May 8, 2014

Sports in Brief: May 8

Maroons host opening round of NCAA tournament

Chicago will be hosting the first weekend of NCAA Championship play this weekend. The Maroons, who are ranked No. 3 in the Great Lakes region, face off against Thomas More today at 1 p.m., and their Saturday game depends on Friday’s outcome. Thomas More is ranked No. 6 in the central region. The Chicago Maroon previewed this weekend in Tuesday’s article “Chicago’s Nerves Thaw, Secure Postseason Berth” (5/5/14).

Tang, Chen, Sabada qualify for Nationals

On Wednesday, it was announced that three Maroons qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships. For the women, third-year Megan Tang and first-year Tiffany Chen qualified as a doubles team, and Tang also made the cut as a singles player. On the men’s side, third-year Deepak Sabada qualified in singles play. A total of 32 singles players and 16 doubles pairs were chosen. All of these Maroons will compete May 22–24 in Claremont, CA.