Robbie Erani (SO, New York, NY) and Jennifer Tavé (SO, St. Germain, France) have been selected SCIAC Athletes of the Week for the week of March 8-14.
Erani went 4-0 in singles and doubles as the fifth-ranked Stags beat #9 Carnegie Mellon 7-2 and #13 Trinity University 9-0 with both matches at home. Erani partnered with Ronald Wu to win 8-2 at #2 doubles against CMU and then won 6-4, 6-2 at #1 singles to clinch the win. Against Trinity, he and Wu won again at #2 by a score of 8-4 and he then battled to a 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (9) win over the nation's 13th-ranked player. CMS is 7-2 overall.
Tavé ran the fastest 10,000 meter race in the NCAA (all divisions) this year at the Occidental Distance Carnival on Friday night. Her time of 36:04.27 is an NCAA qualifying mark, the second fastest in CMS and SCIAC history and the fastest time in 26 years. She averaged 5:48.3 per mile for the 6.21 mile race. The two halves of her race (17:50, 18:14) are the second and third fastest 5K's in the SCIAC this year. Although a sophomore, this is her first season of collegiate track.