The Tiger tandem will represent Trinity in the 16-draw NCAA Doubles event. Lambeth, a junior, will make his second straight appearance in the doubles championship, while Pitts, a sophomore, will compete in his first NCAA postseason doubles tournament.
In 2017, Lambeth and former Trinity player Matt Tyer advanced to the NCAA Doubles quarterfinals, becoming the first Tiger duo to reach the final eight since 2010. Both players earned All-America accolades. Lambeth was also tabbed as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III Men's National Player to Watch.
Lambeth and Tyer won the 2016 ITA Southwest Doubles Championship and qualified for the prestigious Oracle Cup tournament. The Trinity pair advanced to the doubles final of the ITA national event.
This season, Lambeth and Pitts are sporting a 20-5 record and have won 16 matches in a row at the #1 position. They are ranked third in the West Region as a doubles team.
Led by ninth-year Head Coach Russell McMindes, the 15th-ranked Tigers open play Friday in the NCAA Division III Team Championship at Claremont. Trinity meets 29th-ranked University of Texas-Tyler at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time in the second round. The fifth-ranked host Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CA) Colleges takes on #31 University California-Santa Cruz in the other second-round match.
The winner of Saturday's third-round match at 1:00 p.m. will advance to the NCAA quarterfinals on May 21 at Claremont with the semifinals and finals scheduled for May 22-23.