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Taylor and Zhou Win Doubles ITA Southeast Regional Championship, All CMU Final in Singles

Taylor and Zhou Win Doubles ITA Southeast Regional Championship, All CMU Final in Singles

(FREDERICKSBURG, Va.) – The Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team completed play in the ITA Southeast Regional Tournament hosted by the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Sunday saw the Tartans claim the doubles regional title and a pair of Tartans reach the final.

Singles Play:

  • Sophomores Sarah Yang and Crystal Zhou advanced to the finals.
  • Yang started play Sunday with a straight set victory over Julia Xiao of Johns Hopkins University. Yang won both sets by a 6-0 score.
  • In the other semifinal, Zhou won 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 over Marta Mikos of Washington & Lee University to setup an all Carnegie Mellon final.
  • The winner of the singles regional championship will be determined on Monday.

Doubles Play:

  • Junior Danna Taylor and Zhou won their semifinal match by defeating Izzy Koziol and Marta Mikos of Washington & Lee.
  • Taylor and Zhou then played Lauren Long and Margaret Carlton of Washington and Lee in a three-set final. The tandem dropped the first set 7-5 before forcing a super tiebreaker after winning 6-2 in the second. Taylor and Zhou took set three 10-8 to claim the doubles regional title.


  • It is the fifth straight year of ITA Regional competition the Tartans won the doubles championship.
  • It will be the fourth straight year of ITA Regional competition a Tartan will win the singles championship.
  • Taylor wins her third ITA Southeast Regional doubles championship. She won it in 2019 with Courtney Ollis and in 2018 with Melissa Strome.
  • The singles championship will be the ninth for the Tartan women's tennis program. Previous winners were Zhou (2021), Taylor (2018, 2019), Laura Chen (2008, 2009, 2010) and Amy Staloch (2005, 2006).

Next Up

  • The Tartans will host an invitational this weekend, September 30 and October 1.