PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The 11th-ranked Carnegie Mellon women's tennis team edged 13th-ranked Washington and Lee, 5-4, on Saturday afternoon at the CMU Tennis Courts.
First-year Tessa Hill (Canton, Ohio / Jackson) and junior Brooke Donnelly (Kennesaw, Ga. / Marietta) took down first-year Minami Makino and sophomore Cori Sidell by a score of 8-2 at No. 1 doubles. However, the Tartans claimed the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to head into singles action with a 2-1 lead.
The Blue and White posted victories at No. 1 singles, No. 3 singles and No. 6 singles to reach the final margin. Donnelly topped 16th-ranked singles player in senior Brooke Tsu to claim No. 1 singles, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1. Sophomore Michelle Fleenor (Chattanooga, Tenn. / Girls Preparatory School) topped Sidell, 7-5, 6-3, at No. 3 singles and sophomore Emily Kochard (Crozet, Va. / Western Albemarle) won at No. 6 singles, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. She defeated sophomore Katie Lai.
With the win, Carnegie Mellon improves to 11-5 overall. W&L falls to a 7-4 overall record with the loss.
The Generals return to the court on April 2 when they host 18th-ranked Mary Washington for an 11:00 am contest.
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#11 Carnegie Mellon 5, #13 Washington and Lee 4
Mar 26, 2016 at Carnegie Mellon (CMU Tennis Courts)
|1. Brooke Donnelly (W&LW) def. Brooke Tsu (CMU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1|
|2. Nicholle Torres (CMU) def. Tessa Hill (W&LW) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5|
|3. Michelle Fleenor (W&LW) def. Cori Sidell (CMU) 7-5, 6-3|
|4. Jamie Vizelman (CMU) def. M. H. McNeal (W&LW) 4-6, 7-6, 7-6|
|5. Minami Makino (CMU) def. Melinda Kauffman (W&LW) 6-3, 6-4|
|6. Emily Kochard (W&LW) def. Katie Lai (CMU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3|
|1. Brooke Donnelly/Tessa Hill (W&LW) def. Minami Makino/Cori Sidell (CMU) 8-2|
|2. Brooke Tsu/Jamie Vizelman (CMU) def. Michelle Fleenor/Rachel Hicks (W&LW) 8-4|
|3. Abbey Hamstra/Nicholle Torres (CMU) def. Emily Kochard/M. H. McNeal (W&LW) 8-6|
|Washington and Lee 7-4; National ranking #13|
|Carnegie Mellon 11-5; National ranking #11|