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Men’s tennis hosts three teams

Junior Duke Miller hits a backhand during a doubles match while first-year Will Duncan is ready at the net. (credit: Thomas Hofman/Photo Editor) Junior Duke Miller hits a backhand during a doubles match while first-year Will Duncan is ready at the net. (credit: Thomas Hofman/Photo Editor) Junior Duke Miller hits a forehand from the baseline. (credit: Thomas Hofman/Photo Editor) Junior Duke Miller hits a forehand from the baseline. (credit: Thomas Hofman/Photo Editor)

It finally warmed up in Pittsburgh, providing the perfect Saturday for the Carnegie Mellon men’s tennis team to host two matches.

The first match started at 12:30 p.m. against Robert Morris University, where the Tartans were victorious by a score of 9–0, and the second one started at 4 p.m. against local Division I school Duquesne University, where the Tartans fell 7–2.

In the first match, the Tartans swept all three doubles matches. ITA doubles finalists No. 1 team of senior Duke Miller and first-year William Duncan won the pro-set 8–0.

No. 2 doubles team of senior Jeremy King and first-year Bryce Beisswanger won 8–3, and No. 3 doubles team of junior Jooho Yu and first-year Thomas Cooper also took the pro-set 8–3.

In singles play, the Tartans were able to win every match without dropping a single set to Robert Morris.

In the second match against Duquesne, things were tougher for the Tartans. Carnegie Mellon was only able to capture one doubles match.

At No. 1 doubles Miller and Duncan won 8–5, while the team of King and Beisswanger and the team of Yu and Cooper fell to the Dukes 8–5 and 8–6, respectively.

The Tartans took the court for singles play. Duncan was able to pull out a win for the team at No. 3 singles with a three-set match. Duncan won 1–6, 6–2, 10–8 in the third set tie breaker.

At No. 5 singles Yu lost in a heartbreaking 10–7 match tiebreaker. In an exhibition match, first-year Vinit Paleyekar won a pro-set 8–2.

The Tartans took on Amherst College on Sunday, Oct. 9, and suffered an 8–1 loss.

This concludes the fall season for men’s tennis. They will now have off-season conditioning until they hit the courts again in the spring.