2023 NCAA Division III Championships brackets set road to Orlando

Arthur Kapetanakis | May 02, 2023

The NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Tennis Championships will conclude at the USTA National Campus for the second straight year later this month, and the path to Orlando was revealed on Monday for the 44 men's teams and 49 women's teams placed in the respective tournament brackets.


The final eight teams in each event will earn a trip to Lake Nona to compete for a national title, with the champions to be crowned on May 16 and 17. The teams who earn their place at the National Campus will be joined by the best programs in Division I and II for a historic combined championships that will see the season finales for all three divisions played at the same site for the first time. 


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On the men's side, the defending champions from the University of Chicago enter the tournament on a rare two-match losing streak following a fourth-place finish in the University Athletic Association tournament. They will open against Grinnell or Luther and could face Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champs Gustavus Adolphus in the Sweet 16 for the right to compete in Orlando.


Top-ranked Case Western Reserve University, who lost 5-2 to Chicago in last year's men's final, could earn a rematch in this year's quarterfinals if both teams reach Orlando once again. Another potential marquee quarterfinal could see Emory University, men's champs in 2017, 2019 and 2021, face one-loss Tufts.


Women's defending champions Claremont-Mudd-Scripps must navigate a difficult draw to return to the National Campus, with a potential showdown with conference foes Pomona-Pitzer in the Sweet 16. CMS won two tight matches against their Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rivals this season, including a 5-3 victory in the final of the conference tourney.

The University of Chicago's Derek Hsieh at the 2022 Division III National Championships in Orlando. Photo by Manuela Davies/USTA.

Last year's women's finalists from the University of Chicago await Grinnell or Luther in their opener—matching the Chicago men's draw—while 2021 champions Emory will begin their campaign against Washington and Lee or North Carolina Wesleyan.


Fans are invited to attend Division II and III matches free of charge at the USTA National Campus. Tickets for the Division I NCAA Championships are on sale now. Click here to visit the NCAA Championships hub at the USTA National Campus website to purchase tickets and for further information about the tournament.

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