Spartan Women Excel at USTA/ITA Regional Championship

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. - The Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team placed three athletes in the top-16 and also saw sophomore Erika Lim advance to the semifinals in Saint Louis, Mo. this weekend (Friday-Sunday, October 1-3) at the USTA/ITA Division III Women's Tennis Central Regional, hosted by Washington University. The team posted a winning record on the weekend while winning 13 singles matches and six doubles contests.

Sophomore Erika Lim (Fullerton, CA/Fullerton Union) provided the biggest highlight of the tournament for the Spartans as she blazed her way to the semifinal round with a 4-1 singles record over the weekend.

Sophomore Samantha Lewis (Nashville, TN/Harpeth Hall) also worked her way into the round of 16, going 2-1 in her singles matches. Freshman Bianca Patel (Cincinnati, OH/Sycamore) was the third Spartan to work her way into the top-16, tallying a 3-1 record in singles play.

Case also had two doubles teams reach the semifinals of the consolation bracket before each had to retire to return to Cleveland on Sunday. Sophomore Kathleen Evers (Cincinnati, OH/Mount Notre Dame) and freshman Theresa Smetona (Shaker Heights, OH/Laurel School) went 2-0 in doubles action, while sophomores Lim and Emily Pham (Mason, OH/William Mason) won three straight before heading home.

The Spartans will not play again until October 15, as they will continue their fall slate at home against Ohio Dominican University in a dual match at 5:00 p.m. at Carlton Courts.