Zalenski Tabbed For NCAA Singles Championships

Kenyon sophomore Jacob Zalenski was selected to compete in the 2018 NCAA Div. III Men's Tennis Singles Championships
Kenyon sophomore Jacob Zalenski was selected to compete in the 2018 NCAA Div. III Men's Tennis Singles Championships

Story Courtesy of the Kenyon Sports Information Department

Kenyon College sophomore Jacob Zalenski (Canton, OH/Jackson) learned Wednesday that he was one of 32 players chosen to participate in the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Singles Tennis Championship, which will be held May 24-26 at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, California.

The appearance as a singles player in the national spotlight will be a first for Zalenski, who carries a 21-6 overall record this season. That record includes a 15-3 mark playing at the No. 1 position in the Lords' typical dual-meet lineup.

The announcement of Zalenski's inclusion came from the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Committee, which based selections on win-lost record, strength of schedule and eligibility and availability of student-athletes.

Although Zalenski is in, he does not yet know who his first-round opponent will be. The draw for the championship will be done by the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Committee and will be released on May 23.

Zalenski is the first Kenyon male to participate in the NCAA Singles Championship since 2016, but also the eighth different player to represent Kenyon in NCAA brackets over the last decade.