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Santa Monica College's Kaori Tsuda returns the ball against El Camino's Kia Choi at the Ocean View Park tennis courts Tuesday, April 3.  Tsuda is Santa Monica College's number two singles player.
Photo by Roger Morante
Santa Monica College's Kaori Tsuda returns the ball against El Camino's Kia Choi at the Ocean View Park tennis courts Tuesday, April 3. Tsuda is Santa Monica College's number two singles player.

Sports, Santa Monica College, Tennis, Santa Monica

SMC's Tsuda, Nelkin Qualify For WSC Women's Tennis Championships Finals

Santa Monica College's Juliana Nelkin winds up to hit the ball against El Camino's Karin Endo at the Ocean View Park tennis courts Tuesday, April 3.   Nelkin is Santa Monica College's number three singles player.
Photo by Roger Morante
Santa Monica College's Juliana Nelkin winds up to hit the ball against El Camino's Karin Endo at the Ocean View Park tennis courts Tuesday, April 3. Nelkin is Santa Monica College's number three singles player.
Santa Monica College's Carmel Peterson uses her backhand against El Camino's Chun Young Shin at the Ocean View Park tennis courts Tuesday, April 3.  Peterson is Santa Monica College's number one singles player.
Photo by Roger Morante
Santa Monica College's Carmel Peterson uses her backhand against El Camino's Chun Young Shin at the Ocean View Park tennis courts Tuesday, April 3. Peterson is Santa Monica College's number one singles player.

Posted Apr. 8, 2013, 10:36 am

Roger Morante / Sports Editor

Santa Monica College tennis players Kaori Tsuda and Juliana Nelkin have qualified to play in the finals of the Western State Conference (WSC) Women's Tennis Championships scheduled to be played at 3:00 p.m. at Ventura College Friday, April 12.

Tsuda beat Jackie Griffin in Round 16 6-2 and 6-0 while Nelkin beat Katy Scheck 6-0 and 6-0 in Round 16 of the 2013 WSC Championships Women's Singles.

The WSC Championships serve as a qualifying tournament for the CCCAA Regional/State Tournament with each participating conference in the California community college conference afforded the ability to send their top ten players to compete in the state championships.  

Eight quarterfinalists from the main draw and the two finalists of the back draw will qualify for the state championships.

The State Tournament will be held at Ventura College, from April 24-26 before moving on to the Ojai Valley Athletic Club at Libbey Park in Ojai April 24 to April 28.

The Western State Championships will have four singles players representing Santa Monica College and three doubles team qualified for the State Tournament to be held at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club.

In the singles category Carmel Peterson, Tsuda, Nelkin, Carmel Peterson, and Jessica Goldbeck qualified to represent SMC.

In the doubles category, Tsuda and Nelkin, Goldbeck and Ana Beatriz Barcelos de Souza, and Peterson and Victoria Mamatova qualified to represent SMC.

For more information visit the Ojai Valley Athletic Club or the Ventura College or Santa Monica College websites.

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