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.
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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.