Stags Win 8-1 at #24 Pomona-Pitzer

Alex Lane (Photo by John Valenzuela)
Alex Lane (Photo by John Valenzuela)

Senior Alex Lane (Claremont, CA) won his eighth straight singles match, and top ranked CMS swept all six singles without losing a set in an 8-1 win at #24 Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday. The Stags complete a three matches in three days sweep against nationally ranked Division III opponents and improve to 15-3 overall and 2-0 in conference.

CMS took a 2-1 advantage from the doubles by splitting very closely contested matches at the #1 and #2 positions, and winning easily at the #3 spot. Stags' top pair Warren Wood (So. - Del Mar, CA) and Joe Dorn (So. - Washington D.C.) had to break serve to stay in the match and went on to win 9-7 to put CMS up 2-0. The win was Wood and Dorn's twentieth on the season, against only five defeats.  For the second straight match, CMS' #2 team failed to hold a break late in the match, and Skyler Butts (Fr. - Santa Ana, CA) and Neel Kotrappa (Jr. Capt - La Verne, CA) lost in a tie-break for only their second defeat as a team this season.

In the singles, CMS had the upper hand at every position. Wood avenged a loss in the fall to Pomona-Pitzer's Max Sabel, defeating Sabel 6-3, 6-3 at #1. Similarly, Dorn reconciled a fall ITA West Regional semifinal loss to Chris Wiechert, with a 6-1, 6-4 win at #2. Senior Alex Johnson (Thousand Oaks, CA) won for the second time in three days, again only losing two games at the #6 position.

Next up for the Stags is #17 Gustavus Adolphus on Tuesday, April 2 at 2:30 PM at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

#1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (5) vs. #24 Pomona-Pitzer (1)
March 30, 2013 at Claremont, CA (Pauley Tennis Courts)

1. Warren Wood / Joe Dorn (CMS) def. Max Sabel / Frankie Allinson (Pomona-Pitzer) 9-7
2. Connor Hudson / Connor Sutton (Pomona-Pitzer) def. Neel Kotrappa / Skyler Butts (CMS) 9-8(4)
3. Nikolas Marino / Alex Lane (CMS) def.  Chris Wiechert / Kevin Wei (Pomona-Pitzer) 8-3

1. Warren Wood (CMS) def. Max Sabel (Pomona-Pitzer) 6-3, 6-3
2. Joe Dorn (CMS) def. Chris Wiechert (Pomona-Pitzer) 6-1, 6-4
3. Nikolas Marino (CMS) def. Connor Hudson (Pomona-Pitzer) 6-1, 7-5
4. Alex Lane (CMS) def. Frankie Allinson (Pomona-Pitzer) 7-6(4), 6-3
5. Skyler Butts (CMS) def. Kevin Wei (Pomona-Pitzer) 6-4, 6-4
6. Alex Johnson (CMS) def. Thomas Low (Pomona-Pitzer) 6-1, 6-1

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