CLAREMONT, Calif. – On the last day of the NCAA Division III Singles & Doubles Championships, the University of Chicago men's tennis tandem of Tyler Raclin and Jeremy Yuan concluded their season in the semifinal round.
The Maroon doubles team won their opening two matches on Thursday and Friday in the bracket of 16 to reach the national semifinals. They became only the second UChicago men's tennis duo ever to advance to the semifinals – the feat was previously accomplished by Erik Kerrigan and Ninan Kumar in 2017.
Saturday's matchup came against Scott Rubinstein and James Spaulding (Emory University). The Eagles ended up winning in two sets by scores of 6-3, 6-2.
Raclin and Yuan finished the 2017-18 season with a 26-8 record, earning All-American status earlier in the week.
"I thought our individual qualifiers did a great job of combing back after the disappointment of the team championships and put forward a ton of effort and fight," said Head Coach Jay Tee. "We had some very tough draws on both sides, so we knew it would be challenging, but I'm very happy for Tyler and Jeremy for their run in the doubles tournament. They ran into a hot team from Emory today and couldn't quite get things going, but a lot of that was due to the level from their opponents.
"All in all," Tee continued, "this has been a highly successful season for both the men and women, and we will work hard to try to get back to this stage next year."