Athenas Return to Court with Two Wins

Athenas Return to Court with Two Wins


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

 Position  Bowdoin College  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  Winner  Score


#1 Singles

 #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 
 Kate Winingham
 Kristin Lim 
 Jessie Huang
 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  9-7
 #2 Doubles  Emily Lombardi 
 Emma Chow
 Crystal Lim 
 Sarah Kukino
 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  8-4
 #3 Doubles  Chantalle Lavertu 
 Emma Lewis
 Chloe Dobbert 
 Kelly Chen
 Bowdoin College  8-5


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 
 Jessie Huang
 Hillary Hoyt 
 Senzo Maphisa
 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  8-2
 #2 Doubles  Crystal Lim 
 Sarah Kukino
 Kelsey Semrod 
 Frances Cameron
 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  8-5
 #3 Doubles  Chloe Dobbert 
 Jaclyn Smrecek
 Elizabeth Gerber 
 Regan Cherna
 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  8-3