Men’s tennis competes in GLCA tournament

The No. 7 Carnegie Mellon men’s tennis team traveled to the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) Men’s Tennis Championship, hosted by Albion College.

In the second round of the GLCA tournament, the Tartans defeated Calvin College 6–1. The Tartans earned two points after doubles play, with both the No. 1 team of seniors Alex Nemerov and Bobby MacTaggart and No. 2 duo of sophomores Harsha Rao and Jooho Yu winning 8–4. MacTaggart and Nemerov both won their respective singles, while junior Jeremy King toppled his opponent 6–0, 6–3, followed by first-year Julian Pearlman, who dropped only two games 6–1, 6–1. This concluded the Tartans’ first day at the GLCA tournament.

In the semifinals, the Tartans took on University Athletic Association foe Case Western Reserve University. The Tartans took a 2–1 lead after doubles. The first point came from Nemerov and MacTaggart with an 8–7 (7–5) victory at No. 1 doubles, and the second point came from No. 2 team of King and sophomore Duke Miller who won 8–0.

At this point the Tartans took the court with Nemerov, Miller, MacTaggart, Rao, King, and Yu. King was first off the court with a 6–0, 6–3 win. Next off was MacTaggart adding a point with a 6–4, 7–5 victory, and Duke Miller clinched the match for the Tartans with his 7–6, 0–6, 6–2 victory. Since the match was played to decision, Yu’s match was stopped, but Nemerov remained on the court to finish for individual ranking. After battling a long third set, Nemerov came off with a 6–2, 3–6, 7–5 win, giving the Tartans a 6–2 victory over Case.

In the finals, the Tartans took on No. 19 DePauw University. The men got off to a slow start after going down 3–0 in doubles. The Tartans attempted to mount a comeback in singles play as Nemerov was first off the court with a 6–1, 6–3 victory, bringing the score to 3–1. However, the Tartans did not have enough in the tank, and DePauw won two singles matches, bringing the match to a 5–1 decision.

Editor’s Note: Jeremy King is a staffwriter for The Tartan.