Athenas Sweep Oxy and No. 19 Brandeis on Perfect Saturday

Kyla Scott helped the Athenas cruise past Oxy this morning.
Kyla Scott helped the Athenas cruise past Oxy this morning.

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's tennis team earned a pair of 9-0 sweeps on Saturday. First CMS took care of the Occidental Tigers in a SCIAC match to improve to 3-0 in conference. Later in the afternoon, the No. 19 Brandeis Judges fell by the same 9-0 score. The Athenas run their overall record to a perfect 8-0 on the season.

Match One – CMS defeats Occidental – 9-0

Against Occidental, The Athenas swept their three matches in doubles play to take an early 3-0 lead. The No. 3 doubles duo of Lauren Yamagami (CMC) and Anastasia Bryan-Ajania (SC) breezed through their match, winning 8-0. In the No. 2 doubles match Madison Shea (CMC) and Rebecca Berger (CMC) dropped just one game en route to an 8-1 victory and at the top doubles spot, Kyla Scott (HMC) and Juliette Martin (HMC) claimed an 8-2 victory.

In singles play, Caroline Cox (CMC) earned the most convincing victory in the No. 5 match. She earned a straight-set victory without dropping a game at 6-0, 6-0. Anastasia Bryan-Ajania (SC) and Lauren Yamagami (CMC) also earned 6-0 victories in the first set of their singles match. Both dropped games in their second set, but claimed convincing victories with Bryan-Ajania winning 6-0, 6-1 and Yamagami claiming a 6-0, 6-2 win.

Only one set in singles play was remotely close as the second set at the top singles spot was won 7-5 by Madison Shea over Samantha Farrell. Shea took the match 6-1, 7-5.

Match Two – CMS defeats No. 19 Brandeis – 9-0

In the afternoon session, the Athenas squared off with the No. 19 Brandeis Judges. The Athenas earned their fifth-straight 9-0 victory with a convincing victory over the national ranked Judges. Just as they did in the morning, CMS swept the doubles matches to take a 3-0 lead.

The top two doubles teams earned 8-1 victories to start the afternoon off right for the Athenas. Kyla Scott and Juliette Martin teamed up in the No. 3 doubles match and pulled off an 8-4 victory to sweep doubles play.

Play then turned to the six singles competitions. The Athenas were dominate in all six matches with CMS earning straight-set victories in all of them to complete their second 9-0 sweep on the day. In five of the six singles matches, the Athenas dropped less than three games. Catherine Allen (SC) won 6-0, 6-0 at the top singles spot and Kyla Scott, Caroline Cox, and Anastasia Bryan-Ajania dropped just one game apiece to claim solid victories.

As mentioned the Athenas push their overall record to 8-0 on the season and will next take the court on Friday when they travel to Southwestern (TX) at 2:00 p.m. The weekend trip will also include matches against Trinity (TX) and East Texas Baptist on Satudrday.