by Damien Alarcon
Editor in Chief
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, last year’s Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) champion, walked on to the Nancy Blickenstaff Tennis Pavilion on Saturday with the intention of obtaining another victory.
The women’s tennis team of the University of La Verne, who has been vigorously fighting to obtain a win this season, was unable to force an upset.
The Leopards lost to the Athenas, 8-1, and fell to 0-4 in SCIAC, 0-8 overall.
“Today was not a good day. We usually play better,” said freshman Christan Krusic. “We have on-days and off-days; today was definitely an off-day.”
Sophomore Emily Hofer was the lone victor for the Leopards. In her singles match she defeated CMS’ Maggie Goodman in three sets (6-3, 2-6, 7-6). The Leopards were shut out in doubles competition.
“This team [CMS] is very well prepared and they have been together as a team,” said first-year ULV head coach Steve Bergovoy.
He said La Verne’s squad suffers from its youth and lack of experience as a unit.
“We are playing for the first time as a team,” he said. “It is just the little strides that I am looking to do.”
La Verne will try to improve from its current condition when it travels to Claremont tomorrow to face conference opponent Pomona-Pitzer. The match is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.