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Stags Fall Short in 5-4 Decision To #3 Williams

Alex Johnson (Jr. - Thousand Oaks, CA [pictured right]) was one of three Stags to earn singles victories against #3 Williams on Friday. Johnson came back from a set down and then 5-3 down in the third set to secure the fourth and final point for CMS in a 5-4 loss to the Ephs.

CMS got victories from Johnson at #4, Alex Lane (Jr. - Claremont, CA) at #1, and Robbie Erani (Sr. - New York, NY) at #3. Lane was the only Stag to record two wins on the day, as he and partner Warren Wood (Fr. - Del Mar, CA) got CMS on the scoreboard with their 8-6 victory at #1 doubles. For Lane, it was his fifth straight dual match win against a ranked opponent, and improves his record to 14-4 on the year. Lane has now won five of seven three-set matches on the season, with three of those victories coming after losing the first set.

CMS will look to rebound at 1:00 PM Saturday against #1 Amherst. The Lord Jeffs return to Claremont as defending NCAA champs and owners of a 33-1 record in 2011. Their lone setback was a 6-3 loss to the Stags a year ago.

#18 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (4) vs. #3 Williams (5)
March 23, 2012 at Claremont, CA (Biszantz Family Tennis Center)

Doubles
1. Alex Lane / Warren Wood (CMS) def. Bryan Chow / Trey Meyer (Williams) 8-6
2. Felix Sun / Matt Micheli (Williams) def. Zhenya Pereverzin / Brandon Wei (CMS) 8-3
3. Kevin Shallcross / Will Petrie (Williams) def. Robbie Erani / Victor Chien (CMS) 8-5

Singles
1. Alex Lane (CMS) def. Trey Meyer (Williams) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
2. Felix Sun (Williams) def. Warren Wood (CMS) 6-2, 6-0
3. Robbie Erani (CMS) def. Matt Micheli (Williams) 6-4, 7-5
4. Alex Johnson (CMS) def. Zach Weiss (Williams) 3-6, 6-0, 7-5
5. Bryan Chow (Williams) def. Mac Cahill (CMS) 7-6(5), 6-1
6. Will Petrie (Williams) def. Andrew Duckworth (CMS) 6-0, 6-1

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