UBC Women’s Tennis Dominates at BC Regionals

The UBC Women’s Tennis Team swept their match on Saturday, January 19th at the BC Regionals hosted at the UBC tennis centre. The Thunderbirds recorded a stinging total of nine victories against the University of Victoria Vikes to earn a spot at the Western Canadian Championships, a qualifier for Nationals.

The night started off with wins by all three doubles teams. The No.1 team, Jessica Silva and Madi Fan, polished off their match with an 8-0 win. The No.2 team, consisting of returning players, Abi Heninger and Yizhen Song, won their first match of this season together, 8-1, and clinching the doubles point, Luna Crawford and Michelle Lim won their match at No.3 without dropping a game, 8-0.

Singles began with play by No. 2 Fan, No. 4 Lim and No. 5 Crawford. Fan played against Camille Hémond, a previous BC junior, and attained a straight set win of 6-2, 6-4. Following suit, the UBC Women’s players won their matches in full force. Lim cinched a 6-0, 6-1 W against Hannah Ack, while Crawford did not drop a game and beat Chanelle Moisson, 6-0, 6-0. No. 3 Heninger served her way through a 6-0, 6-0 win, while Nina Erdevicki stepped up to the plate to play the No. 6 spot and won with confidence, 6-0, 6-3. Finally, Silva at No. 1 wrapped up the match and scored UBC’s 7th point with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Haruka Kajino.

Next for the UBC Women’s Team, is a community outreach match against Tennis BC Juniors at the UBC tennis centre. It will be hosted on Saturday, January 26th from 6-9:30pm. Come out to watch the Women’s Tennis Team battle it out with the up and coming juniors!


UBC and UVIC take a pre-match picture.