Sports Briefs

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Women's Tennis

The ninth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women’s tennis team won a battle on the road at 19th-ranked University of Mary Washington on Saturday, April 7, when the Tartans pulled out a 5–4 win. The victory puts the Tartans at 14-3 for the season.

A 2–1 lead after doubles for the Tartans turned to a 4–4 match with sixth singles playing for match point. First-year Hannah Rosenfield, ranked 33rd nationally, pulled out a three-set win for the Tartans after falling behind 6–4 in the first set. Her final score was 4–6, 6–2, 6–4 and marked her team-leading 14th win in singles play this year.

In doubles action, the fifth-ranked pair of sophomore Vinaya Rao and first-year Melissa Strome earned an 8–5 win at second doubles for their 19th victory of the season. The third doubles team of senior Katie Lai and junior Jamie Vizelman had an important win with an 8–3 score.

Other victories for the Tartans came from senior Cori Sidell at first singles and Rao at third singles. Sidell won 6–4, 6–4 with Rao earning a 6–3, 6–4 victory.

The Tartans will next face Kenyon College on Sunday, April 15 at 1:00 p.m. on their home courts in Pittsburgh.

Men's Tennis

The Carnegie Mellon University men’s tennis team, ranked ninth in the nation, took to the road and faced 14th-ranked University of Mary Washington on Saturday, April 7. The Tartans defeated the Eagles, 6–3, for their second straight win and 11th of the season.

Mary Washington clung to a 2–1 lead after doubles with the Tartans’ victory coming at first doubles by junior partners Daniel Levine and Chaz Downing. The 15th-ranked doubles pair won 8–2.

Singles matches were played on three courts with the first three positions in action first.

First-year Ray Bopanna pulled the score even at 2-all with a 6–0, 6–2 win at third singles before Downing made the score 3–2 to the Tartans with a 6–4, 6–2 win at second singles.

With four and five singles taking the court, Levine won a three-set match, 7–6(7–4), 6–7(7–9), 6–3, to put the Tartans within one point of taking the match.

First-year Kailas Shekar was the one to finish next, rallying from a 6–0 defeat in his first set, to win 6–4, 6–3 and give the Tartans the victory.

Sophomore Robert Levin earned the last win of the day for the Tartans when he won at fifth singles, 6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–4), 10–7.

The Tartans continue the season on Sunday, April 15, against 19th-ranked Kenyon College at 1:00 p.m. on their home courts.