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Women's Tennis overcomes foes to earn thirteenth win

Junior Cori Sidell gave the Tartans the advantage against Mary Washington en route to their thirteenth victory. (credit: CMU Athletics) Junior Cori Sidell gave the Tartans the advantage against Mary Washington en route to their thirteenth victory. (credit: CMU Athletics)

The 12th-ranked Carnegie Mellon women’s tennis team rallied against 17th-ranked University of Mary Washington on Saturday, April 8, at home to win 5–4. The Tartans moved to 13–6 for the season while the Eagles dropped to 16–4 for the year.

The Tartans earned their first point of the contest in third doubles when sophomore Jamie Vizelman and junior Katie Lai won their match 8–3 to give the Tartans a 1–0 lead.

The Tartans trailed the Eagles 2-1 following doubles play, but Lai pulled them even with a 6–2, 6–0 win at sixth singles.

Scoring went back-and-forth from there with Tartan junior Cori Sidell winning 6–3, 6–2 at second singles, Mary Washington winning at fourth singles, Vizelman coming from down a set to win 3–6, 6–3, 6–2 at third singles, and Mary Washington winning at fifth singles in three sets.
The final point was won by Tartan senior Nicholle Torres at first singles when she finished off Kait Brogan, 6–4, 4–6, 6–2.

After a Sunday match against Johns Hopkins University, the Tartans will next take on University Athletic Association (UAA) rival Case Western Reserve University on April 15.