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Tartans Continue Play at ITA Cup

Tartans Continue Play at ITA Cup

(ROME, Ga.) - The Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team had four members continue play on Friday at the 2021 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Cup.

First-year tandem of Crystal Zhou (Austin, Texas / LASA) and Ava Givone (Delray Beach, Fla. / Oxbridge Academy) ran into University Athletic Association (UAA) counterparts Alexa Goetz and Xuanjin Li of Emory University in the quarterfinals and won 6-4, 6-2. The pair then faced another tandem from the UAA in Dakota Fordham and Carol Plakk from NYU in the semifinals. Zhou and Givone, who are unseeded, run to the championship was stopped with a 6-3, 6-4 setback.

Senior Lindy Cornwall (Poway, Calif. / Poway) and junior Bin Zheng (Miami, Fla. / Doral Academy), the top seed, played Sasha Gaeth and Kristina Yu of Wesleyan University in the quarterfinals and dropped a 6-3, 6-4 match in the quarterfinals.

In singles play, Zhou faced Suzuka Nishino of UT Dallas in the consolation semifinal and lost 6-3, 6-3.

The event is being held at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College in Rome, Georgia.