#84 Ponwith Elevated to NCAA Singles Championship
TEMPE - The swan song continues! Scottsdale native Nathan Ponwith will play in the singles portion of the NCAA Tennis Championship after moving up from his first-alternate position. This is Ponwith's first appearance in the singles portion of the tournament. He earned a bid to the NCAA Doubles National Championships alongside Dominik Kellovsky in 2019, bowing out in the first round.
The singles competition runs May 23-28 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida, following the conclusion of the team portion of the tournament (May 16-22). UCF and the Greater Orlando Sports Commission will serve as hosts.
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Ponwith ranks 84th in the nation and has taken down seven ranked opponents in 2021, most recently recording a two-set match-point victory over No. 104 Axel Geller of Stanford in the second round of the Pac-12 Championship. Ponwith is a team-best 15-7 on the year and 11-9 in doubles. He opened the season on a six-match winning streak.
No. 20 ASU opens play in the first round of the NCAA Championship at 11 a.m. (9 a.m. MST) Saturday against No. 33 Wichita State in Fort Worth, Texas. (Watch/Live stats/Preview)