Yuta Kikuchi becomes Cal's third student-athlete all-time to earn Pac-12 Men's Tennis Freshman/Newcomer of the Year honors
May 7, 2019
Cal's Yuta Kikuchi earns Pac-12 Men's Tennis Freshman of the Year honors on Tuesday, May 7. He took over the top singles spot for most of the season and compiling a 20-14 record, and helped Cal reach the super regionals in the NCAA team tournament with an upset over No. 15-seed Illinois in the second round last Saturday. Kikuchi also led fourth-seeded Cal to an upset over top-seeded UCLA to reach the Golden Bears’ second finals appearance in the Pac-12 Men’s Tournament. Kikuchi received an at-large bid to compete in the NCAA doubles tournament with partner Jacob Brumm.