Top Doubles Team Advances to Second Day at ITA's

Top Doubles Team Advances to Second Day at ITA's

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.

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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.

 

 

 

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