The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas returned to the courts this week with two impressive wins against non-conference competition.
CMS opened the week on Tuesday with a 7-2 victory over Bowdoin. Due to Spring Break and a rained out match against Amherst, it was the Athenas’ first match in over a week and it took them some time to find their groove against the visiting Polar Bears. In doubles competition, CMS went 2-1. At number one, Kristin Lim and Jessie Huang trailed by two games late in the match but rallied for a 9-7 victory.
Freshman, Sarah Kukino stole the show in singles competition. After falling 6-7 in a tough first set, she came back to win the second 7-5. And in the third set tiebreaker Kukino prevailed 10-6.
On Thursday, CMS defeated Trinity (CT) 9-0. The Athenas swept the Bantams in doubles competition. At number two, Crystal Lim and Kukino battled back from an early deficit to defeat their opponents 8-5.
In singles competition, CMS played strong at every court. While recording straight-set victories Kristin Lim, Chloe Dobbert, and Jaclyn Smrecek each recorded a 6-0 set. At number four, Kukino once again delivered a dramatic finish. After splitting the first two set with Kelsey Semrod of Trinity 6-2, 4-6, the freshman closed out the match with a 10-7 tiebreaker.
On Sunday, #8 CMS will face #9 Middlebury at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.
Bowdoin College vs Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3/20/2012
|#7 Kellen Alberstone||#1 Kristin Lim||Claremont-Mudd-Scripps||5-7,6-1,6-0|
|#2 Singles||Kate Winingham||Crystal Lim||Claremont-Mudd-Scripps||6-2,6-3|
|#3 Singles||Emily Lombardi||Jessie Huang||Claremont-Mudd-Scripps||6-4,7-5|
|#4 Singles||Chantalle Lavertu||Sarah Kukino||Claremont-Mudd-Scripps||6-7,7-5,10-6|
|#5 Singles||Emma Lewis||Chloe Dobbert||Bowdoin College||6-4,6-2|
|#6 Singles||Hannah Hoerner||Jaclyn Smrecek||Claremont-Mudd-Scripps||7-5,7-6|
|#1 Doubles|| #10Kellen Alberstone
| Kristin Lim
|#2 Doubles|| Emily Lombardi
| Crystal Lim
|#3 Doubles|| Chantalle Lavertu
| Chloe Dobbert
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps vs Trinity College (Connecticut) 3/22/2012
|Position||Claremont-Mudd-Scripps||Trinity College (Connecticut)||Winner||Score|
|#1 Singles||#1 Kristin Lim||Hillary Hoyt||Claremont-Mudd-Scripps||6-0,6-3|
|#2 Singles||Crystal Lim||Senzo Maphisa||Claremont-Mudd-Scripps||6-2,6-4|
|#3 Singles||Jessie Huang||Regan Cherna||Claremont-Mudd-Scripps||7-6,6-2|
|#4 Singles||Sarah Kukino||Kelsey Semrod||Claremont-Mudd-Scripps||6-2,4-6,10-7|
|#5 Singles||Chloe Dobbert||Elizabeth Gerber||Claremont-Mudd-Scripps||6-4,6-0|
|#6 Singles||Jaclyn Smrecek||Frances Cameron||Claremont-Mudd-Scripps||6-3,6-0|
|#1 Doubles|| Kristin Lim
| Hillary Hoyt
|#2 Doubles|| Crystal Lim
| Kelsey Semrod
|#3 Doubles|| Chloe Dobbert
| Elizabeth Gerber