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Stags Conclude Four Match Parents’ Weekend Sweep

CMS Stags Tennis added two more 9-0 victories over Caltech and Westmont on Saturday to conclude a four match sweep. The win against Caltech puts the Stags at 3-0 in the SCIAC and extends their conference winning streak to twenty-four (24) matches, while the victory over Westmont is their second against an NAIA opponent this season.

Junior Jonathan Solomon (Steamboat Springs, CO [pictured right]) returned to action for the first time in over a year to lead the Stags at #6 singles and #3 doubles in the opening match against Caltech. Solomon and partner Russell Chidester (Jr - Austin, TX) were 8-0 winners at #3 to get CMS on the scoreboard first. After winning 8-2 at #1 and #2 doubles the Stags took a commanding 3-0 lead going into the singles. Sophomores Myles Crandall (Tucson, AZ) and Mathias Mondino (Westport, CT) provided the match clinching singles victories at #2 and #5 respectively by only dropping one game between them.

Playing In front of a lively Parents Weekend crowd, the Stags came out aggressively in the doubles to record a convincing sweep. Number three pair Mikey Lim (Honolulu, HI) and Mike Starr (San Ramon, CA) were one game away from their second straight shutout before getting an 8-1 win and putting CMS up for good. In the singles however, Lim was challenged at #1 singles, and needed a come from behind effort to force a match tie-break and then come back again from a 5-2 deficit in the match tie-break. At #2 singles, junior Lawrence Wang (Orange, CA) similarly forced a match tie-break after losing the first set and winning the second. Wang was a decisive 10-2 winner in his match tie-break. Elsewhere at singles positions three through six, CMS earned straight set wins behind the solid play of their starters.

After winning thirty-six (36) individual matches in just over twenty-four hours, the Stags are now 6-3 overall. Next Saturday CMS travels to Whittier and then plays 18th ranked Washington & Lee at home.

   

CMS 9

vs

Caltech 0

1.

Berber / Keiffer

def

V. Narsimhan / Shadrin

8-2

2.

Crandall / Mondino

def

Chen / Yu

8-2

3.

Chidester / Solomon

def

Cai / K. Narsimhan

8-0

 

Order of completion: #3, #2, #1,  /  CMS  led 3-0 after doubles

 

1.

Kirthi Narasimhan

def

Vivek Narsimhan

6-3, 6-1

2.

Myles Crandall

def

Ilia Shadrin

6-0, 6-0

3.

Russell Chidester

def

Lu Chen

6-1, 6-0

4.

Ryan Berber

def

Wesley Yu

6-1, 6-3

5.

Mathias Mondino

def

Pradeep Bugga

6-1, 6-0

6.

Jonathan Solomon

def

Karthik Narsimhan

6-3, 6-1

 

Order of completion: #2, #5, #4, #6, #3, #1

 

 

CMS 9

vs

 Westmont 0

1.

Schils / Wang

def

Godfrey / Schultz

8-2

2.

Hough / E. MacColl

def

Cooke / Stormans

8-5

3.

Lim / Mike Starr

def

Kalaysian / Schultz

8-1

 

Order of completion: #1, #2, #3,  /  CMS  led 3-0 after doubles

 

1.

Mikey Lim

def

Kyle Godfrey

4-6, 6-0, (10-6)

2.

Lawrence Wang

def

Aaron Cooke

4-6, 6-2, (10-2)

3.

Ben Hough

def

Arthur Kalaysian

6-0, 6-2

4.

Eric MacColl

def

Kent Stormans

6-1, 6-1

5.

Drew Sabater

def

Marty Park

6-0, 6-4

6.

Russell Brockett

def

Chris Hill

6-2, 6-0

 

Order of completion: #4, #6, #3, #5, #2, #1