2014-15 Tartan Men's Tennis News

  • ITA Honors Men’s Tennis as All-Academic Team; 12 Named Scholar Athletes
    July 17, 2015
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team was honored for the sixth straight season and 13th time in the last 14 years by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as an ITA All-Academic Team. In addition, 12 players were named ITA Scholar Athletes.
  • Belmonte Promoted to Associate Head Coach of Men's and Women's Tennis
    July 16, 2015
    Mike Belmonte, who has helped the Carnegie Mellon University men’s and women’s tennis programs become two of the nation’s best, has been promoted to Associate Head Coach.
  • Five Tartans Close 2015 as ITA All-Americans
    June 22, 2015
    Five Carnegie Mellon University tennis players closed the 2014-2015 season as Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Americans.
  • Alla Garners Second Straight Capital One Academic All-America Honor
    June 09, 2015
    Carnegie Mellon University men’s tennis junior Abhishek Alla (Hyderabad, India/IMG Pendleton School) has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Alla garnered second team accolades for the second straight year becoming the second Tartan men’s tennis player and first since Boris Sofman in 2004 and 2005 to earn back-to-back honors.
  • Alla Completes Season at NCAA Quarterfinals
    May 22, 2015
    Junior Abhishek Alla (Hyderabad, India/IMG Pendleton School) competed at the 2015 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Singles Championship on Friday, May 22 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio. Alla advanced to the quarterfinals on Friday after winning two straight set matches Thursday afternoon.
  • Two Earn All-America Honors at NCAA Tennis Championships; Alla Advances to Quarterfinals
    May 21, 2015
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team had three players compete at the 2015 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Singles and Doubles Championships on Thursday, May 21 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio. Senior Christian Heaney-Secord (Westwood, Mass./Westwood) and junior Abhishek Alla (Hyderabad, India/IMG Pendleton School) both earned All-America honors for their play.
  • Duncan and Alla Named Capital One Academic All-District
    May 14, 2015
    Two Carnegie Mellon University men’s tennis players, senior Will Duncan (Newbury Park, Calif./Newbury Park) and junior Abhishek Alla (Hyderabad, India/IMG Pendleton School), were 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.
  • Two Singles and Top Doubles Tandem Selected to NCAA Individual Men’s Tennis Championships
    May 07, 2015
    When the NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Committee selected individuals and doubles teams to compete in the 2015 NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championships, Carnegie Mellon University found three of its athletes on the list. The senior pair of Will Duncan (Newbury Park, Calif./Newbury Park) and Christian Heaney-Secord (Westwood, Mass./Westwood) were selected to team up in doubles play while Heaney-Secord along with junior Abhishek Alla (Hyderabad, India/IMG Pendleton School) will play in the singles competition.
  • No. 10 Tartans Place Fourth at UAA Championship
    April 26, 2015
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team, ranked 10th in the nation, faced 13th-ranked University of Chicago in the third-place match at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship on Sunday, April 26. The Maroons pulled out an 8-1 victory and move the Tartans' record to 15-9.
  • No. 10 Tartans Topped by No. 5 Washington U. in UAA Semifinals
    April 25, 2015
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team, ranked 10th in the nation, fell Saturday, April 25 to fifth-ranked Washington University in St. Louis in the semifinals of the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship tournament. The Bears won 7-2 after all six singles matches were played to three sets.
  • No. 10 Tartans Defeat No. 29 Brandeis to Open UAA Play
    April 24, 2015
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team opened the University Athletic Association (UAA) Men's Tennis Championship on Friday, April 24 with a 7-2 first round victory against No. 29 Brandeis University. The Tartans, ranked 10th nationally, are now 15-7 overall and move on to the semifinals.
  • Doubles Sweep Leads to 7-2 Victory Against No. 11 Johns Hopkins
    April 12, 2015
    A doubles sweep led the 10th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team to a 7-2 victory against visiting Johns Hopkins University. The win moves the Tartans' record to 14-7 on the year while the No. 11 Blue Jays fall to 10-6.
  • No. 10 Men's Tennis Tops No. 18 Mary Washington
    April 11, 2015
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team, ranked 10th nationally, hosted No. 18 University of Mary Washington on Saturday, April 11 and topped the Eagles 6-3. The win improves the Tartans overall record to 13-7 while Carnegie Mellon snaps Mary Washington's 11-match win streak, as the Eagles move to 18-4.
  • Alla Receives UAA Athlete of the Week Recognition
    April 07, 2015
    Carnegie Mellon University junior men's tennis player Abhishek Alla (Hyderabad, India/IMG Pendleton School) was named the University Athletic Association Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week for winning two matches during the Tartans' 1-1 week against top-ranked competition.
  • No. 11 Kenyon Stops Tartans' Streak at Six
    April 05, 2015
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team ran into a motivated Kenyon College team Sunday, April 5 on Kenyon's home court where the 11th-ranked Lords defeated the ninth-ranked Tartans 6-3. The Tartans are now 12-7 on the year while the Lords improve to 11-5.
  • No. 9 Tartans Win Emotional Match 6-3 Against Case Western Reserve
    April 04, 2015
    The ninth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team picked up another win against a top-ranked team as it defeated 12th-ranked Case Western Reserve University 6-3 on Saturday, April 4. The Tartans improve to 13-5 on the year while the Spartans fall to 13-9.
  • No. 9 Men’s Tennis Shuts Out Christopher Newport
    March 29, 2015
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s tennis team, ranked ninth nationally finished its weekend trip to Lexington, Virginia with a 9-0 victory over Christopher Newport University on Sunday, March 29. The match was played on the campus of Washington and Lee University, as the Tartans improved to 11-6 while the Captains return home with the identical mark.
  • No. 9 Tartans Win at Washington and Lee, 6-3
    March 28, 2015
    The ninth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team traveled south to Washington and Lee University for a regional match up with the Generals, winning on the road 6-3. The Tartans improve to 10-6 on the season.
  • Tennis Programs Both Ranked in Top 10
    March 27, 2015
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s and women’s tennis programs have been recognized for their excellence on the court this year by rising in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) national rankings this week. The latest poll moved the women’s team from seventh to sixth, while the men jumped two spots from 11th to ninth.
  • Tartans Sweep Through Grove City, 9-0
    March 23, 2015
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team, ranked 11th in the nation, swept through play with Grove City College on Monday, March 23 by a 9-0 score. The Tartans are now 9-6 on the year while the Wolverines dropped to 0-4.
  • Heaney-Secord Honored by UAA
    March 17, 2015
    Carnegie Mellon University senior Christian Heaney-Secord (Westwood, Mass.) was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week for his performance during the Tartans spring break west coast trip. The senior posted a 4-1 showing in both singles and doubles play during the trip.
  • No. 11 Men's Tennis Blank Sewanee to End West Coast Trip
    March 13, 2015
    (MALIBU, Calif.) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team, ranked 11th nationally, defeated Sewanee, 9-0, on Friday, March 13 to close out its spring break tour in California. The Tartans are now 8-6 on the year.
  • Tartans Upstage No. 1 Trinity, 5-4
    March 11, 2015
    With a three-set victory at second singles, senior Christian Heaney-Secord (Westwood, Mass./Westwood) pushed the 11th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team past No. 1 Trinity University on Wednesday, March 11, 5-4. The Tartans improve to 7-6 while the Tigers drop to 9-4.
  • Tough Battle with Bowdoin Drops Tartans
    March 10, 2015
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team, ranked 11th nationally, matched up with 18th-ranked Bowdoin College on Tuesday, March 10 in Claremont, California. The Polar Bears left the venue with a 6-3 victory against the Tartans, who are now 6-6 on the year.
  • Tartans Split Action on First Day of Spring Break Tour
    March 08, 2015
    The 11th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team split action on Sunday, March 8 during its first action of its annual spring break tour in Claremont, California. The Tartans began the day with a 5-4 loss to 15th-ranked Pomona-Pitzer Colleges before closing the night with a 9-0 win against the 40th-ranked University of Rochester.
  • Tennis Alum Makes Gift For State-of-the-Art Scoreboard
    March 06, 2015
    Two of the top tennis programs in the country will introduce a significant enhancement to their facility this summer, as Carnegie Mellon University will add a state-of-the-art video board to its courts in the middle of campus. The video board was made possible by the generosity of Michael Ference and Noelle Tutunjian, who have been longtime supporters of the university and athletics program.
  • No. 9 Tartans Place Seventh at ITA National Team Indoor Championship
    February 22, 2015
    In its second match of the day at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship, the Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team defeated host Gustavus Adolphus College, ranked 14th in the nation, by a 5-4 score to place seventh at the tournament. Singles play was the difference as the Tartans move to 4-4 on the year.
  • No. 9 Tartans Topped by No. 12 Kenyon
    February 21, 2015
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team continued action in the ITA National Team Indoor Championship on Saturday, February 21 against 12th-ranked Kenyon College. The Tartans, ranked ninth in the nation, fell to the Lords, 6-3, in the consolation semifinals at the Swanson Tennis Center.
  • No. 6 Emory Tops No. 9 Tartans at ITA Indoor Championship
    February 20, 2015
    The ninth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team faced sixth-ranked Emory University in the first round of the ITA National Team Indoor Championship at Gustavus-Adolphus University on Friday, February 20. The Eagles outlasted the Tartans 5-4.
  • Tartans Top St. Francis with Strong Play
    February 13, 2015
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team hosted Division I St. Francis University on Friday, February 13 at the Greensburg Racket Club, defeating the Red Flash 4-3. The Tartans are now 4-2 on the year while the Red Flash fall to 2-4.
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