Stags earn top seed with two more SCIAC wins

Nik Marino (photo Ellen Friedlander)
Nik Marino (photo Ellen Friedlander)

#1 CMS Stags Tennis closed conference play on Saturday with shut out wins at #38 Chapman and at home against Occidental. CMS improves to 7-0 in SCIAC and has earned the top seed in the conference tournament hosted by Caltech May 1-2.

The Stags faced little resistance in doubles all day, with the exception of Warren Wood's (Sr. Capt - Del Mar, CA) and Joe Dorn's (Sr. - Washington D.C.) come from behind win at #1 against Chapman. The West Region's top doubles team needed to win the final five games of their pro-set to recover from a 6-3 deficit. They are now 14-2 on the season.

Senior Nik Marino (San Diego, CA) and Lestter Yeh (Jr. - Arcadia, CA) paired to win at #3 doubles against Chapman, before winning again with different partners against Occidental in the afternoon. Marino paired with junior Bryan Mehall (Snowmass Village, CO) at #2, while Yeh partnered sophomore Glenn Hull (Brookings, OR)  at #3. Marino added a milestone singles win against Chapman, earning the 100th of his career, and then notched his 101st at #1 singles against Oxy in the afternoon.

CMS is now 23-2 overall and will host #3 (NAIA) Vanguard on Tuesday at 4:00 PM at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

#1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (9) vs. #38 Chapman (0)
April 18, 2015 at Orange, CA (Chapman Tennis Courts)

Doubles
1. Joe Dorn / Warren Wood (CMS) def. Brett Butler / Charlie Werman (Chapman) 8-6
2. Skyler Butts / Daniel Morkovine (CMS) def. Justin Thompson / Hunter Morris (Chapman) 8-2
3. Nik Marino / Lestter Yeh (CMS) def. Justin P. Thompson / Sam Mitteldorf (Chapman) 8-3

Singles
1. Warren Wood (CMS) def. Justin Thompson (Chapman) 6-1, 6-0
2. Skyler Butts (CMS) def. Justin P. Thompson (Chapman) 6-2, 6-0
3. Nikolas Marino (CMS) def. Brett Butler (Chapman)  6-2, 6-1
4. Joe Dorn (CMS) def. Charlie Werman (Chapman) 6-4, 6-4
5. Glenn Hull (CMS) def. Hunter Morris (Chapman) 6-0, 6-2
6. Bryan Mehall (CMS) def. Sam Mitteldorf (Chapman) 6-1, 6-0

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

#1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (9) vs. Occidental (0)
April 18, 2015 at Claremont, CA (Biszantz Family Tennis Center)

Doubles
1. Skyler Butts / Daniel Morkovine (CMS) def. Avery Chernin / Eric Kazangian (Oxy) 8-1
2. Nik Marino / Bryan Mehall (CMS) def.Isa Kibira / Bryson Lee (Oxy) 8-3
3. Glenn Hull / Lestter Yeh (CMS) def. Jesse Kreger / Erik Silverness (Oxy) 8-1

Singles
1. Nik Marino (CMS) def. Eric Kazangian (Oxy) 6-1, 6-0
2. Daniel Morkovine (CMS) def. Avery Chernin (Oxy) 6-0, 6-2
3. Max Macey (CMS) def. Jesse Kreger (Oxy) 6-1, 6-1
4. Alex Brenner (CMS) def. Bryson Lee (Oxy) 6-1, 6-0
5. Lestter Yeh (CMS) def. Isa Kibira (Oxy) 6-0, 6-0
6. Rohan Shankar (CMS) def. Erik Silverness (Oxy) 6-1, 6-1

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