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March 17, 2011

Men's Tennis Defeats Lafayette and Skidmore

Sophomore Alex Lane (Claremont, CA [pictured right]) won two singles and two doubles matches on Thursday to lead the Stags over Division I Lafayette College and #24 Skidmore. Lane surrendered only five games in two singles matches as CMS earned 9-0 and 8-1 wins to move to 11-2 on the season.

Lane and freshman Zhenya Pereverzin (Clackamas, OR) were the only four match winners on the day for CMS. Pereverzin was a winner at #4 singles against Lafayette and #6 singles against Skidmore. He teamed with senior captain Ronald Wu (Los Altos, CA) for two lopsided wins at #1 doubles. The singles wins were Pereverzin's fourth and fifth consecutive this season. Wu's win at #5 kept him at a perfect 8-0 in dual match play this spring.

The Stags' win over Lafayette is its first over a Division I opponent this season, while Skidmore became CMS' third nationally ranked victim in Division III thus far. CMS dropped one spot from #3 to #4 in the Division III national rankings released today, but remain as the top team in the West. Lane and Alex Johnson (So. - Thousand Oaks, CA) rank #2 and #3 respectively in West region singles, followed by Russell Brockett (Sr. - Austin, TX) at #13, Mac Cahill (So. - Southport, CT) at #20, and Wu at #22. Lane and junior Brandon Wei (Lake Oswego, OR) debut at #11 in the West region doubles rankings.

The Stags end their current homestand against #2 ranked Amherst on Saturday at 1:00 PM, followed by a 6:00 PM match against Lewis & Clark.

#4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (9) vs. Lafayette (0)
March 17, 2011 at Claremont, CA (Biszantz Family Tennis Center)

Doubles
1. Zhenya Pereverzin / Ronald Wu (CMS) def. Scott Gelbman / Andrew Morris (Lafayette) 8-0
2. Alex Lane / Brandon Wei (CMS) def. Justin Haar / Sinan Ipeker (Lafayette) 8-3
3. Russell Brockett / Mac Cahill (CMS) def. Doug Gallagher / Will Mercorella (Lafayette) 8-6

Singles
1. Alex Lane (CMS) def. Justin Haar (Lafayette) 6-1, 6-1
2. Alex Johnson (CMS) def. Doug Gallagher (Lafayette) 6-1, 6-0
3. Mac Cahill (CMS) def. Scott Gelbman (Lafayette) 6-3, 6-4
4. Zhenya Pereverzin (CMS) def. Kyle MacLelland (Lafayette) 7-5, 6-1
5. Matt Ellis (CMS) def. Will Mercorella (Lafayette) 6-0, 6-2
6. Neel Kotrappa (CMS) def. Sinan Ipeker (Lafayette) 6-4, 6-2

Order of completion
Doubles: 1, 2, 3
Singles: 1, 2, 5, 4, 6, 3

#4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (8) vs. #24 Skidmore (1)
March 17, 2011 at Claremont, CA (Biszantz Family Tennis Center)

Doubles
1. Zhenya Pereverzin / Ronald Wu (CMS) def. Luke Granger / Yahia Imam (Skidmore) 8-4
2. Alex Lane / Brandon Wei (CMS) def. Lorenzo Cabrera / Spencer Cheng (Skidmore) 8-4
3. Alex Fromson / Oliver Loutsenko (Skidmore) def. Russell Brockett / Robbie Erani (CMS) 9-7

Singles
1. Alex Lane (CMS) def. Luke Granger (Skidmore) 6-2, 6-1
2. Alex Johnson (CMS) def. Oliver Loutsenko (Skidmore) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1
3. Russell Brockett (CMS) def. Spencer Cheng (Skidmore) 6-3, 6-3
4. Mac Cahill (CMS) def. Yahia Imam (Skidmore) 6-2, 6-3
5. Ronald Wu (CMS) def. Alex Fromson (Skidmore) 6-3, 6-2
6. Zhenya Pereverzin (CMS) def. Danny Knight (Skidmore) 7-5, 6-1

Order of completion
Doubles: 1, 2, 3
Singles: 5, 1, 4, 6, 2, 3