No. 14 Tennis Tops No. 18 Tufts, 6-3

(Photos by Kay Hurd)
(Photos by Kay Hurd)

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.

Jeanette Losaria (6-2, 6-3) and Laina Matsuda (6-0, 6-4) both got singles wins for La Verne. The duo also claimed the No. 1 doubles match with a 8-1 win over Shelci Bowman and Alexa Meltzer.

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.


  1. Matsuda/Losaria (ULV) def. Bowman/Meltzer (TU) 8-1
  2. Etchegaray/Madrigal (ULV) def. Calabro/Hayashi (TU) 8-6
  3. Gann/Baum (TU) def. Moncrief/Torres (ULV) 8-1


  1. Andrea Madrigal (ULV) def. Samantha Gann (TU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
  2. Jeanette Losaria (ULV) def. Alexa Meltzer (TU) 6-2, 6-3
  3. Laina Matsuda (ULV) def. Shelci Bowman (TU) 6-0, 6-4
  4. Conner Calabro (TU) def. Allison Moncrief (ULV) 6-1, 6-0
  5. Bridget Etchegaray (ULV) def.  Jacqueline Baum (TU) 7-6(3), 6-1
  6. Rebecca Kimmel (TU) def. Lauren Torres (ULV) 6-1, 6-2
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