CLAREMONT, Calif. - The 12th-ranked Sewanee men's tennis team took down No. 15 Gustavus Adolphus, 5-4, in the quarterfinal round of the Stag Hen Invitational, co-hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer Colleges. In the semifinals against No. 6 CMS, the Tigers were swept, 9-0. Both matches were played at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center on Claremont-Mudd-Scripps' campus.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score, Match 1: Sewanee 5, Gustavus Adolphus (8-4) 4
Final Score, Match 2: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (9-0) 9, Sewanee (9-2) 0
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-Moving into singles, Brandon Kali evened the score at two wins a piece with a straight-set victory at the No. 4 flight.
-However, the Gusties won the No. 2 and 3 flights to come within one win of taking the match.
-Coming down to the No. 6 flight, Jack Metzger took the opening set, 6-3, but he saw Indraneel Raut force a third set with a 6-4 win to even the point. However, the sophomore rallied to defeat 6-3 to take the match.
1. Andres Carro (SEWANEE) def. Patrick Whaling (GACM) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
2. Chase Johnson (GACM) def. Jack Gray (SEWANEE) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0
3. Yassine Derbani (GACM) def. Jordan Brewer (SEWANEE) 6-4, 6-4
4. Brandon Kali (SEWANEE) def. Michael O'Neil (GACM) 6-4, 6-2
5. Ryan Olps (SEWANEE) def. Nicholas Aney (GACM) 6-4, 7-6
6. Jack Metzger (SEWANEE) def. Indraneel Raut (GACM) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
1. Patrick Whaling/Chase Johnson (GACM) def. Jack Gray/Jordan Brewer (SEWANEE) 8-4
2. Jack Metzger/Brandon Kali (SEWANEE) def. Yassine Derbani/Nicholas Aney (GACM) 8-4
3. Michael O'Neil/Xavier Sanga (GACM) def. Andres Carro/Fletcher Kerr (SEWANEE) 8-5
HOW IT HAPPENED, CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
-In the semifinals of the tournament, CMS easily took doubles away from the Tigers.
-In singles, the No. 2 and No. 5 flights for the Stags secured the match. Sewanee's Andres Carro played a tight match at the No. 1. After winning the first set, 7-5, the next set went into a tiebreaker, but it was Nikolai Parodi of CMS that won the point.
1. Nikolai Parodi (CMS) def. Andres Carro (SEWANEE) 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 1-0 (10-4)
2. Jack Katzman (CMS) def. Jordan Brewer (SEWANEE) 6-1, 6-2
3. Julian Gordy (CMS) def. Brandon Kali (SEWANEE) 6-2, 6-1
4. Daniel Park (CMS) def. Jack Metzger (SEWANEE) 6-3, 6-3
5. Matthew Jacobs (CMS) def. Dane Hawthorne (SEWANEE) 6-3, 6-2
6. Ethan Carroll (CMS) def. Aubrey Davis (SEWANEE) 6-3, 6-0
1. Julian Gordy/Nikolai Parodi (CMS) def. Jack Gray/Jordan Brewer (SEWANEE) 8-4
2. Jack Katzman/Robert Liu (CMS) def. Jack Metzger/Brandon Kali (SEWANEE) 8-3
3. Oscar Burney/Daniel Park (CMS) def. Hayden Loeb/Aubrey Davis (SEWANEE) 8-0
Sewanee will next play co-host No. 14 Pomona-Pitzer for third place at the Stag Hen Invitational Saturday morning at the Pauley Tennis Complex.