PASADENA, CA - In a match-up between two regionally ranked SCIAC teams, Whittier came out on top with an 8-1 victory.
Whittier came in as the ITA West Region's fourth ranked team while the Beavers sported a ranking of 13 heading into the match-up. The Poets also came into the day ranked 22nd in the nation.
Chris Schommer and David Konstantinov, the second ranked doubles team in the region, won the top doubles match 8-1. Caltech put up a solid fight in the final two doubles matches but fell in both as the Poets went up 3-0 heading into the singles action.
Whittier won the first two singles matches in straight sets but Caltech's Ruthwick Pathireddy posted a 6-2, 6-4 victory at the No. 3 slot.
Rushikesh Joshi pushed Shogo Shimizu to three-sets at the No. 4 singles match. However Shimizu pulled out a 6-2, 4-6, 10-4 victory. It was a similar results for Morgan Lebby at the No. 5 singles match-up. After falling in the first set Lebby forced a decisive super tiebreaker but Mark Anthony Kenny won 6-2, 3-6, 10-6. Whittier's Tyler Linscott rounded out the singles matched with a 6-2, 6-0 victory at the No. 6 position.
#21 Whittier College 8, Caltech 1
1. David Konstantinov (WC) def. Devashish Joshi (CALTECH) 6-3, 6-2
2. Chris Schommer (WC) def. Sathwick Pathireddy (CALTECH) 6-1, 6-1
3. Ruthwick Pathireddy (CALTECH) def. Samuel Farmer (WC) 6-2, 6-4
4. Shogo Shimizu (WC) def. Rushikesh Joshi (CALTECH) 6-2, 4-6, 10-4
5. Mark Anthony Kenney (WC) def. Morgan Lebby (CALTECH) 6-2, 3-6, 10-6
6. Tyler Linscott (WC) def. Luka Mernik (CALTECH) 6-2, 6-0
1. Chris Schommer/David Konstantinov (WC) def. Sathwick Pathireddy/Ruthwick Pathireddy (CALTECH) 8-1
2. Troy Chavez/Samuel Farmer (WC) def. Devashish Joshi/Luka Mernik (CALTECH) 8-6
3. Mark Anthony Kenney/Tyler Linscott (WC) def. Rushikesh Joshi/Morgan Lebby (CALTECH) 8-5