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Athenas Claim Two SCIAC Victories

The No. 9 ranked Athenas of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps won two SCIAC matches this weekend, defeating La Verne on Friday, and Occidental on Saturday, both by scores of 9-0.

 

The Athenas got off to a fast start against La Verne, sweeping the doubles competition. Kristin Lim and Jessie Huang led the way at number one with an 8-2 decision.

 

In singles, CMS rested half of the usual starters. But they did not miss a beat. Freshaman Sarah Kukino [pictured] moved into the number one position and defeated Laina Matsuda is straight sets (6-4, 6-2). Victoria Santoro and Victoria Nichols played particularly well at five and six respectively. Both finished their matches in straight sets: Santoro 6-0, 6-1, and Nichols 6-1, 6-1.

 

Against Occidental, CMS also started the match with a sweep in doubles. At number two and three, the teams of Crystal Lim and Kukino, and Chloe Dobbert and Jaclyn Smrecek, were flawless, defeating their opponents by scores of 8-0.

 

CMS rested the other half of their lineup against the Tigers. But just as in the previous matches, the team more than held their own. Jessie Huang and Crystal Lim, at numbers two and three respectively, wasted no time dispatching their opponents, both in straight sets of 6-0. At number four, Kelly Chen provided an epic climax to the match. Chen battled her opponent Katrina Gould for nearly three hours. But the sophomore from Milpitas, CA prevailed in the third set tiebreaker (5-7, 6-4, 11-9).

Next weekend, the Athenas will host Redlands (No. 27) on Friday, April 13, and Pomona-Pitzer (No. 15) on Saturday, April 14.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps vs Univ. of La Verne - 4/6/2012

 Position  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  Univ. of La Verne  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  Sarah Kukino  Laina Matsuda  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  6-4,6-2
 #2 Singles  Chloe Dobbert  Tarika Kirshnamurthy  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  5-7,6-0,10-4
 #3 Singles  Jaclyn Smrecek  Carly Tucker  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  6-2,6-2
 #4 Singles  Kelly Chen  Allison Moncrief  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  6-3,7-5
 #5 Singles  Victoria Santoro  Valerie Lezin  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  6-0,6-1
 #6 Singles  Victoria Nichols  Arielle Monteilh  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  6-1,6-1
 #1 Doubles  Kristin Lim 
 Jessie Huang
 Allison Moncrief 
 Laina Matsuda
 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  8-2
 #2 Doubles  Crystal Lim 
 Sarah Kukino
 Carly Tucker 
 Brooke Hines
 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  8-4
 #3 Doubles  Chloe Dobbert 
 Jaclyn Smrecek
 Tarika Kirshnamurthy 
 Justine Ledesma
 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  8-3
 
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps vs Occidental College - 4/7/2012

 Position  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  Occidental College  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  #1 Kristin Lim  Krishnaveni Subbiah  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  6-3,6-4
 #2 Singles  Jessie Huang  Frances Hutton  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  6-0,6-0
 #3 Singles  Crystal Lim  Rachel Washtien  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  6-0,6-0
 #4 Singles  Kelly Chen  Katrina Gould  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  5-7,6-4,11-9
 #5 Singles  Victoria Santoro  Sarah Chareny  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  6-0,6-0
 #6 Singles  Victoria Nichols  Amber Gadsden  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  6-2,6-0
 #1 Doubles  Kristin Lim 
 Jessie Huang
 Krishnaveni Subbiah 
 Rachel Washtien
 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  8-2
 #2 Doubles  Crystal Lim 
 Sarah Kukino
 Frances Hutton 
 Katrina Gould
 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  8-0
 #3 Doubles  Chloe Dobbert 
 Jaclyn Smrecek
 Amber Gadsden 
 Sarah Chareny
 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  8-0