Athenas Compete at ITA National Indoor Championships: Day 1

Athenas Compete at ITA National Indoor Championships: Day 1

This weekend, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas are competing at the ITA Division III Indoor National Championships. The tournament is hosted on the campus of DePauw University, in Greencastle, Indiana.


Day 1 Recap:

            In the first round of the tournament on Friday, CMS drew Carnegie Mellon. The Tartans capitalized on a sweep in doubles competition to cruise past the Athenas, 8-1.

            Despite the lopsided result, it was a hard fought battle early on in the match. The number two doubles team of Crystal Lim and Sarah Kukino proved to be a particularly difficult matchup. The pair held a break advantage for most of the match, at one point being up 6-5. Not long after, however, Chicago's team of Chelsea Motie and Katie Cecil took control of the match and went on for a 9-7 win.

            At number one singles, junior Kristin Lim prevented the sweep with a victory over Laura Chen (6-4,6-4). On number five, Jaclyn Smrecek fought a hard match against Tartans’ Angela Pratt.  The junior from Irvine split the first two sets with Pratt 3-6, 7-6, before falling in the tiebreaker 11-9.

            The Athenas take on second-seed Denison, today at 8:30AM, and will be back on the court again at 7:30PM to face either Johns Hopkins or Chicago.


#13 Carnegie Mellon 8, #7 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 1

3/2/2012 at Greencastle, Indiana (DePauw Indoor Tennis & Track Center)

Singles competition

1. Kristin Lim (CMS) def. Laura Chen (CMUW) 6-4, 6-4

2. Katie Cecil (CMUW) def. Crystal Lim (CMS) 6-0, 6-0

3. Chelsea Motie (CMUW) def. Sarah Kukino (CMS) 6-1, 6-1

4. Courtney Chin (CMUW) def. Chloe Dobbert (CMS) 6-3, 6-3

5. Angela Pratt (CMUW) def. Jaclyn Smrecek (CMS) 3-6, 7-6, 1-0 (11-9)

6. Cze-Ja Tam (CMUW) def. Kelly Chen (CMS) 6-3, 6-4


Doubles competition

1. Laura Chen/Courtney Chin (CMUW) def. Kristin Lim/Jessie Huang (CMS) 8-5

2. Chelsea Motie/Katie Cecil (CMUW) def. Crystal Lim/Sarah Kukino (CMS) 9-7

3. Bryn Raschke/Angela Pratt (CMUW) def. Jaclyn Smrecek/Chloe Dobbert (CMS) 8-5


Match Notes

Carnegie Mellon 7-1; National ranking #13

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 4-2; National ranking #7

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,3,1,4,6,5)

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