The top four seeds held true in the first day of the ITA Division III Team Championship as #1 Emory defeated MIT 5-2, #2 Gustavus defeated Washington and Lee 7-0, #3 UC-Santa Cruz defeated Bates 7-0 and #4 Trinity edged Washington University 4-3. Emory will now face Trinity and Gustavus will square off with UC-Santa Cruz in the tournament semifinals on Saturday at 2:00 pm.
Host Gustavus opened with an impressive 7-0 win over Washington and Lee. The Gusties earned the doubles point with wins by Adam Morgan and Brett Morse-Karzen at #1 and Kyle Anderson and Roy Bryan at #3. The Gusties sealed the victory with singles wins by Loren Collins (#1), Adam Morgan (#2) and Ben Lundell (#3). Lundell was seriously challenged by John Malooly of Washington and Lee, but Lundell prevailed in three sets, 6-7, 6-2, 7-5. Gustavus closed out the match with straight set wins by Brett Morse-Karzen at #4, Kyle Anderson at #5 and Jesse Brauer at #6.