W&L's Yeatman Named ITA National Player to Watch

W&L's Yeatman Named ITA National Player to Watch

SKILLMAN, N.J. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its Division III national award winners on Friday and sophomore Ellen Yeatman (Little Rock, Ark./Little Rock Central) was named the ITA National Player to Watch.

Yeatman has notched a 13-4 record in singles and has gone 14-5 in doubles this season. She has also been selected to participate in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships this weekend, facing Amherst’s Brittany Berkes in first round action, while pairing with senior Lauren Caire (Nashville, Tenn./Harpeth Hall) to take on Tufts’ Julia Browne and Meghan McCooey in first-round doubles play. 

Earlier this season, Yeatman was named the ITA Atlantic South Region Player to Watch while also earning First-Team All-ODAC honors for the second time in her career in both singles and doubles. The 2009 ODAC Rookie of the Year, she is currently ranked eighth in singles in the Atlantic South and second in doubles while teaming with Caire.

As a team, the Generals finished the 2010 season with a 19-7 overall record and a 10-0 mark in the ODAC.  W&L won the conference title and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to Emory University.