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Stags Reach Final With Wins Over Swarthmore, Kenyon

CMS Mens Tennis advanced to the Stag-Hen Invitational Final with wins over Swarthmore and #7 Kenyon on Friday. Freshman Neel Kotrappa (La Verne, CA [pictured right]) won at #3 doubles and #6 singles for the Stags in their quarterfinal match against Swarthmore.

Kotrappa paired with Victor Chien (Jr. - Diamond Bar, CA) at #3 doubles to get the Stags their first point against Swarthmore. He was also responsible for the Stags' ninth and final point against Swarthmore, holding on for a 10-2 match tie-break win at #6 singles.

On a day full with CMS highlights, Chien got the deciding singles wins in both dual matches and lost only five games in three matches. Zhenya Pereverzin (Fr. - Clackamas, OR) won four matches, playing #1 doubles with partner Ronald Wu (Sr. Capt - Los Altos, CA) and at #3 and #5 singles.

CMS advances to their third Stag-Hen championship match in four tries, and will play 4th ranked Emory at 11 AM on Saturday. CMS defeated Emory 4-3 in the inaugural Stag-Hen final in 2007. In 2008, CMS was upset 5-4 by Kenyon in the semifinals. Kenyon went on to win a share of the Stag-Hen title with Trinity, TX that year.

 

#3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (9) vs. Swarthmore (0)
March 11, 2011 at Claremont, CA (Biszantz Family Tennis Center) Stag-Hen Invitational QF

Doubles
1. Zhenya Pereverzin / Ronald Wu (CMS) def. Stephen Youngblood / Zak Kelm (Swarthmore) 8-5
2. Russell Brockett / Mac Cahill (CMS) def. Max Kaye / Max Bressman (Swarthmore) 8-2
3. Victor Chien / Neel Kotrappa (CMS) def. Seth Udelson / Christian Carcione (Swarthmore) 8-1

Singles
1. Mac Cahill (CMS) def. Stephen Youngblood (Swarthmore) 6-0, 7-5
2. Ronald Wu (CMS) def. Zak Kelm (Swarthmore) 6-2, 7-5
3. Zhenya Pereverzin (CMS) def. Max Bressman (Swarthmore) 6-2, 6-2
4. Matt Ellis (CMS) def. Max Kaye (Swarthmore) 2-6, 6-0, (10-8)
5. Victor Chien (CMS) def. Malik Mubeen (Swarthmore) 6-0, 6-0
6. Neel Kotrappa (CMS) def. Preston Poon (Swarthmore) 6-4, 3-6, (10-2)

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

#3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (8) vs. #7 Kenyon (1)
March 11, 2011 at Claremont, CA (Biszantz Family Tennis Center) Stag-Hen Invitational SF

Doubles
1. Zhenya Pereverzin / Ronald Wu (CMS) def. Jeremy Polster / CJ Williams (Kenyon) 8-4
2. Alex Lane / Brandon Wei (CMS) def. Josh Stiles / Jared Goldstein (Kenyon) 8-1
3. Russell Brockett / Mac Cahill (CMS) def. Paul Burgin / Austin Griffin (Kenyon) 8-6

Singles
1. Alex Lane (CMS) def. Jeremy Polster (Kenyon) 6-1, 6-1
2. Alex Johnson (CMS) def. Paul Burgin (Kenyon) 6-4, 7-6(4)
3. CJ Williams (Kenyon) def. Russell Brockett (CMS) 5-7, 6-3, (11-9)
4. Mac Cahill (CMS) def. Kevin Ye (Kenyon) 6-3, 7-6(4)
5. Zhenya Pereverzin (CMS) def. Jake Matthews (Kenyon) 6-4, 6-3
6. Victor Chien (CMS) def. Austin Griffin (Kenyon) 6-2, 6-2

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

Stag-Hen Day One Results:

Quarterfinals
CMS 9 Swarthmore 0
Kenyon 7 Whitman 2
Pomona-Pitzer 5 Trinity, TX 4
Emory 9 Vassar 0

Semifinals
CMS 8 Kenyon 1
Emory 6 Pomona-Pitzer 3

Consolation Semifinals
Whitman 6 Swarthmore 3
Trinity, TX 7 Vassar 2