Stags drop Caltech, can't outlast #11 Azusa Pacific

Glenn Hull and Bryan Mehall (photo Ellen Friedlander)
Glenn Hull and Bryan Mehall (photo Ellen Friedlander)

#1 CMS Stags Tennis stayed undefeated in conference play with a 9-0 win against Caltech on Saturday morning, before losing a hard fought 5-4 decision at  #11 (Division II) Azusa Pacific in the afternoon. The doubleheader split leaves the Stags at 5-0 and in first place in SCIAC, and 21-2 overall.

Sophomore Max Macey (Wilton, CT) won straight set singles matches at #2 against Caltech and #6 against Azusa Pacific, earning his 19th and 20th victories of the season. Macey's 7-6(2), 7-5 win in the afternoon helped the Stags overcome a 3-1 match deficit and take the lead 4-3. However, CMS failed to convert in tough three set matches at either the #2 or #4 singles positions, as the Cougars came back to narrowly win the dual.

Other two match winners on the day were the Stags #1 doubles pair of Warren Wood (Sr. Capt. - Del Mar, CA) and Joe Dorn (Sr. - Washington D.C.) with wins in both dual matches, sophomore Glenn Hull (Brookings, OR), who won at #3 doubles and #3 singles against Caltech, sophomore Daniel Morkovine (San Carlos, CA) who won at #2 doubles against Caltech and #5 singles against APU, and junior Skyler Butts (Santa Ana, CA), who won at #1 singles and #2 doubles against Caltech.

Up next for CMS is a SCIAC doubleheader on Saturday, April 18 at 10:00 AM at Chapman, and then at 4:00 PM against Occidental at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

#1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (9) vs. Caltech (0)
April 11, 2015 at Claremont, CA (Biszantz Family Tennis Center)

Doubles
1. Joe Dorn / Warren Wood (CMS) def. Ruthwick Pathireddy / Southwick Pathireddy (Caltech) 8-2
2. Skyler Butts / Daniel Morkovine (CMS) def. Rushikesh Joshi / Morgan Lebby (Caltech) 8-5
3. Glenn Hull / Bryan Mehall (CMS) def. Alex Henny / Ishan Mehta (Caltech) 8-0

Singles
1. Skyler Butts (CMS) def. Ruthwick Pathireddy (Caltech) 6-0, 6-0
2. Max Macey (CMS) def. Rushikesh Joshi (Caltech) 6-4, 6-3
3. Glenn Hull (CMS) def. Southwick Pathireddy (Caltech) 6-0, 6-1
4. Alex Brenner (CMS) def. Morgan Lebby (Caltech) 6-0, 6-1
5. Lestter Yeh (CMS) def. Ishan Mehta (Caltech) 6-1, 6-1
6. Bryan Mehall (CMS) def. Alex Henny (Caltech) 6-0, 6-0

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

#1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (4) vs. #11 Azusa Pacific (5)
April 11, 2015 at Azusa, CA (Burrelson Tennis Courts)

Doubles
1. Joe Dorn / Warren Wood (CMS) def. Jan Meyer / Gary Yam (APU) 8-5
2. Benedikt Eger / Pascal Engel (APU) def. Skyler Butts / Daniel Morkovine (CMS) 8-6
3. Alan Leahy / Shepherd Newcomb (APU) def. Nik Marino / Bryan Mehall (CMS) 9-7

Singles
1. Jan Meyer (APU) def. Warren Wood (CMS) 6-3, 6-3
2. Benedikt Eger (APU) def. Skyler Butts (CMS) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
3. Nikolas Marino (CMS) def. Pascal Engel (APU) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
4. Gary Yam (APU) def. Joe Dorn (CMS) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
5. Daniel Morkovine (CMS) def. Alan Leahy (APU) 6-1, 7-6(3)
6. Max Macey (CMS) def. Tomas Aranguiz (APU) 7-6(2), 7-5

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