Teams from all over Southern California descended upon Claremont for the 2011 USTA/ITA West Regional Championships hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Over the weekend, 64 individuals and 32 doubles pairs will compete for the right to represent the region at the National Small College Championships, hosted next month in Mobile, Alabama. The majority of matches will take place at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center, however other venues including Pauley Courts at Pomona, and The Claremont Club, will be utilized to facilitate the volume of competition.
The Athenas are well represented at the event. In the individual portion, defending national champion Kristin Lim ('13) is among 5 Athenas who advanced to tomorrow's round of 16. The other Athenas to advance were Crystal Lim, Sarah Kukino, Jessie, Huang, and Chloe Dobbert.
In doubles competition, Kristin Lim and Crystal Lim paired up to win 2 matches today, propelling them into tomorrow's quarterfinal round. The team of Chloe Dobbert and Jessie Huang also advanced.
Competiton resumes tomorrow with women's singles beginning at 9AM. Doubles competition will start at 3PM. For more information, including draws and match times, visit the Regional Championship website.
October 1st Update:
The Athenas continued their domination on day two of the tournament. The doubles final on Sunday afternoon will be an all-Athena affair, as the teams of Kristin Lim and Crystal Lim and Jessie Huang and Chloe Dobbert both won their semi-final matches today.
In singles, three of the four semi-finalists are Athenas. Kristin Lim will play Jessica Ly of Redlands tomorrow morning and Crystal Lim and Jessie Huang will play against each other for the other spot in the finals.
In the back draw, sophomore Erin Coughlan has advanced to the semi-finals of the first round consolation singles draw, with a 7-6, 6-2 victory over Constance Wu of Pomona-Pitzer.