To stand at the top of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), is to be among the elite in division III; this is our goal. We have begun our ascent to the top. We have improved every year and will continue to do so.
This past season, we finished 2nd in conference, twice defeating Redlands , and Cal Lu. Junior Tommy Meyer and freshman Chris Wiechert were selected to the 1st Team All-SCIAC, while sophomore Frankie Allinson was selected to the 2nd team for the second straight year.
Post Season Highlights
Advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2001, the team garnered the number 7 seed.
Junior Tommy Meyer qualified for the NCAA Singles Championships, which Pomona-Pitzer hosted, advancing to the quarterfinals with straight set wins over Will Zhang (Chicago) and Andrew Wang (Johns Hopkins), losing to eventual champion Chris Goodwin (Emory) in three sets.
The team finished the season ranked 8 in the country for Division III.
At the 111th Ojai tournament, Meyer advanced to the semifinals. The doubles team of Uday Singh and Max Sabel knocked off the #1 team from CMS, advancing to the quarterfinals before falling to the eventual tournament champions.
In addition to the conference accolades, Tommy Meyer was named an NCAA singles All-American, advancing to the quarters of the NCAA tournament. Freshman Chris Wiechert was named West Region and National Rookie of the Year. Meyer finished the season ranked 7 in the country in singles and 13 in the country in doubles with partner Frankie Allinson. Wiechert finished the season ranked 48 in the nation in singles.
In eight years at Pomona-Pitzer, Ben Belletto has coached 7 NCAA All-Americans, 13 All-SCIAC players, and 1 conference player of the year.
This season, Pomona-Pitzer jumped from #20 to #7 in the nation, defeating teams like Williams, Redlands, Bowdoin, Trinity-TX, Trinity-CT, and others. The team's year-end ranking of 8 is the highest in 15 years.
Coach Belletto was named ITA West Region Coach of the Year.