September 29, 2013

Deguchi and Littlejohn win the 2013 USTA/ITA Regional Doubles Championship at Claremont

CLAREMONT, CA  -- On Sunday September 29th the Banana Slugs went to compete in the annual USTA/ITA Regional Championship Tournament. Where all of the top West Region teams show up to prepare for the season and to get a taste of how the season is going to be. 

Deguchi and Littlejohn, both in their junior year, went through a tough draw. Upsetting the # 3 seed from Cal Lu in Quarters with a score of 8-5, the # 2 seed from Whittier College in Semis with a score of 9-7 and the # 4 seed from Cal Lu in Finals with a score of 6-4; 7-6(9). 
In the singles, the Slugs, also did well. The senior Eli Scandalis got to the quarters where he lost to the # 4 seed from Cal Lu 6-7; 2-6. After the tournament Scandalis said that he was satisfied with his performance although he had a 3 hour match that morning before playing in the quarters.
Deguchi and Littlejohn are now looking forward to the USTA/ITA National Championship at Fort Myers, Florida and they look forward to the season.