CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 25, 2017) – For the third time in his outstanding career, Sewanee men's tennis student-athlete Avery Schober earned All-American honors after he won in the Round of 32 during the morning session of the NCAA Singles Tournament at the Champions Club.
Schober opened the national event with a perfect 6-0 set against Johnny Wu of Washington University in St. Louis. Schober continued to play well early in the second before Wu fought back. Eventually, Schober rallied back winning the final two games to advance to the Sweet 16.
In the next round, Schober again got off to a strong start. The two-time Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Player of the Year opened play against Nikolai Parodi of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps with an early 3-0 lead. Parodi finally broke Schober and answered back by winning three of the next four contests.
CMS's No. 1 player eventually closed out the set at 6-4 after he won the final three games.
In the second set, Schober took an early 2-1 lead. However, Parodi answered back again winning two of the next three games. From there, the CMS All-American never looked back. Schober tied the contest at 3-3, before Parodi held serve and served at the match at 7-5.