Sports

Tennis teams win and lose

The nationally ranked Carnegie Mellon men’s and women’s tennis teams were both in action this past weekend against other highly ranked opponents.

Both teams took care of the lower ranked University of Mary Washington, but the men’s team fell to the fifth-ranked Johns Hopkins squad.

On Saturday, the eighth-ranked women’s team traveled to Fredericksburg, Va. to face off against the 21st ranked Eagles.
The Tartans continued their dominating season as they cruised to an easy 7–2 victory.

Junior Angela Pratt and first-year Nicholle Torres, along with sophomores Brooke Tsu and Abbey Hamstra, jumped the Tartans out to an easy lead as they took two of the three doubles matches.

Carnegie Mellon then put the match away winning five of six singles points, with Tsu winning without conceding a single game, 6–0, 6–0.

The single Tartan loss came as Hamstra took the game to a third set, but was unable to pull out the victory as she fell 2–6, 6–2, 0–1 (6–10). The 11th-ranked men also faced off against the 17th-ranked Eagles, ultimately winning 6–3.

Junior Bryce Beisswanger and sophomore Yuvraj Kumar took the only Tartan doubles victory 8–6, but the singles play pushed Carnegie Mellon over the top.

With the exception of sophomore Abhishek Alla, all of the Tartans won their singles matches, although several required a third set to do so.

Sunday was a different story as the men faced fifth -ranked Johns Hopkins. The Tartans repeated the start of Saturday as only one pair won their doubles match, although this time it was juniors Christian Heaney-Secord and Will Duncan winning 8–1.

The singles did not quite follow Saturday’s script, as only two Tartans — Heaney-Secord and first-year Kenny Zheng —won their matches by scores of 6–4, 4–6, 6–1, and 7–5, 6–4 respectively. First-year Kiril Kirkov was the only other player for Carnegie Mellon to put up much of a fight as he made it to a third set before falling.

The Carnegie Mellon teams find themselves on the lowerside of the UAA rankings, but have a chance to
improve.

The men’s tennis team will face off next against teams from Washington and Lee University on Saturday at 10 a.m. at home.
The women’s team will host at home as well; however, their matches will not begin until 1 p.m.