Eisenman Advances to ITA Singles National Championship Match
ROME, Georgia - Lindsey Eisenman dropped her first set to Sarah Youngberg of Wesleyan, but bounced back to win the next two in the semifinals of the ITA Cup on Saturday afternoon at the Rome Tennis Center, advancing through to the final round on Sunday.
Set scores were 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 as Eisenman earned her 27th singles win in a row dating back to last year, and her 10th in a row to start this season, including two wins at the Sagehen-Athena Invitational, five at the ITA West Regional and three so far at the ITA Cup.
Her last loss came to Claudia Ng of Chicago at the ITA Indoor Championships last spring, a loss which she avenged in the national championship match in May to help the Athenas win the title. Her next challenge will also be from Chicago, as she faces top-seeded Slywia Mikos tomorrow in the ITA Cup Finals at 9 a.m. local time (6 a.m. Pacific).
Audrey Yoon also picked up another win in the consolation bracket on Saturday, defeating Cassidy Binder of Pacific 6-2, 7-5. Yoon fell in her opening match but bounced back with two wins to close out with a 2-1 record in Rome.
In doubles, Yoon and Alisha Chulani fell late on Friday night in the quarterfinals to Matia Cristiani and Olivia Soffer of Babson, while Eisenman and Ella Brissett picked up a consolation win over Molly Austin and Allison Szalay of Gustavus Adolphus 6-1, 6-2.
Eisenman will try to be the first ITA Cup winner for CMS since Justine Leong won an all-CMS final over Catherine Allen in 2019 (Leong and Allen also took the doubles title that year).