A midseason pairing, Cal Poly men’s tennis doubles partners Andre Dome and Matt Fawcett did enough to make it to the NCAA Championships.
The Division I Subcommittee picked the Mustangs’ duo — as well as Dome in singles — as one of 32 teams to compete for the national doubles championship. Ranked No. 40, Dome will be one of 64 singles players competing for the individual crown.
Fawcett only began playing with Dome after fully recovering from a knee injury that forced him to miss all of last season and the early portion of 2012.
When Fawcett, a senior, and Dome, a junior from Arroyo Grande, finally did team up, they went 10-1 in dual matches, good enough to be ranked 64th in the latest ITA poll.
Dome was 22-7 overall in singles this season, dominating Big West play to win in straight sets in each of his seven matches.
The singles and doubles competition will be conducted May 23-28 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga., following the conclusion of the team championship.
The Mustangs will face No. 19 Texas Tech in the first-round of an NCAA team regional in Berkeley on May 12.