Stags Defeat Caltech, Fall to Hawaii Pacific in Home Openers

Stags Defeat Caltech, Fall to Hawaii Pacific in Home Openers

CMS Men's Tennis opened its 2010 dual match campaign with a Parents Weekend double header at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center on Saturday. The Stags defeated Caltech 9-0 before falling 6-3 to fifth ranked Division II opponent Hawaii Pacific.

Twelve Stags saw action against Caltech, with seniors Thomas Keiffer (La Jolla, CA) and Myles Crandall (Tucson, AZ) leading the singles attack at the top two positions. Six new team members - Matt Ellis (Mercer, Island, WA), Ernie Hayhurst (Amarillo, TX), Trevor Apple (Hillsboro, OR), Alex Johnson (Thousand Oaks, CA), Sam Wong (Palo Alto, CA) and Ethan Bond (Beverly Hills, CA) - made their dual match debuts for CMS.

Against Hawaii Pacific, the Stags fought back from a 4-0 deficit before dropping a tightly contested 6-3 final. CMS was impressive at the top two singles positions, with #1 Robbie Erani (So. - New York, NY) and senior captain Mikey Lim (Honolulu, HI) at #2 winning comfortably in straight sets. Erani rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the first set to win eleven straight games to get the win over D2's #3 ranked singles player. Senior Eric MacColl (Greenbrae, CA), who celebrated his 22nd birthday, earned the Stags' third and final point with a singles win at the #6 position.

With the split, CMS begins the season at 1-1 overall, and 1-0 in conference. Next up for the Stags is a conference match at Whittier on Friday, February 19, followed by a home double header against Westmont and Chapman on Saturday, February 20.


#5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 9 vs Caltech 0
February 13, 2010 at Biszantz Family Tennis Center - CMS

1. Victor Chien / Ari Zyskind (CMS) def. Karthik Narsimhan / Wesley Yu (CIT) 8-0
2. Alex Johnson / Sam Wong (CMS) def. Anish Agarwal / Anuj Arora (CIT) 8-2
3. Ethan Bond / Max Mullen (CMS) def. Ram Kandasamy / Brian Kim (CIT) 8-0

1. Thomas Keiffer (CMS) def. Anuj Arora (CIT) 6-1, 6-2
2. Myles Crandall (CMS) def. Ram Kandasamy (CIT) 6-0, 6-0
3. Matt Ellis (CMS) def. Karthik Narsimhan (CIT) 6-1, 6-0
4. Edward La Cava (CMS) def. Anish Agarwal (CIT) 6-2, 6-0
5. Ernie Hayhurst (CMS) def. Wesley Yu (CIT) 6-1, 6-1   
6. Trevor Apple (CMS) def. John Chen (CIT) 6-1, 6-3

Order of completion
Doubles: 3, 1, 2
Singles: 2, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6


#5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3 vs #5 Hawaii Pacific 6
February 13, 2010 at Biszantz Family Tennis Center - CMS

1. Dominic Mclusky / Nikola Petrov (HPU) def. Thomas Keiffer / Mikey Lim (CMS) 8-6
2. Daniel Luedi / Anton Samuilau (HPU) def. Robbie Erani / Ronald Wu (CMS) 8-3
3. Sebastian Bader / Aleksandar Markov (HPU) def. Russell Brockett / Mac Cahill (CMS) 8-6

1. Robbie Erani (CMS) def. Nikola Petrov (HPU) 6-4, 6-0
2. Mikey Lim (CMS) def. Dominic Mclusky (HPU) 6-1, 6-4
3. Aleksandar Markov (HPU) def. Mac Cahill (CMS) 6-2, 6-4
4. Daniel Luedi (HPU) def. Ronald Wu (CMS) 6-2, 6-0
5. Sebastian Bader (HPU) def. Russell Brockett (CMS) 6-4, 7-5  
6. Eric MacColl (CMS) def. Sathi Reddy (HPU) 6-1, 7-5

Order of completion
Doubles: 2, 1, 3
Singles: 4, 1, 2, 6, 3, 5