(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team, ranked 12th in Division III, took advantage of a sunny and warm February day and played outside against a pair of Division II teams, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and Seton Hill University. The Tartans fell 5-4 to IUP, ranked 28th in Division II, and defeated the Griffins of Seton Hill, 9-0.
The Tartans' (6-2) second doubles team of freshmen Vinaya Rao (Vernon Hills, Ill./Adlai E. Stevenson) and Courtney Ollis (Suffern, N.Y./Suffern) picked up two victories on the day, topping Raquel Gonzalez and Rachel Wood of IUP, 8-5, and Madison DeBone and Jenna Bailey of Seton Hill, 8-3.
Junior Cori Sidell (Redwood Shores, Calif./Carlmont) went 3-1 for the day with two wins in singles play. She first defeated Luise von Agrise of IUP at number two singles, 6-2, 6-4, before winning at number one singles against Seton Hill, 6-2, 6-2. She also paired with senior Nicholle Torres (Weston, Fla./Great Neck South) for a win at number one doubles against the Griffins, 8-2.
Sophomore Jamie Vizelman (Highland Heights, Ohio/Mayfield) and Rao also had two singles victories for the day. Vizelman won at number three singles against IUP, 6-4, 6-2, and played second singles against Seton Hill, winning 6-1, 6-4. Rao was a winner at fourth singles against IUP, 6-3, 6-4, and won at number three singles, 6-1, 6-2, against Seton Hill.
The Tartans return to action on Sunday, February 19 outside against John Carroll University. The match will be played at home beginning at 10 a.m.