SAN DIEGO – The San Diego State males’s tennis program has proudly introduced the addition of graduate switch Joe Tyler (Corby, England) to the Aztec roster for the 2021-22 season.
A four-year letterwinner on the College of Iowa from 2018-21, Tyler has an additional season of athletic eligibility remaining as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and is predicted to play a major position in SDSU’s doubles and singles lineup in the course of the upcoming marketing campaign.
“Joe was among the best British gamers amongst his recruiting class when he first entered faculty tennis,” stated Aztec head coach Gene Carswell. “He brings a wealth of high-level collegiate expertise to our program and possesses nice management intangibles. We won’t wait to start out working with him this fall.”
A local of Corby, England, Tyler has amassed 56 singles victories throughout his collegiate profession, together with 40 wins in dual-match competitors, the place he alternated primarily between the second, third and fourth positions on the Hawkeyes’ ladder.
As well as, Tyler has confirmed himself as a clutch performer, successful 14 profession singles matches in three units, together with these which were determined by a 10-point tiebreaker.
In doubles play, Tyler racked up 52 wins over the previous 4 years, together with 39 in twin matches, the place he noticed motion in any respect three spots in Iowa’s rotation.
Tyler crafted his most profitable season for the Hawkeyes as a freshman in 2017-18, posting 19 singles victories and 17 doubles triumphs. Through the spring slate, he logged a 7-3 document on the No. 4 singles place and teamed with Jake Jacoby for a 14-8 mark at No. 3 doubles, serving to the Hawkeyes win 16 matches, their fourth-highest whole in program historical past, to go together with a excessive rating of No. 40 within the ITA group ballot.
As well as, Tyler has witnessed success in fall event play, logging a runner-up end in doubles alongside teammate Oliver Okonkwo on the 2019 Huge Ten Indoor Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska, the place he additionally captured the comfort singles title.
Prior to varsity, Tyler compiled a 33-15 singles document on the junior circuit to go together with a 45-10 mark in doubles competitors. He attained a No. 28 Males’s Open rating in Nice Britain and rose to as excessive as No. 2 within the UK’s U18 rankings.
Tyler loved a productive marketing campaign in 2016, capturing a pair of singles titles on the EuroElite ITF Junior Malmö Open in Sweden and the first Qatar ITF Junior Open in Doha, Qatar, together with a runner-up end on the XXII Worldwide Junior de Leiria in Portugal.
An distinctive scholar, Tyler landed a spot on the Dean’s Listing at Iowa within the fall of 2020 earlier than incomes his undergraduate diploma in economics. He plans to enroll within the Grasp of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences (MALAS) program at San Diego State.