CLAREMONT, Calif. -- In the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III championships, Claremont-M-S fought its way to a 5-3 win against Johns Hopkins on Monday at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center. CMS improves its overall record to 29-1 and advances to the semifinals where it will play Middlebury at 2 p.m. ET Tuesday while Johns Hopkins concludes its season with an overall record of 20-5.CMS scored the first point of the match as Joe Dorn and Warren Wood defeated Michael Buxbaum and Emerson Walsh of JHU 8-4 in No. 1 doubles. Skyler Butts and Neel Kotrappa scored the next point for CMS as they defeated Tanner Brown and Erik Lim of JHU 8-5. JHU avoided the shut out in doubles play as Nicholas Garcia and Noah Joachim defeated Nik Marino and Zhenya Pereverzin of CMS in No. 3 doubles 8-6.
The winning picked back up for CMS at the start of singles play as Wood defeated Michael Buxbaum of JHU in No. 1 singles 6-3, 6-4. JHU answered back as Brown defeated Marino of CMS 6-2, 6-4 in No. 3 singles. JHU scored its second consecutive point as Lim defeated Daniel Morkovine in No. 5 singles 6-1, 6-4. Butts helped CMS get back on track as he defeated Jeremy Dubin of JHU in No. 4 singles 7-5, 6-2. CMS scored the fifth and final point of the match as Pereverzin defeated Garcia 6-2, 7-6 (7-1).