Away Game Briefs
The Carnegie Mellon women’s tennis team improved to 11–3 on the season with a 9–0 home win over Grove City College at the start of last week on March 23. Seniors Bryn Raschke and Angela Pratt won 8–3, senior Lydia Utkin and first-year Kalyani Narayan took their match 8–2.
Juniors Elizabeth Martin and Brooke Tsu shut out their opposition 8–0 in doubles play. The Tartans continued their sweep, winning all six singles matches. Pratt won 6–1, 6–1 at the top of the ladder.
Sophomore Nicholle Torres won 6–2, 6–0 in the second slot. Junior Abbey Hamstra also won a singles match 6–2, 6–0 in the fourth slot.
The team’s success did not carry to Saturday, however, as they were beaten 5–4 by No. 10 Washington and Lee University. The Tartans were swept in doubles play and could not recover in time to take the match.
Sophomore Vanessa Pavia was able to win her match, which forced a 4–4 tie, but the deciding match went to Washington and Lee, dropping the Tartans to 11–4.
The Tartans finished the weekend 11–5 after losing to Williams University on Sunday afternoon.
The women’s tennis team will next play on April 4, when they host the University of Mary Washington.
The Carnegie Mellon men’s tennis team continued their success this season, sweeping Grove City College on March 23 and beating Washington and Lee University on Saturday to move to a 9–6 record for the season. Senior Bryce Beisswanger and junior Yuvraj Kumar took their match 8-0, while senior Christian Heaney-Secord and first-year Jeffrey Chen won 8–0 as well. First-years Matt Seifert and Andrew Pratt rounded out the sweep of doubles play, taking an 8–1 victory.
Junior Abhishek Alla won his match 6–0, 6–0, sophomore Kunal Wadwani took his match 6–2, 6–1, and first-year Tommy Cheng won 6–2, 6–3, all contributing to the 9–0 overall victory.
The match against Washington and Lee was much of the same. The Tartans took two of three matches in doubles play, with Beisswanger and Kumar winning 8–5 while Wadwani and sophomore Kenny Zheng swept their match, 8–0.
In singles play, senior Will Duncan and sophomore Kiril Kirkov won 6–2, 6–3, and 6–2, 6–0, respectively, leading the Tartans to a 6–3 overall victory.
The men’s team rolled to another victory on Sunday, sweeping Christopher Newport University 9–0 to move to 11–6.
The men’s tennis team will continue their season April 4, when they host Case Western Reserve University.