Stags Hold Court, Handle Kingsmen and Royals on Saturday

Jake Berber celebrates
Jake Berber celebrates an 8-1 win in #2 doubles against Cal Lutheran. (photo credit: Alicia Tsai)

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team stayed hot with a pair of victories on Saturday including a 9-0 sweep of Cal Lutheran and an 8-1 victory over Hope International University. The victory over Cal Lutheran clinches the Stags at least a share of the SCIAC Championship, their 26th in program history. CMS is now 6-0 in conference play and 24-3 overall.

Against Cal Lutheran, CMS swept the doubles, with No. 2 team Jake Berber (CMC) and Robert Liu (CMC) leading the charge. Berber then paired with teammate Casey Morris (CMC) while Liu teamed with Jay Yeam (CMC) in the afternoon match against Hope International. The Stags took two of three doubles matches in that contest, and have now won 17 of their last 18 during the month of April.

Both Berber and Morris saw the most action on Saturday. Berber dropped a mere eight games in four matches, improving his singles record to 10-2 and his doubles record to 18-6. Morris won two singles matches at the No. 4 position, and is now 7-0 in dual match play this spring. His doubles win with Beber at No. 2 was also his seventh of the season. Liu was the only other three match winner on the day. In addition to his two doubles wins, he had an impressive 6-2, 6-0 singles win at No. 2 against Hope.

Freshman Jack Katzman (CMC) and sophomore partner Oscar Burney (CMC) assumed the top doubles position against Cal Lutheran and won for the 18th time in 21 matches this spring. Katzman and Burney also played their first singles matches at No. 1, with Katzman earning win No. 20 against Lucas Tilly of Cal Lutheran, and Burney getting his 17th singles win against Hope's Kyle Rae.

The Stags close out the regular season next Saturday at 10 AM with their final SCIAC dual match at Caltech. They return to the Biszantz Family Tennis Center for a 3 PM match against Division II UC San Diego.

#5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (9) vs. Cal Lutheran (0)
April 14, 2018 at Claremont, CA (Biszantz Family Tennis Center)

1. Oscar Burney Jack Katzman (CMS) def. Lucas Tilly / Andrew Tufenkian (CLU) 8-6
2. Jake Berber / Robert Liu (CMS) def. Sebastian Ariza / Florent Auteuil (CLU) 8-1
3. Matthew Jacobs / Avinash Vemuri (CMS) def. Joshua Legardy / Kylel Gillam (CLU) 8-2

1. Jack Katzman (CMS) def. Lucas Tilly (CLU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Avinash Vemuri (CMS) def. Mike Sulahian (CLU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Matthew Jacobs (CMS) def. Sebastian Ariza (CLU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Casey Morris (CMS) def. Florent Auteuil (CLU) 6-0, 6-1
5. Jake Berber (CMS) def. Kylel Gillam (CLU) 6-1, 6-1
6. Alfred Simental (CMS) def. Joshua Legardy (CLU) 3-6, 6-2, (10-6)

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

#5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (8) vs. Hope International (1)
April 14, 2018 at Claremont, CA (Biszantz Family Tennis Center)

1. Robert Liu / Jay Yeam (CMS) def. Kyle Rae / Aleks Trifunovic (HIU) 8-4
2. Jake Berber / Casey Morris (CMS) def. Jayke Ancheta / Gabriel Bazaretti (HIU) 8-3
3. Sergio Romero / Antoine Voisin (HIU) def. Alfred Simental / Jake Williams (CMS) 8-4

1. Oscar Burney (CMS) def. Kyle Rae (HIU) 7-5, 6-4
2. Robert Liu (CMS) def. Aleks Trifunovic (HIU) 6-2, 6-0
3. Jay Yeam (CMS) def. Sergio Romero (HIU) 6-0, 6-2
4. Casey Morris (CMS) def. Antoine Voisin (HIU) 6-3, 6-0
5. Jake Berber (CMS) def. Gabriel Bazaretti (HIU) 6-1, 6-1
6. Jake Williams (CMS) def. Jayke Ancheta (HIU) 6-0, 4-0, retired

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