The UBC Women’s Tennis Team Book Their Ticket to Westerns

Fan and Sher on Court 1 doubles

The UBC TSC Women’s Tennis Team dominated at the 2022 BC Regionals, held on Friday, February 18th and 19th at the UBC Tennis Center. The Thunderbirds faced-off against Simon Fraser University and The University of Victoria, sweeping both matches, without losing a point. With two decisive defeats, the UBC Women’s Tennis Team booked their ticket to the Western Canadians Tennis Championships in March.

The Thunderbirds came out strong on Friday night against SFU, capturing wins by both doubles teams. The No. 1 team, Madi Fan and Crystal Sher defeated Gaby Farhat and Annet Kaur 8-1. Audrey Chu and Julia Rees secured the doubles point, taking the court 3. Match 8-0. Singles followed a similar narrative. Court no. 1, Fan took her match 6-0,6-2 against Farhat, while, on the other end, Rahat Mangat secured her win 6-3,6-1 over Mena El Shalzy on Court no. 6. Crystal Sher secured the winning point with a 6-3,6-1 victory over Anastasia Kriv on Court 2. 

Chu and Rees on Court 3 doubles

After a night of rest, the Thunderbirds faced off against the UVIC Vikes on Saturday afternoon. The team easily captured the doubles point, taking all three matches, with Sher/Fan, and Viktoria Abanos/Sara Zupanc, taking their matches 8-0 at positions No. 1 and No. 2 respectively. Singles saw paralleled successes with many convincing wins, including No. 5 Manghat and No. 6 Audrey Chang, each dropping only a single game. Overall, the team clinched a 5-0 win over the Vikes, safely securing a spot at the Western Canadian Championships in March. 

Teammates cheering on the sidelines with Coach Daniel

Club Lead Izzy Evans shared: “Our players were challenged in various ways in their matches and everyone came to play. We have been training for this all year, and are very excited to be back competing in Westerns.”

Next for the UBC TSC Women’s Team is the Western Canadian Championships, taking place on Saturday, March 5th at the UBC Tennis Center. In the meantime, the Thunderbirds will be training hard in preparation for the biggest match of the season. Keep updated with the latest news on the team social media!