2015-16 Tartan Men's Tennis News

  • ITA Honors Men’s Tennis as All-Academic Team; Seven Named Scholar Athletes
    July 22, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team was honored for the seventh straight season and 14th time in the last 15 years by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as an ITA All-Academic Team. In addition, seven players were named ITA Scholar Athletes.
  • Six Tartans Recognized as ITA All-Americans
    June 10, 2016
    Six Carnegie Mellon University tennis players were recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as 2016 Division III All-Americans. Both the men’s and women’s programs had three players earn the national distinction for their play on the hardcourt in 2015-2016.
  • Alla Earns Third CoSIDA Academic All-America Honor
    June 07, 2016
    Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis senior Abhishek Alla (Hyderabad, India/IMG Pendleton School) has been selected to the 2016 Academic All-America Division III At-Large Men’s Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Alla garnered second team accolades for the third year becoming the first Tartan men's tennis player to earn the honor three times.
  • Alla Closes Career in NCAA Singles Semifinals
    May 27, 2016
    Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis senior Abhishek Alla closed his collegiate tennis career in the semifinals of the 2016 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Singles Championship on Friday, May 27 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. With the finish, Alla becomes the second Carnegie Mellon tennis player to reach the NCAA semifinals.
  • Tartans Advance at NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships
    May 26, 2016
    Three Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis athletes opened competition at the 2016 NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles and Doubles Championships hosted by Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Thursday, May 26.
  • Men’s Tennis Coaching Staff Receives ITA Regional Recognition
    May 25, 2016
    The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its regional award winners on Wednesday, May 25 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.
  • Three Tartans Selected to Compete at NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles and Doubles Championships
    May 18, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team will have three players compete at the 2016 NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles and Doubles Championships hosted by Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan from May 26-28.
  • Alla Lands a Spot on Third Straight CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
    May 17, 2016
    Carnegie Mellon University men’s tennis player, senior Abhishek Alla (Hyderabad, India/IMG Pendleton School), has been 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.
  • No. 5 Tartans Ousted from NCAA Championship by No. 26 Johns Hopkins
    May 14, 2016
    The fifth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team hosted 26th-ranked Johns Hopkins University in the 2016 NCAA Division III Regional Championship on Saturday, May 14. In a tight battle between Atlantic South rivals, the Blue Jays (19-5) earned a 5-3 victory to advance to the quarterfinals for the third straight year.
  • No. 5 Men’s Tennis Advance to Third Round of NCAA Championship
    May 13, 2016
    The fifth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men’s tennis team competed in the second round of the 2016 NCAA Division III Championships Friday, May 13, and advanced with a 5-0 victory over Goucher College. The win moves the Tartans’ dual-match record to 17-6, as the Gophers end their season at 20-5. Carnegie Mellon is hosting the three-day NCAA Regional.
  • Men’s Tennis Selected to Host 2016 NCAA Opening Rounds
    May 09, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team will compete for the 2016 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championship and have been selected to host the first, second and third rounds. The Tartans will host action on Thursday, May 12 through Saturday, May 14 with five teams traveling to Pittsburgh.
  • Freshmen Men’s Tennis Tandem Named All-UAA
    April 28, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University freshmen doubles team of Vayum Arora (Fremont, Calif./Mission San Jose) and Daniel Levine (Highland Park, Ill./Boca Prep International School) were honored by the University Athletic Association's (UAA) coaches on the All-UAA team. The tandem earned a spot on the second-team at No. 1 doubles following their performance at the Association Championship this past weekend.
  • Mentoring Match Comes at Perfect Time
    April 28, 2016
    Like many students, junior men’s tennis player Kiril Kirkov found searching for the right internship to be difficult and taxing. Even with a campus career and professional development center that has expertise in resume crafting and job placement at his disposal, Kirkov needed a little something extra. What he found was a voice who had experienced much of the same things, and he found it through the Student-Athlete Alumni Mentoring Program.
  • No. 9 Tartans Earn Third-Place Finish at UAA Championship
    April 23, 2016
    The ninth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team topped fifth-ranked University of Chicago, 5-4, to take third place in the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship on Saturday, April 23. The Tartans move to 16-6 on the year while the Maroons fall to 15-5.
  • No. 8 Tartans Fall in UAA Semifinals to No. 1 Emory
    April 22, 2016
    The eighth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team faced No. 1 Emory University in the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship semifinals on Friday, April 22. The Eagles excelled in singles play to take the match, 8-1, and put the Tartans record at 15-6.
  • Tartans Advance to UAA Semifinals for 11th Straight Season
    April 21, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team won it's 11th straight University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship quarterfinal match when it defeated fourth-seeded Case Western Reserve University, 6-3, on Thursday, April 21. The Tartans, seeded fifth for the tournament and eighth in the nation, are now 15-5 on the season while the sixth-ranked Spartans move to 18-7.
  • No. 7 Tartans Win Eighth Straight Match Defeating No. 27 Mary Washington
    April 10, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s tennis team, ranked seventh nationally, traveled to Fredericksburg, Virginia, to play 27th-ranked University of Mary Washington Sunday, April 10. The Tartans won their eighth straight match defeating the Eagles, 7-2, to improve to 14-5 while Mary Washington is now 15-8.
  • No. 7 Tartans Win 5-4 at No. 21 Johns Hopkins
    April 09, 2016
    The seventh-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team defeated 21st-ranked Johns Hopkins University on Saturday, April 9 on the indoor courts at Green Spring Racque Club. The Tartans, now 13-5, picked up a 5-4 victory.
  • No. 7 Tartans Earn Victory Against No. 18 Kenyon
    April 03, 2016
    The seventh-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team won its third match in three days, defeating 18th-ranked Kenyon College, 5-4, on Sunday, April 3 at Club 4 Life in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, after cold temperatures forced the match indoors.
  • No. 7 Tartans Take Down No. 25 Washington and Lee, 8-1
    April 02, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team hosted Washington and Lee University on Saturday, April 2, defeating the Generals 8-1. The Tartans, ranked seventh in the nation, are now 11-5 on the year while the Generals, ranked 25th, are now 9-4.
  • No. 7 Tartans Top Shoremen 9-0
    April 01, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s tennis team, ranked seventh nationally, hosted the Shoremen of Washington College on Friday, April 1. In the Tartans first match since their west coast trip, The Cardinal and Gray defeated the Shoremen 9-0. The win moves Carnegie Mellon’s dual match record to 10-5 while Washington is now 2-7.
  • No. 7 Tartans Close Spring Break with 6-3 Win Against No. 28 Sewanee
    March 11, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team closed its spring break tour with a 6-3 win against Sewanee on Friday, March 11. The Tartans, ranked seventh in the nation, are now 9-5 on the season while the Tigers, ranked 28th are now 4-5.
  • No. 7 Tartans Fall to No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 6-3
    March 10, 2016
    The seventh-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team faced second-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges on Wednesday, March 9 on the Stags home court, falling 6-3 to move its record to 6-5.
  • No. 7 Tartans Rebound with Two 9-0 Victories
    March 10, 2016
    The seventh-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team rebounded Thursday, March 10 with two 9-0 wins after falling 6-3 to second-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges Wednesday evening. The Tartans improve to 8-5 on the year with victories against George Fox University and Wabash College.
  • No. 7 Tartans Begin Spring Trip with 9-0 Win Against Whittier
    March 06, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team began it's spring break trip with a 9-0 win against Whittier College on Sunday, March 6. The seventh-ranked Tartans are now 6-4 on the season.
  • Jon Spero (TPR'10) Establishes Endowment Fund for Tennis
    February 29, 2016
    Young alumnus Jon Spero (TPR’10) has chosen to support the Carnegie Mellon University tennis programs with an endowment gift in honor of his late parents, Dr. Joel Spero and Dr. Janet Amico. A native of Pittsburgh who now works for BelHealth Investment Partners in New York City, Spero enjoyed his time as a Tartan men’s tennis player and was an integral part of the best season in men’s tennis history.
  • No. 11 Tartans Place Fourth at ITA National Team Indoor Championship
    February 21, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s tennis team placed fourth at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship on Sunday, February 21, after falling to University Athletic Association (UAA) rival Case Western Reserve University, 5-4. The Tartans are now 5-4 on the season while the Spartans move to 3-1.
  • UAA Battle at ITA Indoor Championship Sees Emory Top Tartans, 6-3
    February 20, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team faced off with University Athletic Association (UAA) foe Emory University on Saturday, February 20 in the semifinals of the ITA National Team Indoor Championship. The Tartans, ranked 11th nationally, are now 5-3 on the season while the Eagles, ranked fifth, move to 3-2.
  • No. 11 Tartans Top No. 4 Pomona-Pitzer in Quarterfinals of ITA National Team Indoor Championship
    February 19, 2016
    The 11th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team opened the ITA National Team Indoor Championship against fourth-ranked Pomona-Pitzer Colleges on Friday, February 19, defeating the second-seed by a 5-4 score. The Tartans, seeded seventh for the tournament, are now 5-2 on the season.
  • Levine Honored by UAA
    February 17, 2016
    Carnegie Mellon University freshman Daniel Levine (Highland Park, Ill./Boca Prep International School) was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week. Levine posted an undefeated weekend against Division I opponents, as the 11th-ranked Tartans topped Saint Francis University 6-1 before falling 4-3 at Youngstown State University.
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