It has been a month since players and coaches of the men’s and women’s tennis teams received news that the sport was being placed on hiatus. Now, after much deliberation and re-evaluation of the issue, tennis players are rejoicing, or at least some of them are.
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The administration’s decision to cut the La Verne tennis teams has motivated several students to begin a petition to reinstate them.
The cancellation of the men’s and women’s tennis teams has caused a stir among the coaches and players. And yet the reason for the team’s cancellation still doesn’t add up.
Interim Athletic Director Julie Kline met with the men’s and women’s tennis teams Tuesday to announce that both programs will be cut – at least for the next several years – effective at the end of the current season.
La Verne was back on the courts Wednesday as they hosted Biola at the Claremont Club. However, La Verne’s frustrations continued as they were easily downed by Biola, 8-1, leaving La Verne winless so far this season.
Even though the La Verne men’s tennis team lost the meet to Middlebury, 8-1, Alex Muresan still managed to make his opponents “honestly scared” of his serve.
With an enthusiastic forehand, senior Adrian Laygo returns a volley in a singles match against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at the Claremont Club on March 13.
The recent construction of the Campus Center, the troubled economy and ULV’s issues with deferred maintenance have left various ULV sports teams displaced.
The men’s tennis team was back in action Monday, as they took on the Albion Britons of Michigan.
The men’s tennis team tried to upset Chapman last Friday, but fell short despite a victory by the Leopards’ No. 1 doubles team.