Leopards Cruise Past Biola
The University of La Verne tennis team got back into the winner's column by defeating Biola University in an 8-1 triumph Friday afternoon at the Claremont Club.
La Verne won all six contested singles matches in straight sets while taking two of the three doubles contests to defeat Biola for the second time this season. The Leos defeated the Eagles in the first match of the season on February 4 in La Mirada, also by an 8-1 margin.
With the win, the Leopards halt a three-match losing skid and improve their record to 4-3 overall on the season. Biola fell to 0-10 on the season.
Laina Matsuda topped Mari Paco in singles play to earn a 6-1, 6-1 triumph at the #1 slot. Allison Moncrief outlasted Kelly Thompson at #2 singles in a 6-3, 7-6 verdict. At #3, Carly Tucker was victorious over Shannon De Rojas, 6-1, 6-1. Brooke Hines won at #4 over Danielle Calbech in a 6-2, 6-1 triumph.
Valerie Lezin posted a straight sets win over Jessica Thong at #5 by a final of 6-3, 6-2 while Arielle Monteilh stopped Lauren Vogel in a 6-0, 6-1 victory.
In doubles, the team of Matsuda and Moncrief turned back the tandem of Thompson and De Rojas 8-6 at the #1 position. Tucker and Hines bested the duo of Calbeck and Thong at #2 in an 8-2 win. Biola's lone win occurred at #3 doubles, where Paco and Angelen Cobian teamed to win over Justine Ledesma and Valerie Lezin.
La Verne continues action on Saturday morning as it plays host to Vassar College (N.Y.) at Upland Tennis Center in a 10:00 am start.