(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team hosted two dual matches on Saturday, October 7 and won both by 9-0 scores, topping Oberlin College and Christopher Newport University. The Tartans are now 4-0 on the season.
Senior Cori Sidell (Redwood Shores, Calif. / Carlmont) won both her number one singles matches for the day and paired with sophomore Courtney Ollis (Suffern, N.Y. / Suffern) to win at number two doubles against Oberlin and number one doubles against Christopher Newport. Her singles scores were marked down as 6-2, 6-0 and 6-0, 6-3.
Junior Jamie Vizelman (Highland Heights, Ohio / Mayfield) earned three wins for the afternoon with both singles victories coming in the second position while she paired with senior Katie Lai (Hagatna, Guam / St. Andrew's Episcopal School) at third doubles against Christopher Newport, winning by an 8-6 score. Vizelman won her first singles match of the day by retirement against Oberlin after winning the first set, 6-3. The junior then won 3-6, 6-0, 10-8 against McKinney Harwood of Christopher Newport.
Sophomore Vinaya Rao (Vernon Hills, Ill. / Adlai E. Stevenson) and freshman Melissa Strome (West Bloomfield, Mich. / West Bloomfield), who recently won the ITA Southeast Regional Doubles Championship, paired up to win 8-3 in the number one position against Oberlin and 8-6 in the second position against Christopher Newport. Rao also picked up a singles victory against Christopher Newport by a 6-1, 6-2 score in the third position.
Lai along with freshmen Hannah Rosenfield (Manchester, England / Windemere Preparatory School) and Alex Iordache (Princeton, N.J. / South Brunswick) each contributed to the wins with two singles victories for the afternoon.
As a team, the Tartans have finished the fall season but Rao and Strome will continue action at the ITA Oracle Cup in Rome, Georgia, from Thursday, October 12-Saturday, October 14.