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March 5, 2008

Stags Defeat #8 UMW and Wabash

CMS Stags Tennis extended their winning streak to seven matches with decisive 7-2 and 8-1 wins over #8 University of Mary Washington and Wabash College in a Wednesday double-header. Sophomore Mike Starr (San Ramon, CA - pictured) was a straight set winner at #3 to get the Stags their first singles win of the afternoon.

Against Mary Washington, the Stags got out to a 2-0 lead with 8-3 and 8-4 wins at #1 and #2 doubles. Juniors Gui Schils (Shaker Heights, OH) and Lawrence Wang (Orange, CA) won their fifth straight at #1, while Ben Hough (Sr. - Spokane, WA) and Eric MacColl (So - Greenbrae, CA) won their seventh straight at the #2 position. After dropping 3rd doubles and holding a 2-1 advantage going into singles, the Stags went on to win five of six first sets, including four tie-breaks. Wang battled back from 6-5 down in the first with his opponent serving for the set, to prevail 7-6(4) and then 6-1 in the second. Similarly, Drew Sabater (Jr. - Claremont, CA) saved two set points on his serve before prevailing 7-6(4) in the first, and then 6-3 in the second. MacColl at #4 singles was the only Stag to win comfortably, earning a 6-4, 6-0 win.

In the evening match against Wabash College, Mikey Lim (So. - Honolulu, HI) was the only Stag to see double duty. Fresh from a tough straight set win at #1 singles over UMW's John James, Lim came back to partner Ronald Wu (Fr. - Los Altos, CA) at #1 doubles and get an 8-1 win. Wu, returning to action for the first time since February 2nd, was dominant in singles action as well, earning a 6-0, 6-2 win at the #3 position. Wu was one of four Stags to get decisive straight set wins in the Wabash match. However, at #1 and #2 singles, Texans Russell Brockett (Fr. - Austin, TX) and Ben Wiener (Jr. - Houston, TX) needed third set match tie-breaks to get their victories. Brockett at #1 held a match point returning serve in the second set and was unable to convert, only to win a close 10-8 match tie-break for the victory. Wiener, fought back from a set and a break down to win to consecutive tie-breaks and earn a hard fought match at #2.

CMS moves to 9-3 on the season. The Stags return to action when they co-host the Stag-Hen Invitational on Friday and Saturday, March 14-15. The field features one regionally ranked team (UT- Tyler) and seven nationally ranked teams: CMS #5, Trinity (TX) #7, Bowdoin #11, Kenyon #12, Whitman #16, College of New Jersey #25, and Pomona-Pitzer #30.

 

CMS 7

vs

Mary Washington 2

1.

Schils / Wang

def

Loden / Kaz Murata

8-3

2.

Hough / E. MacColl

def

Goff / Parrish

8-4

3.

Lim / Starr

lost to

James / Zach Detweiler

8-5

Order of completion: #1, #2, #31,  /  CMS  led 2-1 after doubles

1.

Mikey Lim

def

John James

7-6(1), 6-3

2.

Lawrence Wang

def

Randy Loden

7-6(4), 6-1

3.

Mike Starr

def

Evan Goff

7-6(3), 6-3

4.

Eric MacColl

def

EddieCarver

6-4, 6-0

5.

Ben Hough

lost to

Jason Dunn

6-4, 6-2

6.

Drew Sabater

def

Bryce Parrish

7-6(4), 6-3

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

 

CMS 8

vs

Wabash 1

1.

Schils / Wang

def

Horrey / Pelak

8-1

2.

Hough / E. MacColl

def

Tennyson / Robbins

8-3

3.

Crandall / Mondino

lost to

S. Clerget / R. Waldon

9-8(4)

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

1.

Russell Brockett

def

William Pelak

6-3, 5-7, (10-8)

2.

Ben Wiener

def

Jay Horrey

4-6, 7-6(2), (10-3)

3.

Ronald Wu

def

Ryan Tennyson

6-0, 6-2

4.

Myles Crandall

def

Ricky Ritter

6-3, 6-3

5.

Russell Chidester

def

Luke Robbins

6-1, 6-2

6.

Mathias Mondino

def

Billy Evans

6-4, 6-1

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