Depth Continues to Carry Men’s Tennis in Win at Texas Lutheran

Depth Continues to Carry Men’s Tennis in Win at Texas Lutheran

Photo by Ellen Friedlander

TYLER, Texas (Mar. 24, 2016) – The Caltech men's tennis team's enviable depth continued to carry the Beavers as victories at the bottom four singles spots fueled a 7-2 victory over Texas Lutheran University on Thursday morning.

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The Beavers are now 5-4 on the season, including a 4-1 mark against unranked NCAA opposition.

The match began with singles, where Caltech took two quick points as junior Ruthwick Pathireddy (Cerritos, Calif. / Whitney) and freshman Zixiao Li (Coppell, Texas / Coppell) won in straight sets at #3 (6-2, 6-1) and #4 (6-0, 6-0), respectively.  TLU took its first point with a 6-4, 6-0 win at #1, but the Beavers added two more when freshman Andre Liu (Novi, Mich. / Novi) and junior Ramsathwick Pathireddy (Irvine, Calif. / Whitney) sandwiched a TLU win at #2 with a pair of superbreaker victories at #5 (6-1, 1-6, 10-3) and #6 (0-6, 6-0, 10-4).  Caltech then swept doubles, with freshman Derik Nguyen (Anaheim, Calif. / Canyon) making his long-anticipated return to the lineup alongside Ruthwick Pathireddy in an 8-0 win at #2 while the other Beavers duos each won 8-3.

Head Coach Mandy Gamble and the Beavers face LeTourneau University (2-11) on Friday, Mar. 25.



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