ST. PETER, MN – Championship Sunday, here at the Swanson Tennis Center in St. Peter, MN, welcomed back 2022 National Team Indoor Champion, Case Western Reserve, and first time finalists since 2014, Wash U.
Doubles play had been a crucial factor for both teams all weekend, and today was no exception. Both teams would take a doubles court win, with Case Western taking #1 and Wash U. taking #2. Court 3 would find Michael Sutanto and Diego Maza (Case) holding on to a break, helping them to serve out the match for an 8-6 victory, giving Case Western a 2-1 advantage heading in to the singles matches.
In singles, Case Western would need to secure 3 of the remaining matches to be crowned Champion. The Spartans would come out firing on all courts, as they secured 5 of the 6 possible first sets. Singh (Wash U.) would be the lone Bear to take a first set, from #3 singles.
Case Western’s third point would be claimed by James Hopper on court 1, winning 6-3 6-3. Shortly after, Ansh Shah would help Case claim a 4-1 lead after his 6-1 6-3 victory on court 4. The final point would be a race to the finish as court 5 and 6 would trade match point opportunities before Casey Hishinuma would seal the deal at #6 singles with a 7-5 6-3 win.
This marks Case Western’s second ITA National Team Indoor Championship, winning back-to-back since 2022. Case now joins CMS and Emory as the only programs to win this event in two straight years.
Case Western Reserve (2) def Washington University in Saint Louis (4), 5-1 | Box Score
Third Place Match Score:
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3) def. University of Chicago (1), 5-4 | Box Score
Fifth Place Match Score:
Emory (7) def. Gustavus Adolphus (8), 5-3 | Box Score
Seventh Place Match Score:
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges (6) def North Carolina Wesleyan (5), 5-2 | Box Score