In just their first appearance in the NCAA Division III Men’s National Championship, the University of Chicago Men’s Tennis team has been crowned National Champions after taking down Case Western Reserve in the National Championship Match. After falling to the Spartans earlier in the year at the ITA National Team Indoors Finals, the Maroons finally got their revenge on Wednesday earning their first National Title in program history.
Finishing 22-1 on the season, Chicago came up clutch throughout the season sweeping Case Western Reserve in the UAA Championship Match while only dropping eight points as a team over their four matches this NCAA Tournament.
In today’s match, the Maroons picked up two huge points in doubles play winning from the No. 1 and No. 3 positions to take the lead heading into singles. In singles, wins from the No. 1, No. 4, and No. 5 positions ensured the 2022 National Championship trophy would be heading back to Chicago.
For Case Western Reserve, this marks the conclusion of the best seasons in program history. In addition to this NCAA National Championship appearance, the Spartans were the ITA National Team Indoor Champions and held the No. 1 ranking in the nation for a large majority of the season.