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March 29, 2013

Ephs Fall to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

CLAREMONT, CA-- The Williams men's tennis team finished their spring break trip on a sour note, falling 5-4 to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. 

Williams came out strong during the doubles session and were able to take two of three matches. Matt Micheli and Felix Sun won 8-6 at number two, and Brian Chow and Brian Astrachan continued their success with an 8-4 win at number three. 

Bryan Chow was first off court in singles play, recording a 6-3, 6-2 win that gave the Ephs a 3-1 advantage. Felix Sun then brought the Ephs within one point of victory with a smooth 6-0, 6-4 result.

Matt Micheli won his first set and was a tiebreaker away from winning the scond, but he would lose that 7-5 and went on to lose the third set 6-3. Howie Weiss lost in straight sets, but both went to tiebreakers.

"This was a great match, but a tough loss," commented coach Dan Greenberg. "We had a few opportunities we let slip away and that's going to cost you against the best teams."

Next up for Williams is Skidmore, Saturday April 6 in Williamstown, followed by a NESCAC matchup with Bowdoin on Sunday.  

 

Individual Results:

1. Wood/Dorn (CMS) def Schidlovsky/Meyer (W) 8-2

2. Micheli/Sun (W) def Butts/Kotrappa (CMS) 8-6

3. Chow/Astrachan (W) def Marino/Lane (CMS)S 8-4

 

1. Wood (CMS) def Meyer (W) 7-5, 6-1

2. Sun (W) def Dorn (CMS) 6-0, 6-4

3. Marino (CMS) def Micheli (W) 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3

4. Lane (CMS) def Z. Weiss (W) 6-1, 7-5

5. Chow (W) def Johnson (CMS) 6-3, 6-2

6. Kotrappa (CMS) def H. Weiss (W) 7-6 (3), 7-6, (2)

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