🏆 Tufts' Rishabh Sharda wins 2023 singles championship; Case Western's James Hopper and Vishwa Aduru wins doubles title
Tufts' Rishabh Sharda took down Williams' Matthew Kandel in three sets to win the 2023 DIII men's tennis singles title. Sharda won 1-6, 6-2, 6-1. Sharda came into the tournament as a key player on Tufts' squad. He advanced to the championship match after defeating Thomasa Yu of Johns Hopkins.
On the doubles side, Case Western Reserve's duo of James Hopper and Vishwa Aduru took down Swarthmore's partnership of Michael Melnikov and Utham Koduri 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5) to win the 2023 title.
CWRU wins national title
After finishing as the runner-up the last two years, Case Western finally captured its elusive first Division III national title in men's tennis.
CWRU topped Tufts, 5-2, at the UTSA National Campus in Orlando, FL.
Below you can find scores from the tournament:
- Tufts 5, Claremont M-S 4
- CWRU 5, Middlebury 4
- Claremont M-S 5, WashU 4
- CWRU 5, Gust. Adolphus 1
- Middlebury 5, Bowdoin 1
- Tufts 5, Emory 2
Schedule, live streams for team semifinals
The 2023 DIII men’s tennis team semifinal matchups are set. Tufts will compete against Claremont M-S and Middlebury will play CWRU for a trip to the national title game. Both matches are at noon ET on Monday, May 15:
Tufts 5, Claremont M-S 4
CWRU 5, Middlebury 4
Claremont M-S 5, WashU 4
CWRU 5, Gust. Adolphus 1
Middlebury 5, Bowdoin 1
Tufts 5, Emory 2
➡️ Click or tap here for the full championship bracket
The DIII men's national championship will take place on Tuesday, May 16 at 6 p.m. ET at USTA National Campus (Collegiate Center) in Orlando, FL.
Championship schedule, dates
The 2023 DIII men's tennis championship is May 13-22 in Orlando, FL, located at the USTA National Campus (Collegiate Center). The National Campus is also hosting the men's and women's DI and DII competitions.
The full schedule can be seen below:
- May 4-6 or May 5-7: First, second and third rounds for the team championship
- May 13-16: Team championship finals
- May 18-22: Individual championships
The team selections were announced on May 1 and individual selections were announced on May 3. Check out the USTA site for more information about tickets, how to watch and fan activities during the championship.
DIII men's tennis championship history
UChicago won the national championship last season for the first time in program history and Case Western was the runner-up for the second consecutive year.
Find the complete DIII men's championship history below.
|2023||Case Western||5-2||Tufts||Orlando, Fla.|
|2022||UChicago||5-2||Case Western||Orlando, Fla.|
|2021||Emory||5-2||Case Western||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|2020||Canceled due to Covid-19||--||--||--|
|2015||Claremont M-S||5-0||Middlebury||Mason, Ohio|
|2009||UC Santa Cruz||5-0||Amherst||Claremont, Calif.|
|2008||Washington-St. Louis||5-3||Emory||Lewiston, Maine|
|2007||UC Santa Cruz||5-1||Emory||Washington University|
|2005||UC Santa Cruz||4-1||Middlebury||Santa Cruz|
|2002||Williams||4-3||Emory||UC Santa Cruz|
|2001||Williams||4-1||UC Santa Cruz||DePauw|
|2000||Trinity (Tex.)||4-3||Gust. Adolphus||Kalamazoo|
|1998||UC Santa Cruz||4-2||Williams||Williams|
|1997||Washington (Md.)||4-2||Kalamazoo||Wash. & Lee|
|1996||UC Santa Cruz||4-2||Emory||Emory|
|1995||UC Santa Cruz||4-1||Washington (Md.)||Kalamazoo|
|1993||Kalamazoo||5-2||UC Santa Cruz||Kalamazoo|
|1992||Kalamazoo||5-1||UC Santa Cruz||Emory|
|1991||Kalamazoo||7-2||UC Santa Cruz||Claremont-M-S|
|1990||Swarthmore||5-1||UC Santa Cruz||Swarthmore|
|1989||UC Santa Cruz||5-4||Swarthmore||Kalamazoo|
|1988||Wash. & Lee||5-4||UC Santa Cruz||Wash. & Lee|
|1987||Kalamazoo||6-3||Wash. & Lee||Salisbury|
|1986||Kalamazoo||6-3||Wash. & Lee||Claremont-M-S|
|1985||Swarthmore||5-4||Kalamazoo||Wash. & Lee|
|1981||Claremont-M-S / Swarthmore||9||Bates||Salisbury|
|1978||Kalamazoo||20-12||Wash. & Lee||Ohio Wesleyan|