• Bulldogs Earn ITA All-Academic Team Honor Again; Three Individuals Also Recognized
    July 21, 2011
    The 2011 Ivy League champion Yale women's tennis team earned ITA All-Academic Team recognition and had three individuals named ITA Scholar-Athletes for 2010-11: Vicky Brook (London, England), Silia DeFilippis (Short Hills, N.J.) and Steph Kent (Washington Depot, Conn.). This is the fourth year in a row Yale has been named an ITA All-Academic Team, and DeFilippis is a three-time ITA Scholar-Athlete honoree.
  • Bulldogs No. 31 in Final National Rankings
    June 08, 2011
    The Yale women’s tennis team was ranked No. 31 in the country in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, which were released Wednesday. The Bulldogs, who were Ivy League co-champions and won an NCAA tournament match for the first time in school history, were the highest-ranked Ivy League team. They were also ranked No. 1 in the Northeast region, and had three singles players -- rising senior Vicky Brook (London, England), rising junior Elizabeth Epstein (Chicago, Ill.) and rising sophomore Blair Seideman (Glen Head, N.Y.) -- ranked in the regional top 16. The doubles team of Brook and Lindsay Clark ’11 (Bernardsville, N.J.) was ranked No. 5 regionally.
  • Epstein, Petrelli and Seideman Honored with Team Awards
    May 20, 2011
    On the heels of an Ivy League championship season and the program’s first NCAA Tournament match win, the Yale women’s tennis team honored three players with awards at the team’s annual post-season banquet Wednesday night at Mory’s. Sophomore Elizabeth Epstein (Chicago, Ill.) and freshman Blair Seideman (Glen Head, N.Y.) shared the Lisa Rosenblum Award as the team’s most valuable player. Epstein also earned the Most Improved Player Award. Senior Stevi Petrelli (Harrison, N.Y.), Yale’s captain, won the Special Contribution Award.
  • Steph Kent Elected 2011-12 Captain
    May 20, 2011
    Rising senior Steph Kent (Washington Depot, Conn.), who helped the Yale women’s tennis team to the 2011 Ivy League championship and the program’s first NCAA Tournament match win, has been elected team captain for 2011-12. Kent was selected by a team vote Wednesday night.
  • Yale Celebrates 40 Years of Women's Tennis at Association Dinner
    May 16, 2011
    More than 120 student-athletes, alumni and friends gathered at the Yale Club of New York City on Apr. 29 to celebrate 40 years of women’s tennis at Yale at the annual Yale Tennis Association Dinner.
  • Season Ends In Second Round of NCAA Tournament
    May 15, 2011
    A day after registering the first NCAA Tournament win in team history, the No. 30 Yale women’s tennis team saw its season come to an end with a 4-0 loss to No. 3 Duke in the tournament’s second round Sunday at Ambler Stadium. After the Blue Devils took a closely contested doubles point, they won at Nos. 4 through 6 in singles to clinch the win.
  • Historic Day in Durham: No. 30 Yale Gets First NCAA Tourney Win
    May 14, 2011
    In a season full of significant accomplishments, the No. 30 Yale women’s tennis team added the biggest one of all on Saturday morning at Duke’s Ambler Stadium. With a 4-2 win over No. 43 William & Mary, the Bulldogs picked up the first NCAA Tournament win in school history.
  • Slight Delay at NCAAs
    May 14, 2011
    As the courts at Duke's Ambler Stadium are being dried after a torrential overnight storm, the Yale women's tennis team's first-round NCAA Tournament match vs. William & Mary has been slightly delayed. The match will now start a half-hour later, at 9:30 a.m.
  • No. 30 Bulldogs in N.C. for NCAA Tournament
    May 13, 2011
    The Ivy League Champion Yale women’s tennis team is in Durham, N.C., for the NCAA Tournament at Duke’s Ambler Stadium this weekend. The Bulldogs, ranked No. 30 in the country, will play No. 43 William & Mary on Saturday at 9 a.m. The winner faces the winner of the match between No. 3 Duke and Richmond. The second-round match takes place Sunday at 2 p.m.
  • Yale Coaches McNamara, Thompson Honored by ITA
    May 13, 2011
    Yale women’s tennis head coach Danielle McNamara and assistant coach Christian Thompson, who have led the Bulldogs to an Ivy League championship and an NCAA Tournament berth this season, have been honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association for their efforts. McNamara and Dartmouth’s Bob Dallis have been named Northeast Region Coaches of the Year, and Thompson has been named Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year.
  • No. 30 Bulldogs Draw No. 43 William & Mary in NCAA Tournament
    May 03, 2011
    Members of the 2011 Ivy League champion Yale women’s tennis team gathered in the third floor classroom of Ray Tompkins House Tuesday evening to learn which team they would face in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Having earned an automatic bid helped ease the tension somewhat as the Bulldogs waited for 45 teams’ names to be called on the selection show before Yale finally appeared on the screen. The Bulldogs, ranked No. 30 in the latest ITA poll, will play No. 43 William & Mary at No. 3 Duke’s Ambler Tennis Stadium at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 14. The Blue Devils host both the first- and second-round matches in that bracket, which also includes Richmond. The second-round match takes place May 15 at 2 p.m.
  • Five Bulldogs Voted to All-Ivy Team
    April 28, 2011
    The Ivy League announced women’s tennis awards Wednesday, with five players from the league champion Yale squad making the Second Team. Junior Vicky Brook, sophomore Elizabeth Epstein and freshman Blair Seideman, who played at Nos. 1-3 for Yale, all made the Second Team, as well as the No. 1 doubles team of freshman Annie Sullivan and senior Lindsay Clark.
  • Victory For No. 34 Yale Against No. 50 Brown Would Guarantee Ivy League Title, Automatic Berth in NCAA Tournament
    April 23, 2011
    Saturday, the Yale women’s tennis team will take on Brown in the team’s most important match of the season. Should the Bulldogs emerge victorious, they would win at least a share of the Ivy League championship, and based on their tiebreaker advantage over Dartmouth, the team would also earn the league’s automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
  • No. 34 Yale Tops No. 50 Brown 4-3 To Win Ivy Title, NCAA Tournament Berth
    April 23, 2011
    The Yale women’s tennis team rose to the occasion and won the biggest match of its season, defeating Brown to win a share of the Ivy League title with Dartmouth and, by virtue of its tiebreak advantage, the league’s automatic NCAA Tournament berth.
  • No. 36 Yale Tops No. 63 Dartmouth 5-2 on Senior Day, Grabs Share of Ivy Lead
    April 17, 2011
    The Yale women’s tennis team got a huge win Sunday in its showdown against Dartmouth at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. With the 5-2 victory, the Bulldogs retained control of their own fate, and a win against No. 45 Brown next weekend would give the team the Ivy League’s automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
  • No. 36 Yale To Face No. 66 Harvard, No. 63 Dartmouth Over the Weekend In Battle for Ivy League Supremacy
    April 15, 2011
    This weekend, Yale will compete against Harvard and Dartmouth in a weekend of matchups that could determine the Ivy League championship. Friday, the Bulldogs will visit Harvard for a 2 p.m. matchup, and then Sunday Dartmouth will come to Yale for a showdown at noon.
  • No. 36 Yale Defeats No. 66 Harvard, Keeping Ivy League Championship Hopes Alive
    April 15, 2011
    The No. 36 Yale women’s tennis team defeated No. 66 Harvard 6-1 Friday afternoon at Harvard’s Murr Tennis Courts. Yale improved to 4-1 in the Ivy League and dropped the Crimson to 4-1, with the tiebreaker in favor of Yale.
  • No. 35 Yale Defeats Cornell 7-0
    April 10, 2011
    Sunday, the Yale women’s tennis team topped Cornell 7-0, keeping the hope of an Ivy League championship a reality.
  • Columbia and Cornell to Visit No. 35 Yale
    April 09, 2011
    This weekend, Yale will attempt to get back on track in matches against the unranked Columbia and Cornell squads at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.
  • No. 35 Yale Defeats Columbia 6-1
    April 09, 2011
    The Yale women’s tennis team bounced back from last weekend’s loss to Princeton with a strong victory over the Columbia squad.
  • No. 29 Yale Upset 5-2 By No. 56 Princeton
    April 02, 2011
    Saturday, the Yale women’s tennis team (16-4, 1-1 Ivy) hit the first roadblock of their Ivy League season with an upset loss to Princeton (9-8, 2-1 Ivy) on the road at the Lenz Tennis Center.
  • No. 29 Yale To Take On Penn and No. 56 Princeton to Open Ivy League Play
    April 01, 2011
    Friday, the Yale women’s tennis team will travel to Penn for a 2:00 p.m. match at the Levy Tennis Pavilion before heading to Princeton’s Lenz Tennis Center Saturday at noon.
  • No. 29 Yale Defeats Penn to Open Ivy League Season
    April 01, 2011
    Friday, the Yale women’s tennis team opened the Ivy League season with a commanding 5-2 victory over the University of Pennsylvania.
  • No. 28 Yale to Compete Against Quinnipiac and Fairleigh Dickinson in Doubleheader Sunday
    March 27, 2011
    This Sunday, the No. 28 Yale women’s tennis team will compete against the unranked Quinnipiac and Fairleigh Dickinson squads at home at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center in a doubleheader before the Ivy League season begins next weekend.
  • No. 28 Yale Sweeps Doubleheader Against Quinnipiac and FDU
    March 27, 2011
    Sunday, the Yale women’s tennis team beat both the Quinnipiac and Fairleigh Dickinson teams in a doubleheader at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.
  • Food and Clothing Drive Sunday at Cullman-Heyman
    March 22, 2011
    The No. 28 Yale women’s tennis team is holding a food and clothing drive this Sunday at Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. Admission is free to Yale’s two matches that day -- vs. Quinnipiac at 10 a.m. and vs. Fairleigh Dickinson at 3:30 p.m. -- and fans are asked to bring an article of clothing and/or food. Items will be donated to Connecticut Food Bank and Stepping Stone Emergency Housing.
  • No. 24 Yale Bounces Back with Sweep of No. 49 Purdue
    March 17, 2011
    A day after seeing its eight-match winning streak snapped with a loss at No. 7 Georgia, the No. 24 Yale women’s tennis team responded by sweeping No. 49 Purdue 7-0 in a neutral-site match at Piedmont Park. The Bulldogs won each singles match in straight sets.
  • No. 7 Georgia Ends No. 24 Yale’s Eight-Match Winning Streak
    March 16, 2011
    Two sets of Bulldog women’s tennis teams with long winning streaks squared off Wednesday afternoon at Magill Tennis Complex, and in the end it was No. 7 Georgia who came away with the win, 6-1 over No. 24 Yale. The victory extends Georgia’s winning streak to eight matches while snapping Yale’s eight-match winning streak.
  • Winning Streak at Eight as No. 23 Yale Rallies Past Georgia State 5-2
    March 13, 2011
    Rallying from a 2-1 deficit, the No. 23 Yale women’s tennis team extended its winning streak to eight matches by beating Georgia State 5-2 Sunday afternoon at Piedmont Park. The match took nearly five hours and included some epically long battles, capped by senior captain Stevi Petrelli’s 13-11 win in a third-set tiebreaker that ended the day. The win snaps the Panthers’ school-record nine-match winning streak.
  • Spring Break Visit to Georgia Includes Pair of Ranked Foes for No. 23 Bulldogs
    March 11, 2011
    The No. 23 Yale women’s tennis team has gone south for spring break, as the Bulldogs will play a trio of games in Georgia. After opening at Georgia State on Sunday, the team plays a pair of ranked opponents: at No. 11 Georgia on Mar. 16 and vs. No. 57 Purdue in a neutral site match in Atlanta on Mar. 17.
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