Victory over DII No. 9 Tritons Highlights Saturday Wins

Victory over DII No. 9 Tritons Highlights Saturday Wins

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The No. 3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's tennis team opened the 2018 home slate with a pair of victories on Saturday. First the Athenas defeated No. 40 Caltech with a convincing 9-0 victory. In the nightcap of their double-dip, CMS took down Division II No. 9 UC San Diego 6-3 to move their overall record to 3-0 on the young season.

CMS defeats Caltech 9-0

The Athenas built strong leads in all three doubles matches and swept the Beavers in doubles play to take a 3-0 lead heading into singles. Just as they did in doubles, CMS swept through the Beavers in singles play to earn the 9-0 victory and start SCIAC play with a win.

Included in the victory were a pair of first career dual match singles victories for freshmen Rebecca Berger (CMC) and Caroline Cox (CMC).

Both won in straight sets with Berger earning a 7-6, 7-5 victory in the #1 singles match and Cox dropping only one game, 6-1, 6-0 in the #6 singles match.

Jessie Cruz (CMC) and Juliette Martin (HMC) also claimed their wins in straight sets. Cruz dropped just three games while defeating her opponent in the #3 singles match 6-3, 6-0. Martin won her match by nearly an identical score, taking a 6-3, 6-1 victory at #5 singles.

Lauren Yamagami (CMC) battled her way to her #4 singles match victory, taking her opponent to three sets before winning 2-6, 7-6, 12-2. In #2 singles Madison Shea (CMC) won the first set 6-2 before her opponent retired in the second set.


Position  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  California Institute of Technology  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  Rebecca Berger  Angelica Zhou  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  7-6(0), 7-5
 #2 Singles  Madison Shea  Kana Moriyama  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  6-2, 2-1 (retire)
 #3 Singles  Jessie Cruz  Alexandra Bodrova  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  6-3, 6-0
 #4 Singles  Lauren Yamagami  Julia Reisler  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  2-6, 7-6 (4), (12-2)
 #5 Singles  Juliette Martin  Erin Wang  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  6-3, 6-1
 #6 Singles  Caroline Cox  Vinciane Chen  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  6-1, 6-0
 #1 Doubles  Madison Shea
 Lauren Yamagami
 Angelica Zhou
 Kana Moriyama
 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  8-4
 #2 Doubles  Catherine Allen
 Jessie Cruz
 Kana Moriyama
 Erin Wang
 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  8-4
 #3 Doubles  Anastasia Bryan-Ajania
 Rebecca Berger
 Julia Reisler
 Vinciane Chen
 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  8-2


CMS defeats UC San Diego 6-3

In their second match of the day, CMS squared off with their second Division II opponent in as many days. After topping Azusa Pacific on Friday, the Athenas squared off with No. 9 UC San Diego on Saturday. The Tritons won the top singles and double matches, but CMS went 6-1 in the other seven contests to secure their third-straight victory to begin the season.

In doubles, the #2 duo of Catherine Allen (SC) and Cox came out with an 8-4 victory. In the #3 doubles match Kyla Scott (HMC) and Martin earned an 8-3 win.

Lindsay Brown (CMC), Cox and Anastasia Bryan-Ajania (SC) all won important singles matches in straight sets. Brown swept her #4 match 6-2, 6-2, Cox took the #5 match 7-5, 6-3 and Bryan-Ajania's #6 match finished with a score of 6-2, 6-2.

The #2 singles match went to three sets and Allen pulled through a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 victory.

After topping the Tritons for the first time in over a decade, the Athenas take a short break from competition before returning to the courts on Feb. 16. CMS will take on San Diego Christian at 1:00 p.m. and Colorado College in the nightcap at 6 p.m. at home.


Position  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  UC San Diego  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  #13 Nicole Tan  Ashley Chao  UC San Diego  6-2, 7-6 (5)
 #2 Singles  #3 Catherine Allen  Rebecca Chou  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  6-3, 4-6, 6-3
 #3 Singles  Kyla Scott  Alexandra Weil  UC San Diego  6-4, 6-3
 #4 Singles  #36 Lindsay Brown  Jasmine Hosseini  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  6-2, 6-2
 #5 Singles  Caroline Cox  #40 Valeria Corral  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  7-5, 6-3
 #6 Singles  #47 Anastasia Bryan-Ajania  Shuchen Lin  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  6-2, 6-2
 #1 Doubles  #13Lindsay Brown
 Nicole Tan
 Ashley Chao
 Rebecca Chou
 UC San Diego  8-4
 #2 Doubles  Catherine Allen
 Caroline Cox
 Alexandra Weil
 Madison Hale
 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  8-4
 #3 Doubles  Kyla Scott
 Juliette Martin
 Chloe Wight
 Shuchen Lin
 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  8-3