Following their 77th straight MIAA Championship last year the men will look to do the same this season. The men enter the season ranked #8 in the Central Region and one singles player Branden Metzler K’17 is #18 in the nation and #5 in the region.
Metzler is a two time MIAA MVP and competed in NCAA Division III Singles Championships in his first season on campus. He has a career 11-0 record in MIAA matches. Metzler is joined on the team by fellow returners Robert Hudson K’16, Jeremy DePree K’16, Alberto Ayala K’17, Eric De Witt K’17, Spencer Navarre K’17, Jacob Scott K’17, Elan Dantus K’18, Guillermo Dominguez K’18, Kyle Hahn K’18 and Skyler Norgaard K’18.
Their first and second matches of the season will come on the same day. The Hornets will make a trip to Illinois where they will play at Wheaton (Ill.) and at Lake Forest (Ill.).
This season will be particularly meaningful for the men as they try to reach the Division III NCAA Tennis Championships. Kalamazoo College is this year’s host site for the tournament, so if the men can qualify for the NCAA Championships they will have a home court advantage.