The No. 3-ranked Emory men’s tennis team captured the program’s fifth-ever national title on Wednesday, defeating No. 1-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the finals of the NCAA D-III Championships. The Eagles won their 18th straight match and closed out their season at 22-2 following a 5-3 victory over the Stags who finished at 32-2. The match was played at the Stowe Stadium on the campus of Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Marietta native Jonathan Jemison registered the national championship point for the Eagles at No. 1 singles with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 triumph vs. Nikolai Parodi, snapping Parodi’s 13-match winning streak while boosting his season record to 21-5. It was Jemison’s 94th career singles win, moving him into fourth place on the program’s all-time list.
This year’s squad joins the 2003, 2006, 2012 and 2017 Emory men’s tennis teams to win national titles.