No. 28 Tennis Beats Cal Lutheran, 6-3

No. 28 Tennis Beats Cal Lutheran, 6-3

CLAREMONT – No. 28 La Verne tennis team remains unbeaten after a 6-3 victory over Cal Lutheran on Friday afternoon at the Claremont Club.

The Leopards (5-0, 1-0 SCIAC) fell into a 2-1 hole after the doubles portion of the match, but responded with five wins in the singles portion to claim the first SCIAC win of the season.

Allison Moncrief beat Shelby Kubota in the No. 4 singles match 6-4, 7-6 (2) to clinch the match for La Verne. It is the senior's first match-clinching singles victory this season.

West Region No. 2 Andrea Madrigal extended her unbeaten streak in singles competition with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Lindsay Murphy in the No. 1 position. Laina Matsuda also remains undefeated in singles play after beating Becca Gold 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 in the No. 3 singles match.

Bridget Etchegaray and Shenelle Trujillo each dispatched her opponent in straight sets in the Nos. 5 and 6 matches, respectively.

No. 2 doubles pair of Etchegaray and Moncrief beat Dana Rauqust and Kubota 8-4.

The Leopards return to action next Friday in arguably the toughest match of the season against No. 4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at the Claremont Club.

Doubles

  1. Gold/Karakoulka (CLU) def. Matsuda/Losaria (ULV) 3-2 ret.
  2. Moncrief/Etchegaray (ULV) def. Ranqust/Kubota (CLU)  8-4
  3. Murphy/Baker (CLU) def. Madrigal/Soucy (ULV) 9-8 (5)

Singles

  1. Andrea Madrigal (ULV) def. Lindsay Murphy (CLU) 6-0, 6-2
  2. Dana Karakoulka (CLU) def. Jeannette Losaria (ULV) Ret.
  3. Laina Matsuda (ULV) def. Becca Gold (CLU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0
  4. Allison Moncrief (ULV) def. Shelby Kubota (CLU) 6-4, 7-6 (2)
  5. Bridget Etchegaray (ULV) def. Dana Ranqust (CLU) 6-2, 6-1
  6. Shenelle Trujillo (ULV) def. Sara Baker (CLU) 6-3, 6-2