No. 15 Tennis Tops Whittier, 6-3

(Photo by Kay Hurd)
(Photo by Kay Hurd)

WHITTIER, Calif. – The No. 15 University of La Verne tennis team took a 2-1 lead after doubles and claimed four singles matches to earn a 6-3 win over Whittier on Friday at the Ettinger Tennis Courts.

The Leopards improve to 10-2 overall and 2-0 in SCIAC play. Whittier falls to 7-7 and 1-2.

Allison Moncrief clinched the match for the Leopards, beating Liliana Serylo 7-6(4), 6-1 at No. 4 singles. Moncrief also partnered with Shenelle Trujillo to earn a 9-8(1) win the doubles rubber match at No. 3

In the No. 2 doubles match, Bridget Etchegaray teamed up with Andrea Madrigal to claim an 8-2 win over her twin sister Gabi and her partner Serylo in their first head-to-head collegiate match.

Laina Matsuda defeated Gabi Etchegaray 7-5, 6-1 to extend her undefeated streak in singles play. Matsuda is now 12-0 on the season.

Jeanette Losaria won a 6-2, 6-2 decision at No. 2 singles and Bridget Etchegaray won 6-4, 6-2 at the No. 5 spot.

Madrigal suffered her second singles loss in a row at No. 1. The No. 2 West Region player dropped a three-setter to Meagan Zamilpa, 7-5, 1-6, 6-2.

The Leopards return to action next Friday against Redlands at the Claremont Club. Bridget Etchegaray will take on her older sister, Natalie, in that match.

Doubles

  1. Zamilpa/A. Hamada (WC) def. Matsuda/Losaria (ULV) 8-4
  2. Etchegaray/Madrigal (ULV) def. Etchegaray/Serylo (WC) 8-2
  3. Moncrief/Trujillo (ULV) def. Weintraub/Egan (WC) 9-8(1)

Singles

  1. Megan Zamilpa (WC) def. Andrea Madrigal (ULV) 7-5, 1-6, 6-2
  2. Jeanette Losaria (ULV) def. Adrienne Hamada (WC) 6-2, 6-2
  3. Laina Matsuda (ULV) def. Gabi Etchegaray (WC) 7-5, 6-1
  4. Allison Moncrief (ULV) def. Liliana Serylo (WC) 7-6(4), 6-1
  5. Bridget Etchegaray (ULV) def. Benay Weintraub (WC) 6-4, 6-2
  6. Ava Egan (WC) def. Shenelle Trujillo (ULV) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4