(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The ninth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team hosted John Carroll University on Sunday, April 22 and defeated the Blue Steaks, 9-0. The Tartans are now 13-5 for the year while John Carroll dropped to 9-8.
The Tartans swept through doubles play with the number one pair of juniors Daniel Levine (Highland Park, Ill. / Boca Prep International School) and Chaz Downing (Newport Beach, Calif. / Corona Del Mar) winning first by an 8-1 score. The number three doubles tandem of sophomore Nicholas Calzolano (Hinsdale, Ill. / Hinsdale Central) and freshman Ben Ash (Johns Creek, Ga. / Johns Creek) won by the same score before the second doubles team of senior Jeffrey Chen (Carmel, Ind. / Carmel) and freshman Ray Boppana (Boxborough, Mass. / Acton Boxborough Regional) won 8-4.
Ash and Calzolano finished singles play first to earn the match win with Ash winning, 6-1, 6-1, at fourth singles and Calzolano taking fifth singles, 6-1, 6-1.
The Tartans will next play in the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships on Thursday, April 26. The draw for the tournament will be released in the middle of the week.