#16 Tartans Move On to Semifinals of UAA Championship

(ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla.) – The 16th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship with a 7-2 victory over 29th-ranked University of Chicago Friday, April 26 at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla.  With the win, the Tartans improve to 13-5 overall while the Maroons move to 12-5.

Carnegie Mellon began the match sweeping doubles play before taking a 4-0 lead as freshman Abhishek Alla (Hyderabad, India/IMG Pendleton School won 6-1, 6-2 over Ankur Bhargava at No. 2 singles.

Shortly following Alla's victory, sophomore Christian Heaney-Secord (Westwood, Mass./Westwood) sealed the Tartans victory winning a three-set match over Deepak Sabada.  Heaney-Secord dropped the first set 7-5 before winning 6-2 and 6-1 in the second and third, respectively.

Carnegie Mellon then earned points at No. 3 and No. 4 singles.  Senior Duke Miller (Poway, Calif./Poway) won in the fourth spot 6-0, 4-6, 6-4 while freshman Yuvraj Kumar (New Delhi, India/Millfield School) won 7-5, 6-3 at No. 4.

Carnegie Mellon will now face 3rd-ranked Emory University Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m. in the semifinals.

Doubles:
Duke Miller/Christian Heaney-Secord (CMU) def. Deepak Sabada/Krishna Ravella (UC), 8-2
Thomas Cooper/Jooho Yu (CMU) def. Neil Karandikar/Ankur Bhargava (UC), 8-5
Bryce Beisswanger/Yuvraj Kumar (CMU) def. Gordon Zhang/Jake Crawford (UC), 8-6

Singles:
Christian Heaney-Secord (CMU) def.  Deepak Sabada (UC), 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
Abhishek Alla (CMU) def. Ankur Bhargava (UC), 6-1, 6-2
Duke Miller (CMU) def. Alexander Golovin (UC), 6-0, 4-6, 64
Yuvraj Kumar (CMU) def. Jake Crawford (UC), 7-5, 6-3
Gordon Zhang (UC) def. Kosuke Hasewaga (CMU), 4-6, 6-4, 10-8
Harrison Abrams (UC) def. Jooho Yu (CMU), 1-6. 6-4, 6-3