CMS advances to Stag-Hen final with 8-1 wins over Wesleyan and Wash U

Warren Wood and Joe Dorn (photo Ellen Friedlander)
Warren Wood and Joe Dorn (photo Ellen Friedlander)

#2 CMS Stags Tennis won a pair of 8-1 matches against nationally ranked opponents on Friday to advance to the championship match of the Stag-Hen Invitational against Pomona-Pitzer. Warren Wood (Sr. Capt - Del Mar, CA) and Joe Dorn (Sr. - Washington D.C.) secured two singles wins and one doubles win as the Stags pulled away from #34 Wesleyan in the quarterfinal and #5 Wash U St. Louis in the semifinal.

In the morning match against Wesleyan, CMS earned a 2-1 advantage from the doubles despite trailing by an early break of serve at each of the three positions. The Stags then took over in singles, winning first sets at all but the top position. Playing #1 singles, captain Wood lost a one-break opening set but then cruised 6-2, 6-3 to gain the victory. Sophomore Max Macey (Wilton, CT), was similarly pushed in the opening set of his match at #6 singles, but toughed out a 10-8 tie-break and then held on for the straight set win.

Macey would go on to win a decisive third set match tie-break as part of a singles sweep of #5 Wash U in the afternoon. The Stags again took a 2-1 lead from the doubles, with senior captain Nik Marino (San Diego, CA) partnering Glenn Hull (So. - Brookings, OR) for an 8-2 win at #3 to get CMS on the scoreboard first. Marino was the only Stag to earn two singles and two doubles wins on the day, doing so with two different partners.

CMS hosts #9 Pomona-Pitzer at 9:30 AM on Saturday at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

#2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (8) vs. #34 Wesleyan (1)
March 13, 2015 at Claremont, CA (Biszantz Family Tennis Center) Stag-Hen Invitational Quarterfinal

Doubles
1. Joe Dorn / Warren Wood (CMS) def. Zachary Brint / Michael Liu (Wesleyan) 8-6
2. Jake Roberts / Greg Lyon (Wesleyan) def. Skyler Butts / Daniel Morkovine (CMS) 8-5
3. Nik Marino / Bryan Mehall (CMS) def. Steven Chen / Sam Rudovsky (Wesleyan)  8-6

Singles
1. Warren Wood (CMS) def. Michael Liu (Wesleyan) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
2. Skyler Butts (CMS) def. Jake Roberts (Wesleyan) 6-4, 6-3
3. Nikolas Marino (CMS) def. Steven Chen (Wesleyan) 6-2, 6-3
4. Joe Dorn (CMS) def. Sam Rudovsky (Wesleyan) 6-2, 6-2
5. Daniel Morkovine (CMS) def. Stephen Monk (Wesleyan) 6-4, 6-3
6. Max Macey (CMS) def. Cameron Daniels (Wesleyan) 7-6(8), 6-3

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

#2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (8) vs. #5 Washington University in St. Louis (1)
March 13, 2015 at Claremont, CA (Biszantz Family Tennis Center) Stag-Hen Invitational Semifinal

Doubles
1. Ross Putterman / Jeremy Bush (Wash U) def. Joe Dorn / Warren Wood (CMS) 8-4
2. Skyler Butts / Daniel Morkovine (CMS) def. Kevin Chu / Jason Haugen (Wash U) 9-7
3. Nik Marino / Glenn Hull (CMS) def. Josh Cogan / Parker Chang (Wash U)  8-2

Singles
1. Warren Wood (CMS) def. John Carswell (Wash U) 6-2, 6-1
2. Skyler Butts (CMS) def. Ross Putterman (Wash U) 6-4, 6-3
3. Nikolas Marino (CMS) def. Tyler Kratky (Wash U) 6-1, 7-5
4. Joe Dorn (CMS) def. Johnny Wu (Wash U) 6-0, 6-3
5. Daniel Morkovine (CMS) def. Jason Haugen (Wash U) 7-5, 6-1
6. Max Macey (CMS) def. Kevin Chu (Wash U) 6-1, 1-6, (10-8)

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

Quarterfinal Match Results

CMS 8, Wesleyan 1

Wash U 8, Kenyon 1

Pomona-Pitzer 8, Case Western 1

Trinity 6, Whitman 3

Semifinal Match Results

CMS 8, Wash U 1

Pomona-Pitzer 7, Trinity 2

Consolation Semifinal Results

Wesleyan 7, Kenyon 2

Case Western 7, Whitman 1