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MAROON MADE Volume 1, Issue 30 APRIL 25-May 2, 2018 Recap and looking ahead

For the first time in program history, the University of Chicago men's tennis team captured the University Athletic Association Championship with a 7-2 upset win over #1 Emory.

CHAMPIONS, AT LAST

With a thrilling 7-2 upset win over top-seeded Emory, the UChicago Men's Tennis team captured the program's first-ever University Athletic Association Championship.

"What a great day for our program, players and university," said Head Coach Jay Tee. "I'm incredibly proud of the men we have on our team and their grit and determination throughout the weekend, especially in the finals. Emory is such a tough team and they've gotten the best of us many times in the past. I'm especially happy for our seniors who have sacrificed so much for the team over the past four years and I'm happy they finally get to raise that trophy."

WHAT'S NEXT: NCAA DIVISION III REGIONAL

  • When: Thursday/Friday - Saturday/Sunday, May 10/11-12/13
  • Where: TBA. NCAA Regional hosts announced Monday, May 7.
  • COMING UP: Don't miss our NCAA Preview Video to be released next week!
Senior Luke Tsai.
UAA SEMIFINALS: UCHICAGO 8, CARNEGIE MELLON 1
Charlie Pei.
UAA QUARTERFINALS: UChicago Men’s Tennis Shuts Out NYU 9-0 to Open UAAs
Tyler Raclin, Luke Tsai, Jeremy Yuan, Charlie Pei and Peter Leung were each named to the UAA All-Tournament team for their efforts, and Jeremy Yuan was named the UAA Tournament MVP.
Three Maroon women made the UAA All-Tourney team: Alyssa Rudin, Estefania Navarro, and Marjorie Antohi.

UAA RUNNERS-UP

The UChicago women's tennis team claimed second place at the UAA Championships for the second-straight year and the third time in program history, setting up a likely at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament field.

NEXT UP: NCAA Division III Regionals

  • When: Thursday/Friday - Saturday/Sunday, May 10/11-12/13
  • Where: TBA. NCAA Regional hosts announced Monday, May 7.
  • COMING UP: Don't miss our NCAA Preview Video to be released next week!
Catherine Xu
UAA SEMIFINALS: UCHICAGO 6, CARNEGIE MELLON 3
Alyssa Rudin
UAA QUARTERFINALS: UChicago 6, NYU 3

TRACK & FIELD

The 2018 UChicago Outdoor Track & Field Team
All-UAA performers at the 2018 UAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Photos provided by Carnegie Mellon University.
The Maroons swept a women's jumps event for the third-straight championships after finishing 1-2-3 in the high jump 2018 UAA Indoor Meet and the long jump in the 2017 UAA Outdoor championships. Pictured from left, Alexandra Thompson, Laura Darcey and Ade Ayoola.

CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCES

The UChicago women's track & field team finished runner-up at the 2018 UAA Outdoor Championships, led by three UAA event titles -- two from Laura Darcey (high jump and long jump) and a new meet record in the 10,000 meters by senior Khia Kurtenbach.

Seniors Khia Kurtenbach and Claire Costelloe pose after finishing first and third, respectively, in the 10,000 meters. Kurtenbach set a new UAA meet record with a time of 35:24.57, breaking a mark that stood for 26 years.

Women All-UAA Finishes (3 titles, 15 all-UAA finishes (by event))

  • 4x100 – 2, Nicole VacaGuzman, Mary Martin, Alisha Harris, Olivia Cattau
  • 100 – 3, Mary Martin
  • 400 hurdles – 3, Olivia Cattau
  • 200 – 2, Nicole VacaGuzman
  • 400 – 2, Nicole VacaGuzman
  • 5,000 – 3, Khia Kurtenbach
  • High jump – 1, Laura Darcey, 2 Alexandra Thompson, 3, Ade Ayoola
  • Long jump – 1, Laura Darcey, 2, Mary Martin
  • 10,000 – 1, Khia Kurtenbach, 3, Claire Costelloe
  • Shot Put – 2, Ade Ayoola
  • 4x800 – 3, Maddie DeVoe, Emma Dyer, Katie Jasminski, Megan Verner-Crist
Nicole VacaGuzman earned a total of three all-UAA honors, placing second in the both the 200 and 400 and also helped the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams to second and fourth place finishes.

NEXT MEETS:

  • Friday, May 4: UChicago at Loras Dr. Tucker Open, 3 PM CT
  • Thursday-Friday, May 10-11: UChicago at North Central Dr. Keller Invite
  • Wednesday-Thursday, May 16-17: UChicago at North Central Gregory Invite
  • Thursday-Saturday, May 24-26: UChicago at NCAA Division III National Championships, LaCrosse, Wis.
Sophomore Alex Scott took runner-up honors in three throwing events, placing second in the shot put, hammer throw and discus events.

FIELD EVENT PROWESS

All five all-UAA finishes were in field events to help lead the Maroon men's track & field team to a third-place finish at the 2018 UAA Outdoor Championships.

Senior Nate Downey earned the pole vault championship -- his first outdoor title -- with a mark of 4.58 meters.

Men (1 title, 5 All-UAA Finishes)

  • Javelin -- 2, Will Ackerman
  • Discus – 2, Alexander Scott
  • Pole vault – 1, Nathan Downey
  • Shot Put – 2, Alexander Scott
  • Hammer Throw – 2, Alexander Scott
Senior Will Ackerman took runner-up honors in the javelin with a throw of 50.69 meters.

BASEBALL

Photos by Stephan Bates.

SENIOR WEEKEND SWEEP

After taking down Rockford on the road midweek, the UChicago baseball team swept Caltech in three games before falling in a close contest at NCAA Division I UIC.

FINAL STRETCH:

  • Saturday, May 5: UChicago vs. Luther (at Grinnell, Iowa), 1PM CT / UChicago vs. Grinnell, 4 PMM CT
  • Sunday, May 6: UChicago at Grinnell (DH), 12PM CT
  • Saturday, May 12: UChicago at Case Western Reserve (DH), 12 PM ET
  • Sunday, May 13: UChicago at Case Western Reserve, 12 PM ET
Josh Parks caught fire at the plate last week, blasting three home runs in three-straight games to give him five long balls on the season.
May 1: Illinois-Chicago 6, UChicago 3
Baseball seniors Ricardo Fernandez, Maximiliano Larsen and Matt Slodzinski with their mothers on Senior Day.
APRIL 29: UChicago 11, Caltech 3
Connor Hickey and Brian Lyle
APRIL 28: UChicago 7, Caltech 4 / UChicago 15, Caltech 1
Brian Lyle
APRIL 25: UChicago 9, Rockford 4

SOFTBALL

Photos by Nicole Watkins
The UChicago softball team closed out its season by honoring its two seniors, Molly Moran and Sara Koniewicz. The Maroons finished the year 20-17 overall.

SENIOR SEND-OFF

Road sweeps at Wheaton and Kalamazoo and a big win over a solid North Central squad on Senior Day highlighted the Maroons' season finale week that featured 13 games in nine days.

MAY 1: UChicago 2, North Central 0 / North Central 12, UChicago 8
Abby Hayes and Molly Moran
APRIL 27: UChicago 5, Kalamazoo 1 / UChicago 5, Kalamzoo 0
Maeve Garvey
APRIL 26: UChicago 13, Wheaton 4 / UChicago 8, Wheaton 0

Credits:

Patrick Gorski, Nicole Watkins, Stephan Bates, Norman Cohen, Carnegie Mellon University

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