Shanker, Wei Become Two-Time All-Americans

Shanker, Wei Become Two-Time All-Americans

TEMPE, Ariz. (June 6, 2019) – Sophomore tandem Varun Shanker (Midland, Mich. / Midland Dow) and James Wei (Chappaqua, N.Y. / Horace Greeley) of the Caltech men's tennis team have been recognized as All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association for the second time in as many years.

Wei earned doubles recognition thanks his victory with Shanker in the regional tournament last fall, while Shanker earned the distinction in both singles and doubles thanks to several bits of criteria, including a top-20 finish in the year-end national singles rankings (10th), and a victory at the NCAA national singles tournament last month.

All-American honors are awarded to doubles teams that are a top-four seed in the NCAA doubles tournament, win one round at the NCAA doubles tournament, finish in the Top-10 in the final Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings, win the USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament, or win a first-round match at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships, as well as singles players who appear as a top-eight seed in the NCAA singles tournament, win one round at the NCAA singles tournament, finish in the Top-20 in the final Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings, win the USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament, or win a first-round match at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships. 

 

 

 

 

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