Third-ranked Claremont-M-S stays undefeated by beating No. 4 Amherst
CLAREMONT, Calif. -- Claremont-M-S defeated No. 4 Amherst 6-3 on Friday at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center. Warren Wood, Nik Marino and Skyler Butts all won in singles and doubles, as the Stags remained undefeated at 13-0 this spring.
Marino and partner Zhenya Pereverzin got CMS out to an early 1-0 lead with their 8-5, two-break win at No. 2 doubles. Butts and partner Neel Kotrappa earned the Stags' second point by winning eight unanswered games for an 8-3 win at No. 3. Butts and Kotrappa are now 9-0 as a team this season.
All of the singles matches were straight sets, with CMS taking four of six. Amherst was first to strike, winning at No. 6 to even the match at 2-2. Moments later, Butts put the Stags on top for good, staying perfect against D3 competition with an easy 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 4. Wood was impressive in a 6-3, 6-4 win versus 14th-ranked Joey Fritz at the top position, increasing CMS' advantage to 4-2, before Marino clinched the dual match with his 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 3. Both Wood and Marino are 10-1 in dual matches at their respective positions, with no losses against DIII opponents.