Kikuchi Earns Berth In ITA All-American
BERKELEY – California men's tennis star Yuta Kikuchi earned a berth in the ITA All-American Championships and a national ranking, the ITA announced this week.
Ranked 124th in the ITA Singles Preseason poll, the Golden Bear senior is in the prequalifying singles field and is an alternate for qualifying singles in the ITA All-American Championships. The University of Tulsa's Michael D. Case Tennis Center is hosting the All-American tournament.
Prequalifying singles run Oct. 2-3, qualifying singles take place Oct. 4-5, and the main draw is slated for Oct. 5-10.
"Yuta's been a terrific player for the Bears throughout his career," said Amanda Augustus, Cal's interim director of tennis. "I know he's looking forward to this upcoming season and having a full academic year's worth of tennis to play. We're looking forward to seeing him compete for the Bears starting next weekend in the Battle in the Bay and seeing his progress throughout the year."
Cal opens the 2021-22 season when the Bears play in the Battle in the Bay Classic from Sept. 16-21 at the California Tennis Club in San Francisco.