The 2012 NCAA Division III Championship season is drawing to a close with one NCAC team remaining alive in tournament play. The Kenyon men's tennis squad will compete in the quarterfinal round of the men's tennis championships today (May 21) against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at the Cary Tennis Center in Cary, North Carolina. In addition, the Denison men's lacrosse team bowed out of the NCAA Tournament in the quarterfinal round with a 14-7 setback against Stevenson, while DePauw and Wooster were both eliminated from their respective double-elimination regional tournaments as part of the NCAA Div. III Baseball Championships.
The North Coast Athletic Conference was well represented on the 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Region Awards list. Denison, DePauw, Kenyon and Oberlin each had representation on the awards list.
For the fourth time in the last five seasons, Kenyon (22-4) has advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Tournament. The fourth-ranked Lords will square off against No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (29-4) in a quarterfinal match next Monday, May 21, at the Carry Tennis Park in Cary, North Carolina. The DePauw University women’s tennis team was eliminated from the 2012 NCAA Division III Tournament in the third-round after dropping a 5-0 decision against Carnegie Mellon.
DePauw University posted top-five finishes in 18 of 23 sports to earn the North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports Championship in its inaugural season in the league. The Tigers opened the year with top-five finishes in six of the seven fall sports, including a share of the field hockey title with Denison, and vaulted into first place in the All-Sports standings after winning the women's basketball title outright in the winter season. DePauw capped off the year with a strong showing in the spring season, finishing in the top-five in seven of the 10 sports, including outright titles in women's golf and women's tennis. The Tigers secured the 2012 All-Sports title by compiling 153.5 total points, edging out second-place Denison (153) by a half a point.
For the fourth time in the last five seasons, the Kenyon College Lords are bound for the national quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III men's tennis tournament. Capitalizing on its home-court advantage during the regional rounds, No. 4 Kenyon advanced to the Elite Eight Sunday by turning back the University of Mary Washington, 5-0, inside the Jasper Tennis Center in Gambier.
The DePauw women were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament after dropping a 5-0 decision against Carnegie Mellon on Saturday morning, while the Kenyon men advanced to the third round with a 5-0 triumph over Baldwin-Wallace. The Lords will take on either Kalamazoo or Mary Washington tomorrow afternoon at 12:00 PM with a trip to the quarterfinals on the line.
The NCAA Division III tennis committees have selected individuals who will compete in the singles and doubles competition of the 2012 NCAA Div. III Tennis Championships which will be held at the Carry Tennis Park in Cary, North Carolina, May 21-26.
Kenyon junior Paul Burgin (Baltimore, MD/Pikesville) has been named Player of the Year and freshman Mike Razumousky (Baltimore, MD/Pikesville) has been selected as Newcomer of the Year to highlight the 2012 All-North Coast Athletic Conference men's tennis selections.
The NCAA announced Monday that Kenyon College was selected as one of eight regional sites for the upcoming Division III men's tennis championship. The Lords, who are making their 11th straight and 16th overall appearance in the national tournament, will host five other teams when the action gets underway on campus Friday.
The 2012 NCAC Tennis Championships concluded on Sunday evening at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. The Kenyon men captured their sixth-straight NCAC championship after defeating Denison, 6-1, in Sunday night’s championship match, while the DePauw women captured their first-ever NCAC women’s tennis title after defeating Oberlin, 5-1, in Saturday afternoon’s championship match.