Eisenman Advances to Quarterfinals of ITA Cup in Singles, Chulani/Yoon Move on in Doubles
CLAREMONT, Calif. – Lindsay Eisenman advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Cup singles championship with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Divya Venkatarama of Carnegie Mellon on Thursday at the Rome Tennis Center, while Alisha Chulani and Audrey Yoon advanced in doubles with a close 7-5, 7-6 win, also over Carnegie Mellon.
Eisenman will advance to face Emily Kantrovitz of Emory in the quarterfinal round tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time (11 a.m. Pacific). She is now 8-0 in singles this year, including 6-0 in the ITA and 2-0 at the Sagehen-Athena Invitational, and has won her last 25 singles matches dating back to last year, including five in the NCAA Tournament.
Chulani and Yoon edged out Danna Taylor and Anna Show of Carnegie Mellon, winning 7-5, 7-6 with a 7-4 win in the second-set tiebreaker. They move on to face the second seed, Matia Cristiani and Olivia Soffer of Babson, tomorrow night at 7 p.m. local time.
Eisenman earned her bid to the ITA Cup by winning the singles title at the ITA West Regional on Oct. 2, narrowly defeating teammate Audrey Yoon (10-8 in a third-set tiebreaker). Yoon also qualified for the ITA Cup in singles with her second-place finish, but fell to Cristiani and will compete in the consolation bracket tomorrow, facing Lauryn Douglas of Bethel at 9 a.m. local time.
CMS also had two doubles teams earn trips to the ITA Cup after reaching the ITA West Regional finals. Eisenman and Ella Brissett defeated Audrey Yoon and Alisha Chulani, remaining undefeated as doubles partners (25-0) dating back to last season, but they suffered their first defeat at the ITA Cup on Thursday, falling to Ashley Chang and Sophia Kim of Johns Hopkins 7-6, 6-2.
Eisenman and Brissett will play Molly Austin and Allison Szalay of Gustavus Adolphus in the consolation round tomorrow.