PASADENA (Aug. 22, 2018) – The 33rd-ranked Caltech men's tennis team is bringing in three new recruits to boost an already established core group that 5-2 in SCIAC play en route to a third-place regular season conference finish. The added depth could provide new Head Coach Jason Cohen with the tools necessary to help the Beavers' young core improve yet again in 2019.
Matthew Gonzalgo (Plantation, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas)
Patryk Kozlowski (Irvine, Calif./University High)
Jake Will (Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou)
|Matthew Gonzalgo||Patryk Kozlowski||Jake Will|
|Plantation, Fla.||Irvine, Calif.||Honolulu, Hawaii|
|St. Thomas Aquinas||University High||Punahou|
St. Thomas Aquinas
Hailing from a youth tennis hotspot in Southern Florida, Matthew Gonzalgo is a three-star recruit according to tennisrecruiting.com. He came into the year 228th in the nation, per Head's weekly rankings and topped out at 218. Gonzalgo has seven wins against players within his tier and could compete immediately in the back end of the Beavers' lineup. Gonzalgo additionally received recognition on the first-ever national USTA Junior Leadership Team, which recognizes junior tennis players for their leadership, sportsmanship and character, on and off the court back in 2016.
Another three-star recruit, Patryk Kozlowski comes to Caltech from Irvine's University High, one of the top boys' tennis programs in the state of California. Having topped out at 173 in his class rankings, Kozlowski owns 10 wins against players within his tier and along with his doubles partner, scored an upset in the Pacific Coast League boys' doubles final to qualify for the CIF individual championships. His proficiency in singles and doubles should help him compete for an immediate spot in the Caltech lineup.
A two-star recruit out of Hawaii, Jake Will is another player with great success against players in his tier, amassing a 5-1 record against fellow two-stars. He most recently reached the semifinals of the Beverly Hills Junior Tournament and should have plenty of room to grow as he begins his college tennis career. Playing for Caltech will provide him ample opportunity to do just that, practicing and playing alongside some of Division III tennis' rising young stars.
"I am really looking forward to the impact Patryk, Matthew and Jake will make to the team," former Head Coach Mandy Gamble said. "Each of them will bring unique skills to the men's program and I'm looking forward to seeing how Jason is able to further develop their skills. The most exciting aspect I'm anticipating is greater flexibility with doubles pairings and a deeper roster to challenge the squad."