The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) recently announced its 2019 NCAA Division III All-American singles and doubles teams.
The selection criteria for Division III All-Americans is the following: top 8 seed in the NCAA singles tournament, win one round at the NCAA singles tournament, finish in the Top 20 in the final Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings, win USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament, or win a first-round match at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships. All-American honors are awarded to doubles teams that are a top 4 seed in NCAA doubles tournament, win one round at the NCAA doubles tournament, finish in the Top 10 in the final Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings, win the USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament, or win a first-round match at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships.
Nine Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) men's tennis players earned All-American honors from the ITA, including three from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS), three from Redlands, two from Caltech, and one from Pomona-Pitzer.
The 2019 SCIAC Athlete of the Year and First Team All-SCIAC honoree, Nikolai Parodi of CMS earned this honor in singles and doubles, while teammates Jack Katzman and Julian Gordy earned the distinction in singles and doubles respectively.
The Redlands trio of Chase Lipscomb, Brad Cummins and Brysl Libao garnered All-American laurels, with Lipscomb hauling in the honor on the singles side, while both Cummins and Libao were award the honors in doubles play.
Varun Shanker of Caltech secured All-American status in both singles and doubles, while teammate James Wei was tabbed an All-American in doubles.
Jed Kronenberg of Pomona-Pitzer rounded out the SCIAC representation on the list earning All-American praise in singles play.