CMS Women's Tennis Has 2021-22 Debut at Fall Invitational
CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's tennis team competed for the first time since March of 2020 when it played the first day of its three-day Fall Invitational, which it is co-hosting with Pomona-Pitzer, on Friday at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.
The tournament features seven teams which represent all three NCAA Divisions and the NAIA. The Athenas battled Division II Concordia Irvine and Division I Cal State University Northridge in singles, and Division II Azusa Pacific and Biola of the NAIA in doubles on Friday. There is no team scoring at the event, which serves as a tune-up before the ITA West Regionals take place in Claremont from Oct. 1-3.
CMS had its most success in singles against Concordia, sweeping all eight matches, with only one going more than two sets, as Arushi Malik took a third-set tiebreaker 10-4. Across the board the Athenas got better as the match went on, with five players winning 7-5 in the first set, and then winning the second sets without needing to extend past six games.
The final set of matches on the day saw a tight battle with CSU Northridge in singles, with the teams playing only one pro set to eight games due to the tournament running late. Audrey Yoon, had a spirited comeback to win in a tiebreaker for her second singles win of the day, although the Matadors were able to go 5-2 with two tiebreaker wins of their own.
The tournament will continue at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow and then conclude on Sunday, when co-hosts Pomona-Pitzer and CMS face each other in doubles.
Doubles vs. Azusa Pacific
Courtney Page/Madison Kane (APU) def. Devon Wolfe/Crystal Juan 6-4
Sena Selby/Sarah Bahsoun (CMS) def. April Wong/Carolyn Brooner 7-5
Audrey Stewart/Katia Betancourt (APU) def Audrey Yoon/Sydney Lee 6-2
Kylie Hull/Nguyen (APU) def. Ella Brissett/Trinity Zhang 6-1
Hannah Mulbarger/Mueller (APU) def. Georgia Tuckerman/Arushi Malik 6-1
Singles vs. Concordia Irvine
Audrey Yoon (CMS) def. Heather Richards 7-5, 6-4
Ella Brissett (CMS) def. Tiffany Carrillo 7-5, 6-4
Sarah Bahsoun (CMS) def. Alyssa Zayat 7-5, 6-1
Nikolina Batoshvili (CMS) def. Maya Arksey 6-1, 6-2
Trinity Zhang (CMS) def. Kimia Rahmani 7-5, 6-2
Arushi Malik (CMS) def. Alicia Da Re 7-5, 3-6, 10-4
Alisha Chulani (CMS) def. Jennifer Jolin 6-0, 6-1
Georgia Tuckerman (CMS) def. Grace Gorges 6-0, 6-2
Doubles vs. Biola
Colbeyshae Emery/Brooke Fager (BU) def. Audrey Yoon/Crystal Juan 7-5
Sarah Bahsoun/Devon Wolfe (CMS) def. Gaby Carvajal/Mary Brascia 6-4
Gabby Lee/Sena Selby (CMS) def. Inez Diaz/Amelia Kitts 6-0
Nikolina Batoshvili/Alisha Chulani (CMS) def. Mann/Chan 6-2
Singles vs. CSU Northridge
Jolene Coetzee (CSUN) def. Sena Selby 9-8
Magdalena Hedrzak (CSUN) def. Gabby Lee 8-2
Audrey Yoon (CMS) def. Ana Isabel Fraile Toboso 9-8
Sasha Turchak (CSUN) def. Ella Brissett 8-4
Yuliia Zhytelna (CSUN) def. Devon Wolfe 9-8
Victoria Santibanez Luna (CSUN) def. Crystal Juan 8-4
Sydney Lee (CMS) def. Jaqueline O'Neill 8-4