The Caltech men's tennis team has released its schedule for the 2018 season, which will include eight home matches, eight away matches and one on neutral site in addition to the 118th annual Ojai Valley Tournament in late April.
Senior Ruthwick Pathireddy scored an upset over the #3 seed and seventh-ranked player in the West Region while sophomore Kana Moriyama and rookie Angelica Zhou picked up wins for Caltech tennis at the 117th Ojai Valley Tournament.
Senior brothers Ruthwick Pathireddy and Sathwick Pathireddy picked up a victory over the 22nd-ranked doubles team in the nation as Caltech men's tennis came up shy of a team victory over No. 32 Colby College, 6-3.
Sophomore Zixiao Li and freshman Miha Valencic picked up individual victories as the Caltech men's tennis team came up short to visiting No. 23 Sewanee: University of the South, 7-2, in Wednesday's afternoon match.
Senior Ruthwick Pathireddy won a second match against a nationally ranked opponent Sunday, defeating No. 46 Brandon Griffin of No. 21 University of Mary Washington to improve to 3-1 at #1 singles this spring.
A season of firsts, including the program’s first win over a nationally ranked opponent and subsequently its own first-ever national ranking, in 2016 have Caltech men’s tennis setting its sights higher than ever entering 2017. Three foundational seniors and consecutive top recruiting classes in program history have the Beavers better positioned for success, both this year and in the future, than ever before.