Sophomore Robbie Erani (New York, NY) provided the Stags’ only win on Friday, as CMS was beaten 7-2 by a very tough 4th ranked Middlebury team. Erani’s win at #1 singles against Middlebury’s Andrew Peters, avenged a loss to Peters at the ITA Small College National Championships last October. Erani is now 17-2 on the season at the #1 position.
CMS played some of their best doubles of the year against Middlebury, nearly coming away with a 2-1 advantage. Erani and Ronald Wu (Jr. – Los Altos, CA) moved to the #1 doubles position where they lost a tough 8-5 decision to ITA D3 National Champions Andrew Lee and Andrew Thomson. Captain Mikey Lim (Honolulu, HI) and partner Thomas Keiffer (Sr. – La Jolla, CA), now at #2, earned an exciting 8-6 win. At #3, Eric MacColl (Sr. – Greenbrae, CA) and Brandon Wei (So. – Lake Oswego, OR) played their typical aggressive, high-energy style of doubles, and yet lost a tough 9-7 match to put the Stags down a point.
In the singles, CMS lacked the sharpness that they had the previous night against #1 Santa Cruz. The Stags won only two first sets: Erani at #1, and Wu at #5. Wu would eventually drop a three-setter after injuring and abdominal muscle midway through the second set.
CMS is now 13-4 on the season and takes on 25th ranked Gustavus Adolphus College next Tuesday night at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center at 6:00 PM.
#5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 2 vs #4
March 26, 2010 at Claremont, Calif. (Biszantz Family Tennis Center)
1. Andrew Lee / Andrew Thomson (MIDD) def. Robbie Erani / Ronald Wu (CMS) 8-5
2. Mikey Lim / Thomas Keiffer (CMS) def. Andrew Peters / Chris Mason (MIDD) 8-6
3. Eliot Jia / Conrad Olson (MIDD) def. Eric MacColl / Brandon Wei (CMS) 9-7
1. Robbie Erani (CMS) def. Andrew Peters (MIDD) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
2. Andrew Lee (MIDD) def. Mikey Lim (CMS) 6-2, 6-2
3. Conrad Olson (MIDD) def. Eric MacColl (CMS) 6-2, 6-2
4. Andrew Thomson (MIDD) def. Russell Brockett (CMS) 7-5, 6-1
5. Ronald Wu (CMS) def. Ronald Wu (CMS) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
6. Peter Odell def. Victor Chien (CMS) 6-1, 6-0
Order of completion
Doubles: 1, 2, 3
Singles: 6, 2, 3, 4, 5, 1