Lindsay Eisenman Wins in Three Sets in All-CMS ITA Regional Singles Final
CLAREMONT, Calif. - Lindsay Eisenman won the final four points of the third-set tiebreaker, painting the line with a winner on match point, to take a 6-3, 3-6, 10-8 win over Audrey Yoon in an All-CMS singles final at the ITA West Regionals on Monday morning at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.
The singles final was originally scheduled for Sunday, but was pushed back a day after rain on Saturday delayed the entire schedule. Sunday's action did include a CMS vs. CMS doubles final as well, with Eisenman and Ella Brissett defeating Yoon and Alisha Chulani.
The singles semifinals on Sunday saw Yoon earn her way into the finals by defeating the top seed, defending NCAA singles champion Angie Zhou of Pomona-Pitzer 7-6, 6-2. Eisenman went three sets with Chulani in the other semifinal, prevailing in a tough match 6-7, 6-0, 7-5 to earn her way into Monday's championship.
Reaching the finals also meant that both Eisenman and Yoon would be traveling to the ITA Cup in Rome, Georgia from Oct. 11-14. The championship had All-America honors at stake, and Eisenman's win clinched her third All-America award as a sophomore. She captured doubles All-America honors last year by winning the finals with Gabby Lee (in another CMS vs. CMS final over Chulani and Devon Wolfe), and then repeated as doubles All-American with yesterday's win with Brissett.
Yoon also is a singles All-American from a year ago, after advancing one round in the NCAA Singles Championship in the spring, following CMS winning the team title. She will be attending the ITA Cup for the first time, as will Brissett, who earned All-America honors for the first time in her career with the doubles title. Chulani was both a singles and a doubles All-American last year.
CMS, which has won the last two NCAA Division III national titles as a team, flexed its muscles over the course of the weekend, boasting six of the eight singles quarterfinalists, and all four doubles semifinalists.