KALAMAZOO, Mich. (May 24, 2019) – Senior Kana Moriyama (Redmond, Wash. / Redmond) of the Caltech women's tennis team came up short in a three-set battle in the Round of 32 at the NCAA Division III Women's Singles Championships on Friday.
Moriyama, the 12th-ranked singles player in the West region, took on another yet-to-be ranked player in the national rankings in Madeleine Paolucci of Case Western Reserve. The two players traded dominant set wins with Moriyama gaining the upper hand early with a 6-2 first set before ultimately dropping the final two sets in what will be the final match of her Caltech career.
The only senior on this year's Caltech women's tennis team, Moriyama became the first Caltech tennis player to win The Ojai Valley Tournament's Division III singles championship back in April. During the regular season, Moriyama posted an overall record of 9-9, with a 6-3 record against conference competition. She was also 11-7 (6-3 vs. the SCIAC) in doubles play with sophomore partner Sarina Liu (Rolling Hills, Calif. / Palos Verdes Peninsula).