Senior captain Nik Marino (Del Mar, CA) won his 30th singles match of the season and record-breaking 105th of his career, as #1 CMS Stags Tennis swept Caltech and Cal Lutheran on Friday. CMS advances to its 10th consecutive SCIAC tournament final against #3 Pomona-Pitzer, who narrowly defeated #13 Redlands in the other semifinal.
Marino's win at #3 singles broke the record for career singles victories set by Lance Au ('91), who was 104-39 in four years as a Stag. It was Marino's third win on the day, having combined with sophomore Glenn Hull (Brookings, OR) to earn two pro-set wins at #3 doubles. Hull played in the top singles spot against Caltech in the tournament quarterfinal match; however because the dual match was played to decision, his match was abandoned with him leading 6-0, 3-0. Hull returned in the semifinal match against Cal Lutheran to win at #6 singles, again without losing a game.
Each of the other four CMS starters were also three match winners, including senior captain Warren Wood (Del Mar, CA), who defeated Cal Lutheran's #1 Moises Cardenas for the second time in a week. On Friday, Wood rebounded from a set and a break of serve down to win his seventh three-set match of the season. Wood is now 26-7 in singles and 27-4 in doubles on the season.
On Saturday at Pasadena City College, CMS will face Pomona-Pitzer for the third time this season.The Stags won the first two matches by scores of 8-1 on March 14 at CMS in the Stag-Hen tournament final, and by 6-3 in a conference match at Pomona-Pitzer on April 10.
#1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (5) vs. Caltech (0)
May 1, 2015 at Pasadena, CA (Caltech Tennis Courts) - SCIAC Tournament Quarterfinal
1. Warren Wood / Joe Dorn (CMS) def. Ruthwick Pathireddy / Southwick Pathireddy (Caltech) 8-3
2. Skyler Butts / Daniel Morkovine (CMS) def. Rushikesh Joshi / Morgan Lebby (Caltech) 8-4
3. Nikolas Marino / Glenn Hull (CMS) def. Alex Henny / Ishan Mehta (Caltech) 8-0
1. Glenn Hull (CMS) vs. Alex Henny (Caltech) 6-0, 3-0 DNF
2. Max Macey (CMS) vs. Leo Zornberg (Caltech) 6-0, 3-0 DNF
3. Alex Brenner (CMS) def. Fabio Arai (Caltech) 6-0, 6-0
4. Bryan Mehall (CMS) def. Zach Lipel (Caltech) 6-0, 6-0
Order of completion
Doubles: 3, 1, 2
Singles: 3, 4
#1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (9) vs. #34 Cal Lutheran (0)
May 1, 2015 at Pasadena, CA (Caltech Tennis Courts) - SCIAC Tournament Semifinal
1. Warren Wood / Joe Dorn (CMS) def. Moises Cardenas / Jesse Knight (Cal Lu) 8-1
2. Skyler Butts / Daniel Morkovine (CMS) def. Oliver Thornton / Fergus Scott (Cal Lu) 8-3
3. Nikolas Marino / Glenn Hull (CMS) def. Gio Valdez / Andrew Slater (Cal Lu) 8-4
1. Warren Wood (CMS) def. Moises Cardenas (Cal Lu) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
2. Skyler Butts (CMS) def. Fergus Scott (Cal Lu) 6-4, 6-3
3. Nikolas Marino (CMS) def. Gio Valdez (Cal Lu) 6-2, 6-2
4. Joe Dorn (CMS) def. Oliver Thornton (Cal Lu) 6-1, 6-1
5. Daniel Morkovine (CMS) def. Jesse Knight (Cal Lu) 6-1, 6-0
6. Glenn Hull (CMS) def. Andrew Slater (Cal Lu) 6-0, 6-0
Order of completion
Doubles: 1, 2, 3
Singles: 4, 2, 1, 3, 5, 6