The squad opens up the SCIAC Championships on Friday May 4 against Pomona-Pitzer. The tournament is being hosted by Cal Lutheran, but Caltech will play their first two matches at Cal State Northridge.
Caltech will play at 10 am and 2pm on Friday at CSUN, and will have a match on Saturday at 10 am. The match on Saturday will be at CSUN as well, unless the team is playing against Cal Lutheran, in which case the match will be at Cal Lutheran.
The Beavers enter the tournament having won two straight matches, which includes a come from behind victory over Occidental College. The win over Occidental snapped a 30 game conference losing streak, and propelled them to a seventh place finish in the conference.
The team followed up that dramatic victory with a win over Hope International in their last regular season match of the year.
Caltech boasts the second best singles player in the conference, sophomore Rebekah Kitto. Kitto is an outstanding 11-1 in match play this season; she has six victories in conference, five of them in straight sets.
Stephanie Kwan and Michelle Lee also have had very good regular seasons, posting six and four wins respectively.
The doubles partnership of Kitto and Jessica Yu has six wins this season, playing at #1 and #2 doubles. Their teammates, Kwan and Wubing Ye have captured three victories while switching positions with Yu and Kitto.