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Doubles Spur Stags to Two More Wins

CMS Men’s Tennis completed a weekend sweep of nationally ranked Divison III opponents with 6-3 and 8-1 wins over #8 Kenyon and #21 UT-Tyler on Saturday. The Stags' #1 doubles team Lawrence Wang (Orange, CA) and Guillaume Schils (Shaker Heights, OH) [pictured right] led the charge that saw CMS win all nine doubles pro-sets in the three dual matches.

In the morning match against Kenyon, the Stags fought from behind at all three doubles positions before recording the sweep. CMS added to their 3-0 lead when junior Mikey Lim (Honolulu, HI) earned the first singles visctory of the day at the #3 position. The Stags dropped #5 singles, but then clinched the dual match victory with Russell Brockett's (So. - Austin, TX) straight set win at #4 singles. Freshman Robbie Erani (New York, NY) also won in straight sets at #2 singles, giving the Stags a 6-1 lead, before team captain Wang surrendered one match point in dropping a third set match tie-break to defending NCAA singles champion Mike Greenberg at #1 singles.

In the afternoon match against UT-Tyler, CMS continued their strong doubles play to earn a 3-0 lead heading into the singles. Freshman Victor Chien (Diamond Bar, CA) put the Stags up 4-0 with his 6-2, 6-1 win at #6, followed by Ronald Wu's (So. - Los Altos, CA) 6-2, 6-2 victory at #5. After dropping #2 singles to make the score 5-1, CMS added to their lead with Brockett's second straight set singles win of the day at #3. Wang avenged a 2008 loss to UT-Tyler's Robert Sajovich at #1, and was followed by Eric MacColl's (Jr. - Greenbrae, CA) win at #4, to give the Stags the 8-1 win.

CMS is now 12-1 overall.  They face Division I Penn on Thursday at 2 PM, and then the top ranked team in Division III, Emory, at 10 AM on Friday. Both matches are at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center. The Stags are looking to avenge a 6-3 loss to Emory in the semi-finals of the ITA National Team Indoors on February 21 in St. Peter, MN.

  
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 6 vs Kenyon 3
March 7, 2009 at CMS (Biszantz Family Tennis Center)

Doubles
1. Guillaume Schils / Lawrence Wang (CMS) def. Michael Greenberg / Will VandenBerg (KC) 8-5
2. Robbie Erani / Ronald Wu (CMS) def. Daniel Becker / Charlie Brody (KC) 8-4
3. Thomas Keiffer / Eric MacColl (CMS) def. Jeremy Polster / Tomas Piskacek  (KC) 8-6

Singles
1. Michael Greenberg (KC) def. Lawrence Wang (CMS) 7-6(4), 4-6, (11-9)
2. Robbie Erani (CMS) def. Tomas Piskacek (KC) 6-3, 7-5
3. Mikey Lim (CMS) def. Charlie Brody (KC) 6-3, 6-3
4. Russell Brockett (CMS) def. Jeremy Polster (KC) 6-4, 7-5
5. Will VandenBerg (KC) def. Eric MacColl (CMS) 6-1, 0-6, 6-4
6. Daniel Becker (KC) def. Ronald Wu (CMS) 6-4, 6-3

Order of completion
Doubles: 2, 1, 3
Singles: 3, 6, 4, 2, 1, 5


Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 8 vs UT-Tyler 1
March 7, 2009 at CMS (Biszantz Family Tennis Center)

Doubles
1. Guillaume Schils / Lawrence Wang (CMS) def. David / Ashlock Dustin Phillips (UTT) 8-3
2. Robbie Erani / Ronald Wu (CMS) def. Robert Sajovich / Andrew Reznik (UTT) 8-2
3. Thomas Keiffer / Eric MacColl (CMS) def. Caleb Bulls Nick Kreines (UTT) 8-5

Singles
1. Lawrence Wang (CMS) def. Robert Sajovich (UTT) 6-2, 6-1
2. Dustin Phillips (UTT) def. Robbie Erani (CMS) 6-3, 6-0
3. Russell Brockett (CMS) def. David Ashlock (UTT) 6-3, 6-3
4. Eric MacColl (CMS) def. Caleb Bulls (UTT) 6-2, 6-2
5. Ronald Wu (CMS) def. Kevin Wright (UTT) 6-2, 6-2
6. Victor Chien (CMS) def. Shaun Maddox (UTT) 6-2, 6-1

Order of completion
Doubles: 2, 1, 3
Singles: 6, 5, 2, 1, 3, 5