MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Yorktown graduate Caitlyn Ferrante, who enjoyed a successful five-year varsity career with the Huskers, which included being a state champion her sophomore year, has continued her success on the court at Wesleyan University this fall.
Ferrante finished the fall season ranked No. 11 in the Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III national singles’ rankings and was ranked even higher in doubles.
“Being highly ranked nationally after the fall of my freshman year was unexpected,” Ferrante said. “I’m super proud of my team and my accomplishments thus far. My doubles partner (Venia Yeung) and I were also ranked No. 3 nationally, which was awesome.”
Ferrante said what helped her achieve such a lofty ranking was getting the season off on the right foot.
“At the first tournament of the year, the MIT Invitational, I won the singles draw, which was a great start to my college career,” Ferrante said.
Ferrante said the moment that stood out for her the most this season was when she and five of her teammates made it to the ITA National Cup in Georgia.
“That’s where we all won our first-round matches to become All-Americans,” Ferrante said. “That was a really special moment for us as a team.”
Ferrante said she is excited for the spring season.
“We will compete in dual matches against the best teams in the country and hopefully as a team defend the title of NCAA National Champs,” Ferrante said.
Yorktown coach Roger Dayer beams with pride when he talks about Ferrante.
“It is fantastic that someone who played all four years of high school tennis for YHS is ranked so highly in college,” Dayer said. “It is not surprising, though, because Caitlyn was one of the top three players in New York State three years in a row, and she is always striving to improve. Playing at a premier program like Wesleyan will only help her to get even better. There is no telling how good she can get. She never ceases to amaze me.”