CLAREMONT – The No. 14 University of La Verne tennis team took a 2-1 lead after doubles and won four singles matches to earn a 6-3 win over No. 18 Tufts on Tuesday at the Claremont Club.
The Leopards improve to 8-1 on the year.
In the closest singles match of the afternoon, Andrea Madrigal pulled out a tough three-setter against Samantha Gann in the No. 1 singles, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.
Bridget Etchegaray clinched the match at No. 5, beating Jacqueline Baum, 7-6(3), 6-1.
Madrigal and Etchegaray also notched a doubles win as a pair, beating Conner Calabro and Chelsea Hayashi, 8-6.
Tufts won singles points at the Nos. 4 and 6, and got a doubles win at No. 3.
The Leopards return to action tomorrow at 1 p.m. against No. 30 Denison.
- Matsuda/Losaria (ULV) def. Bowman/Meltzer (TU) 8-1
- Etchegaray/Madrigal (ULV) def. Calabro/Hayashi (TU) 8-6
- Gann/Baum (TU) def. Moncrief/Torres (ULV) 8-1
- Andrea Madrigal (ULV) def. Samantha Gann (TU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
- Jeanette Losaria (ULV) def. Alexa Meltzer (TU) 6-2, 6-3
- Laina Matsuda (ULV) def. Shelci Bowman (TU) 6-0, 6-4
- Conner Calabro (TU) def. Allison Moncrief (ULV) 6-1, 6-0
- Bridget Etchegaray (ULV) def. Jacqueline Baum (TU) 7-6(3), 6-1
- Rebecca Kimmel (TU) def. Lauren Torres (ULV) 6-1, 6-2