Claremont, Calif. (May 19, 2015)—Pitzer College student-athlete Jacob Yasgoor ’17 was named first-team All-SCIAC for men’s tennis, and Jonathan Kim ’16 and Graham Maassen ’17 earned second team honors in a vote of the league’s coaches.
Yasgoor, who played at No. 2 singles, had the top winning percentage for the Sagehens (13-4) before being lost for the season with an injury late in the spring, while also adding a 15-3 record in doubles. His only four singles losses came to teams ranked in the top two in the nation (Amherst and CMS twice) or while playing at No. 1 singles against an NAIA team (Point Loma Nazarene).
Kim was a consistent contributor in both singles and doubles, and led the team in total wins (38), including a 26-6 record in doubles. He ended the year at No. 2 singles after Yasgoor’s injury and was 5-5 in that spot.
Maassen led the Sagehens in doubles winning percentage with an 18-2 record. He also added 12 singles wins playing in the middle of the lineup at No. 3 and No. 4, including a 12-10 third-set tiebreaker for the clinching point in a 5-4 win over Chicago.
Kim, Maassen and Yasgoor’s teammate Connor Hudson PO ’15 was also named first-team All-SCIAC. The quartet helped the Sagehens to a 26-7 overall record on the year, and a national ranking as high as No. 3 in the nation. The Sagehens reached the regional finals of the NCAA Division III Championship, where it fell to No. 1 CMS.
About Sagehen Athletics
Pitzer College joins with Pomona College to field 21 varsity teams – The Sagehens – that compete in Division III NCAA athletics and as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). There are 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams: baseball (men), basketball, cross country, football (men), golf, lacrosse (women), soccer, softball (women), swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball (women) and water polo.