Last Sunday the William and Mary women’s tennis team wrapped up an impressive showing at the 2003 Kentucky Classic in Lexington. By winning four singles matches in the third and final day of the tournament, the women’s tennis team hopes to use this impressive showing as a catalyst for a very strong fall season.
In the consolation rounds on this final day of play, junior Kate Boomershine won her match 6-3, 6-2 against Rachel Taylor of Abilene Christian, while junior Lena Sherbakov dispatched teammate Lingda Yang for a 6-1, 6-1 victory. Kirsten Dunbar won her match against Middle Tennessee State’s Jacqui Williams and #39th ranked Megan Muth defeated Lauren Connelly of Notre Dame with ease, 6-0, 6-2.
This was just the beginning of a very busy week for Boomershine and Sophomore Megan Muth as they joined teammate Candice Fuchs (#16 in the nation) in Pacific Palisades, California for the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships.
Muth qualified on Tuesday by winning both of her singles matches before going down on Wednesday 6-4, 6-3 in consecutive sets to Alicia Salas of Notre Dame. Later in the week during the main draw of singles play, Fuchs was defeated by #17th ranked Zerene Reyes of Notre Dame. In doubles play the #7th ranked duo of Fuchs and Boomershine went down 8-4 to Oregon’s Courtney Nagle and Daria Panova.
On the Men’s side, junior Jeff Kader fell 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of singles play in the qualifying round of the Icy Hot/ITA All-American Championships in Chattanooga Tennessee. Teammates Sean Kelleher and Stephen Ward fell in their first round doubles match as well.
The men’s team is off for a week until they commence play on October 22 in the ITA Region II Championships in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The women’s squad will begin play at the Old Dominion Invitational Tournament on Friday.