Tennis defeats Chapman, 7-2

Tennis defeats Chapman, 7-2

CLAREMONT, Calif. — The University of La Verne tennis team dominated Chapman for a 7-2 victory and snapped a seven-game losing streak on Friday afternoon at the Claremont Club.

La Verne improves to 4-10 overall and 2-1 in the SCIAC. Chapman falls to 1-10 and 1-1.

Janae Chinn and Savannah Fisher got the Leopards to a good start with an 8-0 win at No. 3 doubles over Maya Nowak and Annie Sullivan. Chapman took the top flight as Andrea Hammer and Madeline Saunders prevailed over Bridget Etchegaray and Savanah Goode, 8-4, at No. 1 but Madison Madwell and Areli Martinez picked an 8-4 win at No. 2 to give the Leopards a 2-1 lead heading into singles play.

The singles portion was all La Verne. Fisher dispatched Nowak with a clean sweep at No. 6 and the Leopards took the next four singles match. Goode beat Saunders, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 2, Chinn topped Nicole Fouts, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 3, Madewell defeated Danielle Simmons, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 4 and Areli Martinez beat Thimanthi Withana, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 5.

Andrea Hammer claimed the lone singles win for Chapman with a 3-6, 6-0, 1-0(5) over Etchegaray at No. 1.

The Leopards return to action tomorrow at the Claremont Club against Redlands at 2 p.m.

Doubles competition

  1. Hammer/Saunders (CU) def. Etchegaray/Goode (ULV), 8-4
  2. Madewell/Martinez (ULV) def. Fouts/Simmons (CU), 8-4
  3. Chinn/Fisher (ULV) def. Nowak/Sullivan (CU), 8-0

Singles competition

  1. Andrea Hammer (CU) def. Bridget Etchegaray (ULV), 3-6, 6-0, 1-0(5)
  2. Savanah Goode (ULV) def. Madeline Saunders (CU), 6-4, 6-1
  3. Janae Chinn (ULV) def. Nicole Fouts (CU), 6-4, 6-3
  4. Madison Madwell (ULV) def. Danielle Simmons (CU), 6-1, 6-1
  5. Areli Martinez (ULV) def. Thimanthi Withana (CU), 6-3, 6-3
  6. Savannah Fisher (ULV) def. Maya Nowak (CU), 6-0, 6-0