(Story courtesy of the Trinity Sports Information Department)
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Trinity senior Wilson Lambeth and junior Jordan Pitts have received bids to the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Singles and Doubles Championships.
The Tiger duo will compete in the 32-draw Singles Championship and the 16-team Doubles Championship May 24-26 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Each player is a first-time competitor in the NCAA singles event. Lambeth and Pitts made the doubles tournament as a tandem for the second year in a row, while Lambeth will compete in his third doubles event.
Lambeth and Pitts are the top-ranked doubles team in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association West Region. The Trinity standouts have won eight matches in a row and have chalked up a 17-3 dual-match record.
In May 2018, Lambeth and Pitts lost to the top-seeded team from Middlebury (VT) College in the NCAA Doubles First Round. Last fall, the two Tigers won the ITA Southwest Doubles Championship and qualified for the ITA Cup.
Lambeth was paired with former player Matt Tyer in the 2017 NCAA Doubles Championship. The Tiger tandem became the first Trinity doubles team to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals since 2010.
Lambeth is ranked seventh in West Region Singles, and is on a 12-match win streak, with a 15-6 record in dual matches. That mark includes a 6-0 mark on the top line of singles. He was elected the 2019 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Year, helping Trinity to win its 10th consecutive SCAC Championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Pitts holds a No. 8 Singles ranking in the West Region and stands at 5-7 on the top line and a 6-8 overall record.
For the individual championships, the national committee selected seven singles players and three doubles teams from each of the four regions. Additionally, the committee selected the remaining four singles players and four doubles team berths from a national at-large pool. The individual championships consist of 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams. The selection of teams and individuals for the championships is based on won-lost record, strength of schedule and eligibility and availability of student-athletes.
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