NASHVILLE - The 12th-ranked Sewanee women's tennis team battled with No. 11 Carnegie Mellon in the second round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Indoor National Championships from the Adams Tennis Center in Murfreesboro.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Carnegie Mellon (5-2) 7, Sewanee (3-3) 2
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-CMU did take two of three doubles, but the No. 1 flight was a memorable one. Coming off a late night for the Tartans in their quarterfinal match, Catherine Owen and Ellie Czura downed the No. 2 doubles team in all of NCAA Division III with an 8-5 win over Danna Taylor/Melissa Strome.
-In singles, Owen battled with No. 6 Taylor at the No. 1. Taylor would have to rally against the sophomore to win in three sets.
-Meanwhile, at the No. 2 flight, Czura took down No. 22 Jamie Vizelman, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.
-Flights four and five went into a tie break, including a battle with No. 46 Beata Liberchuk and Haley Tucker.
1. #6 Danna Taylor (CMUW) def. Catherine Owen (SEWANEE) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
2. Ellie Czura (SEWANEE) def. #22 Jamie Vizelman (CMUW) 6-3, 5-7, 6-1
3. Vinaya Rao (CMUW) def. Mary Jane McCaghren (SEWANEE) 6-3, 6-0
4. Melissa Strome (CMUW) def. Sara Thompson (SEWANEE) 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 (13-11)
5. #46 Beata Liberchuk (CMUW) def. Haley Tucker (SEWANEE) 6-7, 7-5, 1-0 (10-0)
6. Alex Iordache (CMUW) def. Caroline Adams (SEWANEE) 6-2, 6-1
1. Catherine Owen/Ellie Czura (SEWANEE) def. #2 Danna Taylor/Melissa Strome (CMUW) 8-5
2. Vinaya Rao/Courtney Ollis (CMUW) def. Mary Jane McCaghren/Maura McCrary (SEWANEE) 8-4
3. Jamie Vizelman/Janabelle Wu (CMUW) def. Sara Thompson/Caroline Adams (SEWANEE) 8-6
Sewanee will play for seventh place at the Championships Sunday against No. 9 Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Murfreesboro.