With over 400 athletes across 18 teams, it is easy to take La Verne’s athletic programs for granted. But as with many great things, our sports came from very humble beginnings.
University of La Verne students recently started a tennis club on campus, which they hope will help fill the void left by the cancellation of the both women’s and men’s teams in 2016 and 2009 respectively.
Following the men’s team path to cancelation and ending 50 years of tradition in the sport, University of La Verne women’s tennis program was suspended with no plans of reinstatement.
The 2016 season wrapped up with some success for the women’s tennis team after a slow start that included a seven-game losing streak.
The women’s tennis team finished fifth at the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships last weekend, wrapping up the season with a record of 7-14 overall and 4-5 in SCIAC play.
The women’s tennis team lost to No. 4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 9-0, April 28 at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center. The team then snapped its three game losing streak to edge Caltech, 5-4, Saturday at the Caltech Tennis Courts.
The women’s tennis team ended its seven game losing streak Friday, beating Chapman at the Claremont Club, 7-2.
The women’s tennis team extended its losing streak to seven, after being swept by No. 19 Lewis & Clark and No. 3 Pomona-Pitzer last Friday and Saturday.
La Verne sophomore Janae Chinn returns a serve with a forehand in her singles match against freshman Tia Okano of the Arizona Christian Firestorm March 3 at the Claremont Club.
The No. 23 La Verne women’s tennis team fell in a match to the Christopher Newport Captains, 7-2, Sunday at the Claremont Club.