Men’s Tennis - Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2016
SPENCER WATANABE, George Fox
Junior, Duvall, Wash. / Home-schooled
ALEX NAMBA, George Fox
Freshman, Bellevue, Wash. / Newport HS
Watanabe (l) and Namba captured top honors at the ITA Small College Northwest Regional Championships Friday-Monday, Sept. 23-26, hosted by Whitman in Walla Walla, Wash. Watanabe won the singles crown with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Ben Kirsch of Whitman, then teamed with Namba to win the doubles title 6-2, 6-1 over Whitman’s Jake Hoeger and Robert Carter. By virtue of their titles, both Watanabe and Namba earn ITA All-America honors and will compete in the ITA Oracle Cup (formerly the Small College Fall National Championships) Oct. 13-16 at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Club in Surprise, Ariz.