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Women’s tennis dominates at Carnegie Mellon Invitational

Senior Danielle Rosenfeld charges the net and hits a forehand volley. Rosenfeld won both of her singles matches 8–0. (credit: Yihuan Zhou/Photo Staff) Senior Danielle Rosenfeld charges the net and hits a forehand volley. Rosenfeld won both of her singles matches 8–0. (credit: Yihuan Zhou/Photo Staff)

The Carnegie Mellon women’s tennis team hosted the annual Carnegie Mellon Invitational this past weekend, playing against women from Division II Slippery Rock University and Division I Robert Morris University. Overall, it was a successful day for the Tartans, as they notched 12 wins in singles and went undefeated in seven doubles matches.

Returning junior and first singles player Laura Chen went 2–0 in singles, beating Caroline Texeira from Robert Morris and Sarah Lynch from Slippery Rock by the scores of 8–1 and 8–6, respectively. “I knew it was important to get this year off to a good start,” Chen said about her play. “If I want to have as much success as I did last year, I’m going to need to focus in every match, and this was a great start for me.” Others who went undefeated in singles play were new first-years Madison Rabson and Sonya Subramaniam, along with junior Cze-Ja Tam.

Also scoring singles wins on the day were seniors Ashley Herrick, Jennifer Chui, and Danielle Rosenfeld, along with junior and second singles player Courtney Chin.

Doubles play went even better for the Tartans, as they did not lose a match throughout the tournament. The big winners for the day were the tandem of Herrick and Rabson and the combination of Chin and Chen. Both these teams look to continue their success throughout the year, as they are slated to be the top two teams on the Carnegie Mellon squad.

Carnegie Mellon continues the tennis season the weekend of Sept. 25, when the team travels to the University of Mary Washington in Virginia to compete in the annual ITA tournament.
Editor’s Note: Courtney Chin is the Sports editor for The Tartan.