Appearing in their third straight NCAA Division III National Championship, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Women’s Tennis team has been crowned National Champions after taking down Chicago in the National Championship Match. Winning 5-1 on the afternoon, the Athenas capped off another impressive season and dominant postseason performance with the win today.
Finishing 27-3 on the season, CMS took their game to a new level once NCAA Tournament play began only dropping three points across five matches.
In today’s match, the Athenas picked up two crucial doubles victories from the No. 1 and No. 3 positions to head into singles play with the slight advantage. In singles, CMS picked up first set victories on all six courts before securing the Championship with wins on courts No. 4, No. 5, and No. 6.
For Chicago, today’s loss marks just the second loss, and first to a DIII opponent, all season. The Maroons finish off one of their most successful seasons to date in which they had won their previous 22 consecutive matches before today’s championship and won the 2022 ITA National Team Indoor Championship earlier in the year.
This title marks the second National Championship in the past three tournaments for Claremont-Mudd-Scrippss after they won their first National Championship in the 2018-19 season.