Carnegie Mellon makes quick work of Otterbein in 5-0 second-round sweep
MONROEVILLE, Pa. -- Carnegie Mellon competed in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday and advanced with a 5-0 victory against Otterbein. The win moves the Tartans' dual-match record to 18-6, as the Cardinals end their season at 19-5.
The Tartans started play sweeping doubles with the tandem of sophomore Yuvraj Kumar and freshman Kenny Zheng earning the first point with an 8-1 victory versus Tyler Gibbons and Kendall Coffman at No. 3. Next to finish for the Tartans was the No. 1 pair of juniors Will Duncan and Christian Heaney-Secord. The duo won 8-2 against Will Willson and David Seckel.
Carnegie Mellon completed the sweep when the No. 2 doubles team of junior Bryce Beisswanger and freshman Kiril Kirkov won 8-1 against Ryan Shutt and Zach McDivitt.
Kirkov put the Tartans on top 4-0 with a straight-set victory at No. 4 singles. He won 6-2, 6-2 against Coffman. Heaney-Secord sealed the home team victory, as he defeated Shutt at No. 2 singles by the scores of 6-4, 6-4.
Carnegie Mellon will play Case Western on Sunday for a chance to return to the national quarterfinals for the second time in school history.