Men's Tennis: No. 11 Sagehens Drop Match to No. 3 Stags

Men's Tennis: No. 11 Sagehens Drop Match to No. 3 Stags

CLAREMONT, CA — The No. 11 Pomona-Pitzer Men's Tennis team jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but fell to rival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 7-2 Thursday evening at the Pauley Tennis Complex. 

Season Impact: The Sagehens now move to 17-9 overall and 5-2 in SCIAC play. The Stags move to 23-2 overall and 7-0 in the conference.

Freshman Avery Bicks and junior Marko Mandic started things off for the Sagehens in the No. 3 doubles match. The pair bested Alex Brenner and Nikolai Parodi for an 8-6 win. 

Senior Spencer Simonides and senior Antony Bello added to the Sagehens' lead with their victory in the No. 1 doubles match. The team scored a close win over Julian Gordy and Daniel Markovin, 8-6.

The Sagehens nearly made it a sweep in doubles play, but the Stags' Jake Berber and Glenn Hull just edged out Graham Maassenn and Jake Yasgoor in a tiebreaker 9-8 (7-5).

In singles play, Josh Kim took the first set in the No. 4 match beating Patrick Wildman 7-5. But Wildman came back to win the final two sets 7-6 (8-6), 11-9.

Next Match: The Sagehens will next take part in the three-day Ojai Tournament from Friday, April 28 through Sunday, April 30.

Singles competition

 1. Nikolai Parodi (CMSM) def. Jake Yasgoor (PPM) 7-5, 7-5

2. Glenn Hull (CMSM) def. Graham Maassen (PPM) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

3. Daniel Markovine (CMSM) def. Antony Bello (PPM) 7-6 (15-13), 6-4

4. Patrick Wildman (CMSM) def. Josh Kim (PPM) 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 11-9

5. Max Macey (CMSM) def. Marko Mandic (PPM) 7-5, 6-1

6. Daniel Park (CMSM) def. Sam Malech (PPM) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles competition

1. Spencer Simonides/Antony Bello (PPM) def. Julian Gordy/Daniel Markovine (CMSM) 8-6

2. Jake Berber/Glenn Hull (CMSM) def. Graham Maassen/Jake Yasgoor (PPM) 9-8 (7-5)

3. Avery Bicks/Marko Mandic (PPM) def. Alex Brenner/Nikolai Parodi (CMSM) 8-6

Match Notes:

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 22-2 (6-0 SCIAC); National ranking #3

Pomona-Pitzer 17-8 (5-1 SCIAC); National ranking #11

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,5,1,2,3,4)

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