Congratulations to the Amherst College men’s team and the Emory University women’s team on their recent NCAA Division 3 national championships. The Amherst men’s team defeated Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges by a 5-3 margin to win their second national title in the last 4 years. The Emory women’s team defeated Amherst by a 5-1 score, ending the streak of 6 straight national championships won by Williams College. Amherst defeated Williams 5-4 in a thrilling semifinal match.
Former DTS clients were once again well represented in the championship matches. Four of the starters for the Amherst men’s team were past DTS clients as was one of the CMS starters. On the women’s side, two of the Emory starters were past DTS clients. Many other starters in the finals matches were participants in the DTS College Exposure series events held at the Claremont Colleges in January, at Yale in June and at Harvard in July.
Twenty past DTS clients or Exposure Series participants qualified for the Division 3 individual singles and doubles tournament. This exclusive field is made up of 32 men’s and women’s singles players along with 16 men’s and 16 women’s doubles teams.
Many past DTS clients had successful years in Division 1 and Division 2 as well. On the women’s side UCLA edged North Carolina 4-3 to claim its second Division 1 national title. On the men’s side, USC defeated Oklahoma to earn its fifth national title in the past six years.
In Division 2, Barry University won the deciding match in a third set tie-break to defeat Armstrong Atlantic 5-4 in a thrilling women’s final. The victory was Barry’s second national title. On the men’s side, West Florida defeated Hawaii Pacific 5-3 to cap a perfect 29-0 season and earn their third national title.
DTS congratulates all of our past clients and Exposure Series participants who had successful years in all three NCAA divisions.
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