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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.