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May 13, 2012

CMS Wins Regional With 5-3 Win Over Pomona-Pitzer

For the second straight year the CMS Athenas beat the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens in the third round of the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships to advance to the quarterfinals.  CMS won the match 5-3 to improve to 22-3 on the season.  The quarterfinals will begin May 21 in Cary, NC with CMS slated to play Williams College.

Leading 2-1 after doubles, the Athenas quickly went ahead 4-1 after 6-0, 6-1 wins by Kristin Lim and Chloe Dobbert at #1 and #4 singles.  Nicole Holsted narrowed the lead to 4-2 with a 6-2, 6-2 win at #6 and then the marathon began.  Samantha Chao battled back from a 5-1 first set deficit to pull the Sagehens to 4-3 with a 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 win at #2.  Sarah Kukino (pictured) clinched the match for the Athenas after nearly four and half hours by overcoming a one-set deficit to win at #3 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (2).

Doubles

 

CMS

 

Pomona-Pitzer

Winner

Score

1.

K. Lim-Huang

v.

Solomon-Wang

CMS

8-3

2.

Kukino-C. Lim

v.

Chao-Padmanabhan

CMS

8-2

3.

Dobbert-Smrecek

v.

Holsted-Emily Kawahara

P-P

8-5

 

Singles

 

CMS

 

Pomona-Pitzer

Winner

Score

1.

Kristin Lim

v.

Jamie Solomon

CMS

6-0, 6-1

2.

Crystal Lim

v.

Samantha Chao

P-P

5-7, 6-1, 6-4

3.

Sarah Kukino

v.

Kara Wang

CMS

3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (2)

4.

Jessie Huang

v.

Arthi Padmanabhan

 

5-7, 7-6 DNF

5.

Chloe Dobbert

v.

Jessica Hsu

CMS

6-0, 6-1

6.

Jacklyn Smrecek

v.

Nicole Holsted

P-P

6-2, 6-2

 

Order of finish:

Doubles: 2, 1, 3

Singles: 1, 5, 6, 2, 3