Allinson, Sabel Earn All-America Honors

Allinson, Sabel Earn All-America Honors

Claremont, Calif. - Seniors Frankie Allinson (McGregor, Texas - right) and Max Sabel (Sun Valley, Idaho - left) earned All-America honors in doubles from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

The duo finished the year ranked No. 10 nationally in the final ITA rankings to earn All-America distinction. Both Sabel and Allinson earned All-America honors for the first time in their careers, after compiling an 18-9 record in the fall season playing exclusively at the No. 1 doubles position. Including the Fall ITA Tournament, the pair won 20 doubles matches this year.

The top 10 doubles teams in the final ITA rankings, as well as the top four seeds, the quarterfinalists at the NCAA Division III championships and the Fall ITA Regional champions are awarded All-America status. Sabel also finished the season ranked No. 49 nationally in singles after ascending to the No. 1 spot in the Sagehen line-up. Sabel played at No. 3 last year and started this season at No. 2 before taking over the top spot. 

It is the fourth year in a row that the Pomona-Pitzer has been honored on the All-America lists for men's tennis. Tommy Meyer '12 earned it in singles for the previous three seasons.  

As a team, Pomona-Pitzer finished the year No. 17 in the national rankings, moving up several spots after a pair of wins over top 20 teams in the SCIAC Tournament (Whittier, Redlands) to finish third.   

On the women's side, the Sagehens finished the year ranked No. 10 nationally, senior Jamie Solomon (Los Gatos, Calif.) was ranked No. 35 in singles, and senior Kara Wang (Saratoga, Calif.) and junior Sammy Chao (Hong Kong) were the No. 13 doubles team. Wang and Chao had already earned All-America honors by reaching the NCAA quarterfinals in May.