The NCAA Individual Championships opened for the Emory University men's tennis team on Thursday with the Eagles taking part in singles and doubles action from the USTA National Campus in Orlando.
Graduate student Charlie James and junior Ryan Glanville fought to play another day as they defeated Bryce Keim and Nils Plutat from the University of Redlands 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 to advance to the quarterfinals on Friday. The Eagles' tandem will oppose Case Western Reserve's James Hopper and Vishwa Aduru in the round of eight not before 1:00pm.
Earlier in the day, junior Nolan Shah advanced to the round of 16 with a three set win over Williams' Chase Cohen 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. However, he had to withdraw in the afternoon in the midst of another three-setter against Tufts' Rishabh Sharda due to injury. With the loss, Shah finishes his strong junior campaign with a 20-5 singles record.
Senior Andrew Esses took to the court in the morning as well in the singles competition and saw his stellar Emory career come to a close with a 2-6, 4-6 defeat to Washington College's Karl Hoegstedt in the opening round. He concludes his time with the Eagles with a 60-26 overall singles mark and helped the team to a pair of national championships in 2019 and 2021.