Tennis Ranks No. 28 In Final ITA Division III Poll
The University of La Verne tennis team concluded the 2013 campaign with a Top 30 national ranking, earning the No. 28 spot in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Women's Division III Poll released on June 6.
Freshman Andrea Madrigal, who became the first-ever NCAA Championships participant in program history, finished the year ranked No. 34 nationally among individuals. Her ranking marks the first time a La Verne tennis player has been nationally ranked in singles play.
A First Team All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection, Madrigal ended her season by earning a spot in the singles draw at this year's NCAA Championships in Kalamzaoo, Michigan.
The groundbreaking year for the Leopard program saw the squad earn its first-ever national ranking under head coach Yolanda Duron. La Verne entered the ITA Division III Poll in March and would remain in the Top 30 the remainder of the season.
In the ITA West Region rankings, La Verne concluded 2013 as the No. 7 ranked squad overall. The trio of Madrigal (No. 9), junior Jeanette Losaria (No. 18) and sophomore Laina Matsuda (No. 24) were ranked among the Top 25 in singles. The Leopards' top doubles tandem of Losaria and Matsuda finished the year ranked No. 8 in the West.