Tyer, a junior, and Lambeth, a sophomore, will represent the Tigers at the 16-draw doubles event. It will mark the first NCAA Division III Doubles Championship tournament for both players.
The Tiger tandem, though, has made its mark on the collegiate men's tennis scene. Last October, Tyer and Lambeth advanced to the Division III Doubles Championship match of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Oracle Cup at Surprise, Arizona. Tyer and former Trinity player Adam Krull captured the doubles title at the 2015 ITA National Small College Championships.
This season, Tyer and Lambeth stand at 14-10 as a doubles team. The Trinity duo is also the top-ranked team in the ITA West Region.
Senior Chas Mayer has been designated as second singles alternate for the NCAA Championship. Mayer has chalked up a record of 10-8, and is ranked 10th in the West Region. Earlier, Mayer was elected the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Player of the Year. He sparked the Tigers to their eighth consecutive SCAC Championship.
The 13th-ranked Tigers (16-10), led by eighth-year Head Coach Russell McMindes, open their NCAA Division III Championship play Friday in the second round at Claremont, California. Trinity takes on #14 Whitman (WA) College at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time at Claremont McKenna College.
The third round is slated for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, with the winner advancing to the NCAA Quarterfinals May 22 at Chattanooga. The Semifinals and Championship will be held May 23-24.