Tiger Men's Tennis Nabs Eighth Consecutive SCAC Crown

Tiger Men's Tennis Nabs Eighth Consecutive SCAC Crown

San Antonio - The Trinity men's tennis team garnered its eighth consecutive Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship with a 5-1 victory over Southwestern (TX) University on Sunday.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Tigers also secured an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship.

The doubles matches turned out to be a battle, with Trinity taking two of the three tandem matchups.

Trinity and Southwestern split Nos. 2 and 3 doubles. Chas Mayer and Clayton Niess won the second line, while Jordan Pitts and Liam Crawley came up short on the third.

Matt Tyer and Wilson Lambeth then fought their way to a #1 doubles victory, by the tight score of 9-8.

Singles turned out to be a different matter, as the Tigers won the top three solo matches.

Mayer won the first line, Lambeth took the second, and Pitts clinched the match with a decision at #3 singles.

 

NOTABLES

Trinity won its fifth straight match, and improved to 16-10. Southwestern completed its season with an 18-7 record.

Head Coach Russell McMindes has guided his Tigers to the top position in each year of his tenure.

Sunday's win marked the 22nd overall SCAC men's tennis crown for Trinity.

The Tigers and Pirates met for the third straight year in the SCAC final.

Matt Tyer and Wilson Lambeth upped their doubles record to 14-10, and Chas Mayer and Clayton Niess improved to 17-4.

Jordan Pitts is sporting a 16-8 singles record after his dual-match clincher.

 

UP NEXT

Official bids to the NCAA Championship will be issued May 8. The Regionals are slated for May 12-14, at a site to be determined.