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CMS' Parodi Advances to NCAA Men's Tennis Singles Championship Match

CMS' Parodi Advances to NCAA Men's Tennis Singles Championship Match

Chattanooga, Tenn - On the second day of the NCAA tennis singles and doubles individual tournament Nicolai Parodi from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) advanced to the men's semifinals with a win over Jeremy Dubin from Johns Hopkins 6-4, 6-3.

The freshman then faced Nicolas Chua from Chicago in the semifinals and defeated him 6-0, 6-1. Parodi will face Lubomir Cuba from Middlebury in the finals tomorrow. Parodi and Cuba met in the team semifinals where Parodi won 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-5 to help the Stags stage a comeback to win 5-4 after dropping all three doubles. The two played earlier in the season where Cuba got the best of Parodi winning 6-4, 6-4. 

Senior Daniel Morkovine from CMS capped a terrific career and season by falling in the quarterfinals to Chua from Chicago 6-4, 6-3. 

On the women's side in singles Catherine Allen from CMS fell to top-seeded Eudice Chong from Wesleyan 6-1, 6-1, the third SCIAC player Chong faced in the tournament. 

Caroline Casper from Pomona-Pitzer found herself in a 0-5 whole in the first set against Victoria Yu from Wesleyan. Casper would battle back and win the first set in a tiebreaker. The sophomore would ultimately fall in three sets dropped the second and third set 3-6, 0-6. 

In women's double Nicole Tan and Lindsay Brown defeated Chloe Henderson and Hannah Atkinson 6-3, 7-6 to advance to the semifinals on Saturday against Bridget Harding and Katarina Su from Emory.  The two teams matched up in the team semifinals which saw Tan and Brown win 8-5. 

Sarah Ikioka and Elizabeth Johnson from Redlands went the distance against defeating Megan Humphreys and Bridgid McGuire from Wisconsin-Whitewater 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 to set up a semifinal contest against Eudice Chong and Victoria Yu from Wesleyan. 

Catherine Allen and Katie Kousman from CMS fell 6-1, 6-2 to Chong and Yu in the quarterfinals. 

Maryann Zhao and Emily Chen from Pomona-Pitzer faced Bridget Harding and Katerina Su from Emory in the quarterfinals and fell 6-3, 6-4.