Men's tennis wins one, loses one this past weekend

Elizabeth Martin Mar 31, 2013

The Carnegie Mellon men's tennis team traveled south this past weekend to compete against two top ranked teams, Washington and Lee University and Johns Hopkins University. The Tartans defeated the Washington and Lee Generals 5–4 and lost to the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays 2–7.

In Lexington, Va., the Tartans opened with doubles. Sophomore Thomas Cooper and senior Jooho Yu led the team with a win at No. 3 doubles. In singles, the Tartans won four matches to take the match. First-year Abhishek Alla's win at No. 2 singles, first-year Yuvraj Kumar's win at No. 4 singles, and senior Harsha Rao's win at No. 6 singles tied the match at 4-all. Senior Duke Miller won at No. 3 singles in a second set tiebreaker to clinch the match for the Tartans.

Kumar said, "It was great to bounce back from a disappointing loss in doubles and win a quick victory in singles."

On Sunday, the Tartans battled the Johns Hopkins University Blue Jays and lost 2–7. Cooper and Yu won again in doubles, while the other two Carnegie Mellon doubles teams lost to be down 1–2 before singles. When asked about his teammates' performance, first-year Kosuke Hasegawa said, "I want to give a special shout-out to Thomas and Joohu for doing an exceptional job at getting things done both days."

Sophomore Christian Heaney-Secord was the only player to win in singles. He fought and won the match in three sets, calling it a "huge" win.

The team will compete against Duquesne University at home this Friday.