Sunday, February 22, 2009

National Indoors Day 3 Recap

The 2009 National Indoor Championship belongs to Emory after their dominant 6-3 showing against #1 seed Wash U in the finals today. Emory came out winning 2 of 3 doubles and clinched soon afterwards taking 4 of 6 singles matches. This team really is phenomenal this year and I have to give tournament MVP honors to Chris Goodwin. Wash U looked great the first two rounds but they were just slightly overmatched today in doubles and especially singles. They will get another shot at Emory so they now know what it will take to win.

CMS took 3rd place with a 5-4 win over Kenyon. The Stags looked good today but they may have lost Michael Starr for the season for a second time. While they are a deep team, without Lim and Starr at the top of the lineup, this could be bad news for CMS. The Lords had a good showing overall but I think they have to be disappointed with their showing the final 2 days after an incredible effort against Santa Cruz. They have a lot of work to do if they want to be a top 3 team in the nation.