DIII’s Best Prepare for Indoor Title-Chase in Cleveland
CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County in northern Ohio is backdrop for this year’s Men’s Division III ITA Indoor National Championship as Case Western Reserve plays host to the esteemed tournament Feb. 22-24 in Cleveland.
Eight of the best teams in DIII are set to collide in Cleveland, each just three wins away from glory and the title of 2019 DIII indoor champion.
While University of Chicago comes into the tournament as the top-ranked team in the field, the two-seed Emory Eagles enter the weekend on an impressive run of three-straight indoor crowns.
The stout Emory squad still boasts a handful of players from last year’s title-winning team that overcame a 4-1 deficit to lift the trophy in St. Peter, Minnesota back in 2018.
The Midwest is well-represented this weekend as top-seed Chicago, last year’s host Gustavus Adolphus, Washington University – St. Louis, and this year’s host Case Western Reserve come to the Cleveland Racquet Club with championship dreams.
Emory hopes to bring a fourth-straight trophy back to Atlanta, Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon makes the short trip across state lines, and Pomona Pitzer College (Claremont, California) and Whitman College (Walla Walla, Washington) make the long journey from the west coast to the coast of Lake Erie.
Tournament play is set to begin on Feb. 22 at 9 a.m. ET when Washington takes on Carnegie Mellon. Live results and live streaming will be available here , provided by the Cleveland Racquet Club. To keep up with the event, follow @ITA_Tennis on Twitter/Instagram or check out the event page.
No. 1 Chicago University
No. 2 Emory University
No. 3 Gustavus Adolphus
No. 4 Washington University – St. Louis
No. 5 Carnegie Mellon
No. 6 Pomona Pitzer College
No. 7 Whitman College
No. 8 Case Western Reserve