This morning for the final time of 2015 the Cal Lutheran men’s tennis team stepped onto the Poulson Tennis Center courts for a competition. In the last SCIAC dual match of the spring, CLU swept past Caltech 9-0.
After a successful two-year career at Tyler (Texas) Community College where he was part of a men’s tennis National championship team, Jesse Knighthad a decision to make as to where to go next. While he had opportunities to play at Division I or II schools, he ultimately grasped onto Cal Lutheran after learning of the opportunity to play high-level tennis while getting an outstanding education.
Cal Lutheran is one of 450 Division III institutions around the country. During the week of April 6-12, all members will host Division III Week, aimed at celebrating what those schools have to offer student-athletes in the classroom, in the field of play and in the community during the 41st year of the NCAA.
The No. 24 Cal Lutheran men’s tennis team welcomed a formidable opponent in No. 13 University of Chicago to Poulson Tennis Center on Wednesday afternoon, but after taking an early lead, the Kingsmen stumbled in singles play and fell 7-2.
Before the athletes and coaches at Cal Lutheran could prove their worth in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the university needed an advocate to help build bridges in the transition.