For the third consecutive season and the sixth time in program history, the Barry University Men’s Tennis team has been crowned the NCAA Division II Men’s National Champions. Winning in dominant fashion along the way, the Buccaneers only lost two points over the entire course of the 2022 NCAA DII Men’s Tournament, and have won their last nine matches to end the season.
Finishing a perfect 22-5 on the season, the Bucs were not only NCAA National Champions but also won the ITA National Team Indoor Championship earlier in the year.
In today’s match, Barry showed their depth and composure from the start winning from the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles position to take the early lead. In singles, the Bucs relied on straigh-set victories from the No. 2, No. 3, and No. 5 positions to secure the win.
For Wayne State, this marks the conclusion of the team’s best season in program history. The Warriors finished the year 26-5 on the season while earning their first-ever birth into the NCAA National Championship.
Outside of the three-straight National Titles, this one has a special meaning for Barry’s first-year Head Coach Thomas Hipp who leads his alma mater back to the pinnacle of college tennis in his first year at the helm.