional Championship
Starting Friday, Yale will welcome the USTA/ITA Division I Women’s Northeast Regional Championship to campus

October 21, 2011
Bulldogs Go 6-0 On First Day of Regionals, Kent/Seideman Top No. 3 Seed
Friday, the Yale women’s tennis team went undefeated in the first two rounds of the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships doubles section

October 10, 2011
Yale Finishes Final Day of USTA Invitational With 4-2 Record in Singles
Monday, the Yale women’s tennis team concluded its weekend at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, ending the weekend at 15-7 in singles and 6-3 in doubles.

October 8, 2011
Yale Gears Up For USTA Invitational
This weekend, seven members of the Yale women’s tennis team will head to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City to compete in the 2011 USTA Invitational.

October 8, 2011
Bulldogs Emerge From First Day of USTA Invitational With Winning Records in Both Singles and Doubles
Saturday, the Yale women’s tennis team finished day one of the USTA Invitational Tournament at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center with a winning record in both singles and doubles.

October 8, 2011
Draws For USTA/ITA Division I Women’s Northeast Regional Championship Released
Four of six singles players for the women’s tennis team have first round byes, while all three doubles teams hope to win two matches tomorrow.

October 4, 2011
No. 92 Epstein Eliminated at ITA All-American Championships by No. 37 Player in the Nation
Tuesday, Yale junior Elizabeth Epstein lost her first-round match at the ITA All-American Championships to Florida’s Olivia Janowicz in three sets.

October 1, 2011
No. 92 Epstein and Brook To Play In ITA All-American Championships
Starting Saturday, Yale’s Vicky Brook and Elizabeth Epstein will play in the singles section at the ITA All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

October 1, 2011
Brook Drops Match to Weatherholt in ITA All-American Championships
Saturday, Yale senior Vicky Brook dropped her first round match to Nebraska's Mary Weatherholt at the ITA All-American Championships.

September 18, 2011
Bulldogs Wrap Up Weekend with Win In Singles and Loss in Doubles
Yale ended the Yellowjacket Invitational Sunday with a 3-2 victory over Oklahoma State in singles and a 2-1 loss to Georgia in doubles.

September 17, 2011
On Day Two of Yellowjacket Invitational, Yale Splits Results
Saturday, the Yale women’s tennis team defeated Oklahoma State in doubles and fell to Georgia Tech in singles in the second day of Yellowjacket Invitational action.

September 16, 2011
Bulldogs to Kick Off Season At Georgia Tech Invitational
The Yale women’s tennis team will kick off the fall season this weekend as the Bulldogs travel to Atlanta’s Georgia Tech University to play in their second consecutive Yellow Jacket Invitational.

September 16, 2011
Yale Finishes Day One of Yellowjacket Invitational
Friday, the Bulldogs started off the Yellowjacket Invitational with a 4-2 loss in singles to Georgia and a 3-0 loss in doubles to Georgia Tech. Although the score didn’t reflect it, Yale played very competitive tennis, and the two victories in singles came from the freshmen on the team, with both getting their first victories as Yale Bulldogs.

September 14, 2011
No. 92 Epstein and Brook Both Selected For ITA All-American Championships
The first ITA rankings of the new year have been published, and Yale junior Elizabeth Epstein will begin the season as the No. 92 women’s singles player in the nation. In addition, the selections for the ITA All-American Tennis Championships have been announced, with Epstein selected for the qualifying round, and senior Vicky Brook selected for the prequalifying round.

June 10, 2011
Re-Match With Notre Dame in Store for ITA Kickoff Weekend
The matchups for the 2012 ITA Kickoff Weekend were announced June 9, and for the Yale women’s tennis team that means a re-match with Notre Dame. This year’s match will take place Jan. 28 at Michigan’s Varsity Tennis Center, where the host Wolverines are the No. 1 seed and will play No. 4 seed Maryland in the other tournament match at that site. The Fighting Irish, who were one of just five teams to beat the Bulldogs this past spring, are the No. 2 seed and Yale is the No. 3 seed. The winners of the two Jan. 28 matches play each other on Jan. 29 for a spot in the ITA National Team Indoor Championship, and the losers play a consolation match.

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