March 06, 2020
Two Nike Tennis Camp Directors Duel for Division III National Indoor Title
March 6, 2020 – Two Nike Tennis Camp Directors found themselves facing each other last May in the Championship for the Division III National Indoor Title. John Browning, Head Men’s Coach and Director of the Nike Tennis Camp at Emory University, and Paul Settles, Head Men’s Coach and Director of the Nike Tennis Camp at Claremont Mckenna, battled for the biggest award in Division III tennis.
Coach Settles is in his 16thseason as Head Coach, and 14th season as Head Director of the Nike Tennis Camp. During his tenure, Settles has established CMS as one of the elite programs in Division III tennis, reaching five NCAA tittle matches in the past seven years. Prior to reaching the championship in 2019, Coach Settles led the Stags to their first National Title in 34 years in 2015. Now posting a 421-86 record, Settles continues to shine as one of NCAA’s best collegiate coaches.
Coach Browning is nothing short of efficient when it comes to playoffs, leading his team to the NCAA quarterfinals each of his 20 seasons at Emory University. Before 2019, Coach Browning raised the National title four times for Emory, including a victory over Claremont-Mudd-Scrips in 2017. Additionally, Browning is only the 4th person in NCAA history, for any division, to win a national team championship as coach and player – Coach for Emory University and player for UC Santa Cruz.
“It’s great to see our directors dominating with their respective teams,” says Matt Kurlander, VP of Nike Tennis Camps. “Obviously, we want all our directors to win, so seeing Coach Browning and Coach Settles in the championship is incredible (as well as four of our other camps and directors in the playoffs – Amherst, MIT, Goucher and Kalamazoo).
At the championship, the Emory Eagles once again rose above the CMS Stags in a thrilling 5-3 victory for the NCAA Division III Indoor Title. To claim the championship, Emory was able to get it done in the final stretch with a 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1) win.
The Nike Tennis Camp at Emory University and the Nike Tennis Camp at Claremont Mckenna will run Day and Overnight programs for girls and boys over Summer 2020.
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