#11 Tartans Drop Hard Fought Contest to #4 Emory in Semifinal Match of the UAA Championship
(ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla.) - The 11th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team ran into fourth-ranked Emory University in the semifinals of the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship on Saturday. The Tartans dropped a 5-4 decision and are now 14-6 on the season and will face 12th-ranked Case Western Reserve University on Sunday in the third-place match.
The Tartans grabbed a 2-1 lead following doubles play picking up wins at the second and third spots. Senior Janabelle Wu (San Jose, Calif. / Lynbrook) and freshman Crystal Zhou (Austin, Texas / LASA) won 8-5 at second followed by junior Megan Qiang (Cleveland, Ohio / Hathaway Brown School) and freshman Zoe Angell (Midland, Mich. / H.H. Dow) by the identical score.
After Emory knotted the score at 2-2, freshman Sarah Yang (Alpharetta, Ga. / Northview) put the Tartans ahead 3-2 with a straight set win at first singles by the scores of 6-2, 6-1. Emory proceeded to win at four singles before senior Lindy Cornwall (Poway, Calif. / Poway) put the Tartans back in front with a 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 win at three singles.
The Eagles then took points at six and two singles in three sets each to close the match.
The match with Spartans will take place Sunday at 8:30 a.m.