CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Wesleyan junior Eudice Chong will play for the national title in the NCAA Women’s Singles Championship after a pair of wins on Friday. Chong will also team up with doubles partner and sophomore Victoria Yu to compete in the semifinals of the doubles competition on Saturday.
Chong, the two-time defending champion, started the day with a straight sets win over Catherine Allen of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (6-1, 6-1) in the quarterfinals. She moved on to face Bridget Harding of Emory in the semifinals and earned a 6-4, 6-0 victory to advance to the final. She will face Rebecca Ho of Washington U in the championship match at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Yu defeated Caroline Casper, in three sets, 6-7, 7-3, 6-0, to advance to the semifinals. However, Yu suffered a loss to Ho, 3-6, 4-6, to spoil a possible all-NESCAC and all-Wesleyan championship match between the doubles partners.
In the doubles competition, Chong and Yu advanced to the semifinals with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Allen and Kathleen Kuosman of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. The Wesleyan duo will face Sarah Ikioka and Elizabeth Johnson of the Redlands on Saturday.
The Williams team of senior Hannah Atkinson and rookie Chloe Henderson fell to Nichole Tan and Lindsay Brown, 3-6, 6-7, in the quarterfinals.