Spartan Women’s Tennis Opens Spring Trip With Two Victories
ATLANTA – The Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team began its annual spring break trip with a pair of matches against Atlantic South regionally-ranked opponents on Saturday. When the day ended, the Spartans had cruised to an 8-1 victory versus No. 20 Agnes Scott College (Ga.) and a 6-0 sweep of No. 15 Birmingham Southern College in a match played to decision due to darkness.
With the victories, the Spartans improve 10-2 in dual matches this season.
Against Agnes Scott (3-3), the Spartans jumped out to a 2-1 advantage following doubles action. The No. 1 regionally-ranked tandem of junior Erika Lim (Fullerton, Calif./Fullerton Union) and younger sister Alexandra Lim (Fullerton, Calif./Fullerton Union) won by an 8-3 count versus Rachel Storz and Natalie Mayer. The Scotties won at No. 2, but the Case duo of junior Emily Pham (Mason, Ohio/William Mason) and freshman Marianne Bonanno (Clayton, Ohio/Northmont) put the Spartans ahead for good with a win at No. 3, 8-4.
In singles action, the Spartans claimed all six points highlighted by a 6-0, 6-0 victory from Bonanno at No. 2 over Agnes Scott's Mariel Herrara.
Versus Birmingham Southern, the Spartans swept doubles and singles action without dropping a set. During doubles, the Lim sisters were an 8-4 winner at No. 1, while the tandems of Evers and sophomore Bianca Patel (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore) at No. 2 and Pham along with Bonanno at No. 3 were both victorious by 8-1 scores.
In singles, Erika Lim was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 1 versus Moya Moore, while Pham swept her opponent, 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3. Patel was a 6-2, 6-1 winner at No. 4 as the other three singles matches were unfinished.
Case continues its southern swing on Sunday, March 11 when it battles Huntingdon College (Ala.) at 3:00 p.m. in Atlanta.