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Eisenman in action in the ITA Cup Finals (photo courtesy of ITA)
Eisenman in action in the ITA Cup Finals (photo courtesy of ITA)

Eisenman Finishes as National Runner-Up in Fall ITA Singles Championship

ROME, Ga. - Lindsay Eisenman went all the way to the national finals of the ITA Cup in singles, stretching her personal winning streak to 27 matches, but came up one round short of the national title after falling to top-seeded Sylwia Mikos of Chicago in the finals on Sunday morning at the Rome Tennis Center.

Eisenman mostly played at No. 6 singles last year for the Athenas, capping off her season with 17 wins in a row, including a straight-set win over Claudia Ng of Chicago in the national championship, which avenged her previous loss at the ITA Indoor Championship. She went 29-3 in singles last year and 25-3 in doubles, with one of her three singles losses coming to her own teammate, Katherine Wurster, by retirement in the ITA West Regional Semifinals.

This year, she started out with two singles wins at the Sagehen-Athena Invitational in September and then won eight straight ITA singles matches, winning the West Regional and then taking three wins at the ITA Cup before falling to Mikos, who earned the 6-1, 6-2 win for the ITA Cup title.  

Eisenman also ended last year with 21 straight doubles wins and then won seven more to start this season before falling in the ITA Cup round of 16. Her career record now stands at 71-8 (37-4 doubles, 34-4 singles) in the early stages of her sophomore year. 

Audrey Yoon also went 2-1 in singles for the Athenas at the ITA Cup, while Eisenman and Ella Brissett and Yoon and Alisha Chulani each went 1-1 in doubles. 

CMS will next turn its attention to the spring season, when it will try to win its third straight national title. The Athenas and Chicago have met in each of the last two, with CMS taking a 5-1 win in 2022 and a 5-3 win last year.