July 10, 2017

Rutendo Matingo, Men's Tennis, Trinity College

Rutendo Matingo

Rutendo Matingo started playing tennis when he was just five years old. Growing up in Zimbabwe, Matingo fell in love with the game as a young child and became one of the top young players in his native country, rising to the No. 1-ranking among individual youth tennis players in Zimbabwe at age 13. Matingo moved to the United States at age 15 to attend boarding school before coming to Trinity in the fall of 2013. He double majored in political science and Spanish and is considering a career in medical-device marketing.

Matingo made an impact on the Trinity squad immediately when he won 13 matches in singles play, eight in dual matches, and also led the Bantams in doubles wins and doubles winning percentage as a first-year. In his sophomore campaign, Matingo finished third on the squad in singles wins with a 12-7 mark and once again shined in doubles play. He earned NESCAC All-Academic distinction in 2015-16 and won seven dual-match doubles matches to go along with five singles triumphs. A senior captain in his final year, Matingo once again received NESCAC All-Academic recognition in 2017.  He concluded his Trinity career with 57 combined singles and doubles wins.