(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The ninth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team closed the regular season with an 8-1 win against John Carroll University on Sunday, April 22 at home. The Tartans are now 17-3 for the year while the Blue Streaks dropped to 12-6.
The fifth-ranked pair of sophomore Vinaya Rao (Vernon Hills, Ill. / Adlai E. Stevenson) and freshman Melissa Strome (West Bloomfield, Mich. / West Bloomfield) earned the first point of the day with an 8-0 win at number two doubles. The next win came at the hands of the 10th-ranked pair of senior Cori Sidell (Redwood Shores, Calif. / Carlmont) and sophomore Courtney Ollis (Suffern, N.Y. / Suffern), as they won 8-1 at first doubles. Senior Katie Lai (Hagatna, Guam / St. Andrew's Episcopal School) and junior Jamie Vizelman (Highland Heights, Ohio / Mayfield) finished doubles play with an 8-1 win at third doubles. The win for Vizelman gave the junior her 100th career win as a Tartan.
Lai was the first to finish singles play with a 6-3, 6-0 win at third singles while Vizelman clinched the match at second singles with a 6-2, 6-3 victory.
The Tartans will next be in action at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships on Friday, April 27. The draw for the tournament will be release in the middle of the week.