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February 8, 2008

Stags Defeat Pomona 8-1 to Begin SCIAC Play

CMS Stags Tennis defeated Pomona-Pitzer 8-1 on Friday to open their campaign for a third consecutive outright SCIAC title. The win was the Stags 22nd straight in conference play.

Against Pomona, the Stags got out to a 2-0 lead in the doubles with wins at #2 and #3 doubles. Senior Captain Ben Hough (Spokane, WA / pictured right) got the first of two wins on the day, partnering sophomore Eric MacColl to get an 8-5 win at #2. Sophomore Mikey Lim (Honolulu, HI) and junior Ben Wiener were 8-4 winners at #3 doubles.

After dropping #1 doubles and holding a 2-1 advantage in matches, the Stags came out firing in singles and did not lose more than two games in any first set at positions #1 through #6. MacColl was the first to earn a victory at #4, closely followed by Wiener at #5 and Lawrence Wang (JR - Orange, CA) at #2 singles.

The Stags are 1-0 in conference play and 1-2 overall. Next up are two NAIA opponents - Biola and Azusa Pacific University at 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM Saturday.

CMS 8

vs

Pomona-Pitzer 1

1.

Schils / Wang

lost to

Olian / Taylor

8-6

2.

Hough / E. MacColl

def

Pin / Friedman

8-5

3.

Lim / Wiener

def

Williford / Tagliarino

8-4

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

1.

Mikey Lim

def

Cameron Taylor

6-2, 6-2

2.

Lawrence Wang

def

Drew Olian

6-2, 6-1

3.

Ben Hough

def

John Williford

6-2, 6-2

4.

Eric MacColl

def

Nick Tagliarino

6-1, 6-1

5.

Ben Wiener

def

Garrett Pin

6-0, 6-1

6.

Drew Sabater

def

Grant Friedman

6-1, 6-3

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