NEW HAVEN, Conn.- On the heels of welcoming their nationally ranked Class of 2022, the Yale women's tennis team announced the addition of transfer student Caroline Dunleavy, a rising sophomore who will join Samantha Martinelli, Lauren Gillinov and Sarah Cameron as the team's representatives from the Class of 2021.
Dunleavy, who is from Darien, Conn., transferred to Yale after attending the University of Notre Dame for her first collegiate season. She excelled both on the court and off of it during her time at Notre Dame, making the dean's list during her first semester while also reaching the quarterfinals of the ITA Midwest Regional in the fall. Coming out of high school, Dunleavy was a blue chip recruit and the No. 1 ranked prospect in all of New England, ranking as high as No. 29 nationally during her senior year.
The future Bulldog also has experience on the world's highest level, earning her first three WTA singles points and achieving a WTA ranking of 1207 in 2017 after a win over a top 400 WTA player. She also earned her first WTA doubles points at an event in Heraklion, Greece during the 2016 season.
Dunleavy has had immense success throughout her career and will look to help guide the Bulldogs back to the top of the Ivy League.
Previous University: University of Notre Dame
Hometown: Darien, Conn.
High School: Greenwich Academy
Residential College: Pauli Murray
Before Yale: Earned first three WTA singles points and achieved a WTA ranking high of 1207 in 2017, including a win over a top 400 WTA player… Blue Chip Recruit on Tennis Recruiting Network… Singles finalist and silver ball winner at National Women's Indoor Championships 2016… Reached quarterfinal of ITA Midwest Regional in Fall 2017… Earned first WTA doubles point in Heraklion, Greece, November 2016… Qualified for ITF $25,000 Singles Event in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., February 2017… Singles and Doubles champion and gold ball winner at National Women's Grass Court Championships 2016.
Notes: Academic Dean's List during first semester at Notre Dame… High Honor Roll at Greenwich Academy… Lived in Belgium for two years to practice French and play tennis at the Justine Henin Academy.
Why Yale: "Yale's supportive environment, both in academics and tennis, fosters learning and growth. At Yale, I can become the best version of myself academically while I also strive to reach my full potential on the court."