(MONROEVILLE, Pa.) - The ninth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team defeated the 23rd ranked Kenyon College Ladies on Sunday, April 15 at The Club Sport and Life in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, after rain forced the match inside. The Tartans finished the match with a 7-2 victory and are now 16-3 for the year.
Sophomore Vinaya Rao (Vernon Hills, Ill. / Adlai E. Stevenson) and senior Katie Lai (Hagatna, Guam / St. Andrew's Episcopal School) paired at second doubles for the first win of the day by defeating Maggie Sweeney and Grace Winslow, 8-6. The Tartans took at 2-1 lead into singles play by picking up an 8-4 victory at third doubles by junior Jamie Vizelman (Highland Heights, Ohio / Mayfield) and freshman Alex Iordache (Princeton, N.J. / South Brunswick).
Senior Cori Sidell (Redwood Shores, Calif. / Carlmont) finished singles play first with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles and Vizelman made the score 4-1 with a 7-5, 6-2 win at third singles.
Lai and Rao finished singles play about the same time with Lai earning match point at fourth singles, 6-4, 6-2. Rao dropped her second singles match, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (12-10).
Also winning for the Tartans was junior Marina Selenica (Birmingham, Mich. / Detroit Country Day School) at fifth singles, 6-2, 6-4, and freshman Hannah Rosenfield (Manchester, England / Windemere Preparatory School) at sixth singles, 6-2, 7-6 (7-0).
The Tartans will next face John Carroll University on Sunday, April 22 at home at 10:00 a.m. before the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships begin on Friday, April 27 in Altamonte Springs, Florida.