Ephs in NCAA Tournament Play

 

Williams College has won more NCAA women's tennis titles than any other DIII team. The Ephs's 2017 title in Chattanooga, Tenn. gave them eight titles in the last 10 years. Overall the Ephs have won 10 NCAA team titles.


Since NESCAC was permitted to compete in the NCAA Tournament in 1994 the Ephs have qualified 23 consecutive years.

Williams won the 2001 and 2002 NCAA titles to become the first NCAA Division III team to repeat as champions.

Under rookie head coach Alison Swain '01 the Ephs won their third NCAA title in 2008 and then repeated in 2009, also under Swain.

Swain then guided the Ephs to a third consecutive NCAA title in 2010, running the Ephs NCAA Tournament win streak total to 15.

Swain's 2011 Ephs captured a fourth consecutive NCAA title elevating their NCAA Tournament streak to 20 and giving the Ephs the most titles in Division III (6).

The "drive for five" straight titles was culminated in Cary, NC when the Ephs downed U Chicago 5-2 for a record-breaking five NCAA DIII titles in a row and raised their overall total to seven NCAA titles.

The Ephs notched their sixth consecutive NCAA title with a 5-2 win over Emory in a match played indoors on the campus of Kalamazoo College, May 22, 2013.

Winning the 2013 NCAA title gave the Ephs an NCAA DIII record-breaking six consecutive titles and tied them with Stanford for the most consecutive titles won in NCAA women's tennis.

Swain's Ephs extended their NCAA Tournament win streak to 33 in 2014, before falling in the NCAA semifinal match 5-4 to Amherst. However, the Ephs bounced back the following day to down Johns Hopkins 5-1 and claimed third place.

In 2015 the Ephs recorded their first ever undefeated season that included play in the fall semester and the spring semester when they went 25-0 and won their seventh NCAA title under Swain in eight years, downing Emory 5-4. The Ephs now have won the NCAA title nine times.

2016 saw Williams and Emory in the NCAA Championship match again and this time Emory stopped their skein of losses to Williams in title tilts at three with a 5-4 win in Kalamazoo, MI.

The Ephs came back in 2017 in Chattanooga, Tenn., to post a come from bhind win over Middlebury 5-4 in the NCAA smeinfinals after trailing 4-1 and then edged Emory 5-4 for their 10th NCAA crown.

Swain was a senior captain and played on the first Eph team to win the NCAA title in 2001.

The Ephs are currently 80-15 (.842) all-time in NCAA Tournament play and own the record for most consecutive NCAA titles won (6), most wins (81) and most team titles (10).


Eph Coaches:

Gail Ramsay -- 3-2
Erin Robson -- 2-2
Sarah Marks '00 -- 4-1
Julie Greenwood '96 -- 24-8
Alison Swain '01 -- 48-2

Anik Cepeda -- 3-1

14 Top Three Finishes:
1st (10): 2001-02, 2008-13, 2015, 2017
2nd (2): 1994, 1999 & 2016
3rd (2): 2003, 2014 & 2018

Year Opponent
Result
Score Coach
2018 Univ. Scranton Won 5-0 Anik Cepeda 
  Johns Hopkins Won 5-0  
  Amherst  Won 5-1   
  CMS  Lost 5-3  NCAA Semifinals 
         
2017 Wilkes Univ. Won 5-0 Alison Swain '01
  Carnegie Mellon Won 5-0  
  Chicago Won 5-3  
  Middlebury  Won 5-4  
  Emory Won 5-4 NCAA Champions (10)
         
2016 Wilkes Univ. Won 5-0 Alison Swain '01
  MIT Won 5-0  
  Chicago Won 5-0  
  Bowdoin Won  5-0  
   Emory Lost  5-4  2nd Place
         
2015 Endicott Won 5-0 Alison Swain '01
  Skidmore Won  5-0  
  DePauw Won 5-0  
  Amherst Won  5-1 Semifinals
  Emory Won 5-4 NCAA Champions (9)
         
2014 Ithaca Won 5-0 Alison Swain '01
  Tufts Won 6-0  
  Bowdoin  Won  5-0  
  Amherst Lost  5-4  Semifinals 
   Johns Hopkins  Won 5-1 3rd place
         
 2013 Tufts Won 6-1 Alison Swain '01
  Ithaca Won  5-0  
  Johns Hopkins  Won 5-1  
  CMS Won 5-1  
  Emory Won 5-2 NCAA Champions (8) - 6th in a row
30 NCAA Tourney wins in row
         
2012 Elizabethtown Won 5-0 Alison Swain '01
  Tufts Won 5-0  
  CMS  Won 5-1  
  Emory  Won 5-3  
   Chicago  Won 5-2 NCAA Champions (7)
25 NCAA Tourney wins in a row
         
2011 Wheaton Won 5-0  Alison Swain '01
  Bowdoin Won 5-0  
   CMS Won 5-0  
  Chicago Won 5-0  
  Amherst Won 5-4 NCAA Champions (6)
         
2010 Wheaton Won 5-0 Alison Swain '01
  Tufts Won 5-4  
  Gustavus Adolphus Won 5-0  
  Chicago Won 5-4  
  Emory Won 5-0 NCAA Champions (5)
         
2009 Vassar Won 6-1 Alison Swain '01
  Middlebury Won 5-1  
  Denison Won 5-4  
  Emory Won 5-0  
  Amherst Won 5-2 NCAA Champions (4)
         
2008 St. Lawrence Won 5-0 Alison Swain '01
  Wellesley Won 5-0  
  Mary Washington Won 5-0  
  Pomona-Pitzer Won 5-2  
  Washington & Lee Won 5-4 NCAA Champions (3)
         
2007
Skidmore Won
5-0 Julie Greenwood '96
  Tufts Won
5-0  
  Pomona-Pitzer Won
5-2  
  Washington & Lee Lost
5-0  
  Sewanee Lost
5-3 4th place 

       
2006
Vassar Won  5-1   
  Middlebury Won
5-4   
  Washington & Lee Lost
5-0 5th place 
         
2005 Bowdoin  Won 5-4  Julie Greenwood 
  Middlebury Lost 5-0 9th place 
         
2004 TCNJ Won 8-1 Julie Greenwood 
  Tufts Won 7-2  
  Denison Won 6-3  
  Amherst Lost 5-3  
  Washington & Lee Won 5-3  3rd place
         
2003 Trinity (CT) Won 9-0 Sarah Marks '00 
  Tufts Won 5-3  
  Trinity (TX) Won 6-3  
  Emory Lost 6-3  
  Amherst Won 5-4
 3rd place
         
2002 Trinity (CT) Won 8-1
Julie Greenwood 
  Washington Univ. Won 9-0  
  Trinity (TX) Won 5-4  
  Emory Won 6-3
NCAA Champions (2)
         
 2001
Trinity (CT) Won 8-1 Julie Greenwood 
  Tufts Won 6-3  
 

Pomona-Pitzer

Won 5-4  
  Emory Won 6-3  
  Trinity (TX) Won 6-3 NCAA Champions (1)
         
2000 Rochester Won 9-0 Julie Greenwood 
  Trinity (CT) Won 8-1  
  Trinity (TX) Lost 6-3  
         
1999 Luther  Won 7-2 Julie Greenwood 
  Gustavus Adolphus Won 5-4  
  Skidmore Won 7-2  
  Amherst Lost 5-2 2nd place 
         
1998 Washington & Lee Lost 5-3
Julie Greenwood/ 9th place 
         
1997 UC San Diego Won 6-3 Erin Robsaon 
  Kenyon Lost  8-1  8th place 
         
1996 CMS Won 5-3 Erin Robson
  Trinity (TX) Lost  5-4  5th place 
         
1995 Gustavus Adolphus  Lost  5-4   Gail Ramsay/13th place 
         
1994 Kalamazoo  Won  5-4 
Gail Ramsay 
  Washington & Lee Won  5-3   
  Gustavus Adolphus Won 5-4  
  UC San Diego Lost 7-2 2nd place 

 

Vs. Opponent

 

Team Won Lost Pct.
Amherst 5 3 .625
Bowdoin 4 0 1.000
Carnegie Mellon 1 0 1.000
Chicago 5 0 .800
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) 4 1.000
Denison 2 0 1.000
DePauw 1 0 1.000
Elizabethtown 1.000
Emory  8 2 .778
Endicott 1 0 1.000
Gustavus Adolphus .750
Ithaca  1.000
Johns Hopkins 3 1.000
Kalamazoo  1.000
Kenyon  1 0.000
Luther  1.000
Mary Washington  1.000
MIT 1 0 1.000
Middlebury  .667 
Pomona-Pitzer 0 1.000
Rochester  1.000
UC San Diego  .500
Univ. Scranton 1 0 1.000
Sewanee  1 1.000
Skidmore  3 1.000
St. Lawrence  1.000
TCNJ 0 1.000
Trinity (CT)  4 1.000
Trinity (TX) 3 2 .600
Tufts 8 0 1.000
Vassar 2 0 1.000
Washington & Lee 3 3 .500
Washington Univ. 1 0 1.000
Wellesley 1 0 1.000
Wheaton (MA) 2 0 1.000
Wilkes Univ. 2 0 1.000
Totals 84 16 .840