PASADENA (Apr. 26, 2018) – The Caltech men's tennis team once again moved to its highest national ranking of all time according to the latest set of rankings from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
A strong finish to the regular season has the Beavers up to 33rd in the nation. The Beavers have along the way locked up the third-seed in the SCIAC playoffs and broken a handful of individual records. Freshman James Wei (Chappaqua, N.Y. / Horace Greeley) became the winningest singles and doubles player ever when Caltech defeated California Lutheran University on Apr. 20. Classmate Varun Shanker (Midland, Mich. / Midland Dow) combined with Wei on the doubles record, as the rookie duo has played every match together this year. Shanker and Wei are now each ranked 13th and 14th in the West region while the Beavers are now ranked ninth among 20 ranked teams.
Head Coach Mandy Gamble and the Beavers will have their first-ever playoff game under the SCIAC's new four-team format at Pomona-Pitzer Colleges on Friday afternoon at 3 p.m.