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

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