PASADENA (Feb. 27, 2019) – The Caltech men's tennis team has moved up to 29th in the latest edition of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Men's Division III National Rankings. Thursday's ranking marks the highest in the history of the men's tennis program.
Caltech came into the regular season ranked 32nd in the nation but improved its ranking thanks to a dominant ranked win to start the season and a highly contested battle between ranked teams just two days later. The Beavers beat UC Santa Cruz (ranked 31st at the time), 9-0, on Feb. 16 with their most significant victory coming when sophomore Varun Shanker (Midland, Mich. / Midland Dow) defeated the top-ranked player in the region at first singles. Caltech also came one point away from taking down newly minted No. 10 Brandeis University, which could be a sign of things to come as the youthful, yet talented Beavers garner more experience in the month of March.
Head Coach Jason Cohen and the Beavers are set to return on Monday, Mar. 4 when they host unranked Rhodes College.