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April 4, 2008

Men’s Tennis Sweeps Friday Doubleheader

CMS Stags Tennis returned to its home courts on Friday and notched a 9-0 SCIAC win against La Verne and a thrilling 5-4 win over 14th ranked NAIA opponent Concordia University. The win over La Verne was the Stags' 26th consecutive in conference. 

The Stags returned to their solid doubles play on Friday by getting sweeps in both matches. Number two team Ben Hough (Sr. - Spokane, WA) and Eric MacColl (So. - Greenbrae, CA) [pictured] were decisive 8-3 and 8-2 winners, improving their record to 12-6 this spring. Against La Verne, Hough was inserted at #2 singles and earned a 6-3, 6-4 victory that clinched the dual match win for CMS. Sophomore Spencer MacColl (Greenbrae, CA) got the Stags their first singles win of the afternoon at #6.

 The Stags' doubles sweep against Concordia proved to be very important, as four of the six singles matches went to three sets. With CMS needing only two singles wins to clinch the dual match, the Stags saw their 3-0 lead get erased after losing tough matches at positions one through three. Positions four through six all went to three sets, with junior Drew Sabater (Claremont, CA) putting the Stags up 4-3 with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win at #5. In the most dramatic match of the afternoon, freshman Russell Brockett (Austin, TX) found himself down a match point at 7-6, 5-2 and his opponent serving with two breaks at #6 singles. Brockett hit a forehand passing shot winner to get back to deuce in the game, and then pulled out the set in a tie-break. Due to failing light at the beginning of the third set, the match was moved from court #6 to court #2, where Brockett closed out a 6-1 win to clinch the victory for the Stags.

 CMS returns SCIAC action on Saturday at Occidental. Match time is 9:30 AM at Freemont Park in Glendale. In the afternoon, the Stags return home to host Chapman University at 2:00 PM. With the pair of wins Friday, CMS moves to 16-7 on the season and 5-0 in SCIAC.

   

CMS 9

vs

University of La Verne 0

1.

Schils / Lawrence Wang

def

Arreglado / Muresan

8-3

2.

Hough / Eric MacColl

def

Laygo / Backes

8-3

3.

Starr / Ronald Wu

def

Mobley / Delgado

8-2

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

1.

Mike Starr

def

Mario Backes

4-6, 6-2, (10-5)

2.

Ben Hough

def

JP Arreglado

6-3, 6-4

3.

Ben Wiener

def

Adrian Laygo

6-1, 6-2

4.

Guillaume Schils

def

Alex Muresan

4-6, 6-1, (10-8)

5.

Russell Chidester

def

Richie Delgado

6-0, 6-4

6.

Spencer MacColl

def

Evan Mobley

6-1, 6-1

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

 

 

CMS 5

vs

Concordia 4

1.

Guillaume Schils / Wang

def

Kpulun / Newell

8-5

2.

Ben Hough / E. MacColl

def

Nguyen / Ndela

8-2

3.

Starr / Wu

def

Elias / Fabre

8-5

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

1.

Lawrence Wang

lost to

Tim Kpulun

6-3, 6-2

2.

Eric MacColl

lost to

Augusto Elias

7-5, 6-1

3.

Mike Starr

lost to

Daniel Ndela

6-2, 5-7, 6-4

4.

Ronald Wu

lost to

Olivier Fabre

3-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(3)

5.

Drew Sabater

def

Chris Nguyen

6-4, 3-6, 6-4

6.

Russell Brockett

def

Bryan Newell

6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-1

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