CLAREMONT – No. 14 University of La Verne tennis team took the top two doubles matches and claimed four singles wins to beat No. 21 Mary Washington (Va.), 6-3, on Tuesday at the Claremont Club. The victory extends La Verne's winning streak to six matches to start the season.
Jeanette Losaria pulled out a 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) win over Shelby Harris in the No. 2 position to clinch the match for La Verne.
La Verne swept the top three singles matches. In addition to Losaria's win, Madrigal beat Lindsay Raulston 6-2, 6-4 in the No. 1 spot and Matsuda defeated Christina Gaul 7-6 (1), 6-0 in the No. 3 singles match.
Megan Soucy beat Alina Suyama in three sets in the No. 6 spot to earn her second singles victory in as many matches this season.
La Verne, which jumped 14 spots in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association national rankings released today, returns to action against yet another ranked team next week. The Leopards will host No. 11 Washington University-St. Louis on March 10 at 2 p.m.
- Matsuda/Losaria (ULV) def. Raulston/Harris (UMW) 8-4
- Madrigal/Etchegaray (ULV) def. Barrow/Suyama (UMW) 8-0
- Ritter/Smith (UMW) def. Moncrief/Lauren Torres (ULV) 8-5
- Andrea Madrigal (ULV) def. Lindsay Raulston (UMW) 6-2, 6-4
- Jeanette Losaria (ULV) def. Shelby Harris (UMW) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5)
- Laina Matsuda (ULV) def. Christina Gaul (UMW) 7-6 (1), 6-0
- Alex Ritter (UMW) def. Allison Moncrief (ULV) 6-3, 6-2
- Mackenzie Smith (UMW) def. Bridget Etchegaray (ULV) 6-4, 5-7, 6-0
- Megan Soucy (ULV) def. Alina Suyama (UMW) 5-7, 7-5, 6-2