Straight set sweep for 21st win

Ana Bryan-Ajania (Photo by Alica Tsai)
Ana Bryan-Ajania (Photo by Alica Tsai)

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's tennis team won every game in seven of the nine matches against Occidental College on Saturday morning. The Athenas (21-0, 6-0) easily swept the Tigers (3-11, 1-5) in doubles and then earned their ninth 9-0 sweep of the season.

Junior Lindsay Brown (CMC) and freshman Nicole Tan (CMC) worked their way to a quick 8-0 win at No. 1, shortly followed by freshman Madison Shea (CMC) and sophomore Jessie Cruz (CMC) with the same score. Junior Bria Smith (CMC) paired up with Juliette Martin (HMC) for the third team point on the day, also with an 8-0 advantage.

Smith, Martin and Shea all earned straight set wins in singles play as well. Martin and senior Katie Kuosman (CMC) quickly took their matches at No. 6 and 2 respectively 6-0, 6-0 to clinch the match for the Athenas. Freshman Lauren Yamagami (CMC) and Smith were also good for the 6-0, 6-0 wins.

Oxy managed four games off Ana Bryan-Ajania (SC) in the first set before the lefty freshman earned the 6-0 win in the second. Shea and Nicole Castro from Oxy looked to have a close match initially before Shea rattled off the 6-2, 6-1 win to complete the sweep.

CMS faces Pomona-Pitzer in the final SCIAC regular season match on Thursday, April 22 at 6 p.m. The Sagehens (13-5, 6-0) currently sit in fourth nationally and just behind the Athenas at second in the region.


By Emily Nordhoff
Sports Information Director

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