Lancers Repeat as NCCAA National Champions
For the second straight year, Grace’s men’s tennis team will end its season as a national champion.
The Lancers successfully defended their national crown on Saturday, claiming the 2022 NCCAA national championship at the Mobile Tennis Center.
Grace defeated Judson 4-0 in the championship match, repeating the championship victory over the Eagles from 2021.
The Lancers secured their second national title in team history and the 10th overall championship in Grace Athletics’ history. The team becomes the first squad at Grace to win back-to-back national championships.
The winning moment came from Nicolas Doria’s court. The newcomer defeated his opponent at No. 6 singles by the score of 6-2, 6-3, giving Grace the decisive fourth point and sending the Lancers into a celebratory moment on the courts.
Doria also was victorious in doubles, teaming up with Fabricio Galvan to win 6-4 at No. 2. The other doubles’ point was won by Grace at No. 1 thanks to the duo of Facundo Paredes and Ivan Antinori.
Paredes continued to cruise as Grace’s No. 1 singles player, beating his opponent 6-0, 7-5.
Pablo Gregori was the remaining singles’ victor, claiming a straight set 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 4.
The Lancers end the season with an 18-12 record under head coach Andy Lewis.