#23 UMW Women's Tennis Falls at #14 Carnegie Mellon, 5-4, in NCAA Second Round

The University of Mary Washington women's tennis team erased a 4-0 deficit to tie the team score at four, but fell in the final match in a 5-4 loss at \#14 Carnegie Mellon University on Friday in Pittsburgh in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Eagles close the season at 17-9 overall.

The Eagles fell behind, 3-0, after doubles, and dropped the first match completed to go behind, 4-0. With their backs against the wall, the Eagles got a win from Cassie Bowman at six singles in three sets to get on the scoreboard, and then saw freshman Lindsay Raulston win at four in straight sets.

Freshman Lauren Gaspar and junior Michelle Meadows both rallied for three-set wins to tie the score, and after falling in the first set, senior Courtney Goimarac captured her second set in a tie breaker to force a third set in the deciding match. Carnegie Mellon bounced back in the third set, leaving UMW one point shy of the win.

\#14 Carnegie Mellon 5, \#23 Mary Washington 4
May 13, 2011 at Carnegie Mellon University

Singles competition

1. Laura Chen (CMUW) def. Courtney Goimarac (UMW) 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2

2. Courtney Chin (CMUW) def. Megan Lawlor (UMW) 6-2, 6-1

3. Lauren Gaspar (UMW) def. Alexandra Tapak (CMUW) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1

4. Lindsay Raulston (UMW) def. Cze-Ja Tam (CMUW) 6-4, 6-4

5. Michelle Meadows (UMW) def. Jennifer Chui (CMUW) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

6. Cassie Bowman (UMW) def. Ashley Herrick (CMUW) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2

Doubles competition

1. Laura Chen/Courtney Chin (CMUW) def. Courtney Goimarac/Megan Lawlor (UMW) 8-1

2. Jennifer Chui/Alexandra Tapak (CMUW) def. Lindsay Raulston/Michelle Meadows (UMW) 8-6

3. Cze-Ja Tam/Ashley Herrick (CMUW) def. Jocelyn Lewis/Cassie Bowman (UMW) 8-2

Match Notes

Mary Washington 17-9; National ranking \#23

Carnegie Mellon 13-8; National ranking \#14

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,6,4,3,5,1)

2011 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship Regional

Pittsburgh, Pa.