PASADENA (Apr. 10, 2018) – Caltech men's tennis players Varun Shanker (Midland, Mich. / Midland Dow) and Miha Valencic (Colleyville, Texas / Grapevine) have been named division3tennis.com Player of the Week honorable mentions for the week of Apr. 4-through-Apr. 8.
Shanker, who earlier in the week received his second SCIAC Athlete of the Week recognition made the NewDIIIWest honorable mentions list thanks to the highest ranked singles win in the history of Caltech tennis en route to the Beavers' highest ranked team win against No. 13 University of Redlands on Saturday. Valencic, meanwhile overcame adversity in his match at Redlands, recovering from a tough first set to take the second and third sets, 6-2, 6-4, against the Bulldogs. Valencic went undefeated for the week, also grabbing a 6-2, 6-1 singles win at Whittier College on Friday in addition to an 8-5 doubles out of the third slot with freshman partner Kevin Yu (Mason, Ohio / Cincinnati Country Day).
Shanker, Valencic and the Beavers will be back in SCIAC action on Friday the 13th when they take on Occidental College at Scholl Canyon.