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Stags Win 8-1 at #24 Pomona-Pitzer

Alex Lane (Photo by John Valenzuela)

Senior Alex Lane (Claremont, CA) won his eighth straight singles match, and top ranked CMS swept all six singles without losing a set in an 8-1 win at #24 Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday. The Stags complete a three matches in three days sweep against nationally ranked Division III opponents and improve to 15-3 overall and 2-0 in conference.

CMS took a 2-1 advantage from the doubles by splitting very closely contested matches at the #1 and #2 positions, and winning easily at the #3 spot. Stags' top pair Warren Wood (So. - Del Mar, CA) and Joe Dorn (So. - Washington D.C.) had to break serve to stay in the match and went on to win 9-7 to put CMS up 2-0. The win was Wood and Dorn's twentieth on the season, against only five defeats.  For the second straight match, CMS' #2 team failed to hold a break late in the match, and Skyler Butts (Fr. - Santa Ana, CA) and Neel Kotrappa (Jr. Capt - La Verne, CA) lost in a tie-break for only their second defeat as a team this season.

In the singles, CMS had the upper hand at every position. Wood avenged a loss in the fall to Pomona-Pitzer's Max Sabel, defeating Sabel 6-3, 6-3 at #1. Similarly, Dorn reconciled a fall ITA West Regional semifinal loss to Chris Wiechert, with a 6-1, 6-4 win at #2. Senior Alex Johnson (Thousand Oaks, CA) won for the second time in three days, again only losing two games at the #6 position.

Next up for the Stags is #17 Gustavus Adolphus on Tuesday, April 2 at 2:30 PM at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

#1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (5) vs. #24 Pomona-Pitzer (1)
March 30, 2013 at Claremont, CA (Pauley Tennis Courts)

Doubles
1. Warren Wood / Joe Dorn (CMS) def. Max Sabel / Frankie Allinson (Pomona-Pitzer) 9-7
2. Connor Hudson / Connor Sutton (Pomona-Pitzer) def. Neel Kotrappa / Skyler Butts (CMS) 9-8(4)
3. Nikolas Marino / Alex Lane (CMS) def.  Chris Wiechert / Kevin Wei (Pomona-Pitzer) 8-3

Singles
1. Warren Wood (CMS) def. Max Sabel (Pomona-Pitzer) 6-3, 6-3
2. Joe Dorn (CMS) def. Chris Wiechert (Pomona-Pitzer) 6-1, 6-4
3. Nikolas Marino (CMS) def. Connor Hudson (Pomona-Pitzer) 6-1, 7-5
4. Alex Lane (CMS) def. Frankie Allinson (Pomona-Pitzer) 7-6(4), 6-3
5. Skyler Butts (CMS) def. Kevin Wei (Pomona-Pitzer) 6-4, 6-4
6. Alex Johnson (CMS) def. Thomas Low (Pomona-Pitzer) 6-1, 6-1

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