Indianapolis – The NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Committee has selected the individuals who will compete in the singles and doubles competition of the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championships. Among the list of 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams are Gustavus Adolphus tennis players Amrik Donkena (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) and Mya Smith-Dennis (Jr., Savage, Minn.). Donkena has earned a spot in the singles tournament, while he and Smith-Dennis will compete together in the doubles draw.
Making his fourth and final appearance in the NCAA Singles Championship Tournament, Amrik Donkena carries a record of 12-10 overall and is ranked No. 8 in the central region.
Together as a doubles team, Donkena and Smith-Dennis are making their second consecutive showing in the NCAA Doubles Tournament. Last season the duo made a run all the way to the the championship match where they fell to Luis Rattenhuber and Austin Chafetz of Amherst by the score of 6-4, 5-7, 3-6. The Gustie pair is 18-8 on the year and is ranked No. 2 in the central.
The individual championships shall consist of 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams. The selection of teams and individuals for the championships are based on win-lost record, strength of schedule, and eligibility and availability of student-athletes.
The team championship will take place May 20-22 and the individual championships May 23-25, both at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and will be hosted Kalamazoo College. The draw for the individual championship will be done by the men’s tennis committee and will be released on the last day of the team championship.
Any singles player or doubles team that scratches from the tournament will be replaced by the next individual or doubles team from their region. Mya Smith-Dennis has been selected as the alternate for the central region.