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.
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).
In a battle of two evenly matched teams, the 13th-ranked DePauw Univeristy Tigers dropped a 5-4 decision to 12th-ranked Washington University in the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship Third Round on Saturday. The Tigers finished the season at 19-8, while the Bears improved to 16-7 and advanced to the national quarterfinals.
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.
DePauw University, the 2013 NCAC women's tennis champions, will represent the league in the 2013 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Tournament. The Tigers earned the league's automatic bid to the NCAA championship field via the program's second-straight NCAC title. 2013 will mark the ninth-straight and 12th overall NCAA appearance for the Tigers who sport a record of 10-11 all-time in postseason action, including quarterfinal appearances in 2003 and 2006.