Tartans Down IUP and Robert Morris to Remain Perfect in Dual Play

Tartans Down IUP and Robert Morris to Remain Perfect in Dual Play

(MONROEVILLE, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team stayed perfect on the season with an 8-1 victory over Division II Indiana University of Pa. and a 9-0 decision over Division I Robert Morris University Sunday, February 16 at The Club in Monroeville, Pa. The two wins improve the Tartans record to 5-0.

The Tartans won every singles match as sophomores Brooke Tsu (Hillsborough, Calif./Burlingame) and Abbey Hamstra (Wheatfield, Ind./Kankakee Valley) each won twice. Tsu defeated Sophie Butland of IUP 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 before playing No. 1 against Carolina Mourao Teixeira of Robert Morris in winning 6-0, 6-1.  Hamstra won 6-4, 6-3 at No. 6 over Rachel Wood of IUP and then played in the five spot and won 6-1, 6-4 over Dounia Zinbi of Robert Morris.

In doubles play, junior Bryn Raschke (Del Mar, Calif./Torrey Pines) and freshman Vanessa Pavia (Thornwood, N.Y./Academy of our Lady of Good Counsel) won at twice at No. 1 doubles by the scores of 8-5 over Tanya Timko and Butland of IUP and 8-2 over Robert Morris' Alina Schibol/Diana Mirceta.

Carnegie Mellon 8, IUP 1

1. Bryn Raschke/Vanessa Pavia (CMUW) def. Tanya Timko/Sophie Butland, 8-5
2. Angela Pratt/Brooke Tsu (CMUW) def. Abby McCormick/Erika Schnaas, 8-1
3. Ranvita Mahto/Rachel Wood def. Nicholle Torres/Katie Cecil (CMUW), 8-6

1. Pavia (CMUW) def. Timko, 6-1,6-2
2. Pratt (CMUW) def. McCormick, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3)
3. Tsu (CMUW) def. Butland, 6-3, 6-1
4. Torres (CMUW) def. Mahto, 6-1, 6-1
5. Elizabeth Martin (CMUW) def. Alanna McFail, 6-1, 6-2
6. Abbey Hamstra (CMUW) def. Wood, 6-4, 6-3

Carnegie Mellon 9, Robert Morris 0

1. Bryn Raschke/Vanessa Pavia (CMUW) def. Alina Schibol/Diana Mirceta, 8-2
2. Katie Cecil/Lydia Utkin (CMUW) def. Marie-Sophie Heine/Larissa Kiyoku, 8-2
3. Nicholle Torres/Elizabeth Martin  def. Dounia Zinbi/Carolina Mourao Teixeira, 9-8 (4)

1. Tsu (CMUW) def. Mourao Teixeira, 6-0,6-1
2. Cecil (CMUW) def. Heine, 6-0, 6-2
3. Martin (CMUW) def. Schibol, 7-5, 6-3
4. Raschke (CMUW) def. Kiyoku, 6-0, 6-3
5. Abbey Hamstra (CMUW) def. Zinbi, 6-1, 6-4
6. Utkin (CMUW) def. Kourtney Passero, 6-0, 6-0