Pathireddy Brothers Upend Sagehens in Doubles

Pathireddy Brothers Upend Sagehens in Doubles

PASADENA (Apr. 8, 2017) – Seniors Ruthwick Pathireddy (Cerritos, Calif. / Whitney) and Ramsathwick Pathireddy (Irvine, Calif. / Whitney) added to their résumé with a big win at #1 doubles for Caltech men's tennis against No. 11 Pomona-Pitzer Colleges on Saturday.

Ruthwick, the No. 13 singles player in the latest West Region rankings, teamed with his brother Sathwick to knock off regionally ranked No. 3 doubles team Spencer Simonides and Antony Bello in a tightly contested 9-7 match for the Beavers' lone win of the day. 

The rest of the team, particularly in singles play, came within a few games of securing more points for the Beavers. Top singles player Ruthwick dropped a close match to regional No. 18 Graham Maassen (7-6 [2], 6-2) while freshman Miha Valencic (Colleyville, Texas / Grapevine) fell in similar fashion (7-6 [3], 6-0) at #3. Fellow freshman Connor Soohoo (Redwood Shores, Calif. / Crystal Springs) won the first set in his #4 match, but ultimately sucummbed to Quinn Hirsohn in a super tiebreaker (3-6, 6-3, 10-6).

Head Coach Mandy Gamble and the Beavers will look to get back on track when they travel to SCIAC foe Chapman University (1-12, 0-3 SCIAC) on Friday, Apr. 14 for a 2 p.m. bout.



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