INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - For the second-straight year, junior Brady Anderson (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Linn-Mar) has been selected to the NCAA National Singles Championships.
Anderson's selection marks the fifth-straight year a Kohawk has been invited to the exclusive field. Noah Sprinkel was invited in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Anderson is one of 32 players selected to play in the tournament, which will be held May 25-27 at The Champions Tennis Club in Chattanooga, Tenn. The University of the South and the Chattanooga Sports Commission are hosting the event.
This marks the 15th time in school history that a male will play in the NCAA National Singles Championships. Anderson is the sixth different Kohawk male to play in the championship. Anderson is the fifth Kohawk to earn multiple bids to the championships. Jon Turbett, Johnny Watson, Nick Barnes and Sprinkel all qualified three times apiece during their careers.
Anderson owns a 1-3 record against the field this year. Anderson beat Carthage's Herman Abban earlier this season 6-3, 6-4. Three of Anderson's four losses on the year are to players in the NCAA Championships. In last year's tournament, Anderson lost a 6-2, 6-4 decision to Middlebury's top-seeded Noah Farrell.
Pairings for the tournament will be released at a later date. The 35th-ranked Kohawks return to action on Friday afternoon, as they face Grinnell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The match is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. in St. Peter, Minn. A link for live stats is available at CoeAthletics.com.