Biola tennis shuts down Cal Lutheran

The men and women’s teams each swept California Lutheran University in 7-0 victories.

Andi Basista, Sports Editor

The men’s and women’s tennis teams hosted California Lutheran University at the Biola Tennis Center on Saturday. The odds were heavily placed in Biola’s favor, as both teams defeated Cal Lutheran, 7-0.

EAGLES ENGAGED

The women began the day with perfection in the doubles matches. Freshmen Brooke Fager and Lilly McNeill demolished their opponents 6-0 in the No. 1 matchup. Freshmen Gaby Carvajal and Amelia Kitts followed suit with a 6-2 victory in the No. 2 doubles, while sophomore Ines Diaz and junior Madison Swaney rounded out the No. 3 doubles with a 6-4 win.

Each Eagle that went on to compete in the singles matches also came out on top. Freshman Colbyshae Emery, Carvajal, Fager, McNeill, Diaz and Swaney all ended their individual matches well ahead of Cal Lutheran, granting the Eagles a sweep, 7-0.

The men had big shoes to fill after watching the women dominate the courts. Sophomores Alexei Prokopchuk and Antonio Rosales Varona ended the No. 1 doubles with a 6-3 victory while sophomore Andres Meneses and senior Erik Martinez finished with a 6-4 win. Freshman Isaac Cordova and sophomore Alex Sedeno took the No. 2 doubles down to the wire but were able to secure the win, 7-6. Sophomore Ian Nieh, Prokopchuk, Cordova, Sedeno, Meneses and Martinez all earned victories in their individual matches, resulting in another sweep, 7-0.

The Eagles women (8-2) and the men (5-3) will host Western New Mexico University on Tuesday, March 16 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Livestreaming of the games can be found on the Biola Athletics webpage.

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