Stags Split Doubleheader - Extend SCIAC Win Streak
Chien (Fr. – Diamond Bar, CA [pictured right])
won his fifth straight at #6 singles, as the Stags dropped a close
5-4 match to #1 Emory on Friday morning. CMS rebounded in afternoon
conference play, defeating La Verne 9-0 to extend its SCIAC
consecutive win streak to a program best 35th straight.
CMS was playing Emory for the second time in less than three weeks, having dropped a 6-3 match to the Eagles in the semifinals of the ITA National Team Indoors in St. Peter, MN. On its home courts Friday, the Stags went down 2-1 after doubles, with junior partners Thomas Keiffer (La Jolla, CA) and Eric MacColl (Greenbrae, CA) getting CMS on the board at the #3 position.
In singles, the Stags got wins from senior captain Lawrence Wang (Orange, CA) at #1, junior Mikey Lim (Honolulu, HI) at #3, and Chien at #6. Both Chien and Lim won third set match tie-breaks after Emory had taken a 5-2 lead.
Against La Verne, CMS swept the doubles to take a 3-0 lead. Senior Russell Chidester (Austin, TX) and freshman Max Mullen (Westport, CT) then clinched the match for the Stags with decisive wins at #6 and #4 singles respectively.
CMS is now 13-3 overall and 4-0 in SCIAC. Next up is the Stag-Hen Invitational, co-hosted by CMS and Pomona-Pitzer, featuring eight teams playing out to place over two days, Friday and Saturday March 20-21.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 4 vs Emory 5
March 13, 2009 at CMS (Biszantz Family Tennis Center)
1. Michael Goodwin / Chris Goodwin (EU) def. Guillaume Schils / Lawrence Wang (CMS) 8-0
2. Mark Boren / David Caplan (EU) def. Robbie Erani / Ronald Wu (CMS) 8-4
3. Thomas Keiffer / Eric MacColl (CMS) def. Michael Kaufman / Oliver Lopp (EU) 8-5
1. Lawrence Wang (CMS) def. Michael Goodwin (EU) 6-2, 6-2
2. Chris Goodwin (EU) def. Robbie Erani (CMS) 6-3, 6-3
3. Mikey Lim (CMS) def. Mark Boren (EU) 7-6(4), 2-6, (10-8)
4. Colin Egan (EU) def. Russell Brockett (CMS) 6-4, 7-5
5. Oliver Lopp (EU) def. Eric MacColl (CMS) 6-0, 6-1
6. Victor Chien (CMS) def. Patrick Redmond (EU) 6-1, 4-6, (10-8)
Order of completion
Doubles: 1, 2, 3
Singles: 1, 5, 2, 4, 6, 3
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 9 at La Verne 0
March 13, 2009 at The Claremont Club
1. Spencer MacColl / Ronald Wu (CMS) def. Richard Delgado / Alexandru Muresan (ULV) 8-3
2. Max Mullen / Ari Zyskind (CMS) def. Nick Mitzenmacher / Mark Rivas (ULV) 8-2
3. Ryan Berber / Russell Chidester (CMS) def. Adrian Laygo / Joe Matuoka (ULV) 8-1
1. Ronald Wu (CMS) def. Adrian Laygo (ULV) 6-0, 6-2
2. Ari Zyskind (CMS) def. Alexandru Muresan (ULV) 6-2, 6-1
3. Andrew Sabater (CMS) def. Richard Delgado (ULV) 6-1, 6-1
4. Max Mullen (CMS) def. Wesley Dean (ULV) 6-0, 6-0
5. Myles Crandall (CMS) def. Nick Mitzenmacher (ULV) 6-0, 6-1
6. Russell Chidester (CMS) def. Joe Matuoka (ULV) 6-0, 6-0
Order of completion
Doubles: 3, 1, 2
Singles: 6, 4, 2, 5, 3, 1