Senior Hassan Kenawi helped the No. 1-ranked Emory men's tennis team to a first-place performance at the ITA National Indoor Championships.
Kenawi went 3-0 in doubles and 1-1 in singles as the Eagles captured three wins en route to the program's ninth-ever Indoor crown in the 20-year history of the event.
Playing with Andrew Esses at No. 3 doubles, the pair opened with an 8-4 triumph against the Gustavus Adolphus duo of Xavier Sanga and Alex Budde in Emory's 7-2 victory in the quarters. Kenawi accounted for two points in a tight 5-4 verdict vs. Brandeis in the semifinals, teaming with Esses to give Emory a much-needed point in doubles with an 8-7 outcome against Colt Tegtmeier and Rajan Vohra, before earning a 7-5, 6-1 win over Simon Kauppila at six singles that propelled Emory to a 4-2 match lead. In the title match vs. No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Kenawi and Esses accounted for the first point of the match with an 8-3 outcome against Daniel Park and Nic Meister.