Cary, N.C. - Senior Tommy Meyer (Bernville, Pa.) saw his standout four-year career come to an end with a 6-1, 7-6 loss to Paul Burgin of Kenyon on Thursday morning in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Men's Singles Championships at Cary Tennis Park.
Meyer got off to a slow start in the first set, falling behind 4-0 before holding serve and dropping the set 6-1. However, he regrouped in the second set, which stayed on serve the whole way though until the tiebreaker. Meyer won service games to stay in the match down 5-4 and 6-5, but Burgin was able to prevail in the tiebreaker.
Meyer twice earned All-America honors in singles, including a year ago when he advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals in Claremont. He also reached the Round of 16 as a sophomore in 2010 at Oberlin, where he earned All-America honors as well. He entered this year's NCAA Tournament as the No. 20 ranked singles player in the nation.
Meyer and doubles partner Uday Singh (Beverly Hills, Calif.) will graduate from the program, but five of the players who ended the year in the singles line-up will return, led by current sophomore Chris Wiechert (Eugene, Ore.) and current junior Max Sabel (Sun Valley, Idaho), who played this year at No. 2 and No. 3 singles.