Men's tennis into SCIAC championship match with wins over Caltech and Whittier

Joe Dorn and Zhenya Pereverzin (Photos by Ellen Friedlander)
Joe Dorn and Zhenya Pereverzin (Photos by Ellen Friedlander)

Captains Joe Dorn (Jr. - Washington D.C.) and Zhenya Pereverzin (Sr. - Clackamas, OR) each won three matches, as #1 CMS Stags Tennis advanced to the SCIAC championship match with 5-1 and 8-1 wins over Caltech and #23 Whittier. CMS will face#10 Pomona-Pitzer for the tournament title on Saturday at 10 AM at Cal State Northridge. 

Pereverzin partnered Daniel Morkovine (Fr. - San Carlos, CA) at #2 doubles against Caltech, and then reunited with regular partner Nik Marino (Jr. - San Diego, CA) at #3 against Whittier for two doubles wins. He also earned his twentieth singles win of the year at #6 singles against Whittier. Dorn similarly had two doubles wins and a singles win, partnering Warren Wood (Jr. - San Diego, CA) at #1 doubles for their twentieth as a team. Dorn was also a convincing 6-1, 6-2 winner at #2 singles that put the Stags up 6-0 in the afternoon match against the Poets.

Morkovine was one of three freshmen Stags to get singles wins on Friday. He led 6-1, 4-1 in the morning match before his match was abandoned when the dual was clinched. He provided the clinching victory in the afternoon, a 6-2, 6-0 win at #5 for his twentieth of the year. Glenn Hull (Brookings, OR) and Rohan Shankar (San Jose, CA) were straight set winners at the #4 and #6 singles positions against the Beavers.

With the two wins, CMS improves to 25-1 overall and 9-0 in SCIAC play.

#1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (5) vs. Caltech (1)
May 2, 2014 at Northridge, CA (Cal State Northridge) - SCIAC Tournament Quarterfinal

Doubles
1. Joe Dorn / Warren Wood (CMS) def. Ruthwick Pathireddy / Southwick Pathireddy (Caltech) 8-1
2. Daniel Morkovine / Zhenya Pereverzin (CMS) def. Rushikesh Joshi / Morgan Lebby (Caltech) 8-6
3. Devashish Joshi / Luka Mernik (Caltech) def. Glenn Hull / Bryan Mehall (CMS) 8-6

Singles
1. Warren Wood (CMS) def. Devashish Joshi (Caltech) 6-2, 6-3
2. Daniel Morkovine (CMS) vs. Ruthwick Pathireddy (Caltech) 6-1, 4-1 DNF
3. Zhenya Pereverzin (CMS) vs. Southwick Pathireddy (Caltech) 7-5, 3-1 DNF
4. Glenn Hull (CMS) def. Rushikesh Joshi (Caltech) 6-0, 6-0
5. Bryan Mehall (CMS) vs. Morgan Lebby (Caltech) 7-5, 0-1 DNF
6. Rohan Shankar (CMS) def. Luka Mernik (Caltech) 6-1, 6-1

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

#1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (8) vs. #23 Whittier (1)
May 2, 2014 at Northridge, CA (Cal State Northridge) - SCIAC Tournament Semifinal

Doubles
1. Joe Dorn / Warren Wood (CMS) def. David Konstantinov / Chris Schommer (Whittier) 8-6
2. Neel Kotrappa / Skyler Butts (CMS) def. Sam Farmer / Troy Chavez (Whittier) 8-3
3. Nik Marino / Zhenya Pereverzin (CMS) def. Mark-Anthony Kenney / Shogo Shimizu (Whittier) 8-0

Singles
1. David Konstantinov (Whittier) def. Warren Wood (CMS) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2
2. Joe Dorn (CMS) def. Chris Schommer (Whittier) 6-1, 6-2
3. Nik Marino (CMS) def. Sam Farmer (Whittier) 6-1, 6-2
4. Skyler Butts (CMS) def. Troy Chavez (Whittier) 6-4, 6-4
5. Daniel Morkovine (CMS) def. Mark-Anthony Kenney (Whittier) 6-2, 6-0
6. Zhenya Pereverzin (CMS) def. Tyler Linscott (Whittier) 6-7(7), 6-1, 6-1

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