At the 2016 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III West Regional Championships last weekend, the Cal Lutheran men’s tennis team sent five Kingsmen to compete, including four that made their CLU debut.
The 2015-16 academic year was a memorable one for the Cal Lutheran athletics department. With 430 student-athletes occupying 460 roster spots, a number of milestones were met including the first NCAA Division III National title in school history, which was achieved by the women’s volleyball team, and an individual national champion crowned to round out the year.
Throughout the school year, much of the day-to-day focus is directed towards the successes of the Cal Lutheran athletics programs, but on Saturday, May 7, a group of 150 student-athletes, with their families and friends, gathered inside of the Gilbert Arena for the 13th CLU Scholar-Athlete Society Induction ceremony where academics were praised.
At the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Championships over the weekend, the Cal Lutheran men’s tennis team claimed a seventh place finish after bouncing back to defeat Occidental on Sunday after falling to Pomona-Pitzer and Chapman.
On a warm, windy day at the Poulson Tennis Center, the Cal Lutheran men’s tennis team made a memorable senior day for four Kingsmen as the home team cruised to a 9-0 victory over Occidental in SCIAC action.