Women's Tennis Signs Hawaiian Standout

Nov. 22, 2002

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University women's tennis team announced the signing of Kimberly Kaloi to a national letter of intent, head coach Aby Ryan announced during the early signing period that ended Wednesday. Kaloi's older sister Janalle is a sophomore for the women's program.

Kaloi will join the Bronco program next fall and is the only fall signee. The early signing period began November 13 and ran through Wednesday. The spring letter of intent signing period for tennis is April 16 through August 1.

"I am so excited to have Kimi join our Bronco family," Ryan said. "She is extremely athletic, and brings great talent to our squad. She will make an immediate impact in doubles, and add depth to our singles line-up. We are blessed to have the second of three awesome sisters join SCU."

A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, and currently a senior at Kamehameha High School, Kaloi is one of the top players in the state, and is ranked in the top 10 nationally in doubles. She won the state doubles championship with Janalle two straight years, and picked up a third title this past season with younger sister, Heidi. Should she win again as a senior, she will be the first in Hawaii to win four straight titles. Last season, she won the National Open Doubles title.

Santa Clara will open the 2003 season on January 31, when the team hosts San Jose State at the SCU Tennis Center. First serve is slated for 2 p.m.