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Michael Kayatta
Michael Kayatta
Year: 2003-2005
Hometown: Claremont, CA
High School: Claremont HS
Previous College: Claremont McKenna
Major: Science & Management

On Court: Captained, played #1 singles, and was MVP of his high school team every year...as a freshman debuted with an undefeated record in dual matches, going in 3-0 singles, and 2-0 in doubles...as a sophomore continued his undefeated dual match record streak, going 3-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles in limited action...was among the most improved players on the 2004 Stags team...as a junior spent most of the 2004 summer in Germany playing club tennis...had a good tournament at the ITA West Regionals, where he defeated 16th seeded Jacob Jensen of Cal Lutheran in the first round...also partnered with Freshman Ben Hough to win the doubles consolation...an ankle injury plagued him in the spring, but he still managed to stay undefeated in dual match play, going 2-0 in singles.

Personal: The second oldest of five children...became the youngest CMC graduate in recent history, finishing just prior to his 20th birthday...wrote experimental senior thesis on the effects of methylation on DNA dynamics...volunteered his time as weekly science teacher at local elementary school while at CMC..went on to attend medical school at Emory University...nicknamed 'Kook' by David Oehm.