(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The 12th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team won its third straight match when it topped 15th-ranked Johns Hopkins University, 7-2, on Sunday, April 9 at home. The Tartans improved to 14-6 for the season while the Blue Jays fell to 9-4.
The freshmen pair of Vinaya Rao (Vernon Hills, Ill./Adlai E. Stevenson) and Courtney Ollis (Suffern, N.Y./Suffern) put the Tartans ahead 1-0 with an 8-2 victory at second doubles. After senior Nicholle Torres (Weston, Fla./Great Neck South) and junior Cori Sidell (Redwood Shores, Calif./Carlmont) fell 8-6 at first doubles, sophomore Jamie Vizelman (Highland Heights, Ohio/Mayfield) and junior Katie Lai (Hagatna, Guam/St. Andrew's Episcopal School) pulled out a 9-7 win at third doubles.
Vizelman was first to finish singles play when she won 6-1, 6-1 at third singles. Rao gave the Tartans a 4-2 lead with a 6-1, 6-2 victory at fourth singles before Lai earned match point at sixth singles with a 6-4, 6-4 win.
Also earning victories for the Tartans was Sidell at second singles, 6-3, 6-2, and Torres at first singles, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
The Tartans will host Case Western Reserve University on Saturday, April 15 before traveling to Altamonte Springs, Florida, for the University Athletic Association Championship tournament which begins on Thursday, April 20.