2018-19 Tartan Women's Tennis News

  • Taylor Honored as ITA Rookie of the Year
    May 28, 2019
    Prior to the 2019 NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships beginning on Friday, May 24, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced that Carnegie Mellon University women’s tennis freshman Danna Taylor (Orlando, Fla. / Circle Christian School) was the ITA Women’s Rookie of the Year. Taylor was chosen as the top freshman in the Atlantic-South and stood out among the three other regional honorees to become the second Tartan to earn the national award.
  • Taylor Earns Round of 32 Victory at NCAAs to Lead Tartan Women
    May 24, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon University freshman Danna Taylor (Orlando, Fla. / Circle Christian School) won her first singles match at the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Singles and Doubles Championships before completing play in the tournament later on Friday afternoon. The tournament was held at Kalamazoo College and was moved indoors due to rain.
  • Tartans End Season at Quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship
    May 20, 2019
    The 11th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team played second-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Monday in the quarterfinals of the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship with play moved indoors at the Markin Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Tartans run at the championships came to a close, as the Athenas defeated the Tartans, 5-1.
  • Taylor and Vizelman Receive ITA Regional Honors
    May 15, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon University women’s tennis freshman Danna Taylor (Orlando, Fla. / Circle Christian School) and senior Jamie Vizelman (Highland Heights, Ohio / Mayfield) received regional honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Taylor was named the ITA Atlantic-South Rookie of the Year while Vizelman received ITA Most Improved Senior for the Atlantic-South region.
  • Taylor Honored as UAA Rookie of the Year; Five Others Recognized on All-UAA Women’s Tennis Team
    May 13, 2019
    Freshman Danna Taylor (Orlando, Fla. / Circle Christian School) headlines six Carnegie Mellon University women’s tennis players honored by the University Athletic Association (UAA). Taylor was named the UAA Women’s Tennis Rookie of the Year as part of the 2019 All-UAA Women’s Tennis Team. The freshman is joined by sophomore Melissa Strome (West Bloomfield, Mich. / West Bloomfield) and senior Jamie Vizelman (Highland Heights, Ohio / Mayfield) on the first team.
  • #11 Tartans Advance to NCAA Quarterfinals with 5-0 Win at #13 Kenyon
    May 11, 2019
    The 11th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship for the sixth time in program history after a 5-0 win at 13th-ranked Kenyon College on Saturday, May 11.
  • #11 Tartans Advance to Regional Final of the NCAA Championships
    May 10, 2019
    The 11th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team advanced to the regional final of the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship on Friday with a 5-0 win over Wheaton College (Ill.). The match was played on the campus of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. The Tartans improve to 18-7 while the Thunder conclude the season with a mark of 17-6.
  • Four Tartans Selected to NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships
    May 09, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon University will have four tennis players continue their season after being selected to compete in the 2019 NCAA Division III Singles and Doubles Tennis Championships at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan, from May 24-26. Representing the women’s program will be sophomore Melissa Strome (West Bloomfield, Mich. / West Bloomfield) and freshman Danna Taylor (Orlando, Fla. / Circle Christian School), while seniors Chaz Downing (Newport Beach, Calif. / Corona Del Mar) and Daniel Levine (Highland Park, Ill. / Boca Prep International School) will represent the men’s program.
  • Tartan Women’s Tennis Selected to NCAA Championships
    May 06, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team has been selected to compete for the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship and will travel to Kenyon College for the first, second, and third rounds of competition. The appearance in the postseason event will be the 14th in 15 years for the Tartans, all coming under 16-year head coach Andrew Girard. Play is set to begin on Thursday, May 9 and run through Saturday, May 11.
  • #11 Tartans Down #8 Brandeis In Third-Place Match at UAA Championship
    April 27, 2019
    The 11th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team finished third at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Women's Tennis Championship on Saturday with a 5-0 win over eighth-ranked Brandeis University. The Tartans end their regular season with an overall mark of 17-7.
  • #11 Tartans Outlasted by #1 Emory in UAA Semifinals
    April 26, 2019
    The 11th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team ran into topped ranked Emory University in the semifinals of the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship on Friday at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Florida. The Eagles won 5-1 over the Tartans, as the Cardinal and Gray move to 16-7 overall. The Tartans will face eighth-ranked Brandeis University on Saturday in the third-place match.
  • #10 Tartans Open UAA Play With a 5-0 Win Over #20 NYU
    April 25, 2019
    The 10th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team opened University Athletic Association (UAA) play on Thursday at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Florida, with a 5-0 win over 20th-ranked NYU. The Tartans are now 16-6 overall and advance to the semifinals of the UAA Championships for the 16th consecutive year.
  • #10 Tartans Top #22 Washington and Lee, 5-4
    April 20, 2019
    The 10th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team defeated 22nd-ranked Washington and Lee University in a regional match on Saturday, April 20 by a 5-4 score. The Tartans are now 15-6 for the season while the Generals are 13-6.
  • #10 Tartans Blank Blue Streaks
    April 14, 2019
    The 10th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team hosted the Blue Streak of John Carroll University on Sunday and won 9-0 to move to 14-6 on the season. John Carroll is now 11-5.
  • #10 Tartans Defeat #24 Christopher Newport, 8-1, at Home
    April 07, 2019
    The 10th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team hosted 24th-ranked Christopher Newport University on Sunday, April 7, defeating the Captains 9-1. The Tartans improved to 13-6 for the season while Christopher Newport dropped to 9-6.
  • #10 Tartans Top #12 Mary Washington; Fall to Duquesne
    April 06, 2019
    The 10th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team hosted 12th-ranked University of Mary Washington on Saturday winning 9-0 for their 12th win of the season while dropping a 6-1 match to Division I Duquesne University.
  • Vizelman's Three-Set Match Clinches 5-4 Win for #10 Tartans over Division I Saint Francis
    March 31, 2019
    The 10th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team hosted Division I Saint Francis (Pa.) on Sunday at the Alpha Tennis and Fitness Club and defeated the Red Flash 5-4 following senior Jamie Vizelman's (Highland Heights, Ohio / Mayfield) three-set victory at first singles. The Tartans are now 11-5 overall while the Red Flash are now 3-14.
  • #10 Women's Tennis Downs #27 Denison
    March 30, 2019
    The 10th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team traveled to Granville, Ohio and came away with a 7-2 win over the 27th-ranked Denison University Big Red. The Tartans improve to 10-5 overall while Denison is now 7-6.
  • #10 Tartans End Spring Trip with Tough Setback to #7 Wesleyan
    March 13, 2019
    (Orlando, Fla.) - The Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team, ranked 10th nationally, dropped a hard fought match, 6-3, to seventh-ranked Wesleyan University in a rematch of the third round of the NCAA Championship from last season. The Tartans are now 9-5 on the season while Wesleyan remains perfect at 4-0.
  • #10 Tartans Down Division II Shippensburg, Drop Contest to #3 Amherst
    March 11, 2019
    The 10th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team was back on the courts Monday in Orlando, Florida, and once again split a pair of matches. The Tartans opened the day with third-ranked Amherst College and loss 6-3. The Cardinal and Gray then rebounded and took down Division II Shippensburg University 6-1 under the lights. Carnegie Mellon is now 9-4 overall.
  • Tartans Split a Pair of Matches on Spring Trip
    March 10, 2019
    The 10th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team split a pair of matches on Sunday in Orlando Florida. The Tartans started the day with a hard fought 8-1 loss to topped ranked Emory University before defeating Dickinson College 8-1. The Tartans are now 8-3 overall.
  • #10 Tartans Open Spring Trip with 7-2 Win Over Swarthmore
    March 09, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon women's tennis team, ranked 10th nationally, opened its spring break trip in Orlando with a 7-2 decision over Swarthmore College. The Tartans are now 7-2 while the Garnet even their mark at 2-2.
  • #11 Tartans Place Fifth at ITA National Team Indoor Championship
    March 03, 2019
    The 11th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team placed fifth at the 2019 ITA National Team Indoor Championship on Sunday after taking down University Athletic Association foe, Washington University in St. Louis 5-2. The Tartans are now 6-2 overall while the 13th-ranked Bears move to 4-3.
  • #11 Tartans Advance to Fifth-Place Match at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship with a 7-2 win Over Sewanee
    March 02, 2019
    The 11th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team advanced to the fifth-place match at the 2019 ITA National Team Indoor Championship with a 7-2 win over Sewanee on Saturday afternoon. The Tartans are now 5-2 overall while the Tigers move to 3-3.
  • #11 Tartans Open ITA National Team Indoor Championship with 5-4 Setback to #8 Pomona-Pitzer
    March 01, 2019
    The 11th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team dropped a hard fought 5-4 battle to eighth-ranked Pomona-Pitzer Colleges in the opening round of the ITA National Team Indoor Championship on Friday. This year’s championships are being played in Nashville, Tenn. and are hosted by Sewanee. Carnegie Mellon is now 4-2 overall while Pomona-Pitzer moves to 3-1.
  • #11 Tartans Top Division I Mount St. Mary's 7-2
    February 16, 2019
    The 11th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team improved to 4-1 on the season with a 7-2 win over Division I Mount St. Mary's University Saturday evening. The Mountaineers are now 0-4 after dropping the contest at the Greensburg Racquet Club.
  • Taylor Honored by UAA
    February 05, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon University freshman Danna Taylor (Orlando, Fla. / Circle Christian School) was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week for her performance in helping the 11th-ranked Tartans to a 7-0 victory over Division II Slippery Rock University this past Friday.
  • #11 Tartans Open Indoor Season with 7-0 Victory Against Slippery Rock
    February 01, 2019
    The 11th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team opened the second half of the season against Division II Slippery Rock University on Friday, February 1 at the Oxford Athletic Club in Wexford, Pennsylvania, winning 7-0. The Tartans advance to 3-1 for the year while Slippery Rock drops its first contest and is also 3-1.
  • Vinaya Rao: Thriving in a Competitive Environment
    October 30, 2018
    Junior women's tennis player, Vinaya Rao, is passionate about developing her athletic and academic skills alongside ambitious peers. Last year, Vinaya competed in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Doubles Championship with doubles partner, Melissa Strome, where the pair earned All-American status placing fifth overall. Vinaya is also an All-UAA Second Team selection at No. 2 singles and a two-time No. 2 doubles selection.
  • Strome and Taylor Finish Runner Up at ITA Cup
    October 13, 2018
    Sophomore Melissa Strome (West Bloomfield, Mich. / West Bloomfield) and freshman Danna Taylor (Orlando, Fla. / Circle Christian School) of the Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team played in ITA Cup Division III Doubles National Championship match on Saturday and dropped a hard battle to Caroline Cox and Catherine Allen of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. The championships were held at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College in Rome, Georgia.
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