2021 DIII men's tennis champions
TEAM: Emory won its sixth national championship in program history after defeating Case Western Reserve 5-2. It's the Eagles' second consecutive national title.
SINGLES: All-American Leo Vithoontien is the 2021 DIII men's singles champion after his three-set defeat of Tufts' Boris Sorkin, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. The Carleton senior was not done, however.
DOUBLES: Vithoontien returned to court a few hours later to win the doubles championship, alongside his partner Xander Zuczek. The duo finished its All-American season at the top after defeating Brandeis' Jeffrey Chen/Adam Tzeng in straight sets (6-3, 6-2).
Carleton's Leo Vithoontien/Xander Zuczek wins 2021 doubles championship
Leo Vithootien's national championship in the singles tournament earlier on Sunday was not enough to satisfy the Carleton senior. He returned to court with his doubles pair Xander Zuczek to win the 2021 DIII doubles national championship.
The Carleton duo defeated Brandeis' Jeffrey Chen/Adam Tzeng in straight sets (6-3, 6-2).
Just two days ago, Vithoontien/Zuczek became the first Carleton men's doubles tandem to earn All-America status since 1985. Now they are national champions.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!! @CarletonTennis seniors Xander Zuczek and Leo Vithoontien won the doubles title at the NCAA Championships by defeating Jeffrey Chen and Adam Tzeng of Brandeis University by a 6-3, 6-2 score. Zuczek's big serve clinched championship point… pic.twitter.com/nIM3xCvg85— Carleton Knights (@CarletonKnights) May 31, 2021
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The doubles national championship match is set
Carleton and Brandeis doubles pairs will compete for the 2021 DIII men's doubles national championship. Here's how the semifinals played out.
Carleton's doubles pair L. Vithoontien/X. Zuczek beat George Fox's W. Leach/L. Lemaitre in straight sets (6-3, 6-4). Then, Brandeis' J. Chen/A. Tzeng defeated Gustavus Adolphus' N. Aney/A. Budde in a nail-biting three-set match that ended in a tie breaker (3-6, 6-3, 7-6).
The national championship match will begin shortly.
Carleton's Leo Vithoontien wins the 2021 DIII men's singles title
Carleton College's Leo Vithoontien is the 2021 winner of the DIII men's singles tournament. Vithoontien won in a thriller against Tufts' Boris Sorkin, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
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The 2021 DIII men's tennis national championships are not over yet though. Currently, the doubles semifinals are wrapping up. You can watch every match live in the stream above. You can also keep up with live stats by clicking or tapping here.
Singles and doubles champions will be crowned on Sunday
It all comes down to this. The singles and doubles champions for DIII men's tennis will be decided on Sunday, May 30.
First, the singles championship match between Tufts' Boris Sorkin and Carleton's Leo Vithoontien will take place at 12 p.m. ET. Following that will be the two semifinal matches in doubles competition, which will begin no earlier than 1:30 p.m. Finally, the championship match in doubles will be played no earlier than 3 p.m.
All four matches will stream live here on NCAA.com. You can view the updated singles and doubles championships brackets below.
Day 2 schedule, Day 1 results from the DIII men's tennis singles and doubles championships
The DIII men's tennis singles and doubles championships continued on Saturday with the quarterfinals. Click or tap here to view Saturday's results.
32 singles players and 16 doubles pairings began play Friday in search of individual titles. Although rain forced play to be moved inside, first- and second-round play was completed in the singles bracket while doubles pairings finished their opening round matches.
You can watch all Saturday action live with a stream at the top of this page.
Men's singles bracket
Men's doubles bracket
Below are links to printable versions of both the singles and doubles brackets.
Emory wins the 2021 DIII men's tennis championship
On the heels of the Emory women winning the DIII women's tennis championship, the Emory men took home the 2021 DIII men's tennis national championship, beating Case Western Reserve 5-2. This is Emory's second consecutive national title and third in the last four seasons. The Eagles now have six championships to their name.
Click or tap here to view the championship history, which dates back to 1976.
Emory led 2-1 after the doubles matches. After impressive straight set victories by Emory's Andrew Esses and Will Wanner and CWRU's James Hopper, the score sat at 4-2. Only three singles matches remained and the spotlight fell on the Singles 2 and 6 matches. Emory's Antonio Mora fought through five championship points on Court 2 in an attempt to snag the trophy but it was Nolan Shah who broke through and clinched the national title for the Eagles. Shah defeated CWRU's Anthony Kanam in straight sets, leaving two singles matches unfinished, including Mora's.
To view the final scores of the match, click or tap here.
Here are the results from the four finished singles matches:
- No. 1 singles: CWRU's James Hopper def. Emory's Hayden Casson 6-0, 6-3
- No. 3 singles: Emory's Andrew Esses def. CWRU's Matthew Chen 6-3, 6-0
- No. 4 singles: Emory's Will Wanner def. CWRU's Chaitanya Aduru 6-0, 6-4
- No. 6 singles: Emory's Nolan Shah def. CWRU's Anthony Kanam 6-3, 6-4
Here are all of the results from the three doubles matches:
- No. 1 doubles: Emory's H. Cassone/A. Mora 8, CWRU's N. Mabee/J. Powell 4
- No. 2 doubles: Emory's A. Esses/W. Wanner 8, CWRU's C. Aduru/A. Kanam 4
- No. 3 doubles: CWRU's J. Hopper/V. Aduru 8, Emory's S. Raina/N. Shah
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Watch the full replay of the title match here.
Emory leads 2-1 after doubles
Through the doubles matches in the national championship, Emory leads 2-1.
Antonio Mora and Hayden Cassone, and Will Wanner and Andrew Esses each won their doubles matches 8-4, while Case Western Reserve's James Hopper and Vishwa Aduru won their match 8-4 to give Case Western Reserve its first point.
National championship schedule, scores
Case Western Reserve and Emory will play for the national championship at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 26, when Emory will try to win a second consecutive national championship and its sixth national championship in program history, while Case Western Reserve is aiming for its first title in program history. Click or tap here to watch a livestream of the national championship match.
Emory, Case Western Reserve to meet Wednesday for national championship
Emory and Case Western Reserve will play for the DIII Men's Tennis Championship at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 26. Emory will remain in the hunt for its sixth national title in what will now be 11 national championship appearances. This championship berth comes after Emory defeated Johns Hopkins 5-1.
Case Western Reserve will join Emory in the title match after narrowly defeating WashU 5-4. This will be Case Western Reserve's first-ever national championship appearance.
Emory is looking to defend its title as the reigning national champion after it defeated Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the 2019 national championship match. Emory also won the 2017 national title.
Semifinals: Schedule, scores
There are only two rounds left in the DIII Men's Tennis Championship bracket, with the semifinal matches on Tuesday, May 25, with the winners advancing to the national championship. The national championship is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 26 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Here are the final stats for Tuesday's semifinal matches:
DIII Men's Tennis Championship: Quarterfinals schedule, scores
The 2021 DIII Men's Tennis Championship semifinals are set after an exciting quartet of quarterfinal matches on Monday, May 24.
Defending champion Emory grabbed the first spot, continuing its title defense with a dominant 5-0 win over Brandeis. WashU also reached the semifinals with a 5-0 dual victory over George Fox. Johns Hopkins topped Williams 5-4 in the closest match of the day after Daniel Ardila stormed back from a 5-2 hole in set three on the deciding court. Case Western Reserve clinched the last semifinal berth 5-1 over Trinity (TX).
The semifinals will be played Tuesday, May 25.
Here's the final score from each quarterfinal:
- Emory 5, Brandeis 0 | Final scores
- Johns Hopkins 5, Williams 4| Final scores
- WashU 5, George Fox 0 | Final scores
- Case Western Reserve 5, Trinity (TX) 1 | Final scores
Third round results; quarterfinal matchups set
The third round of the 2021 DIII men's tennis championship is history. Six more teams advanced to the quarterfinals, which will be held on Monday, May 24. Eight teams remain in the tournament, but only four will move on to the national semifinals.
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Here are Sunday's results:
WashU 5, Kalamazoo 0
Follow Saturday's schedule and results
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Here are the third-round matchups scheduled for Sunday:
Here's the schedule (and bracket) for Saturday's second round
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Saturday, teams will either be competing in the second round, as 24 schools try to advance to the next round.
Here are Saturday's matchups:
Here are Friday's results:
Augustana (IL) 5, Grinnell 3 (first round)
N.C. Wesleyan 5, Drew 0 (second round)
Johns Hopkins 5, Farmingdale State 0 (second round)
IIT 5, St. Scholastica 2 (first round)
Southern Virginia 5, Skidmore 4 (second round)
Brandeis 5, Grove City 0 (second round)
John Carroll 5, Western Connecticut State 0 (first round)