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Men’s tennis finishes 1–1 on court

First-year Christian Heaney-Secord hits a serve during his doubles match against Kenyon. (credit: Jonathan Carreon/Photo Editor) First-year Christian Heaney-Secord hits a serve during his doubles match against Kenyon. (credit: Jonathan Carreon/Photo Editor)

The Carnegie Mellon men’s tennis team hosted the No. 19 Washington and Lee Generals and the No. 4 Kenyon College Lords. The men’s team finished the weekend 1–1, improving its season record to 9–5.

On Saturday, the Tartans took the court and topped the Generals 6–3. Even though it was a chilly morning, the Tartans started off strong with a 2–1 lead in doubles. No. 1 doubles team of junior Duke Miller and first-year William Duncan brought in an 8–4 win, while No. 2 team of junior Harsha Rao and first-year Thomas Cooper had a decisive victory of 8–1.

In singles play, first off the court for the Tartans was first-year Christian Heaney-Secord with a quick 6–3, 6–1 win. Duncan followed suit at No. 3 singles with a three-set victory, scoring 3–6, 6–2, 6–2. Miller clinched the match victory over the Generals with a 7–6 (5), 6–4 win at No. 1 singles. Rao added another win at No. 4 singles for the Tartans, bringing the team’s total to six wins.

The Tartans took on the Kenyon College Lords on Sunday. The No. 13 Tartans had a 2–1 lead after doubles with wins from No. 1 duo of Miller and Duncan 8–6 and No. 3 tandem of Heaney-Secord and first-year Bryce Beisswanger 9–7.

In singles play, Duncan brought in a 6–3, 6–2, straight set victory at No. 3 singles. Miller and Heaney-Secord at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, had long three-set battles. Miller fell 6–4, 5–7, 6–2 while Heaney-Secord finished shortly after falling 6–4, 5–7, 6–3. The last win for the Tartans was No. 6 singles junior Jooho Yu, who was victorious in three sets 3–6, 6–3, 6–2.

The Tartans fell one win short of a victory over the Lords, and the match ended with a final score of 5–4 in favor of Kenyon.

The Tartans will return to the court next Wednesday to take on Grove City College at home.