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Women’s tennis falls in Virginia

Senior Ashley Herrick sets up a forehand to return the ball. (credit: File Photo) Senior Ashley Herrick sets up a forehand to return the ball. (credit: File Photo)

The Carnegie Mellon women’s tennis team traveled to Lexington, Va., on Saturday to take on Washington and Lee University. Following two big wins at Emory’s Fab 10 tournament the weekend before, the eighth-ranked Tartans were riding high into their match with ninth-ranked W&L. They left glumly, however, after a 6–3 defeat.

The Tartans came out strong in doubles, with the first team of juniors Laura Chen and Courtney Chin taking their match, 8–1. The third doubles team of senior Ashley Herrick and junior Cze-Ja Tam also won its match, 8–3, although W&L’s second doubles team won to send the Tartans into singles play up 2–1.

It was a bad day for the Tartans, as Chen’s 6–2, 6–0 win at first singles was the only singles win of the day for Carnegie Mellon. The Tartans fought hard, sending three matches to a third set, but ultimately dropped each one and ended up disappointed as they left town having let the match get away.

“We fought hard; we just fell short,” Chen said.

The Tartans then traveled to Baltimore, Md., on Sunday to take on Johns Hopkins University. Results will be posted online at www.thetartan.org.