Photo: Jeremy Kniffin
CLAREMONT, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2018) – Top women's doubles pairing Kana Moriyama (Redmond, Wash. / Redmond) and Sarina Liu (Rolling Hills, Calif. / Palos Verdes Peninsula) successfully advanced to the second day at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association West Regional Championship Friday morning.
The duo defeated the team of Fotovatjah and Del Rosario from Chapman University, 8-2, and are now slated to face a familiar foe in Seeman and Kurdys from California Lutheran University at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Moriyama also won her first match in the Flight A singles draw when she defeated Pomona-Pitzer Colleges' Jay Kim, 6-4, 6-1.
The Beavers also had success in the Flight B singles draw, where sophomore Ankita Roychoudhury (Madison, Conn. / Daniel Hand) won her first round match 7-6 (3), 6-2) and freshman Jennifer Yu (Queens, N.Y. / Stuyvesant) has stormed through the draw, dropping just three games over her first two matches. Fellow rookie Michelle Hyun (Cerritos, Calif. / Gretchen Whitney) picked up a big win over ninth-seeded Elizabeth Johnson of the University of Redlands before falling to eighth-seeded Arianna Chen from Pomona-Pitzer in the second round.
The rookie will face off with second seeded Brennan Foreman from Cal Lutheran on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in what will be her toughest test of the tournament so far.