Strong Doubles Performance Not Enough Against Top-Ranked CMS
Claremont, Calif. - The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Tennis team fared well in doubles against the top-ranked team in the nation, but CMS dominated singles and took an 8-1 win over the Sagehens on Saturday.
With the loss, Pomona-Pitzer slips to 5-12 overall and 0-3 in the SCIAC. CMS improves to 15-3 overall and 2-0 in the SCIAC.
Sophomores Connor Hudson (Golden, Colo.) and Connor Sutton (Overland Park, Kan.) took a 9-8 win in the tiebreaker at No. 2 doubles, winning the breaker 7-4. The No. 1 doubles team of seniors Max Sabel (Sun Valley, Idaho) and Frankie Allinson (McGregor, Texas) also had a chance to win its match up 7-6 with a chance to serve for the win, but they were unable to hold and fell 9-7.
However, the close battles at doubles didn't translate at singles, where CMS was able to pick up straight-set wins at all six lines to cruise to the win. Allinson had the closest battle at No. 4, where he went to a first-set tiebreaker with Alex Lane before falling 7-6.
Pomona-Pitzer is back in action on Friday for a home match against Gustavus Adolphus.
No. 1 CMS 8, No. 24 Pomona-Pitzer 1
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