After starting off the season 14-0, Athena tennis looked poised to make a run at another national title, before their season was cut short.
Fresh off of last year’s 5-4 heartbreak against Wesleyan, Athena tennis is hungry to repeat their 2018 national championship campaign.
CMS women’s tennis and track and field athletes had particularly notable performances at last week’s national championships.
Catherine Allen SC ’20 and Caroline Cox CM ’21 are the defending national champions doubles team, and have only lost one match over two years as a duo for CMS women’s tennis.
The CMS men’s and women’s tennis teams both beat the Sagehens handily in the Sixth Street Rivalry matches.
CMS women’s tennis (21-1, 7-7 SCIAC) defeated Cal Lutheran (14-6, 3-4 SCIAC) 9-0 last Saturday and Pomona-Pitzer (14-4, 6-1 SCIAC) 7-2 Wednesday, sealing a perfect SCIAC regular season and the top seed in the SCIAC tournament. Catherine Allen CM ’20 dropped her first dual match of the season at No.
CMS men’s tennis (27-1, 7-0 SCIAC) defeated Division I UC Riverside (20-15) 4-3 as part of its three-win weekend, also blanking Caltech (13-6, 4-3 SCIAC) and Cal Lutheran (13-7, 3-4 SCIAC) last Saturday. The Stags then took down Pomona-Pitzer (10-13, 5-2 SCIAC) 8-1 Wednesday evening, Jake Katzman CM ’21 went
CMS women’s tennis (19-1, 5-0 SCIAC) has not allowed more than one point in each of its last 12 straight wins, including a 9-0 victory over Redlands (7-10, 3-2 SCIAC) Saturday. The Athenas only dropped five doubles games combined in the matchup. Catherine Allen SC ’20, Nicole Tan CM ’20
The No. 2 CMS women’s tennis team (18-1, 4-0 SCIAC) swept both Whittier (5-9, 1-3 SCIAC) and Chapman (2-10, 1-2 SCIAC) 9-0 at home last weekend, extending their SCIAC winning streak to 28, dating back to 2016. Against Whittier, Nicole Tan CM ’20, Caroline Cox CM ’21 and Sarah Bahsoun
After dropping the first doubles match of the day to No. 9 Chicago, No. 2 CMS women’s tennis (16-1, 2-0 SCIAC) rallied to win Friday’s matchup 8-1, then defeated No. 5 Middlebury 8-1 Saturday. The Athenas have now won nine in a row since losing to Emory in early March.