(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team, ranked #19 in Division III, topped Division I Robert Morris University 8-1 Friday, January 31. The win marks the first of the spring season for the Tartans.
The tandem of junior Christian Heaney-Secord (Westwood, Mass./Westwood) and junior Will Duncan (Newbury Park, Calif./Newbury Park) topped Bruno Russo and Angus Thomson at first doubles 8-3.
The Tartans swept the six singles matches. Sophomore Abhishek Alla grabbed a win for the Tartans at first singles when he defeated Thomson 7-5, 6-2.
Heaney-Secord secured the win for the Tartans with a 6-4, 6-2 win at #2 singles over Russo.
1. Christian Heaney-Secord/Will Duncan (CMU) d Angus Thomson/Bruno Russo 8-3
2. Bryce Beisswanger/Yuvraj Kumar (CMU) d Fernando Leite/Eduardo Rodriguez 8-1
3. Matheus Ferreira/Juan Hirmas d Paul Okuda/Kenny Zheng (CMU) 8-5
1. Abhishek Alla (CMU) d Thomson 7-5, 6-2
2. Christian Heaney-Secord (CMU) d Russo 6-4, 6-2
3. Will Duncan (CMU) d Ferreira 6-4, 7-6(8)
4. Kiril Kirkov (CMU) d Leite 6-1, 6-0
5. Kenny Zheng (CMU) d Rodriguez 6-0, 6-0
6. Yuvraj Kumar (CMU) d Hirmas 6-0, 6-2