CMS Men’s tennis takes national championship
After 34 years and back-to-back losses in the national title match in 2013 and 2014, the No. 1 ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s tennis team is bringing the national championship trophy back to Claremont. CMS soundly defeated Middlebury 5-0 in the national title match of the 2015 NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championships on May 20 in Mason Ohio. For the Stags, it is the second national title in program history, the other, a tie, was in 1981. CMS Athletics has now won three team national championships as an athletic program, two for men’s tennis (1981, 2015) and one for men’s swimming (NAIA – 1967). “It’s been a long road,” said senior Warren Wood (CMC) after the match. “Two years in the finals and not quite getting there [winning the title], especially at home last year, that really pushed us this year.”
For the second time in three seasons (2013 and 2015), the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team finished in fourth place at the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championships also in Mason, Ohio.