Sports Briefs

Women’s Golf

The Carnegie Mellon women’s golf team attended the Generals Invitational at Washington & Lee University on Monday.

After day one, the Tartans were back 30 strokes of leader Bridgewater College. Sophomore Robin Tan was tied for seventh overall with a 79.

Day two went well for the Tartans as they finished in third place, 50 strokes back of the winner, Washington & Lee. Their two–round score of 675 was the team’s all–time best.

Tan continued to play well, putting up an 84 on day two. Sophomore Summer Kitahara improved 14 strokes to put up a 78 a day after notching a 92. First–year Carly Jordan finished with 82 strokes on day two, a season best. Senior Yoon Hee Ha also put up a personal best on Tuesday with her round of 87.

The Tartans had two individuals in the tournament, sophomores Ginger Glass and Isabell Tseng, who both put up 206 for the two day tournament.

The tournament concluded the fall schedule for the Tartans, who will next compete on March 12 at the UAA championships.

Men’s Tennis

On Monday, the Carnegie Mellon men’s tennis team competed at the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Tournament at University of Mary Washington. Senior Abhishek Alla took home the singles tournament for his second title at the tournament. Senior Yuvraj Kumar and first-year Daniel Levine also played for the doubles title.

The Tartans comprised an entire semifinal in both singles and doubles. Levine and Kumar knocked out junior Kenny Zheng and sophomore Jeffery Chen in a tiebreaker that sent the former pair to the title match. Immediately after that, Alla beat Levine 6–2, 6–0 to advance to the final, where Alla beat the competitor from Johns Hopkins. Kumar and Levine dropped the finals match 7–5, 6–3 to a team from Johns Hopkins.

Alla earned an invitation to the USTA/ITA National Championship. He won the event as a sophomore in 2013.

The Tartans also faced off with Oberlin on Saturday. After sweeping singles matches for the match, the Tartans won 8–1 to move to 2–0 for the season.

The Tartans won doubles at the second and third spots in the ladder with first-year Vayum Arora and sophomore Jeffrey Chen snagging an 8–5 victory and junior Kiril Kirkov and Alla winning 8–2. The Tartans proceeded to drop zero sets for the remainder of the matchup, with Alla winning 6–3, 6–0, Levine winning 6–4, 6–4, Kirkov winning 6–2, 6–4, junior Kunal Wadwani and Kumar both winning 6–1, 6–1, and Arora winning 7–5, 6–0.

The Tartans’ schedule continues Thursday at the ITA National Small College Championships.

Women’s Tennis

The Carnegie Mellon women’s tennis team swept Oberlin on Saturday to move their record to 3–0.

The Tartans won two doubles matches by forfeit and junior Nicholle Torres and first-year Minami Makino won 8–5 while first-year Jamie Vizelman and senior Brooke Tsu won 8–3. The Tartans kept winning in singles play. Tsu won 7–5, 6–3, Vizelman won 6–4, 6–2, and Makino won 6–0, 6–1 at the first, second, and third spots respectively. Sophomore Katie Lai won 6–2, 6–2, and the last point came via forfeit to give the Tartans the sweep.

The Tartans schedule continues on Thursday at the ITA National Small College Championships.

Men’s Cross Country

The Carnegie Mellon men’s cross–country team hosted its annual invitational on Saturday. For the fourth straight year, the Tartans won the event.

Junior Ryan Archer led the way for the Tartans, finishing second overall with a time of 26:00.4. Sophomore Owen Norley placed third with a time of 26:07.5.

The Tartans had two other runners in the top 10 and seven total in the top 15. Junior Steven Kool crossed in 26:15.0 while senior Marc–Daniel Julien finished in 26:20.2, placing in seventh and ninth respectively. Senior Brian Bollens crossed in 26:24.4, finishing in 11th. First–year William Mitchell finished in 12th with a time of 26:26.2. First–year Jared Moore rounded out the top 15 with a time of 26:30.5.

The Tartans will next compete at the Inter–Regional Rumble on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Women’s Cross Country

The Carnegie Mellon women’s cross–country team hosted its annual invitational on Saturday, finishing fourth overall.

Senior Rekha Schnepf led the Tartans with a 15th place finish in 19:05.2. Sophomore Aparna Alavilli crossed in 19:13.1, finishing 17th. Senior Taylor Maggiacomo and Senior Haley Bryant crossed with times of 19:27.4 and 19:32.4, respectively. Senior Kira Ragazzo finished in 19:58.7.

Senior Erin Persson and sophomore Rhiannon Farney rounded out the Tartan score, finishing with times of 20:05.2 and 20:29.7.

The Tartans will next run at the Inter–Regional Rumble on Saturday, Oct 17.