Tennis Teams Earn SCIAC Honors
PASADENA, Calif. – The Caltech tennis teams were recognized by the SCIAC for their success and sportsmanship on the courts during the 2013 season.
The league coaches vote on the season ending all-conference awards.
For the third straight season Rebekah Kitto was named the SCIAC first-team all-conference women's tennis squad.
The junior went 10-0 against conference foes this season while posting a 19-0 overall record in dual matches. She played 14 matches at the No. 2 singles position and five at the top singles spot. Currently she is ranked 11th in the ITA west region rankings. She is the first Caltech female tennis player to earn the league's highest honor three times.
Her 19 wins set the school record for most dual match wins in a single season. In addition to her single season mark, the junior has already recorded 44 wins in her career which is also a school record. Kitto went 6-1 against regional ranked opponents with her lone loss coming to Ariana Mokhtari (UC Santa Cruz) in the quarterfinal round at the annual Ojai Tournament. Kitto will participate at the 2013 NCAA Singles Championships next week in Kalamazoo, MI.
Monica Li earned second-team all-conference honors. The native of Boulder, CO went 13-7 in dual match play, with a 6-5 mark against SCIAC foes. She played 14 matches at the No. 1 singles spot where she went 9-5 while posting a 4-2 record when playing in the No. 2 singles position. The first-years 13 dual match wins are the second most in school history tying her with Kitto (2012), Natsuko Kagawa (1997) and Alexis Johnson (1996).
With Kitto and Li both earning all-conference accolades, it marks the first time the Caltech women's team had two individuals receive all-conference honors in the same season.
For the sixth time the men's team was honored by the league with the conference sportsmanship award.