Singles dominate for No. 8 Carnegie Mellon in win at Mary Washington
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Eighth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University used a dominate singles performance to defeat No. 21 University of Mary Washington on Saturday. The Tartans improve to 11-2 overall while the Eagles fall to 5-5.
The Tartans did lead 2-1 after doubles, getting victories from the No. 2 and No. 3 pairs. Junior Angela Pratt and freshman Nicholle Torres earned the first point with an 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles while sophomore Brooke Tsu and Abbey Hamstra held out for an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles.
Tsu was the first to finish singles as she won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles before freshman Vanessa Pavia won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles. Torres then secured the team victory with a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles.
Other match wins for the Tartans came from junior Bryn Raschke at No. 6 singles, 1-6, 6-3, 1-0(10-6) and from Pratt at No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-7(5-7), 1-0(10-8).