NCAA Draws Set for Tiger Men's Tennis Tandem

NCAA Draws Set for Tiger Men's Tennis Tandem

San Antonio - Trinity senior Wilson Lambeth and junior Jordan Pitts open competition at the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Singles and Doubles Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Friday.

The Tiger tandem will compete in the 32-draw Singles Championship and the 16-team Doubles Championship at Kalamazoo (MI) College. The individual tournament will be held Friday through Sunday.

Lambeth and Pitts are seeded fourth in Doubles and take on Konrad Kozlowski and Bernardo Neves of Washington University in St. Louis (MO) at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time Friday. The Quarterfinals are on the schedule for Saturday, and the Semifinals and Championship will be held Sunday.

Pitts meets sixth-seeded Boris Sorkin of Tufts (MA) University in the opening Singles round, while Lambeth plays #8 Jacob Zalenski of Kenyon (OH) College. First-round matches begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday and the second round is on the docket for the afternoon. The Quarterfinals and Semifinals are on tap for Saturday, with the Championship penciled in for Sunday.

Lambeth and Pitts made the Doubles tournament as a pair for the second year in a row, while Lambeth is competing in his third overall Doubles event. In 2018, the two Tigers lost to the top-seeded team from Middlebury (VT) College in the first round. Lambeth teamed up with former player Matt Tyer in the 2017 Doubles Championship. The Tiger standouts became the first Trinity Doubles team to advance to the Quarterfinals since 2010.

Last fall, Lambeth and Pitts won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Southwest Doubles Championship and qualified for the ITA Cup. During the dual-match season Lambeth and Pitts posted an 18-4 record in doubles and were ranked #1 in the West Region. Lambeth held a #7 Regional singles ranking with a 15-7 mark, while Pitts was eighth with a 6-8 record.

Lambeth was earlier named the ITA Division III West Region Senior Player of the Year and the Most Improved Senior Player. He also was elected the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Men's Tennis Player of the Year.