Monday, March 3, 2008

Match Preview: #3 CMS vs #9 Mary Washington (March 5)

This match up of top 10 teams is the biggest match of the season so far with the exception of the indoors. Both teams are stacked with superstars at the top, but the match will most likely be decided at 4 through 6. I like CMS to win 2 of the doubles points, but singles can go either way. Mary Washington is perfectly capable of winning 4 or 5 singles matches, but so is CMS. The winner of this match will certainly gain a lot of confidence for the rest of the season. This is the first real D3 test for the Stags so we will see how they respond. I like CMS in this because of their homecourt advantage, but I would not at all be surprised if Mary Wash pulls this out 5-4.

Probable Starters:
1. #8 Wang/Schils (CMS) vs. #15 Loden/Murata (UMW)
2. Hough/MacColl (CMS) vs. #20 Goff/Parrish (UMW)
3. Starr/Lim (CMS) vs. James/Detweiler (UMW)

1. #7 Mikey Lim (CMS) vs. #9 John James (UMW)
2. #5 Lawrence Wang (CMS) vs. #13 Randy Loden (UMW)
3. #10 Michael Starr (CMS) vs. Evan Goff (UMW)
4. Eric MacColl (CMS) vs. Bryce Parrish (UMW)
5. Ben Hough (CMS) vs. Eddie Carver (UMW)
6. Drew Sabater (CMS) vs. Rob Emig (UMW)