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|