Following a solid year on the courts, seven members of the Wesleyan University women's tennis team were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes, while the team earned ITA All-Academic Team praise with its cumulative grade point average of 3.66.
AUSTIN, Texas – Tim Sestak ’20 of the Wesleyan men’s ice hockey team and Victoria Yu ’19 of the women’s tennis team were earned Google Cloud Academic All-America honors as selected by the College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The Academic All-American At-Large Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletics and in the classroom.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Venia Yeung, Kristina Yu and Victoria Yu of the No. 1 Wesleyan women’s tennis team earned All-American honors as announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) on Thursday evening.
HADLEY, Mass. – Victoria Yu of the Wesleyan women’s tennis team was selected as one of seven women to represent the NESCAC as an NCAA Woman of the Year nominee. The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership. A committee of conference administrators will select the NESCAC’s representative for the award on June 17th, while the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced on October 20th in Indianapolis, Indiana.
HONG KONG, China – First-year Venia Yeung and Eudice Chong ’18 of the Wesleyan women’s tennis program will compete in the 2019 ITF World Tennis Tour in Hong Kong, China this week. The ITF World Tennis Tour serves as a player pathway between the junior game and the elite levels of professional tennis. Yeung and Chong will both compete in the singles’ main draw of 32 beginning around 11:30 p.m. EST Wednesday, while the two will also compete in the main draw of 16 doubles on Thursday.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Venia Yeung of the Wesleyan women’s tennis team concluded her stellar rookie campaign earning a runner-up finish in the 2019 NCAA Division III Singles Championship on Sunday. Yeung fell to Ysabel Gonzalez-Rico of Emory 6-4, 6-3 in the title match, which was the pair’s second meeting of the year. Despite the loss, Yeung wraps up her first-year with a team National Championship title, All-America honors in singles and a 13-3 overall record from the spring season. National Champion Gonzalez-Rico finishes the year 30-5 with four of her five losses coming to Division I players.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A trio of Wesleyan women’s tennis players competed on day two of the NCAA Individual Championships on Saturday. Victoria Yu and Venia Yeung began the day in singles, where Yeung advanced to the semifinals, before triumphing over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps No. 2 to advance to the NCAA Championship match. On Sunday, Yeung will face Ysabel Gonzalez-Rico of Emory in the title match at 12:00 p.m. Senior Yu and her sister Kristina Yu concluded their doubles career together.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Three members of the Wesleyan women’s tennis team began competition in the 2019 NCAA Individual Championship on Friday. Victoria Yu and Venia Yeung won in the round of 32 and 16 to advance to a Quarterfinal match on Saturday, while Kristina Yu wrapped up her singles campaign falling in the first round. In doubles, the Yu sisters were victorious 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the Quarterfinals on Saturday.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Head coach Mike Fried and Victoria Yu earned NCAA Division III National accolades, as announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) on Thursday. The institution announced regional award winners last week, before honoring its national award winners at the NCAA Division III Individual Championship banquet on Thursday evening.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Three members of women's tennis National Championship team gear up to compete in the NCAA Individual Championships beginning on Friday. Victoria Yu, Kristina Yu and Venia Yeung were all selected to compete in singles competition, while the sister duo will play in doubles as well. The first round of singles begins at 9:00 a.m., with winners advancing and playing again at 1:00 p.m., while doubles are slated for 3:30 p.m.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The No. 4 Wesleyan women’s tennis team captured its first NCAA Championship, knocking off defending National Champion and second-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) 5-4 on Wednesday. The historic victory all came down to the third set at #4 singles featuring Wesleyan’s Polina Kiseleva and CMS’s Sydney Lee. Kiseleva eased to a 6-2 triumph in the first set, but it was all Lee in the second, as she took the win 6-4. In the third and final set, Kiseleva took a 3-0 lead and never trailed again, as she topped Lee 6-2 to lift the Cardinals over the Athenas for the National Championship crown.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The No. 4 Wesleyan women’s tennis team upset top-ranked Emory in a thrilling 5-4 Semifinal victory on Tuesday morning. With the win, the Cardinals advance to the NCAA Championship match for the first time ever and improve their school record for wins in a season to 19. Wesleyan began the match with a 2-1 edge after doubles. The Cardinals increased their lead to 4-1 before the Eagles knotted the contest at 4-4. First-year Alexis Almy mounted a come-from-behind victory in both of her sets to top Emory’s Jessica Fatemi 6-4, 6-4 and clinch the historic match for Wesleyan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.