No. 15 Tennis Cruises Past Caltech, 8-1

Lauren Torres (Photo by Kay Hurd)
Lauren Torres (Photo by Kay Hurd)

PASADENA, Calif. – The No. 15 University of La Verne tennis team was a third-set tiebreaker away from a clean sweep as it cruised to a 8-1 victory against Caltech on Sunday.

With the win, the Leopards improve to 12-2 on the season and remain undefeated in SCIAC play at 4-0. Caltech slips to 9-7 and 1-5.

Laina Matsuda capped off the match at No. 3 singles, beating Jenny Sheng, 6-1, 6-1.

Lauren Torres was also dominant as she dropped just one game against Michelle Tang and cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 6 singles.

Elsewhere in the singles, Andrea Madrigal claimed a 6-4, 6-3 win over Rebekah Kitto at No. 1, Allison Moncrief defeated Michelle Lee, 6-2, 6-2 and Shenelle Trujillo beat Sophia Chen 7-5, 6-0.

Caltech's lone point came at the No. 2 spot, where Monica Li earned a 6-2, 2-6, 10-5 win over Jeanette Losaria.

The Leopards swept the doubles portion to take a commanding 3-0 lead to begin the match. Losaria and Matsuda won 8-4 at No. 1 doubles, Madrigal and Bridget Etchegaray got a 8-2 win at No. 2 and Trujillo and Torres teamed up to notch a 8-4 win at No. 3.

La Verne returns to action on Friday when it takes on No. 6 Pomona-Pitzer.

Singles competition

  1. Andrea Madrigal (ULV) def. Rebekah Kitto (CALTECHW) 6-4, 6-3
  2. Monica Li (CALTECHW) def. Jeanette Losaria (ULV) 6-2, 2-6, 10-5
  3. Laina Matsuda (ULV) def. Jenny Sheng (CALTECHW) 6-1, 6-1
  4. Allison Moncrief (ULV) def. Michelle Lee (CALTECHW) 6-2, 6-2
  5. Shenelle Trujillo (ULV) def. Sophia Chen (CALTECHW) 7-5, 6-0
  6. Lauren Torres (ULV) def. Michelle Tang (CALTECHW) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles competition

  1. Jeanette Losaria/Laina Matsuda (ULV) def. Monica Li/Jenny Sheng (CALTECHW) 8-4
  2. Andrea Madrigal/Bridget Etchegaray (ULV) def. Michelle Lee/Rebekah Kitto (CALTECHW) 8-2
  3. Shenelle Trujillo/Lauren Torres (ULV) def. Valerie Pietrasz/Sophia Chen (CALTECHW) 8-4