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2013-14 CMS Women's Tennis News

July 3, 2014
David Schwarz hired as head coach of CMS Women’s Tennis Program
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ Director of Athletics Michael Sutton has announced that David Schwarz, a two-time NCAA Division III national championship-winning head coach, has been hired as CMS’ new head women’s tennis coach.

June 13, 2014
Pair of Athena tennis players selected as ITA All-Americans
At the end of a very successful season for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis, two Athenas have been selected to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-America Team, the ITA announced on June 11.

June 11, 2014
2013-14 CMS Athletics Highlight Video
The 2013-14 school year saw 12 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps teams win SCIAC championships and 12 teams make NCAA postseason appearances in their respective sport. Watch a few highlights from the record-breaking year for CMS Athletics.

June 8, 2014
2013-14 a record year for CMS Athletics on conference and national levels
Over the years, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics has won 27 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) All-Sports Trophies and has been ranked in the upper echelon of Division III programs in the annual Directors’ Cup Standings.

May 25, 2014
Doubles run concludes for Ward and Kuosman in NCAA finals with second place finish
A group of 32 athletes and 16 doubles teams began the week with hopes of making it to the finals of the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Doubles Championships which were held on May 24 at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

May 24, 2014
Postmatch Interview: Kuosman and Ward (NCAA Doubles Finals - 5/24/14)
Katie Kuosman and Caroline Ward finished as the NCAA Division III runner-up after losing to the doubles team from Amherst in the doubles finals on May 24 at CMS' Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, CA. Hear what the two had two say after the match.

May 23, 2014
Athenas land doubles team in NCAA semifinals against familiar foe
A doubles team from the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team has made it to the semifinal round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Doubles Championships once again.

May 22, 2014
Top doubles team from CMS advances to NCAA quarters
In the doubles competition of the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championships, sophomore Caroline Ward and freshman Katie Kuosman of CMS have advanced to the quarterfinals on May 23.

May 21, 2014
Ward selected as 2014 ITA National Player to Watch
After helping lead the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team to the NCAA quarterfinals as the team’s top singles player, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association chose sophomore Caroline Ward as its National Player to Watch.

May 19, 2014
2014 NCAA® Division III Men's and Women's Tennis Championships Information
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges Athletics would like to welcome you to the 2014 NCAA® Division III Men's and Women's Tennis Championships at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, Calif. The 2014 NCAA® Division III Men's and Women's Tennis Championships are scheduled to take place from May 19-24.

May 19, 2014
CMS goes out swinging in quarterfinal loss to Johns Hopkins
In the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championships, CMS lost a hard fought match to Johns Hopkins University 5-4. CMS finishes their season with an overall record of 21-8 after making it to at least the NCAA quarterfinals for the fourth-straight season.

May 18, 2014
2014 NCAA D-III Tennis Championships Banquet Video
The best 16 teams (8 men's/8 women's) are set to participate in the 2014 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Tennis Championships May 19-21 in Claremont, Calif., hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics.

May 15, 2014
Awards keep rolling in for Athenas’ underclassmen duo
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its 2014 NCAA Division III regional award winners on May 14 and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team’s Caroline Ward and Katie Kuosman each brought home an award for their efforts this season.

May 15, 2014
Four Athena tennis players selected to All-SCIAC teams
The SCIAC released its 2014 All-SCIAC Women’s Tennis Teams on May 14 and four Athenas were recognized.

May 13, 2014
Times set for Athenas and Stags D-III Tennis quarterfinal matches vs. Johns Hopkins
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team and men’s tennis team both play Johns Hopkins on Monday, May 19 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Women’s and Men’s Tennis Championships at CMS’ Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

May 11, 2014
Athenas defeat Sagehens to advance to the quarterfinals
In the third round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championships, No. 5 CMS cruised to a 5-0 win over Pomona-Pitzer on May 11 at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center. Pomona-Pitzer ends their season with an overall record of 17-8; meanwhile, with the win CMS improved their record to 22-7 and advanced to the quarterfinals against Johns Hopkins which will be played on Monday, May 19 in the afternoon at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

May 10, 2014
CMS advances to third round of NCAAs with win over Whitman
The No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team defeated No. 27 Whitman 5-1 in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championships on May 10 at CMS’ Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

May 10, 2014
Postmatch Interview: Coach Rush (Whitman - NCAA Second Round)
CMS Coach Gretchen Rush talks about the Athenas advancing to the third round after defeating Whitman College 5-1 in the NCAA DIII Women's Tennis Championships. CMS will face Pomona-Pitzer May 11, 2014.

May 8, 2014
2014 NCAA® Division III Women's and Men's Tennis West Regionals Info
Find out all you need to know about the 2014 D-III West Regionals. This webpage includes links to live scoring, video, visitor information and much more.

May 8, 2014
Kuosman and Ward get NCAA doubles and singles invites
The NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Committee announced on May 7 the individuals who will compete in the singles and doubles competitions of the 2014 NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championships.

May 5, 2014
Athenas and Stags to host NCAA D-III Tennis Regionals May 9-11 at Biszantz
Both the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team and the men’s tennis team won their respective SCIAC Championships this past weekend.

May 3, 2014
CMS edges out La Verne for 2014 SCIAC Women’s Tennis Championships title
For the third season in a row and the 16th time in school history, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team has won the conference championship.

May 3, 2014
Postmatch Interview: Victoria Santoro (SCIAC Championships - 5/3/14)
Senior Victoria Santoro's win in No. 6 singles against La Verne clinched the win for the CMS women's tennis team in the championship match of the SCIAC Women's Tennis Championships. Hear what she had to say afterwards.

May 2, 2014
CMS and La Verne to face off in finals of SCIAC Women’s Tennis Championships
On Day 1 of the 2014 SCIAC Women’s Tennis Championships hosted by top-seed CMS, the higher seeds all won their respective matches in the first and second rounds, with one exception, as third seeded La Verne defeated second seeded Pomona-Pitzer in the second round.

May 2, 2014
SCIAC Women's Tennis Championships Information
Find out all you need to know about the 2014 SCIAC Women's Tennis Championships. This webpage includes links to live scoring, video, visitor information and much more.

April 28, 2014
Ward and Kuosman take Ojai doubles title; three Athenas make singles semis
Several members of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team competed in singles and doubles competition at the 114th Annual Ojai Valley Tournament from April 24-27.

April 25, 2014
Statement from CMS Athletic Director on Women’s Tennis head coaching position
I recently received word from Coach Rush that she has accepted the head women’s tennis coaching position at her alma mater, Trinity University in Texas. Coach Rush will continue to guide the Athena tennis team for the remainder of the current SCIAC season and through our postseason play.

April 14, 2014
New faces, same result as CMS takes down Oxy and Santa Cruz
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team put a different lineup out on the court over the weekend for its final two regular season home matches as the team, led by its seniors, won matches over Occidental (9-0) on April 12 and U.C. Santa Cruz (8-1) on April13 at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

April 7, 2014
Sixth Street matchup between best in the West goes to Athenas
In a matchup between two of Division III’s top programs and the top two squads in the West Region, the No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team eased passed No. 6 Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday, April 5 at Pomona-Pitzer’s Pauley Tennis Complex.

April 2, 2014
Athenas foiled by No. 2 Williams
The No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team lost a hard fought match to No. 2 Williams 6-3 Wednesday afternoon at Biszantz Family Tennis Center. The Athenas took two of the three doubles matches but then only won one singles match.

March 31, 2014
Athenas sweep pair of weekend SCIAC matches
Back in SCIAC action for the first time in a couple of weeks, the No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team earned a pair of conference wins over the weekend, winning 9-0 over Chapman and Redlands at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center. CMS is now 11-6 overall and tied atop the SCIAC at 4-0.

March 26, 2014
Doubles deficit not enough to stop Athenas in narrow win over Middlebury
Down 2-1 after doubles play, the No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team came back and squeaked out a 5-4 win over No. 6 Middlebury on March 25 at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center for the team’s third win in a row. CMS is now 10-6 on the season after its second win of the year over an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) top-10 team.

March 24, 2014
After opening loss, Athenas bounce back with pair of top-20 wins at Hen-Athena Classic
After starting the Hen-Athena Classic with a tough loss to Amherst, the No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team responded with resounding wins over No. 18 Tufts and No. 11 Chicago at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center to close out the weekend at 2-1.

March 17, 2014
Top D-III women’s tennis teams heading to Claremont for Hen-Athena Classic
From March 21-23 as part of the Hen/Athena Women’s Tennis Classic, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer are hosting some of NCAA Division III’s top women’s tennis teams on their home courts.

March 17, 2014
Wins at back end of the lineup carry CMS to win over No. 7 Bowdoin
In its toughest test yet on the Division III portion of its schedule, the No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team snuck by No. 7 Bowdoin 5-4 on March 15 at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

March 14, 2014
Down after doubles, CMS comes back to defeat Case Western
Down 2-1 after doubles play, the No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scipps women’s tennis team won five of six singles matchups to earn a 6-3 win over No. 26 Case Western Reserve on March 12 at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center. CMS is now 5-5 on the season and 3-0 against NCAA Division III competition.

March 11, 2014
Win in No. 1 doubles highlights Athenas’ loss to Georgetown
A 7-2 home loss to Division I Georgetown University on March 10 at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center kicked off a stretch in the No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team’s schedule that includes 10 of its next 11 matches at home.

February 15, 2014
Long layoff doesn’t stop Athenas from getting first SCIAC win
After a couple of weeks in between matches, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team had a pair of matches on Saturday, Feb. 15, losing 5-4 at Cal State Los Angeles before defeating Caltech 8-1 at home to open conference play.

January 24, 2014
Season Preview: 2014 CMS Women's Tennis
The CMS women's tennis team began its 2014 season with a four-match trip to Hawaii and are coming off a fourth place NCAA finish in 2013. Find out more about the upcoming spring season in this season preview video.

January 21, 2014
Athenas split four matches on trip to Hawaii
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team kicked of its 2014 season last week with four matches in Hawaii, going 2-2 on the trip, with wins over Chaminade and Whitman. Next up for CMS are matches at UC San Diego and Point Loma Nazarene on Feb. 1.

January 20, 2014
Bickham hired as Assistant Tennis Coach
CMS has hired Katy Bickham as assistant women's tennis coach for the 2013-14 season.

January 16, 2014
Hawaii trip for Athena tennis starts with win over D-II Chaminade
The No. 4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team kicked its season off with a convincing 8-1 win over NCAA Division II foe Chaminade University on Wednesday afternoon at Central Oahu Regional Park. The match vs. Chaminade is the first of four matches in Hawaii during the week for the Athenas.

January 14, 2014
Season kicks off for Athena Tennis with four matches in Hawaii
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team gets its season underway on Wednesday, Jan. 15 against Chaminade University, the first of four matches in Hawaii to start the season.

December 16, 2013
CMS selected to host 2018 NCAA D3 Tennis Championships
The NCAA announced its sites for NCAA Championship events through 2018 and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics and the Biszantz Family Tennis Center have been selected as the host of the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Tennis Championships.

October 2, 2013
CMS Athlete of the Week (9/23 - 9/29): Katie Kuosman - Women's Tennis
The freshman women's tennis player won five of six matches including three against higher seeds - including the top seed - to make the finals of the USTA/ITA Small College West Regional singles championships over the weekend. For her efforts she has been named the CMS Athlete of the Week. Watch to find out more.

September 30, 2013
Host Athenas represented in ITA West Region doubles and singles finals
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team had representatives in both the singles and doubles main draw finals of the USTA/ITA Small College West Regional Championships over the weekend at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

September 26, 2013
Athenas, Biszantz Family Tennis Center set to host USTA/ITA D-III West Regionals
The Biszantz Family Tennis Center and the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team play host to the USTA / ITA Division III West Regionals from Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 29.

September 10, 2013
CMS To Host USTA / ITA Campus Showdown October 5
The Biszantz Family Tennis Center at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges will serve as the host site for a USTA / ITA One Day Campus Women’s Showdown on Saturday, Oct. 5, beginning at 9:30 a.m.