No. 14 Tennis Cruises Past No. 30 Denison, 8-1

No. 14 Tennis Cruises Past No. 30 Denison, 8-1

CLAREMONT – The No. 14 University of La Verne tennis team swept doubles for a 3-0 lead and claimed five singles matches to cruise to an 8-1 win over No. 30 Denison on Wednesday at the Claremont Club.

La Verne improves to 9-1 on the year.

Bridget Etchegaray clinched the third match in a row for the Leopards, coming back from a one-set deficit to beat Lauren Schechtman 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 in the No. 5 singles. Etchegaray also teamed up with Andrea Madrigal to blank Meg Chiumento and Sarah Torrence in the No. 2 doubles, 8-0.

Laina Matsuda and Jeanette Losaria earned an 8-3 win at the No. 1 doubles. Allison Moncrief and Megan Soucy combined for an 8-1 win at No. 3.

Singles matches were closer. At the top of the ladder, Madrigal won, 7-6(4), 6-3, at the No. 1 position and Matsuda earned a 7-6(5), 4-6, 1-0(4) win at No. 3.

Moncrief beat Emily Holloway, 6-4, 7-6(4) at the No. 4 spot and Lauren Torres added a 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 6.

Denison's lone point came in the No. 2 singles, where Taylor Hawkins claimed a 6-4, 6-3 win.

La Verne returns to action on Friday when they host No. 19 Trinity (Conn.) at 10 a.m.

Doubles

  1. Matsuda/Losaria (ULV) def. Geppner/Hawkins (DU) 8-3
  2. Etchegaray/Madrigal (ULV) def. Chiumento/Torrence (DU) 8-0
  3. Moncrief/Soucy (ULV) def. Holloway/Coleman (DU) 8-1

Singles

  1. Andrea Madrigal (ULV) def. Kelsey Geppner (DU) 7-6(4), 6-3
  2. Taylor Hawkins (DU) def. Jeanette Losaria (ULV) 6-4, 6-3
  3. Laina Matsuda (ULV) def. Meg Chiumento (DU) 7-6(5), 4-6, 1-0(4)
  4. Allison Moncrief (ULV) def. Emily Holloway (DU) 6-4, 7-6(4)
  5. Bridget Etchegaray (ULV) def. Lauren Schechtman (DU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-0
  6. Lauren Torres (ULV) def. Sarah Torrence (DU) 6-3, 6-4
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