2014-15 Yale Women's Tennis News

September 14, 2014
Bulldogs Finish Cissie Leary Invitational on Strong Note
The final day of the Cissie Leary Invitation at Penn's Hamlin Tennis Center featured a handful of Bulldogs on court. Three newcomers to the Yale squad were in action, and it is their strong performance over the course of the weekend that will be the main takeaway from this event for the Bulldogs. By the completion of Sunday's play, two of Yale's doubles teams and the team's captain had finished deep runs.

September 13, 2014
Second Day of Cissie Leary Invitational Sees Bulldogs Go the Distance
Saturday's action at the Cissie Leary Invitational featured several members of the Yale women's tennis team battling it out in tough three-set matches. Two freshmen in particular continued to stand out on the courts of Penn's Hamlin Tennis Center, and the day ended with two of Yale's doubles teams still in the mix.

September 12, 2014
Freshmen Shine on First Day of Cissie Leary Invitational
The Yale women's tennis team enjoyed a solid start Friday to the first tournament of its 2014-15 season, the Cissie Leary Invitational. Playing at host Penn's Hamlin Tennis Center, several Yale players recorded wins in both the singles and doubles brackets. Notably, two newcomers to the squad impressed in their collegiate tennis debuts.

September 11, 2014
Cissie Leary Invitational Marks Beginning of 2014-15 Season for Yale
The Yale women's tennis team is set to embark on the fall portion of its 2014-15 season, and its first stop will be the 18th annual Cissie Leary Invitational hosted by fellow Ivy League team Penn. The tournament will begin on Friday at Penn's Hamlin Tennis Center, and will continue through to Sunday. Match play will feature the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) new Division I dual meet format.

September 9, 2014
Three Yale Players Receive Invitation to ITA All-American Championships
A trio of standout players on the Yale women's tennis team received preseason recognition on Monday, as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its selections for the 2014 Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships in addition to its preseason rankings. Senior captain Hanna Yu appeared in the selections and rankings for singles, while the duo of junior Ree Ree Li and classmate Madeleine Hamilton appeared in the listings for doubles.

August 29, 2014
Lynn Tilton ’81 to Receive ITA’s Highest Honor
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) will be honoring Lynn Tilton ’81 with the 2014 ITA Achievement Award at a ceremony hosted by the International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF) at the Grant Hyatt Hotel in New York on Friday, Sept. 5. This award is the ITA's highest honor, and, according to the ITA, for 21 years it has gone to men and women in the world of varsity tennis who have achieved excellence in their chosen careers. The honor recognizes both professional success and contributions to society, made either as a direct result of a career, or through humanitarian efforts. Tilton, now a highly successful businesswoman, earned one major letter and one minor letter for the Yale women's tennis team.

August 13, 2014
2014 Connecticut Open to Begin on Friday
The 2014 Connecticut Open, a WTA event, which is part of the Emirates Airline US Open Series, will be held August 15-23, 2014 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale.

August 11, 2014
New Season, Familiar Foes for Bulldogs
The 2014-15 schedule for the Yale women's tennis team promises an exciting season for the Bulldogs as they work towards regaining the Ivy League title. The fall season will consist primarily of prestigious events hosted at Yale and several long-distance trips for the Bulldogs. The spring season includes two familiar events and multiple familiar opponents, including the other seven Ancient Eight squads, all of which the Bulldogs will play in April as part of the Ivy League season.

August 2, 2014
Class of 2018 Includes Four Standout Players
This coming season, the Yale women's tennis team will have four new players on its roster, all of them already highly accomplished both on and off the court. Carol Finke, Lauren Sapienza, Valerie Shklover and Elizabeth Zordani join a storied Yale women’s tennis tradition, and each will be looking to do her part to help the Bulldogs reclaim the Ivy League title they captured for three successive years in 2011, 2012 and 2013. These four members of the class of 2018 were stars of their high school squads, and all have seen success at the national level as well.

July 7, 2014
Taka Bertrand Named Swensen-McMahon Head Coach of Women’s Tennis
Taka Bertrand, who spent the past two seasons as head coach at St. John’s, has been named Swensen-McMahon Head Coach of Women’s Tennis at Yale. Bertrand brings NCAA Tournament experience as both a coach (at the University of Chicago) and as a player (at Vanderbilt) to her new role.

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