Sports briefs

Women’s Tennis

The Carnegie Mellon women’s tennis team competed in the Carnegie Mellon Invitational against Duquesne University this weekend. Overall, Carnegie Mellon picked up nine of 21 singles matches and four of 10 doubles matches to finish 13–18 overall against the Division I competition.

First-year Jamie Vizelman won both her singles match at the top of the ladder by a score of 8–2 and also her doubles match along with senior Brooke Tsu 6–3. Tsu took home her singles match as well 6–3, 4–6, 10–7.

Vizelman also won a second singles match 8–1. Sophomores Kalyani Naryan and Cori Sidell were the other Tartans to snag second singles wins. Naryan took her matches 7–6 (8–0), 6–4 and 8–1 while Sidell took her matches 7–6 (3–0), 3–6, 10–4 and 9–7.

A pair of first-years, Marina Selenica and Charlotte Deiss, rounded out the Tartan winners tallying victories of 6–2, 4–6, 10–8 and 8–3, respectively.

Vizelman also took a second doubles match teaming up with junior Nicholle Torres to win 7–6 (6–0). Deiss also won a pair of doubles matches. When she was teamed with sophomore Katie Lai, the pair took home their match 6–4. When Deiss paired up with senior Abby Hamstra, the two won 6–2.

The Tartans will continue competition on Friday, Sept. 18 to take on Grove City.

Men’s Tennis

The Carnegie Mellon men’s tennis team competed in the Carnegie Mellon Invitational as well this weekend, picking up 11 of 18 singles matches and four of eight doubles matches to finish 15–11 overall.
Four Tartans were able to rack up multiple wins. First-year Vayum Arora was able to notch victories by counts of 6–3, 6–2 and 6–4, 6–1. Junior Kunal Wadwani took two matches 6–0, 6–3 and 8–1. Sophomore Edward Ang put together two wins by scores of 3–6, 6–3, 10–8, and 8–0. First-year Daniel Levine was also able to pull out a pair of wins by scores of 6–3, 6–7 (0–8), 10–6 and 9–8 (3–0).

Five additional Tartans took down their competition. Senior Abhishek Alla won a match 4–6, 6–2, 10–4. Sophomore Connor O’Kelly managed a 6–4, 6–2 victory. Junior Kiril Kirkov won 7–5, 6–4.
In doubles competition, a team of Alla and senior Yuvraj Kumar picked up their match 6–1. Arora and sophomore Andrew Pratt won 6–2. Arora also took another doubles match, this time joining forces with Kirkov to win 6–3. Ang and sophomore Matt Seifert won their match by a score of 7–5.

The men’s tennis team will continue their schedule Friday, September 18 against Grove City.

Men’s Soccer

The Carnegie Mellon men’s soccer team dropped a close 4–3 match in its first lost of the season this weekend against No. 9 Kenyon College. Senior midfielder William Webb put the Tartans up early with a goal just past the five minute mark. The Lords tied the match but sophomore forward Ryan Stinebaugh put the Tartans up in the 16th minute, giving them a lead that would last until the second half. In a twenty minute period from the 69th to the 89th minute, three Kenyon goals stopped the Tartans’ winning streak at three despite a last minute goal by Stinebaugh to drop 4–3.

The Tartans had been undefeated until this match. The Tartans will continue competition Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. as they take on Wooster.