ITA National Indoor Men's Champions - University of Chicago

This past weekend the 2019 ITA Division III National Men's Team Championships took place in Cleveland, Ohio, hosted by Case Western Reserve University at the Cleveland Racquet Club. The top 8 men's teams from across the country gathered to compete for the title and the University of Chicago went into the weekend as the top seed, looking to dethrone the #2 seed and reigning champion, Emory University. After some fantastic matches during the weekend, it came down to a classic matchup of 1 vs 2 with Emory and Chicago set to battle for the title. Chicago Head Coach Jay Tee said, “We wanted to be emotional and loud and play to win, so we focused more on the point in front of us and the title at the end of the road.” When the doubles ended, Chicago held a 2-1 lead with Emory capturing a nailbiting point at 3 doubles with a win of 8-7 (7)

This past weekend the 2019 ITA Division III National Men's Team Championships took place in Cleveland, Ohio, hosted by Case Western Reserve University at the Cleveland Racquet Club. The top 8 men's teams from across the country gathered to compete for the title and the University of Chicago went into the weekend as the top seed, looking to dethrone the #2 seed and reigning champion, Emory University. After some fantastic matches during the weekend, it came down to a classic matchup of 1 vs 2 with Emory and Chicago set to battle for the title. Chicago Head Coach Jay Tee said, “We wanted to be emotional and loud and play to win, so we focused more on the point in front of us and the title at the end of the road.” When the doubles ended, Chicago held a 2-1 lead with Emory capturing a nailbiting point at 3 doubles with a win of 8-7 (7)

The singles matches saw equal excitement as the two teams battled to a 3-3 score before Jeremy Yuan secured a vital point for Chicago on court 2 to move Chicago within striking distance of the title. The match now rested on courts 4 & 5 and Chicago freshman Alex Guzhva maintained his perfect start to the season in 3-set matches to close out the title with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 victory. The win snapped Emory's streak of indoor titles and saw the top seed follow through on its ranking to remain the top team in the country for Division 3. "This one has been a long time coming" coach Jay Tee said. "We've lost a few finals in the past, and we've dropped some close ones with Emory, but this time I felt like we weren't scared and that was the key to getting it done today." Congratulations to The University of Chicago on their win and to all the teams able to reach the tournament and compete.  To see all of the event's details, including photos, draws, scores and more, visit the official site by clicking  here  . The Championship season continues next weekend when eight of Division III's best women's programs meet in Nashville, Tennessee for the Women's D III ITA Indoor Championship.

The singles matches saw equal excitement as the two teams battled to a 3-3 score before Jeremy Yuan secured a vital point for Chicago on court 2 to move Chicago within striking distance of the title. The match now rested on courts 4 & 5 and Chicago freshman Alex Guzhva maintained his perfect start to the season in 3-set matches to close out the title with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 victory. The win snapped Emory's streak of indoor titles and saw the top seed follow through on its ranking to remain the top team in the country for Division 3. "This one has been a long time coming" coach Jay Tee said. "We've lost a few finals in the past, and we've dropped some close ones with Emory, but this time I felt like we weren't scared and that was the key to getting it done today." Congratulations to The University of Chicago on their win and to all the teams able to reach the tournament and compete.

To see all of the event's details, including photos, draws, scores and more, visit the official site by clicking here . The Championship season continues next weekend when eight of Division III's best women's programs meet in Nashville, Tennessee for the Women's D III ITA Indoor Championship.