Denison University won a share of two league championships this fall and finished in a three-way tie for second in another to take the lead in the race for the 2013-14 North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports championship.
Tom Drabczyk Jr., head men's and women's tennis coach at Virginia Wesleyan College, has been named head coach of the men's and women's tennis teams at Ohio Wesleyan University, it was announced by athletics director Roger Ingles.
The Kenyon College men’s squad wrapped up another successful season at the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championship after falling to No. 10 Washington University, 5-1, in a national quarterfinal match at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan on May 20th. The Lords achieved their lone point of the day when senior Paul Burgin (Baltimore, MD/Pikesville) and sophomore Tim Rosensteel (East Windsor, NJ/Peddie School) delivered an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles.
A season crammed with highlights and record-breaking performances came to a close Monday for the No. 2-ranked Kenyon College men's tennis team. Playing in the NCAA Division III Tournament quarterfinal round, the Lords ended up on the wrong side of a 5-1 upset cooked up by the No. 10-ranked Washington (MO) University Bears.
The NCAA Division III Tennis Championships will get underway today (May 20) at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Kenyon men’s squad will take on Washington University of St. Louis in a quarterfinal match at 4:00 PM with the winner advancing to Tuesday’s semifinal match to take on either Williams or Trinity (Texas), while the national championship match is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22nd.
The North Coast Athletic Conference was well represented on the 2013 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Region Awards list. Allegheny, Kenyon and Oberlin each had representation on the awards list.
Denison University posted top-five finishes in 19 of 23 sports to earn the North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports Championship for the 12th time in school history. The Big Red opened the year with top-five finishes in five of the seven fall sports, and kept the momentum rolling into the winter season with five more top-five finishes, including league titles in men's swimming & diving and women's swimming & diving. DU capped off the year with a strong showing in the spring season, finishing in the top-five in nine of the 10 sports, including the outright NCAC title in men's lacrosse. The Big Red secured the 2013 All-Sports title by compiling 165.0 total points, edging out 2012 All-Sports champion DePauw (159.5) by five-and-a-half points.
For the fifth time in the last six seasons, Kenyon (25-3) has advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Tournament. The Lords, who were the national runners-up a year ago, will square off against Washington (MO) (19-5) in a quarterfinal match next Monday, May 20, at Stowe Stadium on the campus of Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo Michigan. In addition, the DePauw University women’s tennis team was eliminated from the 2013 NCAA Division III Tennis Women’s Tennis Tournament in the third round after dropping a narrow 5-4 decision against Washington (MO).
The Kenyon men's tennis team blitzed the Franciscan University Barons, 5-0, in Saturday's second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Lords, ranked No. 2 in the nation with a 24-3 record, will now host the Case Western Reserve University Spartans, who are ranked No. 14 nationally and own a 22-6 record. Case defeated Wilkes University, 5-0, Saturday morning to advance. Kenyon and Case will square off Sunday at noon with a national quarterfinal spot on the line. CLICK HERE to track the match via live stats.
The NCAA Division III tennis committees have selected individuals who will compete in the singles and doubles competition of the 2013 NCAA Div. III Tennis Championships which will be held at at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 20-25.