Area hosting top tennis talent

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer are hosting the NCAA Division III national tennis championships all week. While the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps teams didn’t fare well, individuals are more than holding their own.

Sophomore Alex Lane of CMS just steamrolled past his two foes, losing a grand total of three games. Have you ever watched a sporting event and one side was playing so well you felt sorry for the other? That was the case. Lane said after his second match he was playing with a chip on his shoulder after a loss in the team competition earlier in the week.

He looks like he is going to be hard to beat now.

Tommy Meyer of Pomona-Pitzer also advanced to the qaurterfinals with a pair of straight set wins.

Sophomore Kristin Lim of CMS has been the star on the women’s side. She too is in the quarterfinals.

All the action today is at Pomona-Pitzer beginning at 9 a.m. There is no charge and its a great venue to wander around and watch competition on different courts in a relaxed atmosphere.