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.
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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.