Stags 5th Nationally in Pre-Season Rankings
CMS is ranked #5 Nationally and #1 in the West in the Campbell's / ITA Division III Rankings released on November 1. The Stags had three singles players and one doubles team recognized in the regional and national rankings.
The team's #5 national ranking marks the seventh straight year that the Stags have earned a top five spot in the fall rankings. CMS has earned year-end top five finishes in six of those seven seasons. The SCIAC is also well represented in the polls, with Pomona-Pitzer (#10), Cal Lutheran (#11), Redlands (#16), and Whittier (#26) all ranked in the top thirty nationally and top eight in the west. Occidental and Chapman also earned west regional team rankings (#13 and #14 respectively), meaning that seven of the eight SCIAC teams are ranked.
Individually for CMS, West Regional singles champion Neel Kotrappa (Jr. - La Verne, CA) was the top ranked player for the Stags at #6 nationally and #2 in the west, while sophomore Joe Dorn (Washington D.C.) earned a #8 ranking in the west for reaching the west regional singles semifinal in his CMS debut. Warren Wood (Del Mar, CA) earned a #21 west regional singles ranking, and with Dorn, earned the Stags' only doubles ranking at #2 in the west and #3 nationally
The Stags begin their spring season with the Ducey Cup Alumni Match on Saturday, February 16. CMS opens their dual match schedule at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center on Friday, February 22 with a double-header against Brandeis and Arizona Christian.