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Women’s and men’s tennis teams score this weekend

Junior Angela Pratt and her partner won doubles  against Washington and Lee University this weekend. (credit: Jonathan Leung/Photo Editor) Junior Angela Pratt and her partner won doubles against Washington and Lee University this weekend. (credit: Jonathan Leung/Photo Editor)

The Carnegie Mellon men’s and women’s tennis teams both faced off against Washington and Lee University at home on Saturday.
The games were scheduled to be played outside, but were shifted inside due to the inclement weather.
The ninth-ranked women’s team took care of business, defeating the 20th-ranked Generals.
The Tartans were in a hole after the doubles matches, with only junior Angela Pratt and first-year Nicholle Torres winning their match 8–4, but quickly recovered in the singles competition, with only Pratt and sophomore Elizabeth Martin dropping their matches.
First-year Vanessa Pavia and senior Katie Cecil both won in straight sets 6–0, 6–3 and 6–1, 6–2 respectively, while Torres and sophomore Brooke Tsu both dropped their first sets 4–6 before battling back to win.
The 11th-ranked men also triumphed over 22nd-ranked Washington and Lee.
Similar to the women, the men quickly fell behind with only first-year Kiril Kirkov and sophomore Joel Lankford winning their doubles match, 8–3.
The men then rallied, just like the women, and won five of the six singles matches with the only loss coming in three sets by junior Will Duncan.
Sophomores Abhishek Alla, Kirkov, first-years Kenny Zheng, and Kunal Wadwani all won in straight sets, none giving up more than three games in a single set; Wadwani only dropped one game on his way to victory.
Junior Christian Heaney-Secord had a harder time, eventually winning in three sets after dropping the second one on tiebreak, 6–3,6–7, 7–9, and 6–1.
Both teams face off against Grove City on Friday at Grove City College.