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April 17, 2009

Stags Advance to SCIAC Tourney Final

CMS Men’s Tennis defeated Caltech 5-0 and Pomona-Pitzer 8-1, advancing to the final of the SCIAC tournament. Senior Russell Chidester (Austin, TX [pictured right]) won at #2 doubles and #5 singles to pace the Stags in the first of their two dual matches on Friday. Chidester was one of five Stags to get wins in both singles and doubles. The Stags will face Redlands in the final on Saturday at 10:00 AM at Redlands East Valley High School.

Other Stags to win in singles and doubles were junior Mikey Lim (Honolulu, HI), senior captain Lawrence Wang (Orange, CA), junior Spencer MacColl (Greenbrae, CA), and freshman Robbie Erani (New York, NY). Lim won his 17th singles match of the season at #3, and partnered Wang at #1 doubles for their second consecutive win. Wang won his 17th at #1 singles, and remained perfect in conference singles play. MacColl’s two wins moved his record to 3-1 in singles and 5-0 in doubles on the season. Erani avenged a loss from five days earlier at #2 singles, after teaming with Ronald Wu (So. – Los Altos, CA) for a victory at #2 doubles.

In advancing to the SCIAC Tournament final, CMS extends it’s conference win streak to 40 matches, spanning four years. CMS’ is now 9-0 in conference and 24-4 overall. The Stags will face Redlands in the final on Saturday at 10:00 AM at Redlands East Valley High School.

#3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 5 vs Caltech 0
April 17, 2009 in SCIAC Tournament Quarterfinals (University of Redlands)

Doubles
1. Spencer MacColl / Brandon Wei (CMS) def. Sam Barnett / Rico Chiu (CIT) 9-7
2. Ryan Berber / Russell Chidester (CMS) def. Ilia Shadrin / Wesley Yu (CIT) 8-1
3. Edward La Cava / Max Mullen (CMS) def. Jong-il Kim / Scott Liao (CIT) 8-1

Singles
1. Thomas Keiffer (CMS) led Sam Barnett (CIT) 6-4, 2-1
2. Spencer MacColl (CMS) def. Rico Chiu (CIT) 6-2, 6-2
3. Drew Sabater (CMS) led Ilia Shadrin (CIT) 6-1, 5-4
4. Myles Crandall (CMS) led Wesley Yu (CIT) 6-2, 3-1
5. Russell Chidester (CMS) def. Fred Zhao (CIT) 6-1, 6-1   
6. Ryan Berber (CMS) led. Jong-il Kim (CIT) 1-0

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


#3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 8 vs #29 Pomona-Pitzer 1
April 17, 2009 in SCIAC Tournament Semi-Finals (University of Redlands)

Doubles
1. Mikey Lim / Lawrence Wang (CMS) def. Cam Taylor / Uday Singh (PP) 8-4
2. Robbie Erani / Ronald Wu (CMS) def. Ramsey Bernard / Grant Friedman (PP) 8-4
3. Eric MacColl / Guillaume Schils (CMS) def. Alex Groth / Drew Cohn (PP) 8-3

Singles
1. Lawrence Wang (CMS) def. Cam Taylor (PP) 6-2, 6-2
2. Robbie Erani (CMS) def. Tommy Meyer (PP) 7-5, 6-3
3. Mikey Lim (CMS) def. Nick Tagliarino (PP) 6-1, 6-2
4. Uday Singh (PP) def. Eric MacColl (CMS)  2-6, 6-4, (10-7)
5. Victor Chien (CMS) def. Alex Groth (PP) 6-3, 6-4   
6. Russell Brockett (CMS) def. Ramsey Bernard (PP) 7-5, 6-2

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