CMS Women's Tennis Starts New Season Strong at Host Invitational
CLAREMONT, Calif. - The CMS women's tennis team, the defending NCAA Division III national champions, got off to a strong start to its 2022-23 season by sweeping the top six singles lines against Concordia-Irvine, and winning its top three doubles matches against Azusa Pacific, on the first of three days at the CMS/Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, a scramble format tournament with no team scoring.
The doubles team of Alisha Chulani and Devon Wolfe had a strong day in the No. 1 position, with a 6-4 win over Azusa Pacific and a comeback 7-5 win over Division I CSU Northridge. In the doubles matches against Azusa Pacific, Ella Brissett and Audrey Yoon earned a 6-4 win at No. 2, and Gabby Lee and Lindsay Eisenman picked up a 6-2 win at No. 3.
Against CSUN, the Matadors earned close wins at No. 2 and No. 3, but Sena Selby and Katherine Wurster picked up a 6-2 win at No. 4, and Arushi Malik and Olivia Almy were 6-2 winners at No. 5.
In singles, CMS played several competitive matches with Concordia, but came out on top on all of the top six lines in straight sets. Brissett, who last won the clincher in the national championship a year ago, was a 6-2, 7-6 winner at No. 1, while Yoon picked up a 6-2, 7-5 win at No. 2. Selby captured a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 3, Eisenman was a 6-2, 6-1 winner at No. 4 in her first collegiate singles match, while Chulani (6-2, 7-5 at No. 5) and Wolfe (6-1, 6-4 at No. 6) added singles wins to their two doubles wins together.
CMS will be back in action tomorrow for the second day of the CMS-Pomona Pitzer Invitational, beginning with singles matches against Westmont at 1:30 p.m.