The final set of awards from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for the 2012-13 season further solidified the status of the Yale women's tennis team as a powerhouse in the academic sphere. For the sixth year in a row, the squad received distinction as an ITA All-Academic Team, while three players earned recognition as ITA Scholar-Athletes.
The Yale women's tennis team received recognition of yet another successful season Wednesday when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its final national and regional rankings. For the third season in a row, Yale earned the No. 1 spot in the Northeast rankings, ahead of all seven of its Ivy League rivals. Also for the third consecutive year, Yale posted a top 40 finish in the national rankings. Finally, players from across the squad's seniority spectrum secured spots in the final ITA rankings.
Elizabeth Epstein, who helped the Yale women’s tennis team win three Ivy League titles and four ECAC team championships during her outstanding career, is the recipient of the 2013 Nellie Pratt Elliot Award, the most prestigious athletic award given to a senior female at Yale. The award was presented at today’s Class Day exercises.
Yale women's tennis head coach Danielle McNamara, who led the Bulldogs to their third straight Ivy League championship and NCAA Tournament berth this season, has been honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association as Wilson/ITA Northeast Region Coach of the Year. This is the second time in three years McNamara has earned that award, as she was also honored in 2011.
A nail-biting first round NCAA Tournament match for the No. 35 Yale women’s tennis team came down to a three-set singles battle for the final point on Saturday afternoon vs. No. 23 Georgia Tech at the University of Florida’s Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex. Ultimately, the Yellow Jackets prevailed, beating the Bulldogs 4-3 to end Yale’s season. Yale’s points came from a win in doubles along with singles wins from the team’s two seniors, Elizabeth Epstein and Sarah Guzick.
The Ivy League champion Yale women's tennis team, ranked No. 35 in the country, is in Gainesville, Fla., to take on No. 23 Georgia Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs, who earned a spot in the tournament as the Ivy League’s automatic qualifier for the third straight season, will face the Yellow Jackets on Saturday at 10:00 a.m., and the winner of that match will face the winner of the match between No. 1 Florida and Marist.
Thursday the Ivy League announced its 2013 All-Ivy Women's Tennis awards, naming freshman Madeleine Hamilton (Greensboro, N.C.) the league's Rookie of the Year. Two other Bulldogs, senior captain Elizabeth Epstein (Chicago, Ill.) and junior Annie Sullivan (Deerfield, Ill.) also received recognition, with Epstein joining Hamilton on first team All-Ivy, and Sullivan making the cut for second team.
The No. 37 Yale women's tennis team is headed to Gainesville, Fla., to take on No. 22 Georgia Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs, who earned a spot in the tournament as the Ivy League’s automatic qualifier for the third straight season, gathered in Ray Tompkins House Tuesday evening to view the selection show and find out their first-round opponent. They will face the Yellow Jackets on Saturday, May 11 at 10:00 a.m., and the winner of that match will face the winner of the match between No. 1 Florida and Marist.
Sunday the No. 37 Yale women's tennis team (15-2, 4-0 Ivy League) moved to first place in the Ivy League with a 5-2 win over No. 60 Columbia (11-5, 4-1). The Bulldogs have now won 6 straight matches and 33 straight home matches.
The No. 37 Yale women’s tennis team stretched its winning streak to five matches and stayed perfect in Ivy League play with a 6-1 win over Cornell Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs have now won 32 straight home matches.
The 37th ranked Yale women's tennis team (13-2, 2-0 Ivy) will play for first place in the Ivy League this weekend as it hosts Cornell (12-2, 1-2) and No. 60 Columbia (10-4, 3-0) on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
The No. 41-ranked Yale women's team (13-2, 2-0 Ivy) claimed its second straight Ivy win on the road Saturday, defeating Penn (9-5, 1-2) by a score of 5-2. The Bulldogs used the same lineup as they did on Friday against Princeton, and the result was very much the same.
After opening the season with an 11-2 record out-of-conference, the No. 41-ranked Yale women's tennis team will begin Ivy League competition this weekend with matches at No. 65 Princeton (7-3, 1-0 Ivy) and Penn (8-4, 0-1 Ivy).
After a successful spring break that included stints at home and on the road, the No. 36-ranked Yale women's tennis team will try to preserve its perfect home record Saturday as it takes on Rutgers. The Bulldogs currently boast a 10-2 record on the season and are coming off a third-place finish at the Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic punctuated by wins over Pepperdine and then-ranked No. 40 Ohio State.
The Yale women's tennis team finished its showing at the Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic on a high note Sunday, as the squad topped No. 40 Ohio State (8-6, 1-1 Big Ten) to achieve a third-place result. Playing at the O'Connor Tennis Center, No. 34 Yale (10-2, 0-0 Ivy) won the doubles point before quickly gaining three singles victories with minimal fuss to complete the 4-1 win.
The Yale women's tennis team made a valiant effort to mount a second comeback win in as many days on Saturday at the Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic, but ultimately came up short against a resilient Cavalier squad. Playing at the Lagoon Park Tennis Center, No. 47 Virginia (5-6, 1-0 ACC) narrowly edged out No. 34 Yale (9-2, 0-0 Ivy) in the battle for the doubles point before fending off a strong effort by the No. 1 seeded Bulldogs in singles play.
The Yale women's tennis fought its way into the semifinals of the Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic Friday with a dramatic 4-3 victory over Pepperdine at the Lagoon Park Tennis Center. No. 34 Yale (9-1, 0-0 Ivy) failed to secure the doubles point after a tense clash at the No. 1 spot, but the Bulldogs roared back in singles play. The comeback culminated in junior Annie Sullivan staging a courageous fight-back that included a pressure-filled finish in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 3 singles.
Less than a week after securing a memorable 30th straight victory at home, the Yale women’s tennis team travels to Montgomery, Ala., to compete in the Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic. No. 34 Yale (8-1, 0-0 Ivy) enters the tournament, which will take place at the Lagoon Park Tennis Center and O'Connor Tennis Center, as the No. 1 seed. The Bulldogs will challenge a talented Pepperdine squad (0-8, 0-0 WCC) in their opener on Friday at 11:00 a.m. CDT (12:00 p.m. EDT).
Sunday brought a milestone victory for the Yale women’s tennis team at Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, and it came in dramatic fashion. With a 4-3 victory over DePaul clinched by a tiebreaker win at No. 2 singles by senior captain Elizabeth Epstein, the Bulldogs ran their streak of consecutive dual match home wins to 30 (indoors and outdoors). It has been nearly three years since Yale last lost at home.
The Yale women’s tennis team improved to 6-0 at Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center with a 7-0 win over St. John’s Saturday -- the third home sweep of the season for the Bulldogs. In addition to winning all three doubles matches, the Bulldogs won five of the six singles matches in straight sets. Yale’s overall winning streak now stands at five matches, and the Bulldogs have won 29 straight home matches (indoors and outdoors) dating back to the 2010 season.