Cate Team History


Regular Season Record: 12-1 (8-0 in TVL)

Highest Ranking: Division 1 (Top-30 in CIF Southern Section)

Best Win: Santa Barbara High, 10-8

CIF D1 Playoffs: Seventh consecutive playoff appearance. Lost to CIF D1 #1 seeds and eventual champions, Mira Costa High School (4-14) in the first round.

All-League Honors: Grace Fuss/Carol Cai – Doubles Champions, Sarah Polowczak/Fritze Mayer – Doubles Runner Up

Award Winners: Grace Fuss – MVP

Graduates: Sarah Polowczak (Dartmouth), Sydney Burton (Bowdoin), Kate Tunnell (Harvard)


Regular Season Record: 13-1 (10-0 in TVL)

Highest Ranking: Division 1 (Top-30 in CIF Southern Section)

Best Win: Santa Barbara High, 12-6

CIF D1 Playoffs: Sixth consecutive playoff appearance. Battled gamely in 6-12 loss to Mira Costa, a team featuring five nationally ranked players.

All-League Honors: Grace Fuss – Singles Runner-Up, Jackie Cai/Carol Cai – Doubles Champions, Sarah Polowczak/Janice Ng – Doubles Runner-Up – Sydney Burton, Singles Second Team. The Cai Sisters went on to qualify for CIF Finals and reached the Round-of-16 before losing to the eventual runners-up.

Award Winners: Grace Fuss – MVP, Sydney Burton – Most Improved, Sarah Polowczak – Coaches’ Award

Graduates: Jackie Cai (UC Berkley), Janice Ng (Boston University)


Regular Season Record: 10-1 (8-0 in TVL)

Highest Ranking: #1 in CIF D2 (finished #4)

Best Win: Thacher (twice), the defending CIF D5 Champions; Xavier Prep 69-68 in playoffs

CIF D2 Playoffs: Fifth consecutive playoff appearance. Defeated Oak Park handily, then Xavier in a 9-9 tie to reach the quarterfinal round. Fell 7-11 to Riverside Poly (made CIF finals the 3 previous seasons)

All-League Honors: Grace Fuss – Singles Runner-Up, Jackie Cai/Carol Cai – Doubles Champions, Summer Christensen/Sarah Polowczak – Doubles Runner-Up, Eva Herman/Janice Ng – Doubles 2nd Team.

Award Winners: Summer Christensen – MVP, Katherine Grossman – Most Improved, Jackie Cai – Coaches’ Award


Graduates: Summer Christensen (Dartmouth), Katherine Grossman (Claremont McKenna College), Eva Herman, and Annie Lu.


Regular Season Record: 13-1 (8-0 in Tri-Valley League)

Highest Ranking: #5 in CIF D2

Best Win: Simi Valley on parents’ weekend, 10-8 (recap)

CIF D2 Playoffs: Won several matches, including a big win over Oak Park en-route to a quarterfinal loss against Murrieta Valley. Murrieta fielded three players in the top 150 in the country and went on to become the two-time CIF runner-up.

All-League Honors: Julia Gan – Singles Champion, Jackie Cai – Singles Runner-Up, McKenna Madden/Summer Christensen – Doubles Runner-Up, Eva Herman/Janice Ng – Doubles 1st Team.

Award Winners: Julia Gan – MVP, Janice Ng – Most Improved, Emma Liberman – Coaches’ Award


Graduates: Julia Gan (Haverford – D3 Tennis!), McKenna Madden (Boston College – Club Tennis!), Cecelia Sanborn (Pomona College), Emma Liberman (Gap Year)


Regular Season Record: 8-5 (4-4 in Tri-Valley League)

Best Win: A 14-4 victory over San Marcos High.

CIF D2 Playoffs: Entered as a wildcard and won first match, followed by a loss to eventual CIF Runner-Up Murrieta Valley.

All-League Honors: Julia Gan/McKenna Madden – Doubles Runner-Up, Kate Dehlendorf/Victoria Herman – All-League 2nd Team

Award Winners: Julia Gan – MVP, Coaches’ Award – McKenna Madden

Cate Girls Tennis 2014 at San Marcos Win

Graduates: Kate Dehlendorf (Cal Poly SLO), Victoria Herman (St. Andrews), Pharibe Pope


Regular Season Record: 6-6 (5-1 in Condor League)

Best Win: Overturned a 6-12 loss during regular season play to score an 11-7 playoff victory over Orcutt Academy, the #7-seed.

CIF D4 Playoffs: Beat Orcutt (#7 in CIF) and then Windward to reach the quarterfinal round before losing 3-15 to eventual CIF Runner-Up Redlands High School.

Award Winners: Julia Gan – MVP, Victoria Herman – Most Improved, Sally Shin – Coaches’ Award

Graduates: Sally Shin (UPenn), Jean Shen (USC), Kate Schroeder (Colorado College), Maddie Gordon (Vanderbilt)

Cate Girls' Tennis at Villanova


Regular Season Record: 7-4

CIF D4 Playoffs: Won first round match against Lompoc (14-4) before falling to Redlands High School (5-13).

Award Winners: MVP – Mady Snider

Graduates: Mady Snider (UC Davis), Marina Narain (Parsons), Taylor Erling (Wake Forest), Kailin Jones (NYU), Caitlin Cain



Regular Season Record: 3-12

Best Win: Dunn School

CIF D4 Playoffs: Suffered injuries to key players and did not make playoffs

Award Winners: MVP – Mady Snider

Graduates: Margeurite Mannix (UT-Austin), Maiya Roddick-Fuller (St. Andrews), Lela Puckett (Colorado University – Boulder)


Regular Season Record: 9-5

CIF D4 Playoffs: Lost 7-11 in the semifinal round to Buckley, eventual CIF Champions

Award Winners: MVP – Mady Snider

Graduates: Nikita Kokal (University of Toronto), Annaliese Northup (Davidson), Sara Cohen (Colorado College), Annaliese Schroeder (Colorado College)


Regular Season Record: 8-3

CIF D4 Playoffs: Lost 5-13 in 1st Round to Santa Ynez, eventual CIF Semifinalists

Award Winners: MVP – Mady Snider

Graduates: Allegra Roth (UC Davis), Belle Kammer (Colgate), Libby Parker (School of Visual Arts)