#15 Tartans Power Through for 5-3 Win Against #14 Kenyon

men's tennis player wearing red shirt and black shorts strikes the ball

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team, ranked 15th nationally, turned in another solid performance in singles action to drop 14th-ranked Kenyon College by a 5-3 score with the match played to decision on Sunday, May 2 on Tartans' home courts. The Tartans are now 9-2 while Kenyon falls to 3-4.

Sophomore Raahil Doshi (Singapore, Singapore / Anglo - Chinese School (Independent), Singapore) and freshman Michael Fourchy (Fresno, Calif. / Clovis North) earned an important doubles point for the Tartans who found themselves down 2-1 after the opening round. Doshi and Fourchy finished first with an 8-2 score at third doubles and are now 1-1 as a pair this season.

As singles play moved along, freshman Nadim Motaghedi (Cerritos, Calif. / Whitney) tied the match at 2-all with a 6-3, 6-4 win at third singles for his second straight victory at the position. Kenyon then took a short-lived lead with a three-set win at first singles before freshman Brandon Aprill (Mountain View, Calif. / The Menlo School) won his sixth singles match of the year with a 6-4, 7-5 decision at second singles.

Sophomore Matthew Poh (Manhattan Beach, Calif. / Mira Costa) then finished his fifth singles match with a 6-2, 6-2 win before Doshi put the match away with a 7-5, 6-4 win at fourth singles. Both Poh and Doshi also won their second straight at their respective positions.

The Tartans close the regular season with an undefeated record against Division III opponents at 8-0.