Momentous All-Conference Honors for Tennis
PASADENA, CA – History was made as the Caltech tennis teams were recognized by the SCIAC for their success and sportsmanship on the courts during the 2014 season.
The league coaches vote on the season ending all-conference awards.
For the fourth straight season Rebekah Kitto was named to the SCIAC first-team all-conference women's tennis squad.
The senior went 5-4 against conference foes this season while posting a 9-6 overall record in dual matches. Currently she is ranked ninth in the ITA west region rankings. She joins an elite club of former Caltech student-athletes who made the all-league squad in each of their four years at Caltech. Among former female student-athletes, Helen Tai (Track & Field), Paige Logan (Track & Field) and Lynn Hildemann (Swimming & Diving) were the others to earn all-conference honors in four straight seasons. Furthermore, Kitto is the only one to be voted as first-team all-conference in four consecutive seasons by the respective sports head coaches group.
The native of Jacksonville, Florida accumulated a school record 53 career singles wins in dual matches. During her junior campaign she recorded 19 victories in dual matches which is also a Caltech record. Kitto will close out her collegiate tennis career at the 2014 NCAA Singles Championships next week in Claremont, California.
Monica Li earned second-team all-conference honors for the second consecutive season. The native of Boulder, CO went 13-7 in dual match play, with four wins coming against SCIAC foes. She played five matches at the No. 1 singles spot where she went 3-2 while posting a 10-5 record when playing in the No. 2 singles position. Li ends the 2014 campaign ranked 15th the ITA west region.
In her two years with the program she has tallied 26 total wins. That total places her seventh all-time in school history for career wins.
It is the second straight season the teammates have been voted to the all-conference team. No women's team at Caltech has ever had the same set of teammates voted to SCIAC honors in back-to-back seasons.
For the seventh time the men's team was honored by the league with the conference sportsmanship award. The women's team was also recognized with the league's sportsmanship award. It is the 10th time the ladies have garnered the honor. Both squads have earned the sportsmanship award more than any other SCIAC school.