CLAREMONT, CA. – Freshman Jed Kronenberg ended his run in the NCAA Division III Singles National Championships in the quarterfinals after a loss to Jack Katzman of CMS on Friday morning at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.
Kronenberg fell in the third set to Katzman by the scores of 3-6, 6-3, 7-5.
The first set belonged to Katzman as he came out and went up early on Kronenberg. Katzman would eventually go on and win set one 6-3 to go up 1-0 over Kronenberg.
Kronenberg started hitting his shots more regularly in the second set as he quickly built a lead over Katzman. After dropping the first set, Kronenberg rallied back and dominated in set two to even up the score at 1-1 to force a third and final set.
The third set in the Sixth Street quarterfinals did not disappoint. The two freshman put on a show as they battled point after point. Kronenberg came out and took a 3-1 lead in the third but Katzman would not go away as he battled back to keep the score close. Kronenberg went up 5-3 after winning a very important deuce point, but Katzman stayed in the match and won back-to-back games to tie the set at 5-5.
Katzman broke Kronenberg in a very important game to take a 6-5 lead and held serve for the final game. Kronenberg fought hard but Katzman hit some key shots and was able to knock off Kronenberg to end his run in the quarterfinals.
Kronenberg ends his run in the NCAA National Championships in the quarterfinals and earned All-American honors in the process in his first collegiate season.