Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Holds off Johns Hopkins in NCAA Quarters

Junior <B>Erik Lim</b> won at fifth singles in straight sets.
Junior Erik Lim won at fifth singles in straight sets.


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Buxbaum Finishes with Career Best 22 Singles Wins


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Stags Edge Blue Jays, 5-3, in NCAA Quarterfinals


Buxbaum Named Centennial Conference Player of the Year

Sophomore Repeats as Player of the Year

Men's & Women's Tennis: Centennial Conference Championships
Both the men's and women's tennis teams finish the season undefeated in conference play
Men's Tennis vs. Bates
Johns Hopkins beat Bates, 8-1, in the first match on the Blue Jays new courts on March 21
Men's Tennis at ITA National Team Indoor Championship
The men's tennis team finished in fourth place at the 2015 ITA National Team Indoor Championship.
New Tennis Courts
Johns Hopkins renovated its on-campus tennis facility in 2014

May 19, 2014

Box Score

Post-Match Interview

CLAREMONT, CA – Host and top-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps took a 2-1 lead after doubles and held off an upset-minded Johns Hopkins team to win 5-3 in the opening match of the 2014 NCAA Quarterfinals Monday morning. The Blue Jays, ranked seventh, finish their season with a 20-5 record while the Stags improve to 29-1 and advance to Tuesday’s semifinal. Hopkins is just the second Division III school to take three points off Claremont-Mudd-Scripps this season, as Amherst did the same on March 21. CMS’ only loss the season came to Division I power UCLA.

The Stags took the first point of the match at one doubles in a battle between the top-ranked doubles team from the West region versus the number one team from the Atlantic South. CMS’ Joe Dorn and Warren Wood, picked up an 8-4 win over freshmen Michael Buxbaum and Emerson Walsh to take the early lead. Skyler Butts and Neel Kotrappa then beat juniors Tanner Brown and Erik Lim, 8-5, at second to double the Stags’ lead. Sophomore Nicholas Garcia and junior Noah Joachim picked up a point for the Blue Jays as they beat Nik Marino and Zhenya Pereverzin at third doubles by an 8-6 score.

Wood pushed Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ lead to 3-1 in the match as he held off Buxbaum 6-3, 6-4 at first singles. Brown pulled Hopkins back within one just a short time later with a 6-2, 6-4 over Marino at third. The loss was Marino's first of the season. Lim then tied the match at three points apiece as he beat Daniel Morkovine 6-1, 6-4 at fifth. Butts answered for the Stags with a 7-5,6-2 win at fourth over freshman Jeremy Dubins. Pereverzin then clinched the win with a win over Garcia. He won the first set 6-2, but had to hold on to win the second 7-6 (1).



Hopkins finishes with its second straight 20-win season and third in the last five seasons. The Blue Jays return all eight of their starters next season and only three of those will be seniors – Brown, Lim and Joachim. The season will continue for Buxbaum, Hwang and Walsh in the NCAA Singles & Doubles Championship, which will begin on Thursday, May 22.

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