(FREDERICKSBURG, Va.) - The ninth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team won a battle on the road at 19th-ranked University of Mary Washington on Saturday, April 7 when the Tartans pulled out a 5-4 win. The victory puts the Tartans at 14-3 for the season.
A 2-1 lead after doubles for the Tartans turned to a 4-4 match with sixth singles playing for match point. Freshman Hannah Rosenfield (Manchester, England / Windemere Preparatory School), ranked 33rd nationally, pulled out a three-set win for the Tartans after falling behind 6-4 in the first set. Her final score was 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 and marked her team-leading 14th win in singles play this year.
In doubles action, the fifth-ranked pair of Vinaya Rao (Vernon Hills, Ill. / Adlai E. Stevenson) and Melissa Strome (West Bloomfield, Mich. / West Bloomfield) earned an 8-5 win at second doubles for their 19th victory of the season. The third doubles team of senior Katie Lai (Hagatna, Guam / St. Andrew's Episcopal School) and junior Jamie Vizelman (Highland Heights, Ohio / Mayfield) had an impactful win with an 8-3 score.
Other victories for the Tartans came from senior Cori Sidell (Redwood Shores, Calif. / Carlmont) at first singles and Rao at third singles. Sidell won 6-4, 6-4 with Rao earning a 6-3, 6-4 victory.
The Tartans will next face Kenyon College on Sunday, April 15 at 1:00 p.m. on their home courts in Pittsburgh.