July 28, 2004

Katie Granson Hired as Assistant Women's Tennis Coach

July 28, 2004

New Haven, CT - Katie Granson, a former Duke tennis star who played pro tennis for the past year, has been named assistant women's tennis coach at Yale University.

"I am very excited that Katie will be joining our team and starting her coaching career at Yale," said head coach Chad Skorupka. "Not only was Katie an accomplished tennis player at Duke, she is also a great person and I know the team will benefit with her at Yale."

Granson graduated from Duke in 2003 and was co-captain in her final season, leading the team to a No. 1 ranking at mid-season. The Blue Devils went on to win their third ACC team championship and made an appearance in the NCAA Final Four. Granson was named All-ACC and was also named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the third time.

Granson was a member of the United States Junior National Tennis Team in 1998-99 and was No. 75 in the junior world rankings. She competed in the junior Wimbledon tournament, the junior U.S. Open and the junior Italian Open. A Bethlehem, Pa., native, she played for Freedom High School and was the doubles state champion with her sister, Sarah, in 1995 and 1996.

Granson replaces Maren Haus, the assistant coach for the past two seasons, who is now attending the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

The Bulldogs are coming off one of their finest seasons ever. They went 6-1 in Ivy play to finish second, marking just the second time since 1992 Yale has finished that high. Yale is 43-17 in Skorupka's three seasons at the helm.

report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity Department