LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (May 12, 2017) – Caltech women's tennis sophomore Kana Moriyama (Redmond, Wash. / Redmond) and freshman Angelica Zhou (Temple City, Calif. / Arcadia) have been named First and Second Team All-SCIAC, respectively.
The pair led Caltech to the first national ranking in program history at No. 38 thanks to the program's first two wins over nationally ranked opponents this spring and the Beavers' highest finish in the conference (fourth).
Moriyama locked down the #1 singles spot with a 5-8 record (9-8 overall in singles) and 4-4 mark in conference play, including several close defeats to regionally ranked foes. The sophomore also recorded a 9-10 mark in doubles, going 8-7 at the top spot and earning a regional ranking of No. 12 with classmate Julia Reisler (Plano, Texas / Greenhill). She earned SCIAC Athlete of the Week honors once this season and made a run to the ITA Fall Regional consolation finals.
Zhou follows Reisler as the second rookie in as many years to earn Second Team honors after posting an 11-3 overall mark (4-3 SCIAC) between #2 and #3 singles and 10-8 record in doubles. The rookie garnered the final Athlete of the Week award of the season, joining Moriyama and classmate Alexandra Bodrova (Russia / Kurchatovskaya School) as the Beavers pulled in more weekly awards this spring than every team but undefeated national No. 1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges.