Freshman Nik Marino (San Diego, CA [pictured right]) won at #5 singles and #3 doubles to lead CMS Stags Tennis to an 8-1 victory over Washington & Lee on Friday. Marino and partner Brandon Wei (Sr. - Lake Oswego, OR) were part of a doubles sweep for CMS by winning 8-6 at #3. Marino then put the Stags up 4-0 with his 6-0, 6-1 win at #5 singles.
Sophomore Neel Kotrappa (La Verne, CA) - who has begun the spring campaign with three consecutive straight sets wins - clinched the victory for CMS with a 6-4, 6-0 result at #6 singles. After dropping #3 singles to make it a 5-1 contest, CMS earned hard fought wins at #1, #2, and #4 singles, where they were perfect in four tie-breakers. Senior Robbie Erani (New York, NY) made his 2012 singles debut an interesting one, winning two tight tie-breakers to earn a win at #4. Junior Alex Lane (Claremont, CA) and freshman Warren Wood (Del Mar, CA) playing at #1 and #2 singles respectively, got their first singles wins of the spring by identical 6-4, 7-6 scores.
CMS will open SCIAC play against Caltech and then take on #26 Bates on Saturday at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.
#5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (8) vs.
Washington & Lee (1)
February 24, 2012 at Clarmeont, CA (Biszantz Family Tennis Center)
1. Alex Lane / Warren Wood (CMS) def. Hayden White / Taylor Shamshiri (Washington & Lee) 8-1
2. Robbie Erani / Zhenya Pereverzin / (CMS) def. Mac Davis / Michael Goldstein (Washington & Lee) 8-5
3. Nikolas Marino / Brandon Wei (CMS) def. Jeremy Becht / Christopher Hu (Washington & Lee) 8-6
1. Alex Lane (CMS) def. Hayden White (Washington & Lee) 6-4, 7-6(3)
2. Warren Wood (CMS) def. Michael Goldstein (Washington & Lee) 6-4, 7-6(4)
3. Taylor Shamshiri (Washington & Lee) def. Alex Johnson (CMS) 6-3, 6-4
4. Robbie Erani (CMS) def. Jeremy Becht (Washington & Lee) 4-6, 7-6(5), (10-7)
5. Nikolas Marino (CMS) def. Christopher Hu (Washington & Lee) 6-0, 6-1
6. Neel Kotrappa (CMS) def. Michael Freeman (Washington & Lee) 6-4, 6-0
Doubles: 1, 2, 3
Singles: 5, 6, 3, 2, 1, 4