All-Ivy Teams Announced

May 8, 2007

New Haven, CT - Five Bulldogs were honored by the Ivy League Tuesday with all-Ivy selections. For the second year in a row, sophomore Janet Kim earned a first team all-Ivy singles selection. Senior Christine Alford and freshman Sarah Lederhandler earned second team all-Ivy singles honors. Freshman Jessica Rhee earned an honorable mention for singles. Alford and senior captain Olivia Nix were also named first team all-Ivy in doubles.

Kim, playing in the No. 1 singles spot, posted a 5-2 record in the Ivy League this season. She finished the year with an overall record of 23-9 to secure her second straight first team all-Ivy selection. Lederhandler, playing at No. 2 singles in her first year on the Bulldogs, earned second team honors with a winning record in the Ivy League on the season. Fellow rookie sensation Rhee, playing at No. 3 singles in her first year on the Bulldogs, earned an honorable mention for singles after completing an undefeated 7-0 season.

Alford made a return to the ranks of All-Ivy singles for the first time since her freshman year as she earned second team All-Ivy distinctions after posting a 6-1 Ivy League record at No. 3 singles this season. Alford also teamed up with fellow senior Nix to earn first team All-Ivy doubles distinction after finishing the year with a 5-2 record in the Ivy League.

2007 All-Ivy Selections

Women's Singles
First Team
Ekaterina Kosminskaya, Penn
Yulia Rivelis, Penn
Ivana King, Princeton
Melissa Saiontz, Princeton
Janet Kim, Yale
Julia Koulbitskaya, Penn

Second Team
Elizabeth Googe, Cornell
Lena Litvak, Harvard,
Preethi Mukundan, Harvard
Sarah Lederhandler, Yale
Christine Alford, Yale
Michelle Pautler, Brown

Honorable Mention
Kasia Preneta, Cornell
Milena Kachar, Columbia
Jessica Rhee, Yale
Nisha Suda, Cornell
Darcy Robertson, Princeton

Women's Doubles
First Team
Penn - Ekaterina Kosminskaya and Lennka Snajdrova
Yale - Olivia Nix and Christine Alford
Dartmouth - Meg Zebroski and Natalia O'Rourke

Second Team
Harvard - Elizabeth Brook and Preethi Mukundan
Harvard - Lena Litvak and Julia Forgie
Princeton - Darcy Robertson and Sarah Huah

Honorable Mention
Brown - Michelle Pautler and Sarah Mansur

Player of the Year: Ekaterina Kosminskaya, Penn
Rookie of the Year: Ekaterina Kosminskaya, Penn

Report filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity