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2018-19 Wesleyan Women's Tennis News

  • Wesleyan to Make First NCAA Semifinal Appearance After Defeating MIT
    May 20, 2019
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. ? The No. 4 Wesleyan women?s tennis team advanced to the NCAA Semifinals for the first time in program history after a 5-1 victory over No. 19 MIT (18-4) in a quarterfinal contest on Monday. The Cardinals will take on top-ranked Emory on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., with a trip to the NCAA Championship match on the line. The Eagles blanked No. 12 Chicago 5-0 to earn their spot in the semifinals. Wesleyan began the match with a clean 3-0 sweep of the doubles contest, before recording two victories in singles to clinch the 5-1 victory. The win improves the school record for wins in a season with 18, against just two losses.  
  • Four Cardinals Earn Google Cloud Academic All-District First Team Honors
    May 17, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Four Cardinals were named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large First Teams for District 2 as announced by CoSIDA on Thursday evening. The 2018-19 awards are selected by CoSIDA and recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletics and in the classroom. Carter Hawthorne (men’s lacrosse), Zach Murillo (wrestling) and Tim Sestak (men’s ice hockey) were awarded spots on the 13-person First Team, while Victoria Yu (women’s tennis) was one of 11 females selected for the honor.
  • Coaching Staff & Victoria Yu Honored with ITA Regional Accolades
    May 15, 2019
    TEMPE, Ariz. – Head coach Mike Fried, assistant coach Ben Shapiro and Victoria Yu all earned NCAA Division III Regional accolades, as announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) on Tuesday evening.  The institution announced regional award winners for: Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year, ITA Assistant Coach of the Year, Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award, ITA Rookie of the Year, ITA Player to Watch, ITA Most Improved Senior, ITA Senior Player of the Year and ITA Community Service Award, with the national award winners being announced on May 20th at the awards banquet in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • No. 4 Wesleyan Wins NCAA Regional with 5-1 Victory Over No. 8 Brandeis
    May 12, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The No. 4 Wesleyan women’s tennis team won an NCAA Regional with a 5-1 victory over No. 8 Brandeis on Sunday. With the victory, the Cardinals advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the second-straight year and second time in program history. Wesleyan will take on the winners of the No. 19 MIT match on May 20th in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • No. 4 Women’s Tennis Cruises Past RIC 5-0; Advances to NCAA Regional Final
    May 11, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The No. 4 Wesleyan women’s tennis team cruised by Rhode Island College, 5-0 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday morning. With the win, the Cardinals extend their win-streak to eight and advance to the Regional Final where they will play No. 8 Brandeis at noon on Sunday. The Judges defeated No. 16 Skidmore 5-0 to advance to the regional finale.
  • Trio of Cardinals Earn All-NESCAC Accolades; Fried Tabbed Coach of the Year
    May 10, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Wesleyan women’s tennis head coach Mike Fried was tabbed NESCAC Coach of the Year, while Venia Yeung, Kristina Yu and Victoria Yu all earned All-NESCAC accolades, as voted on by the league’s coaches and announced by the conference office on Friday.
  • No. 4 Women’s Tennis Prepares to Host NCAA Regional
    May 09, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – For the fourth-straight year, the No. 4 Wesleyan women’s tennis team has advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament, as the Cardinals earned an automatic bid with their first-ever NESCAC Championship victory on Sunday. Wesleyan will host the first three rounds of the tournament, for the first time in school history, and received a bye for round one. The Cardinals will face the winner of the Messiah/Rhode Island College matchup on Saturday.
  • No. 4 Women’s Tennis to Host NCAA Regional
    May 06, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – For the fourth-straight year, the No. 4 Wesleyan women’s tennis team has advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament, as the Cardinals earned an automatic bid with their first-ever NESCAC Championship victory on Sunday. Wesleyan will host an NCAA Regional round of the tournament, for the first time in school history, and received a bye for round one. The Cardinals will face the winner of the Messiah/Rhode Island College matchup.
  • Wesleyan Downs Top-Seeded Middlebury 5-2 to Win NESCAC Championship
    May 05, 2019
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The second-seeded Wesleyan women’s tennis team took downed top-seeded Middlebury 5-2 to win its first-ever NESCAC Championship on Sunday. Despite falling behind 2-1 after doubles, the Cardinals battled back in singles with their best performance of the year, winning four tough matches to secure the victory. 
  • No. 4 Wesleyan Tops Bowdoin in NESCAC Semifinals to Advance to Championship
    May 04, 2019
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt.—Wesleyan’s fourth-ranked women’s tennis team qualified for the NESCAC Championship match for the first time in program history on Saturday, topping  No. 7 Bowdoin 5-1 in the semifinals. Much like their previous match with Bowdoin on March 30, Wesleyan received key contributions from the top of its lineup, though this time around, the Cardinals were in a position to win every singles spot when the match was clinched.
  • No. 4 Women’s Tennis Heads to Middlebury for NESCAC Championship
    May 01, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The No. 4 nationally ranked Wesleyan women’s tennis team (13-2, 8-1) earned its highest seeding ever for the 2019 NESCAC Women’s Tennis Championship and as the second seed, will have a bye in the first round. The Cardinals begin play on Saturday with a semifinal matchup against Friday’s winner of third-seed Bowdoin and sixth-seed Williams. The Championship weekend is hosted by Middlebury College and will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • No. 4 Cardinals Conclude Regular Season With 9-0 Sweep Over Hamilton on Senior Day
    April 28, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The fourth-ranked Wesleyan women’s tennis team (13-2, 8-1) blanked Hamilton 9-0 on Sunday, extending its win streak to five. The Cardinals finish the regular season with a program-best 13 wins, including victories oven seven nationally ranked teams.
  • #4 Cardinals Take Care of Business From Start to Finish, Defeat #40 Colby 9-0
    April 27, 2019
    Fourth-ranked Wesleyan women’s tennis improved to 12-2 this season with a 9-0 win against #40 Colby on Saturday.
  • Women's Tennis Sails Past Trinity 9-0
    April 25, 2019
    Wesleyan's No. 4 women’s tennis team earned their eleventh win of the season on a sunny Wednesday afternoon, taking care of business against Trinity with a 9-0 victory.
  • Little Three Champs! No. 4 Women's Tennis Defeats No. 7 Amherst 6-3
    April 21, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn.— Wesleyan's fourth-ranked women's tennis won their first Little Three title on Sunday in a 6-3 win over No. 7 Amherst. The victory was the Cardinals' tenth of the season and fifth in NESCAC play. Despite taking a commanding 4-1 lead, Wesleyan had to fight for the decisive fifth point, as Amherst mounted a spirited comeback. The Mammoths were in position to tie things back up, but freshman Alexis Almy came through at #5 for a straight-sets win to clinch the significant victory for Wesleyan.
  • No. 4 Cardinals Race Past No. 9 Williams 8-1
    April 13, 2019
    #4 Wesleyan topped #9 Williams 8-1 on Saturday afternoon in a dominant performance for the Cardinals against their Little Three rival Ephs, owners of 10 NCAA Championships.
  • No. 6 Women's Tennis Drops 5-4 Nail-biter to No. 5 Middlebury
    April 06, 2019
    No. 5 Middlebury topped No. 6 Wesleyan in a matchup of top women’s teams on Saturday, as the Panthers got out to a quick doubles lead on their home indoor courts and hung on despite a valiant comeback attempt from the Cardinals.
  • No. 6 Women's Tennis Prevails Over No. 7 Tufts, 5-1
    March 31, 2019
    The sixth-ranked Wesleyan University women's tennis team earned a 5-1 win over No. 7 Tufts University in NESCAC action Sunday evening. 
  • Top of Lineup Leads No. 6 Women's Tennis to 6-3 Win over No. 14 Bowdoin
    March 30, 2019
    The sixth-ranked Wesleyan women topped fourteenth-ranked Bowdoin 6-3 on Saturday afternoon thanks to impressive performances from the Cardinals top four player, who accounted for all six points.
  • Women's Tennis Cruises Past Conn College 9-0
    March 27, 2019
    Wesleyan’s women cruised past Connecticut College on Wednesday afternoon, topping the Camels 9-0 in a match that was all Cardinals from start to finish.
  • Women's Tennis Opens Home Schedule With 9-0 Win Over Wilkes
    March 24, 2019
    A week after an outstanding 4-1 spring break trip to Florida to start their spring season, the Wesleyan women’s tennis team opened the home portion of their schedule on Sunday with a dominant 9-0 win over Wilkes University.
  • Wesleyan's Win Streak Snapped, Defeated by No. 1 Emory, 7-2
    March 15, 2019
    After four consecutive wins against top-30 programs to open the season, the seventh-ranked Wesleyan women’s tennis team saw its win streak come to an end Friday as the Cardinals were defeated by No. 1 Emory, 7-2.
  • No. 7 Wesleyan Wins Fourth-Straight, Defeats No. 10 Carnegie Mellon, 6-3
    March 14, 2019
    No. 7 Wesleyan women’s tennis won its fourth match in four days as the Cardinals defeated No. 10 Carnegie Mellon on Wednesday night, 6-3. With the win, Wesleyan improved to 4-0 on the year, while the Tartans fell to 9-5.
  • Women's Tennis Wins Third-Straight, Sweeps No. 29 Case Western Reserve
    March 12, 2019
    Wesleyan women’s tennis cruised to a 9-0 sweep over No. 29 Case Western Reserve on Tuesday afternoon at Sanlando Park. With the win, the seventh-ranked Cardinals improved to 3-0 on the year, while the Spartans dropped to 4-3.
  • Cardinals Cruise Past No. 12 Washington (Mo.), 9-0
    March 11, 2019
    The seventh-ranked Wesleyan women’s tennis team cruised to a 9-0 win over No. 12 Washington (Mo.) on Monday afternoon on day two of its Spring Break trip at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida.
  • No. 7 Women's Tennis Wins Spring-Opener, Defeats No. 21 Kenyon 6-3
    March 10, 2019
    The seventh-ranked Wesleyan women’s tennis team opened its 2019 spring season today in Florida and defeated No. 21 Kenyon College, 6-3. Sunday’s match was the first of five that will be played during Spring Break this weekend. 
  • Cardinals Finish ITA Cup with Top Five Finishes in Singles and Doubles
    October 13, 2018
    Wesleyan wrapped up play at the ITA Cup on Saturday, where freshman Venia Yeung secured a third place finish in singles and Victoria and Kristina Yu won their match to finish fifth at the national championships.
  • Yu Sisters Win at ITA Cup; Yeung Falls in Singles Semifinal
    October 12, 2018
    Victoria and Kristina Yu got back on track at the ITA Cup on Day 2, winning their first round backdraw match against Bethel University 6-1, 6-4.
  • Yeung Advances to Semifinals at ITA Cup; Yu Sisters Fall
    October 11, 2018
    Freshman Venia Yeung advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Cup singles championships on Thursday, continuing her impressive debut fall.
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