For Seventh Consecutive Year, Bulldogs Post High Marks off the CourtThe 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.
Yale Women’s Tennis Finishes Season at No. 49After 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.
Women’s Tennis Announces 2013-14 AwardsAt 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 Steps DownDanielle 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.
Four Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy HonorsWednesday the Ivy League announced its 2014 All-Ivy Women’s Tennis awards, naming four Yale women’s tennis players for their accomplishments this season.
Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Hanna YuHanna 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.
Yale Beats HarvardThe 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.
No. 49 Bulldogs to Visit Dartmouth, Host No. 47 HarvardFollowing 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.
No. 52 Bulldogs Rebound With Win Over PennSaturday 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.
No. 53 Bulldogs Sweep Red Storm, 7-0The 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.
No. 50 Yale Sweeps No. 64 Brigham Young in Singles to Earn 6-1 WinThe 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.
No. 28 Arizona State Edges No. 50 Yale, 4-3In 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.
Arizona Calling for No. 50 YaleThe 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).
No. 24 Texas Thwarts Upset by No. 50 Yale, 5-2In 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.
No. 11 Michigan Tops No. 36 YaleThe 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.
No. 36 Yale Upsets No. 28 Tulsa in Thrilling ComebackThe 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.
No. 36 Yale Treks to Ann Arbor for ITA Kick-Off WeekendThe 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.