San Antonio - Trinity men's tennis Head Coach Russell McMindes and senior Wilson Lambeth highlight the latest accolades from the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
In his 10th year at the men's helm, Coach McMindes holds at least a share of the Men's Coach of the Year award for the ninth time in his career. He guided the Tigers to their 10th consecutive SCAC Championship with a 5-0 victory over Southwestern (TX) University. Trinity also garnered its 24th overall men's tennis title, the most by any sport in conference history.
Lambeth became Trinity's 11th Men's Player of the Year in the last 12 seasons, and the 21st Tiger competitor overall to earn the high honor. A four-time All-SCAC recipient, Lambeth is on a 12-match singles win streak and stands at 15-6 in dual matches with a 6-0 mark on the top line. He is ranked sixth in Intercollegiate Tennis Association West Region Singles.
Lambeth and junior Jordan Pitts are the top-ranked duo in the West Region. The two Tigers have won eight matches in a row and have chalked up a 17-3 record. Pitts made the All-SCAC Team for the third consecutive year and is ranked eighth in West Region Singles and stands at 5-7 on the top line of singles.
Sophomore Cameron Krimbill is a first-time All-SCAC honoree. He is ranked 14th in the region in doubles with first-year Artur Zigman, as the tandem has an overall record of 10-5 with a 9-2 mark on the second line. Krimbill is ranked 19th in West Region Singles with a 14-10 record.
Sophomore Wilson Hamilton made the All-SCAC Team for the second consecutive year. Last season's SCAC Newcomer of the Year, Hamilton and first-year Christian Settles have posted a 12-3 doubles record and are on a five-match win streak. Hamilton is 10-11 in singles this year.
Sophomore Jace Akagi-Okuma was selected for the All-SCAC Honorable Mention Team, marking the second time he earned all-conference kudos. Akagi-Okuma has an 11-8 singles record this season.
Trinity is ranked 13th in the NCAA Division III and #2 in the West Region. The Tigers have registered a 16-9 overall record and are 15-3 against Division III opponents.
The Tigers gained an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament by winning the SCAC Championship. The NCAA Tournament pairings will be made May 6.