2013-14 Yale Women's Tennis News
July 13, 2014
For Seventh Consecutive Year, Bulldogs Post High Marks off the Court
The Yale women's tennis team received the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team Award for the seventh straight season this week, showing that its players excel off the court as well. Additionally, four individual members of the squad were honored as ITA Scholar-Athletes for the 2013-14 season.
June 6, 2014
Yale Women’s Tennis Finishes Season at No. 49
After taking second place in the Ivy League, the Yale women’s tennis team has capped off another strong season with recognition in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) national rankings.
May 18, 2014
Women’s Tennis Names Hanna Yu Captain
The Yale women’s tennis team has elected Hanna Yu (Northbrook, Ill.), a rising senior and 2014 All-Ivy selection, captain for the 2014-15 season.
May 18, 2014
Women’s Tennis Announces 2013-14 Awards
At an end-of-season banquet last week, the Yale women’s tennis team honored two players with awards for their achievements in the 2013-14 year. Freshman Caroline Lynch (Dublin, Ireland) received the team’s Special Contribution Award, while junior Hanna Yu (Northbrook, Ill.) was named Most Improved and won the Lisa Rosenblum Award for most valuable player.
May 13, 2014
Danielle McNamara Steps Down
Danielle McNamara announced Tuesday that she is stepping down as Yale’s Swensen-McMahon Head Coach of Women’s Tennis. McNamara led Yale to four Ivy League Championships, four NCAA Tournament appearances and four ECAC Indoor Team Championships in her eight seasons as the Bulldogs’ head coach. Her overall record at Yale was 124-49, and the team was 48-8 in Ivy League matches.
April 30, 2014
Four Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors
Wednesday the Ivy League announced its 2014 All-Ivy Women’s Tennis awards, naming four Yale women’s tennis players for their accomplishments this season.
April 26, 2014
No. 47 Women’s Tennis Defeats Brown in Ivy Finale
Saturday at the Yale Tennis Center the No. 47-ranked Yale women’s tennis team (14-8, 6-1 Ivy) finished out its Ivy League season with a 4-3 win over Brown.
April 24, 2014
No. 47 Women’s Tennis to Host Brown on Senior Day
The No. 47-ranked Yale women’s tennis team (13-8, 5-1 Ivy) will host Brown Saturday to close out the regular season.
April 23, 2014
Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Hanna Yu
Hanna Yu continued her hot-streak at the top position as the No. 49-ranked Yale women's tennis team defeated arch-rival Harvard this past weekend. Yu, performing at the top position for the Bulldogs, earned herself this week’s Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week award.
April 20, 2014
Yale Beats Harvard
The No. 49-ranked Yale women's tennis team defeated No. 47 Harvard by a score of 5-2 today at the Yale Tennis Center. The Bulldogs move to 13-8 overall and 5-1 in Ivy League play with the win.
April 18, 2014
No. 49 Women's Tennis Downs Big Green, 5-2
Friday the No. 49-ranked Yale women’s tennis team (12-8, 4-1 Ivy) extended its streak to four with a 5-2 win over Dartmouth.
April 17, 2014
No. 49 Bulldogs to Visit Dartmouth, Host No. 47 Harvard
Following a big weekend that saw wins over Cornell and No. 37 Columbia, the No. 49-ranked Yale women’s tennis team (11-8, 3-1 Ivy) will continue its season with matches Friday and Sunday against Dartmouth and No. 47 Harvard.
April 13, 2014
No. 59 Bulldogs Upset No. 33 Columbia
Sunday the No. 59-ranked Yale women’s tennis team (11-8, 3-1 Ivy) extended its win streak to three with a 5-2 upset over No. 33 Columbia.
April 12, 2014
No. 59 Bulldogs Earn Big Win over Big Red
Saturday the No. 59-ranked Yale women’s tennis team (10-8, 2-1 Ivy) earned a 6-1 win over Cornell in its first League match on the road.
April 10, 2014
No. 59 Bulldogs on the Road to Empire State for Second Ivy Weekend
The No. 59-ranked Yale women’s tennis team will play its second set of Ivy League matches this weekend with trips to Cornell and No. 33 Columbia. The Bulldogs are 9-8 overall and 1-1 in the Ivy League.
April 5, 2014
No. 52 Bulldogs Rebound With Win Over Penn
Saturday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center the No. 52-ranked Yale women’s tennis team defeated Penn 4-3 to even its Ivy record. The Bulldogs (9-8, 1-1 Ivy) got the win after a disappointing opening loss to Princeton on Friday.
April 4, 2014
No. 52 Yale Women’s Tennis Falls to Princeton in Ivy Opener
Friday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center the No. 52-ranked Yale women’s tennis team faced a setback in the opening of their Ivy League season. The Bulldogs took a 3-0 lead but ultimately fell 4-3 to Princeton.
April 3, 2014
No. 52 Women’s Tennis Opens Ivy Play with Princeton, Penn
The No. 52-ranked Yale women’s tennis team (8-7) will begin Ivy League competition this weekend with home matches against Princeton and Penn.
March 30, 2014
No. 52 Bulldogs Down William & Mary 6-1
The No. 52-ranked Yale women’s tennis team closed out its weekend trip to Virginia Sunday with 6-1 win over William & Mary.
March 29, 2014
No. 52 Bulldogs Fall to No. 30 Rice in 4-3 Thriller
Saturday at William & Mary the No. 52-ranked Yale women’s tennis team (7-7, 0-0 Ivy) lost a 4-3 nail-biter to No. 30 Rice.
March 27, 2014
Big Weekend in the Old Dominion: No. 52 Bulldogs to Play No. 30 Rice, William & Mary
The No. 52-ranked Yale women’s tennis team will look to extend its three-match winning streak this weekend with a trip to Williamsburg, Va.
March 23, 2014
No. 53 Bulldogs Sweep Red Storm, 7-0
The No. 53-ranked Yale women’s tennis team capped off a perfect weekend Sunday afternoon with a 7-0 sweep of St. John’s (N.Y.) at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The Bulldogs are 7-6 on the season.
March 21, 2014
No. 53 Women’s Tennis Defeats Bryant in Battle of the Bulldogs
Friday afternoon at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center the No. 53-ranked Yale women’s tennis team defeated Bryant 6-1 to move to 6-6 on the season.
March 14, 2014
No. 50 Yale Sweeps No. 64 Brigham Young in Singles to Earn 6-1 Win
The Yale women's tennis team capped its spring break trip out West on a high note on Friday with a resounding 6-1 win over No. 64 Brigham Young (4-5, 1-0 WCC). Playing at the Whiteman Tennis Center, No. 50 Yale (5-6, 0-0 Ivy) performed at a high level in singles play after narrowly dropping the doubles point. Of the Bulldogs' six singles victories, four were decided in a third set.
March 13, 2014
No. 28 Arizona State Edges No. 50 Yale, 4-3
In its first of two matches in Arizona this week, the Yale women's tennis team narrowly came up short. Playing Thursday at the Whiteman Tennis Center, the home venue of No. 28 Arizona State (12-2, 1-0 Pac Sun), No. 50 Yale (4-6, 0-0 Ivy) managed to post three wins in singles, but it was not enough to overcome the deficit against the home squad after having lost the doubles point.
March 12, 2014
Arizona Calling for No. 50 Yale
The Yale women's tennis team continues its spring break trek westward this week with a pair of matches in Tempe, Ariz. The Bulldogs' destination will be the Whiteman Tennis Center, home of the Arizona State Sun Devils. At this venue, No. 50 Yale (4-5, 0-0 Ivy) will attempt to record its first win on the road this season when the squad takes on No. 28 Arizona State (11-2, 1-0 Pac Sun) on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. MST (4:30 p.m. EDT). Less than 24 hours after that encounter, the Bulldogs will return to the Whiteman Tennis Center for a match against No. 64 Brigham Young (4-4, 1-0 WCC) at 12:00 p.m. MST (3:00 p.m. EDT).
March 9, 2014
No. 24 Texas Thwarts Upset by No. 50 Yale, 5-2
In the first of three spring break matches out West, the Yale women's tennis team took on No. 24 Texas on Sunday. Playing at the Longhorns' Penick-Allison Tennis Center, the Bulldogs got off to an auspicious start in doubles before Texas took control in singles. The Longhorns notched five singles victories to record the 5-2 win and deny the Bulldogs a blazing start to their spring break campaign.
February 23, 2014
No. 36 Women’s Tennis Ends Blue Gray Classic with 4-2 Win against No. 75 Tulane
Sunday at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic the Yale women’s tennis team (4-4, 0-0 Ivy) defeated No. 75 Tulane 4-2 to earn their first win of the prestigious tournament.
February 22, 2014
Illinois Edges No. 36 Yale 4-3 at Blue Gray National Tennis Classic
Illinois edged the No. 36 Yale women's tennis team 4-3 Saturday evening at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic, taking the doubles point and three singles matches for the win.
February 21, 2014
No. 36 Women's Tennis Falls to No. 21 Texas Tech on Day One of Blue Gray Classic
Friday the No. 36-ranked Yale women's tennis team (2-3, 0-0 Ivy) fell 4-1 to No. 21 Texas Tech on the first day of the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic.
February 20, 2014
No. 36 Women’s Tennis Travels to Alabama for Blue Gray Classic
Friday the No. 36-ranked Yale women’s tennis team will head south to compete in one of the nation’s most prestigious tournaments, the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic.
February 13, 2014
No. 34 Yale Women’s Tennis Looks to Rebound Against Boston University
The No. 34-ranked Yale women’s tennis team (2-2, 0-0 Ivy) will look to bounce back this weekend after a second-place finish in the ECAC Indoor Championships.
February 9, 2014
No. 32 Bulldogs Fall to No. 51 Columbia in ECAC Indoor Championship Finals
Sunday at the ECAC Indoor Championships the No. 32-ranked Yale women’s tennis team came up short of a fifth consecutive title.
February 8, 2014
No. 32 Bulldogs Advance to ECAC Indoor Championship Finals
Saturday at the ECAC Indoor Championships he No. 32-ranked Yale women’s tennis team earned a quick 4-0 decision over Brown to advance to the tournament’s finals.
February 7, 2014
No. 32 Women’s Tennis Looks for Fifth Consecutive ECAC Indoor Championship
The No. 32-ranked Yale women’s tennis team will be headed to Columbia this weekend for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I Women’s Indoor Tennis Championships.
January 26, 2014
No. 11 Michigan Tops No. 36 Yale
The Yale women's tennis team fell to No. 11 Michigan in the championship match of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Kick-Off Weekend on Sunday, but not without testing its higher-ranked opponent. The final result stood at 4-0, but most of the singles matches were close affairs, and No. 36 Yale's No. 1 doubles team scored a notable upset.
January 25, 2014
No. 36 Yale Upsets No. 28 Tulsa in Thrilling Comeback
The Yale women's tennis team advanced to the final of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Kick-Off Weekend with a pulsating upset of No. 28 Tulsa. After losing the doubles point and dropping two singles matches, No. 36 Yale was on the verge of defeat before sophomore Madeline Hamilton staged a courageous comeback at No. 1 singles. The 4-3 win sends Yale into a tough encounter against No. 11 Michigan on Sunday.
January 24, 2014
No. 36 Yale Treks to Ann Arbor for ITA Kick-Off Weekend
The Yale women's tennis team enjoyed a successful campaign last weekend at the three-day Yale classic, and will look to carry its momentum into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Kick-Off Weekend. The Bulldogs travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., where they will compete against highly-ranked opponents in a bracket format. On Saturday, No. 36 Yale will face No. 28 Tulsa at 3:00 p.m., and host No. 11 Michigan will take on No. 54 Virginia Tech. The winners of these matches will then play each other for the title, and the losers will battle for the consolation prize.
January 19, 2014
No. 36 Women’s Tennis Perfect on Day Three of Yale Classic
Sunday the No. 36-ranked Yale women’s tennis team put on its best performance of the three-day Yale Classic, winning all 10 of its matches against St. John’s.
January 18, 2014
No. 36 Bulldogs Win Six on Yale Classic Day Two
Saturday the No. 36-ranked Yale women’s tennis team had another good day on the courts, besting their Cornell opponents in six of seven singles matches.
January 17, 2014
No. 36 Women’s Tennis Looks Strong on First Day of Yale Classic
Friday the No. 36-ranked Yale women’s tennis team played its first matches of the Yale Classic, a four-team event hosted in the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.
January 16, 2014
No. 36 Women’s Tennis Kicks off Season with Yale Classic
After a two-month break, the No. 36-ranked Yale women’s tennis will be back in action Friday in its own tournament, the Yale Classic.
January 13, 2014
No. 36 Yale Women’s Tennis Back in Action
After a fall season of individual play, the Yale women’s tennis team will open its spring campaign Jan. 17, hosting Cornell, Boston College and St. John’s at the Yale Classic.
November 10, 2013
Ree Ree Li Wins for Bulldogs on Last Day of Wildcat Fall Duals
The Yale women's tennis team closed out the Wildcat Fall Duals Sunday with a tough match against USTA/ITA Central Region champion Oklahoma.
November 8, 2013
Bulldogs Struggle Against Northwestern at Wildcat Fall Duals
The Yale women's tennis team saw its toughest competition of the fall Friday as the Bulldogs faced Northwestern on the opening day of the Wildcat Fall Duals.
November 7, 2013
Bulldogs Headed to Chicago for Northwestern's Wildcat Fall Duals
After a three-week break, the Yale women's tennis team will travel to Northwestern this weekend to compete in the Wildcat Fall Duals. Joining Yale and Northwestern in the round-robin tournament are DePaul and Oklahoma.
October 21, 2013
Bulldogs' Run Ends at Northeast Regionals
The Yale women's tennis team's final members in contention at the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships were eliminated Monday, as senior captain Annie Sullivan fell in the quarterfinals of the singles bracket and, playing with sophomore Madeline Hamilton, the semifinals of the doubles bracket.
October 20, 2013
Sullivan Advances to Quarterfinals at Northeast Regionals
Two members of the Yale women's tennis team remain in contention after play concluded Sunday at the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships in Cambridge, Mass. Senior captain Annie Sullivan won three matches at singles and, with partner sophomore Madeleine Hamilton, three matches at doubles to reach the quarterfinals of both brackets.
October 18, 2013
Two Bulldogs Pairs Reach Doubles Round of 16 at Northeast Regionals
With day two of the USTA/ITA Northeast Regionals completed, two of Yale's three doubles pairs remain in contention. The No. 16 seeded pair, sophomore Madeleine Hamilton and senior captain Annie Sullivan, and the No. 8 seeded pair, sophomore Ree Ree Li and freshman Sherry Li, each won two matches to advance to the round of 16.
October 17, 2013
Bulldogs Will Go to Harvard for USTA/ITA Northeast Regionals
Six members of the Yale women's team will compete against the best collegiate players in the region this weekend at the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships hosted by Harvard University.
October 6, 2013
Yale Closes Out Bulldog Invitational
Sunday the Yale women's tennis team played its final matches of the Bulldog Invitational, going 3-1 at doubles against Dartmouth and 5-3 at singles against Boston College.
October 5, 2013
Sophomores Shine on Day Two of Bulldog Invitational
Saturday of the Bulldog Invitational brought more challenges and more success for the Yale women's tennis team, who faced off against Penn and Purdue at singles before taking on Dartmouth and Virginia Tech at doubles.
October 4, 2013
Yale Women's Tennis Perfect at Singles on First Day of Bulldog Invitational
The Yale women's tennis team got their fall season off to the right start Friday, with all eight players earning wins at singles in the first day of the Bulldog Invitational. The hosts faced Virginia Tech and Brown in singles before taking on Purdue and Penn in doubles.
October 3, 2013
Yale Opens Season with Bulldog Invitational
Coming off its third-straight Ivy League title, the Yale women's tennis team will begin its fall season this weekend as it hosts seven schools in a round robin tournament.
October 1, 2013
Sullivan Falls in ITA/Riviera All-American Championships
Yale women's tennis senior captain Annie Sullivan saw her hopes of an All-American Championship fade Tuesday as she fell in her first qualifying match to North Carolina freshman Hayley Carter.
September 30, 2013
Sullivan to Begin Play at Riviera/ITA All-American Championships
With the prequalifying round of the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships now completed, Yale women's tennis senior captain Annie Sullivan is set to enter the tournament in its qualifying round.
September 10, 2013
Two Bulldogs Appear in ITA Rankings, Will Play at ITA All-American Championships
Two Yale women's tennis players, senior captain Annie Sullivan and sophomore Madeleine Hamilton, will get an early start to the fall season, having been invited to play in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American Championships.
September 9, 2013
DeSanto Joins Yale Staff
Justin DeSanto, who spent the past year helping Marywood University to its first Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) championship and automatic NCAA Tournament berth in the past 10 years, has joined the Yale women’s tennis staff. DeSanto will serve as the volunteer assistant under Danielle McNamara, Yale’s Swensen-McMahon Head Coach of Women’s Tennis.
August 1, 2013
Yale Looks to Defend Ivy League Title Against a Busy Schedule
A new season and new challenges await a Yale women's tennis team fresh off a third straight Ivy League Championship. These challenges will come early and often, as the Bulldogs are scheduled to participate in a slew of high-profile events starting in the fall. As for the regular season in the spring, fitness and endurance may be the theme, as the Bulldogs are scheduled to play up to 27 matches over a 14-week span. As always, however, the defending Ivy League champions will aim to rise to these challenges and reach for victory yet again.
July 11, 2013
Wimbledon Champ, Runner-Up Coming to New Haven
Wimbledon Champion and World No. 7 Marion Bartoli and Wimbledon Finalist and World No. 18 Sabine Lisicki join four additional top 10 players in the field for the 2013 New Haven Open at Yale presented by First Niagara, a WTA event that is part of the Emirates Airline US Open Series to be held August 16-24, 2013 at the Connecticut Tennis Center, it was announced today by Tournament Director Anne Worcester.
June 25, 2013
Incoming Freshman Class Ranked 24th in the Nation
On the heels of a season that included a third straight Ivy League title and a third straight NCAA tournament appearance, among other achievements, the Yale women's tennis team is saying farewell to a pair of valuable players in Elizabeth Epstein '13 and Sarah Guzick '13. Fortunately, however, the talent of the two incoming freshmen in the class of 2017 bodes well for the continued success of the team in the upcoming season.
June 8, 2013
ITA Kick-Off Weekend Matchups Announced; Bulldogs Face Tulsa at Michigan
The matchups for the 2014 ITA Kick-Off Weekend were announced June 5, and the Yale women's tennis team will face Tulsa in the first round at the University of Michigan. The Bulldogs are the No. 3 seed for that site, while Tulsa is the No. 2 seed. Michigan, the No. 1 seed, will play No. 4 seed Virginia Tech in the other tournament match at that site.