CLAREMONT, Calif. -- In the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championships, top-ranked Claremont-M-S fought its way to a 5-2 victory against Middlebury on May 20 at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center. Middlebury ends its season with a 21-4 record while CMS improves to 30-1 on the season and advances to the finals for the second consecutive year where it will face Amherst on May 21 at 2 p.m. ET at Biszantz Family Tennis Center.
MC started off singles play with a win in No. 1 singles as Alex Johnston defeated Warren Wood 6-3, 6-4. From here CMS took control of the match as Nik Marino defeated Palmer Campbell of MC 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in No. 3 singles. Next Skyler Butts of CMS defeated Ari Smolyar of MC 1-6, 7-5, 7-5 in No. 4 singles to give CMS their fourth point of the match. CMS scored its fifth and final point as Zhenya Pereverzin defeated Jackson Frons of MC 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2) in No. 6 singles