Slugs lose to #1 Seed CMS in first rounds of Regionals

CLAREMONT, CA -- The No. 1 ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team looked the part in their first match of the NCAA Division III Tennis Championships as they dispatched of U.C. Santa Cruz 5-1 on May 9 in the second round of the NCAAs at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center. With the win, CMS improved to 27-1 on the season and will face the winner of the Pomona-Pitzer vs. Texas-Tyler match in the third round on Saturday, May 10 at 2 p.m. PST.

The No. 3 doubles team of Nikolas Marino and Zhenya Pereverzin of CMS got an 8-4 win over Garrett Deguchi and Chetan Munugala to get CMS' first point of the match. Warren Wood and Joe Dorn's 8-3 win in No. 1 doubles over Eli Scandalis and George Goetz pushed CMS' lead to 2-0. Santa Cruz's lone point of the match came in No. 2 doubles as Max Littlejohn and Kyle Richter defeated Skyler Butts and Neel Kotrappa 8-4.

In singles, CMS got three, two-set wins as Wood (6-2, 6-4) in No. 1 singles, Marino (6-0, 6-0) in No. 3 singles and Butts (6-0, 6-2) in No.4 singles all won their respective matches to secure the 5-1 win over Santa Cruz.

 
 

CMS

 

UC Santa Cruz

Winner

Score

1. Warren Wood and Joe Dorn

v.

Eli Scandalis and George Goetz

 CMS

8-3

2. Skyler Butts and Neel Kotrappa

v.

Max Littlejohn and Kyle Richter

 UCSC

8-4

3. Nikolas Marino and Zhenya Pereverzin

v.

Garrett Deguchi and Chetan Munugala

 CMS

8-4

CMS leads 2-1 after doubles play.

1. Warren Wood

v.

 Eli Scandalis

 CMS

6-2, 6-4

2.  Joe Dorn

v.

 Max Littlejohn

 DNF

6-1, 1-2 DNF

3.  Nikolas Marino

v.

 Garrett Deguchi

CMS

6-0, 6-0

4.  Skyler Butts

v.

 Kyle Richter

CMS

6-0, 6-2

5.  Daniel Morkovine

v.

 James Soper

 DNF

6-1, 5-0 DNF

6.  Zhenya Pereverzin

v.

 George Goetz

 DNF

6-6 DNF

Order of completion - Doubles: 3, 1, 2  - Singles: 3, 4, 1

CMS wins 5-1 over UC Santa Cruz to advance to the third round of the NCAA D-III Men's Tennis Championships. Next up for CMS is the winner of the second round match between Texas-Tyler and Pomona-Pitzer. CMS' third round match will be played on Saturday, May 10 at 2 p.m. at CMS' Biszantz Family Tennis Center.