Spartan Women Receive Second Regional Ranking, Lim Sisters Earn Highest Rankings in Program History

Alexandra (left) and Erika (right) Lim have earned the program's highest regional rankings.
Alexandra (left) and Erika (right) Lim have earned the program's highest regional rankings.

SKILLMAN, N.J. – The first Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings of 2011-12 have been released, and the Case Western Reserve University women are regionally-ranked for just the second time in program history.

The Spartans, 3-0 during fall dual matches, are ranked No. 14 in a powerful Central Region.

In addition, junior No. 1 singles player Erika Lim (Fullerton, Calif./Fullerton Union) is ranked No. 2 in the singles poll – the highest individual ranking in program history. Erika and freshman sister Alexandra Lim are tabbed at No. 7 in doubles play – also a program-best.

"Much like our men, our women have come so far as a program," said Head Coach Todd Wojtkowski. "To get back into the regional rankings with such a young roster and to have Erika and Alexandra earn such high positions in the polls is truly a testament to how hard these women have worked. We are in a great position to make a run this spring."

Erika Lim was 8-3 during the fall and finished runner-up during the United States Tennis Association/ITA Central Region Championship. Erika Lim also earned University Athletic Association Player of the Week status on October 10.

The Lim sisters posted a 6-4 mark in fall action, including a 3-1 performance during the regional championship.  

The Spartans' 11-woman roster consists of seven freshmen, two sophomores and two juniors.

Freshman Marianne Bonanno (Clayton, Ohio/Northmont) was second on the squad during the fall with seven singles wins (7-3 overall). Freshman Angie Korpusik (Campbell, Calif./Presentation) and junior captain Kathleen Evers (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame) checked in at 6-2 and 6-3, respectively.

The Spartans open the 2012 portion of the schedule on Friday, February 10 versus Kenyon College at 7:30 p.m. in Gambier, Ohio. Case also plays North Carolina Wesleyan University that weekend in Gambier on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Note: For complete ITA Women's Division III Central Region Rankings, click the icon to the right.