Tartans Win Fifth Straight Match with 6-1 Win Over Division I Saint Francis

Tartans Win Fifth Straight Match with 6-1 Win Over Division I Saint Francis

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team, ranked 12th in Division III,  remained unbeaten with a 6-1 win over visiting Division I opponent Saint Francis (Pa.) University on Saturday, February 11. The match was played at The Club Sport and Life, as the Tartans are now 5-0 while the Red Flash fall to 1-4.

With Division I scoring in place, one-point is awarded for doubles play. The Tartans started the match taking third doubles by a default win. Carnegie Mellon sealed the team point following a 6-4 win at second doubles by the freshmen tandem of Vinaya Rao (Vernon Hills, Ill./Adlai E. Stevenson) and Courtney Ollis (Suffern, N.Y./Suffern).

Carnegie Mellon took a 2-0 lead as singles play started with another default win at six singles. Senior Nicholle Torres (Weston, Fla./Great Neck South) then won a straight set match at first singles by the scores of 6-2, 6-4 to give the Tartans the 3-0 advantage.

After the Red Flash took a point a fourth singles, the Cardinal and Gray won at third, second and fifth singles, respectively. Sophomore Jamie Vizelman (Highland Heights, Ohio/Mayfield) sealed the victory with a straight set win in the fourth spot by the identical score of 7-5 in both sets.

Junior Cori Sidell (Redwood Shores, Calif./Carlmont) pulled out a three set win at second singles, winning 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 while Ollis won 6-2, 75 in the number five spot.

Carnegie Mellon will host Duquesne University on Sunday, February 12. The match will be held at Alpha Tennis in Harmarville, Pennsylvania at 4:00 p.m.