2013-14 Tartan Men's Tennis News

  • Men's Tennis named ITA All-Academic Team; Seven Named Scholar-Athletes
    July 15, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team was honored for the fifth straight season and 12th time in the last 13 years by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as an ITA All-Academic Team. In addition, seven players were named ITA Scholar Athletes.
  • Three Land on CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Team
    June 03, 2014
    Three Carnegie Mellon University athletes have been honored by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on the Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Team for both the men and the women with two being honored for the second straight year. Senior tennis athlete Katie Cecil (Huntington Beach, Calif./Ocean View) is joined by senior golfer Ian Bangor (Moon Township, Pa./Sewickley Academy) on the first team while sophomore Abhishek Alla (Hyderabad, India/IMG Pendleton School) found a spot on the second team.
  • Alla and Heaney-Secord Garner All-America Honors at NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships
    May 22, 2014
    Junior Christian Heaney-Secord (Westwood, Mass./Westwood) and sophomore Abhishek Alla (Hyderabad, India / IMG Pendleton School) of the Carnegie Mellon University men’s tennis team competed at the 2014 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championships Thursday, May 22. This year's championships are being held at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, California hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges. It marked the second trip to the championships for Heaney-Secord and the first for Alla.
  • Alla Honored by CoSIDA as Academic All-District
    May 15, 2014
    Carnegie Mellon University men’s tennis sophomore, Abhishek Alla (Hyderabad, India/IMG Pendleton School), was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Men's At-Large Team. CoSIDA recognizes outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments by honoring deserving athletes with All-Academic recognition with the official sponsor of Capital One.
  • Men’s Tennis Coaching Staff Receives ITA Regional Recognition
    May 14, 2014
    The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its regional award winners on Wednesday, May 14 and both head coach Andrew Girard and assistant coach Mike Belmonte were honored on the men’s side for the Atlantic South Region. Girard was named Wilson/ITA Region Coach of the Year while Belmonte was named Assistant Region Coach of the Year.
  • Men’s Tennis Closes Season In NCAA Sweet 16
    May 11, 2014
    The fifth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men’s tennis team hosted ninth-ranked Case Western Reserve University in the 2014 NCAA Division III Regional Championship on Sunday, May 11. The Tartans dropped a hard-fought match to the Spartans, 5-4.
  • Men’s Tennis Advance to Third Round of NCAA Championship
    May 10, 2014
    The fifth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men’s tennis team competed in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships Saturday, May 10, and advanced with a 5-0 victory over Otterbein University. The win moves the Tartans’ dual-match record to 18-6, as the Cardinals end their season at 19-5. Carnegie Mellon is hosting the three-day NCAA Regional.
  • Alla and Heaney-Secord Earn Bids to the NCAA Singles Tournament
    May 08, 2014
    Carnegie Mellon University junior Christian Heaney-Secord (Westwood, Mass./Westwood) and freshman Abhishek Alla (Hyderabad, India / IMG Pendleton School) have been selected to compete at the 2014 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Singles and Doubles Championships when the fields were announced yesterday by the NCAA Division III Mens's Tennis Committee.
  • No. 5 Men's Tennis to Host NCAA Matches
    May 05, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team has been selected to the 2014 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championship and named a host of the first, second and third rounds beginning Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 10. The Tartans received an at-large bid to the tournament after finishing second at the University Athletic Association Championship and moved up to number five in the national rankings.
  • Three Men’s Tennis Players Receive All-UAA Honors
    May 01, 2014
    Three Carnegie Mellon University men’s tennis players found a spot on the All-University Athletic Association (UAA) team following the team’s second-place finish at the Association Championship this past weekend. It marked the first time in school history that the men’s program played for the UAA Championship.
  • Tartans Take Second to Washington University in UAA Tennis Championship
    April 26, 2014
    The No. 9 Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team finished second at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship played this afternoon against No.2 Washington University of St. Louis.
  • No. 9 Tartans Advance to UAA Championship with 6-3 Win Over No. 4 Emory
    April 25, 2014
    With a 6-3 win over fourth-ranked Emory University, the ninth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University Tartans advance to the University Athletic Association (UAA) Men's Tennis Championship match for the first time in school history. The Tartans improve to 17-5 on the year while the Eagles fall to 16-6.
  • No. 9 Tartans Defeat Rochester to Open UAA Championship Play
    April 24, 2014
    The ninth-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 the University of Rochester Thursday, April 24 at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Florida. With the win, the Tartans improve to 16-5 overall while the Yellowjackets move to 13-5.
  • Cecil and Duncan Named UAA Athletes of the Week
    April 22, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University tennis programs swept the University Athletic Association (UAA) weekly awards following this past weekend’s play. Senior Katie Cecil (Huntington Beach, Calif./Ocean View) was named on the women’s side while junior Will Duncan (Newbury Park, Calif./Newbury Park) was honored for the men.
  • Doubles Play Strong as No. 9 Tartans Defeat No. 11 Kenyon
    April 19, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University Tartans received strong doubles play that continued on to singles as the ninth-ranked team in the nation defeated visiting 11th-ranked Kenyon College 7-2 on Saturday afternoon at home in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Tartans improve to 15-5 on the year as the Lords fall to 15-7.
  • Men's and Women's Tennis Both Ranked in Top 10 Nationally
    April 11, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team broke into the top 10 of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Rankings when the most recent rankings were released late on April 10. The men join the women's team, who moved up to eighth, in the top 10 for the first time since 2009-10. The Tartan men moved from No. 11 to No. 9 after finishing off a nine-match stretch versus nationally ranked opponents.
  • Zheng Honored by UAA
    April 08, 2014
    Carnegie Mellon University freshman Kenny Zheng (Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central) was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week for his performance in helping the 11th-ranked Tartans to a come-from-behind victory at 8th-ranked Case Western Reserve University Saturday, April 5.
  • Dominant Freshmen Play Help No. 11 Tartans Upset No. 8 Case Western Reserve
    April 05, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team, ranked 11th nationally, came from behind to upset University Athletic Association (UAA) foe Case Western Reserve University on the road, 5-4, on Saturday, April 5 in a non-UAA match. The Tartans are now 14-5 in dual play while the Spartans move to 11-5.
  • No. 11 Tartans Top No. 22 Washington and Lee 6-3
    March 29, 2014
    The 11th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team came from behind to defeat the 22nd-ranked Washington and Lee University Generals by a 6-3 score, dominating singles play, to move its record to 13-5 on the season. The Generals fall to 11-3 for the year.
  • Tennis Players Team Up with Buddy Up for Down Syndrome
    March 27, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s and women’s tennis teams gathered 22 players and three coaches to participate in the Buddy Up for Down Syndrome Tennis, Fitness and Fun program (Buddy Up).
  • Three Tartans Earn Athlete of the Week
    March 25, 2014
    Three Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes earned Athlete of the Week honors from the University Athletic Association (UAA). Freshman Kyle Weaver (Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay School) of the men’s track and field team, junior Christian Heaney-Secord (Westwood, Mass./Westwood) of the men’s tennis team and junior Angela Pratt (Saratoga, Calif./St. Francis) from the women’s tennis team all had outstanding weeks in their respective sports.
  • Tartans Use Strong Singles Play to Defeat Mary Washington
    March 23, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team, ranked 11th in the nation, defeated the 17th-ranked University of Mary Washington Eagles on Sunday, March 23 by a 6-3 score. The Tartans are now 12-5 on the year while the Eagles fell to 12-3.
  • No. 11 Tartans Just Miss Win Against No. 5 Johns Hopkins
    March 22, 2014
    The 11th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team traveled to the University of Mary Washington for two dual matches and faced fifth-ranked Johns Hopkins University on Saturday, March 22. In a hard fought battle, the Tartans dropped a 6-3 decision to the Blue Jays. Carnegie Mellon is now 11-5 in dual play while Johns Hopkins moves to 5-2.
  • Three Earn Weekly Honors From UAA
    March 18, 2014
    Three Carnegie Mellon University athletes earned Athlete of the Week honors from the University Athletic Association (UAA) when the awards were released on Monday, March 17. Junior Thomas Vandenberg (Mamaroneck, N.Y./Mamaroneck) of the men’s track and field team and tennis players Abhishek Alla (Hyderabad, India/IMG Pendleton School) and Nicholle Torres (Weston, Fla./Great Neck South) had stand out performances at their respective events.
  • No. 11 Tartans Win Again, Defeat No. 16 Pomona-Pitzer
    March 15, 2014
    The 11th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team defeated 16th-ranked Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, 5-4, on Saturday, March 15 to closeout its spring break with a 5-1 record, with four wins coming against nationally ranked teams.
  • Tartans Split on First Day of Stag-Hen Invitational
    March 14, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team jumped in the national rankings to No. 11 after winning its first three matches during its spring break tour of California. On Friday, the team appeared in the Stag-Hen Invitational hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer and split action, falling to No. 1 Washington University 6-3 and defeating No. 18 Gustavus Adolphus College 6-3.
  • No. 19 Tartans Roll Over No. 13 Redlands
    March 12, 2014
    The No. 19 Carnegie Mellon University men’s tennis team continued its spring break trip in California with a 5-4 victory over No. 13 University of Redlands on Wednesday, March 12 in Redlands, California.
  • Tartans Win Again, Defeat No. 11 Bowdoin 6-3
    March 10, 2014
    The No. 19 Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team continued its great start to its spring break tour with a 6-3 win over No. 11 Bowdoin College on Monday, March 10 in Claremont, California. The Tartans improve to 8-3 as the Polar Bears move to 1-1.
  • No. 19 Tartans Open Spring Break with Sweep of Stevens
    March 09, 2014
    The No. 19 Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team opened its annual spring break trip with a 9-0 sweep of Stevens Institute of Technology on Sunday, March 9 in Claremont, California. The Tartans are now 8-3 on the season while the Ducks are 2-5.
  • Freshmen Win Points in Tartans Loss to Youngstown State
    February 23, 2014
    The No. 19 Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team traveled north to Boardman, Ohio to face Division I Youngstown State University on Sunday, February 23. The Tartans dropped the contest 5-2 as doubles count as one point in Division I scoring.
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