Men’s Tennis Breaks Through, Secures Illinois Tech’s First NCAA Division III Tournament Win

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Another season, another milestone for the Illinois Tech men’s tennis team.

Two years after earning the athletics department’s first National Collegiate Athletics Association Division III tournament berth, the men’s tennis team claimed its first NCAA Division III tournament victory, a 5–2 win over the College of St. Scholastica on May 14 at the University of Chicago’s Stagg Tennis Courts.

The victory sent the Scarlet Hawks into the second round of the tournament, where Illinois Tech fell 5–0 to Case Western Reserve University at XS Tennis. The Scarlet Hawks finished the season 8–1.

After the COVID-19 pandemic cut its season short last March, the men’s tennis team claimed the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference tournament title on May 9 in Kohler, Wisconsin, to earn the NCAA Division III tournament berth.

The Scarlet Hawks beat Concordia (Wisconsin) in the NACC tournament final by a score of 5–2. The tournament’s top seed, Illinois Tech beat Wisconsin Lutheran College 5–0 in the NACC tournament semifinals.

To read more about the men’s tennis team, visit the Illinois Tech Athletics website.

Photo: Coach Erik Scanlan [left] and the Illinois Tech men’s tennis team pose for a photo at the University of Chicago during the NCAA Division III men’s tennis tournament.

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