UBC TSC Women’s Tennis Team books a spot in the Western Canadian Championships

Submitted by Michelle Lim, Marketing & Communications Officer, UBC TSC Women’s Tennis

The UBC TSC Women’s Tennis team cruised through their 2023 BC Regionals match against the University of Victoria Vikes, held this past Saturday, March 11th at the UBC Tennis Center. With a decisive 6-1 defeat, the Thunderbirds have once again booked their ticket to the Western Canadian Tennis Championships in March.

The Thunderbirds came out firing on Saturday with solid wins by all three doubles teams. The No. 1 team, Madi Fan and Julia Feliciano overtook Hannah Ack and Chanelle Moisson 8-1, while No. 3 team Izzy Evans and Sara Zupanc cruised through their pro-set to lock-in the doubles point.

In singles, No. 5 Rees and No. 6 rookie Jacqueline Creel steamrolled their opponents, taking their matches 6-0, 6-0 against Praagti Nagpal and Laura Hoeflich respectively. Brianne Jim sealed the fourth and winning point, overtaking Moisson 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 3 position. Zupanc and Michelle Lim had strong 6-0, 6-1 and 6-1, 6-1 wins to lock up the fifth and sixth points. The night concluded with a well-fought 3-hour battle by no. 1 Fan, falling just short in the third set to rookie standout Sarah Lang-Gould.


Co-club lead Viktoria Abanos shared: “Very impressive performance from UBC this weekend against [University of Victoria] across all matches, including the off-court players whose cheering and support allowed the on-court players to perform well. There were tougher matches, and our players were able to overcome various setbacks and continued fighting, setting an excellent example and building anticipation for the rest of the season.”

Seniors Michelle Lim, Madison Fan and Izzy Evans at their last home match of their UBC Tennis careers.

The UBC TSC Women’s Tennis season continues this weekend, with matches against two NCAA teams in Oregon on February 18th and 19th. Thereafter, the Thunderbirds will be working hard in preparation for the Western Canadian Championships, taking place Sunday, March 5th.

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