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Stags Split with Caltech and APU

CMS Men's Tennis played a rare Friday doubleheader, and split matches against Caltech and Azusa Pacific University. CMS won 9-0 against SCIAC opponent Caltech, and then lost 6-3 to APU.

The Stags' Kirthi Narasimhan (JR - Sugar Land, Texas) played at the #1 position and earned his second singles win without a defeat in conference. Freshmen Spencer MacColl (Greenbrae, CA) and Thomas Keiffer (La Jolla, CA) also won convincingly at positions #3 and #4. The two also played doubles together at the #2 position and were victorious.

Against #2 NAIA ranked Azusa Pacific University, the Stags missed a great opportunity to lead after the doubles, before dropping a 6-3 decision. Seniors William Ellison (Shaker Heights, OH) and David Oehm (Menlo Park, CA) had a chance to put the Stags up 2-1 after doubles. Despite a 7-2 lead and a match point returning at 7-8, the Stags' #1 pair lost a heartbreaker 9-8(5). Lawrence Wang (SO - Orange, CA) was the lone CMS player to win in both singles and doubles, earning victories at #2 doubles and #1 singles. Freshman Mikey Lim (Honolulu, HI) was also impressive in battling back from first set that he lost 6-0 to win in three sets and get the Stags other singles point.

Next up for CMS Men's Tennis is a doubleheader on Saturday at home against SCIAC opponent Whittier College (9:30 AM), and on the road against Division I Loyola Marymount University (2:30 PM). With the split on Friday, the Stags are 4-1 overall and 2-0 in conference.

CMS 9 vs Caltech 0
1. Narasimhan / Sabater def Chiu / Lazear 8-2
2. Keiffer / S. MacColl def Narasimhan / Tai 8-2
3. M. Crandall / M. Mondino def Kandasamy / Shadrin 8-1
CMS led 3-0 after doubles / Order of doubles match completion: #1, #3, #2
1. Kirthi Narasimhan def Justin Lazear 6-0, 6-1
2. Drew Sabater def Rico Chiu 3-3, ret
3. Spencer MacColl def Vivek Narasimhan 6-1, 6-2
4. Thomas Keiffer def Ilia Shadrin 6-0, 6-0
5. Ryan Berber def Eric Tai 6-1, 6-1
6. Russell Chidester def Ram Kandasamy 6-0, 6-0
Order of singles match completion: #2, #5, #6, #1, #3, and #4

 

CMS 3 vs Azusa Pacific 6
1. Ellison / Oehm lost to Kur / Weber 9-8(5)
2. Schils / Wang def Bolsius / Goodman 8-4
3. DePaolo / Feldhausen lost to Chow / Robbie Dabbs 8-5
CMS trailed 2-1 after doubles / Order of doubles match completion: #2, #3, #1
1. Lawrence Wang def David Goodman 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
2. William Ellison lost to Patrick Kur 6-0, 6-3
3. Eric Chow lost to Mathias Weber 6-2, 6-4
4. Mikey Lim def Mathias Bolsius 0-6, 6-2, 6-4
5. Jack DePaolo lost to Ronald Chow 6-4, 6-0
6. Evan Feldhausen lost to Art Fatkhiev 6-1, 7-6(4)
Order of singles match completion: #5, #3, #2, #6, #4, and #1