No. 16 Tennis Falls to No. 5 CMS on Senior Day

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The No. 16 University of La Verne tennis team took three singles matches against No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, but that wasn't enough to dig out of a 3-0 hole in which it found itself after the doubles portion and fell, 6-3, on Saturday at the Claremont Club.

In a battle of the top two West Region doubles pairs, the No. 1-ranked pair of Katie Kousman and Caroline Ward defeated La Verne's Laina Matsuda and Jeanette Losaria, 8-6.

West Region No. 14 team of Chloe Dobbert and Sarah Kukino upset the No. 11 duo Andrea Madrigal and Bridget Etchegaray at No. 2 with a score of 8-3.

Madrigal, Etchegaray and Matsuda each avenged her loss in the singles portion. Madrigal beat Ward, 6-1, 6-4, at No. 1 and Etchegaray also notched a 6-1, 6-4 win at the No. 6 spot over Yvonne Likomanova. Matsuda claimed 6-4, 6-3 win over Dobbert at No. 3.

The Leopards return to action next week at the Ojai Tennis Tournament, held on 112 tennis courts in the Ojai Valley, Ventura, Oxnard and Port Hueneme.

Doubles competition

  1. Kuosman/Ward (CMS) def. Matsuda/Losaria (ULV) 8-6
  2. Dobbert/Kukino (CMS) def. Madrigal/Etchegaray (ULV) 8-3
  3. Lim/Likomanova (CMS) def. Moncrief/Trujillo (ULV) 8-1

Singles competition

  1. Andrea Madrigal (ULV) def. Caroline Ward (CMS) 6-1, 6-4
  2. Katie Kuosman (CMS) def. Jeanette Losaria (ULV) 6-4, 6-2
  3. Laina Matsuda (ULV) def. Chloe Dobbert (CMS) 6-4, 6-3
  4. Sarah Kukino (CMS) def. Allison Moncrief (ULV) 6-2, 6-2
  5. Crystal Lim (CMS) def. Lauren Torres (ULV) 6-4, 6-0
  6. Bridget Etchegaray (ULV) def. Yvonne Likomanova (CMS) 6-1, 6-4

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