Tennis drops to Texas-Tyler, 7-2

Tennis drops to Texas-Tyler, 7-2

CLAREMONT, Calif. — The University of La Verne tennis team lost to Texas-Tyler, 7-2, on Saturday at the Claremont Club. The match was originally scheduled for Friday but was postponed after doubles play to to inclement weather.

La Verne falls to 3-7. Texas-Tyler improves to 12-0.

The Patriots opened up the match with a quick 8-1 win at No. 3 doubles but the Leopards bounced back to claim No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to take a 2-1 match lead. Bridget Etchegaray and Savanah Goode beat Mary Alice Blacketer and Tori Musngi, 8-4, at No. 1 and Shenelle Trujillo and Janae Chinn defeated Alexandra McKissick and Nicole Musngi, 8-5, at the second flight.

The momentum changed hands overnight and Texas-Tyler swept the Leopards in singles without dropping a set on Saturday morning. The closest match came at No. 2 where Goode took Tori Musngi to tiebreakers in the first set in an eventual 7-6(4), 6-4 loss.

The Leopards are back in action on Saturday against Washingon College.

Doubles competition

  1. Etchegaray/Goode (ULV) def. Blacketer/T. Musngi (UTT), 8-4
  2. Trujillo/Chinn (ULV) def. McKissick/N. Musngi (UTT), 8-5
  3. Huskey/Kuhn (UTT) def. Fisher/Madewell (ULV), 8-1

Single competition

  1. Mary Alice Blacketer (UTT) def. Bridget Etchegary (ULV), 6-1, 6-1
  2. Tori Musngi (UTT) def. Savanah Goode (ULV), 7-6(4), 6-4
  3. Lauren Kuhn (UTT) def. Janae Chinn (ULV), 6-0, 6-1
  4. Alexandra McKissick (UTT) def. Shenelle Trujillo (ULV), 6-2, 6-2
  5. Nicole Musngi (UTT) def. Areli Martinez (ULV), 6-2, 6-3
  6. Janae Warren (UTT) def. Madison Madewell (ULV), 6-2, 6-4