Middlebury first-year player Lok-Sze Leung captured the singles title at the USTA/ITA Division III Women's New England Regional Championship on Sunday, as the three-day tournament concluded at Bates College. The Hong Kong native routed Nancy Worley of Williams in Sunday afternoon's final, 6-0, 6-1. Leung now advances to play in the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships, Oct. 13-16, in Mobile, Ala.
Leung, the fourth seed at the tournament's outset, got past Middlebury teammate Leah Kepping in Sunday morning's semifinal round, 6-1, 6-4. Worley also defeated a teammate, unseeded Williams first-year Maria Pylypiv, 6-2, 6-1 in the other semi. Amherst’s Jordan Brewer and Laura Danzig won the doubles competition, defeating Nancy Worley and Kara Shoemaker of rival Williams in the championship match by an 8-5 score. Brewer and Danzig outlasted Middlebury's Leung and Sally Wilkey 9-7 in Sunday morning's semifinals, while Worley and Shoemaker defeated a different Amherst pair, Jennifer Newman and Zoe Pangalos, 8-5 in the other semifinal.