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The Sewanee Tigers pounced La Verne’s Leopards on Monday at The Claremont Club tennis courts. La Verne lost the home dual match 3-6 to the Tennessee team, bringing their record to 4-5. ULV will host Lewis & Clark University on March 25. / photo by Leah Heagy

The Sewanee Tigers pounced La Verne’s Leopards on Monday at The Claremont Club tennis courts. La Verne lost the home dual match 3-6 to the Tennessee team, bringing their record to 4-5. ULV will host Lewis & Clark University on March 25. / photo by Leah Heagy

Dan Sayles
Staff Writer

The University of La Verne men’s tennis team played three games in the last week, claiming a victory over Biola on Saturday in a 6-3 game, snapping a three-game losing streak.

La Verne lost to Sewanee 6-3 on Monday, and was defeated again, this time by Lake Forest College in a close 5-4 decision Wednesday at home.

The men competed against Biola and the group took a 6-3 win, taking an impressive four out of six singles matches and snatching two out of three double matches.

J.P Arreglado and Alex Muresan won their No. 1 set, facing off against Daniel Westman and Colin Snow of Biola.

However, ULV could not keep winning in their matches following the win over the Eagles.

After a day’s rest, faced their next opponent, Sewanee, who is currently ranked No. 29 nationally.

When the Tennessee team arrived, La Verne fought a battle against the team that defeated Cal Lutheran in a 5-4 decision earlier in the week.

The Kingsmen had previously defeated La Verne, 9-0.

Despite stellar performances by Richard Delgado and Mario Backus, La Verne lost in a 6-3 outing against Sewanee.

“We lost, but look at it this way, we did pretty well against a team that took down Cal Lutheran,” Head Coach Don Flora said. “And Cal Lutheran beat us 9-0.”

“We were steady, overall good. We played really well,” junior Alex Muresan said.

Muresan and Arreglado won their doubles match against Sewanee in a 8-6 decision, the sole victors in doubles with Sewanee winning against the team of Delgado and Backus and Evan Mobley and Adrian Laygo.

“It felt good to win that,” Arreglado said.

The La Verne team gave a hard fight to Lake Forest College, where Muresan and Arreglado were the only team to win their doubles match.

Muresan also managed to defeat Lake Forest’s Alex Presman in his singles’ match.

Following an active week, the team will also host two more games at The Claremont Club, their home courts this season over the break.

The Leopards will host Lewis & Clark again at TCC at 2 p.m. March 25 and will go on to face Wisconsin-Oshkosh at 2 p.m. March 27 at home.

Dan Sayles can be reached at dsayles@ulv.edu.

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