Matsuda Advances To Round of 16 At Ojai Tournament
Freshman Laina Matsuda highlighted action for the University of La Verne tennis team by registering a pair of wins in singles Thursday at the Ojai Valley Tournament on Thursday.
Matsuda began the tournament with a straight sets triumph over Hope International's Rebecca Roeser (6-3, 6-0).
In her second match of the day, Matsuda was extended to three sets before prevailing over UC Santa Cruz's Laura Wade. Matsuda claimed the opening set 6-3 before Wade reversed fortunes to win 6-3 in the second set. The tournament format then went to an extended tiebreaker in the third set, and Matsuda outlasted Wade 10-8 to advance to the Round of 16 which continues on Friday.