Melanie Yates
Melanie  Yates

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Brighton, Minn.

High School:
Mounds View High

Experience:
3L


07/22/2016

Women's Tennis Receives Academic Honor

Zags are ITA All-Academic Team; Yates, Koehler named Scholar-Athletes

05/11/2016

Gonzaga Student-Athletes Take Part in Graduation

61 student-athletes were a part of GU graduation ceremonies

05/05/2016

Four Earn Academic Honors from WCC

Yates, Polayes WCC All-Academic, Koehler, Bourguignon Honorable Mention

04/29/2016

Zags Wrap up 2016 in WCC Semis

Close out best season in program history with 4-0 loss

04/26/2016

GU Celebrates Senior Student-Athletes at Evening of Excellence

02/24/2016

Women's Tennis vs. Nevada

The Zags took on Nevada in their second home game of the season, topping the Wolf 5-2, Jan. 31

02/24/2016

Women's Tennis vs. Seattle U

The Zags faced the west side of Washington against Seattle U, winning 5-2, Feb. 13

2015-16: Gonzaga Female Scholar Athlete of the Year…member of WCC All-Academic team for third consecutive year…finished career with 34 singles wins and 43 doubles wins. Singles: 0-2 individually as a senior…played two matches at Bulldog Invitational Nov. 6-8. Doubles: 13-9 overall, 10-7 in dual play…went 1-1 at Cougar Classic Sept 11-13 with a 6-4 win against Montana’s Stuijt/Orfanos while teaming with Nevada Apollo…with Alex Bourguignon, went 2-1 at Bulldog Invitational Nov. 6-8, beating teams from Montana and Eastern Washington…with Bourguignon, won first dual match of the year Jan. 16 at Utah State…began three-match win streak with 7-6 (7) win over Nevada’s Morales/Gergelyova Jan. 31, clinching doubles sweep…swept Toledo’s Goodland/Bowman March 9…went 3-3 in WCC play, including 6-3 win over San Diego’s Torres/Chow March 25…also beat teams from San Francisco and Portland while three matches remained unfinished.

2014-15: Earned WCC All-Academic honors for second consecutive year. Singles: went 10-10, including 9-9 record at No. 5 singles in dual play...posted three wins over WCC opponents...swept Santa Clara's Danielle Zinn 6-0, 6-0 April 18...beat #58 San Francisco's Genevieve McCloskey in two sets April 17...won first four singles matches of the season...went to three sets in six of her losses. Doubles: went 9-10 overall and 6-7 in dual play, all with dual partner Alex Bourguignon...beat #55 UC Irvine's Gong/Ladhani to help Zags win doubles point, earn first win over ranked team...beat Boncheva/Suarez of Pacific in WCC action...beat Washington State's Matejevic/Biryukova Feb. 28...was one game away from winning in seven halted matches.

2013-14: Singles: Went 11-7 overall in singles play...tallied 10-4 record in duals...played at No. 4 singles most of the time, posting an 8-2 record at the position...took down Idaho's Beatriz Flores in straight sets Feb. 2...beat Laurence Pelchat of Montana one week later...needed just two sets to defeat Saroop Dhatt of Portland March 22...also tallied conference win over Lauri Mueller of LMU April 5. Doubles: Went 8-13 overall in doubles play, going 7-9 during dual matches...played mostly No. 2 doubles with a 6-7 record at the position...went 3-2 at No. 2 doubles with Fraziska Koehler and 3-5 with Isabell Klingert...opened season with 6-3 victory over Young/Blessing of Eastern Washington Jan. 31...helped Zags upset San Diego with doubles win over Depenau/Di Fillippo Feb. 16...tallied another conference victory over Pacific's Masarova/Saenez de Bu March 30.

2012-13: Singles: Tallied 7-5 singles record in dual play as a freshman...went 5-5 at No. 6 singles and also tallied wins at Nos. 3 and 5 singles...recorded first singles win with two-set victory Feb. 9 over Washington State's Lize Leenknecht...took down Idaho's Alejandra Lozano in straight sets...tallied conference victory over Stephanie Skaras of Santa Clara April 19. Doubles: Went 9-9 in doubles play during dual matches...tallied 8-5 record at No. 2 doubles, all with Samantha Polayes...also won a doubles match with Alexandra Tallas...got first collegiate dual win by taking down Govi/Todd of Portland State with Tallas Feb. 3...with Polayes, beat San Diego's Hoffpauir/Depenau March 22...beat Santa Clara's Lamble/McGeorge 8-3 with Polayes April 19.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned six varsity letters at Mounds View High including playing at No. 1 singles for four years. Ranked 210th in the nation by TennisRecruiting.net. In 2010 she won a UTSA National Open Doubles title. Led her high school team to five Minnesota State League Region 5AA championships and won five section 5AA titles, four in singles play and one in doubles. Was named to the All-Suburban East League team six times and was an All-State Academic team selection as a senior. Awarded the Athena Award for the most outstanding female athlete in her high school.

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