Souza, Kishimoto claim No. 1 doubles title
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Men's Tennis - Sun, Apr. 30, 2017

Cornell wrapped up a medal-filled weekend at the Midwest Conference Men's Tennis Championships by crowning another champion at No. 1 doubles on Sunday.

The pairing of Gabriel Souza (SO/Teresopolis, Brazil)/Shoma Kishimoto (FR/Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.) topped Grinnell's No. 1 duo by a score of 8-5, marking Cornell's first conference men's doubles champions since 1976.

With Souza and Kishimoto's championship and Tucker Barnes (JR/Flower Mound, Texas) No. 5 singles championship yesterday, Cornell equaled their program's entire total in its MWC history.

The Rams also had success at No. 2 and 3 doubles. The No. 2 team of Barnes/Nick Van Den Handel (SO/Highland Village, Texas) ended their season with a tough fought match to Grinnell by dropping a 8-4 decision. The No. 3 pairing of Hayden Dzurisin (FR/Crystal Lake, Ill.)/Aditya Goyal (FR/Cupertino, Calif.) also found some success this weekend, losing to eventual champions Grinnell, 5-8.

Sunday was a fitting end for coach Carolina Hannes, who guided the Rams to a school-record 17 dual wins in her fourth and final season. Coach Hannes did a great job on the Hilltop, amassing 51 dual wins for the Men's team.