The 27th ranked University of Mary Washington women's tennis team put up a valiant effort but fell, 5-4, to eighth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament in Pittsburgh. The Eagles end their season at 20-5.
Unlike the teams' first meeting a month ago, in which the Tartans won, 8-1, this time, the Eagles went on the offensive, winning two of three doubles matches to take a 2-1 lead into singles. Lindsay Raulston and Shelby Harris won at one, 8-6, and Alex Ritter and Chrissy Gaul won, 8-5, at three.
In singles play, Raulston won at one, 6-4, 6-2, over All-American Katie Cecil, and Harris won at two, 6-4, 7-6. The Eagles fell at 3-6 singles for a one-point defeicit at the conclusion.
Raulston will advance to the NCAA singles tournament next weekend in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
#8 Carnegie Mellon 5, #27 University of Mary Washington 4
May 11, 2013 at Carnegie Mellon University
|1. Lindsay Raulston (UMW) def. Katie Cecil (CMUW) 6-4, 6-2|
|2. Shelby Harris (UMW) def. Angela Pratt (CMUW) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)|
|3. Elizabeth Martin (CMUW) def. Alexandra Ritter (UMW) 6-3, 6-2|
|4. Brooke Tsu (CMUW) def. Christina Gaul (UMW) 6-1, 6-0|
|5. Abbey Hamstra (CMUW) def. Mackenzie Smith (UMW) 6-4, 6-4|
|6. Bryn Raschke (CMUW) def. Berringer Flood (UMW) 6-2, 6-0|
|1. Lindsay Raulston/Shelby Harris (UMW) def. Katie Cecil/Angela Pratt (CMUW) 8-6|
|2. Bryn Raschke/Brooke Tsu (CMUW) def. Mackenzie Smith/Alina Suyama (UMW) 8-1|
|3. Christina Gaul/Alexandra Ritter (UMW) def. Lydia Utkin/Alexandra Tapak (CMUW) 8-5|
|University of Mary Washington 20-5; National ranking #27|
|Carnegie Mellon 14-7; National ranking #8|
|Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (4,3,1,2,6,5)|
|2013 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship Regional|
|Second Round - Pittsburgh, Pa.|