By: Charlotte Brackett
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A day after Dartmouth men’s tennis received an at-large bid to the 2019 NCAA Tournament, it was announced that juniors Charlie Broom and David Horneffer automatically qualified to compete as a doubles team.
This is the first time in in the last 20 years that a Big Green doubles team has made it to the postseason.
The singles and doubles competition will be conducted May 20-25 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida, after the conclusion of the team championship, which runs from May 16-19. The University of Central Florida and the Greater Orlando Sports Commission will serve as hosts.
Automatic qualification into the doubles championship is awarded to any conference with one or more eligible doubles teams ranked in the ITA Top 60. For conferences with more than one doubles team within the top 60, the subcommittee applies NCAA selection criteria to determine which doubles team is the automatic qualifier.
Currently ranked No. 19 in the country, the Dartmouth duo has been ranked as high as seventh this season. Playing at the top spot together in every dual match, the pair went 4-1 in Ivy League play (defeating players from Penn, Brown, Yale and Cornell) and 14-4 since January.
The only other Ivy doubles team to be selected were Jack Lin and William Matheson of Columbia.