Tennis annihilates the Hawks

Biola men’s and women’s teams emerge victorious.


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Junior Gaby Carvajal connects with the ball on a forehand shot.

Chloe Simmons, Freelance Writer

Biola men’s tennis persevered through a rocky start, ultimately defeating the Holy Names Hawks 5-2. Women’s tennis also defeated HNU 6-1, officially ending their three-game losing streak. 

The men’s tennis game on March 6 began with two matches which Biola forfeited as multiple Eagles players were out of the game, giving Holy Names two immediate walkover wins. Although off to a rough start, men’s tennis found redemption in the next few doubles matches. Senior Sebastian Herrera and freshman Adrian Solorzano came through with a 6-0 doubles match win, bolstering the score for the Eagles. Redshirt senior Alexey Prokopchuk and redshirt junior Alex Sedeno also won their doubles match, giving the Eagles an extra boost heading into single matches. 

Courts 2-4 ultimately had the most attention with each win positively affecting the overall score of men’s tennis. On court 2 Herrera secured a vital win of 6-4, 6-1 for the Eagles, nudging ahead the overall score. Adrian Solorzano also claimed a 6-4, 6-2 victory against NHU alongside Alex Sedeno in an exciting matchup — ultimately resulting in a redemptive victory for Eagles men’s tennis. 


Women’s tennis triumphantly swept through Monday’s matches, placing the team back on the winning circuit with a 6-1 victory. The Eagles swept doubles and won five of six single matches in a crushing blow to NHU.

The doubles matches started off the day with a 6-2 win by redshirt juniors Colbeyshae Emery and Brooke Fager. Junior Amelia Kitts and sophomore Alexandria Mann also won their match, giving the Eagles a clean sweep in doubles. There were a total of three 6-0 sets by Emery and McNiell, driving forward Women’s Tennis. 

Junior Gabby Carvajal scored a victory in her intense matchup on court five. Carvajal pushed her opponent into a riveting tie breaker, giving her the win of the final set 10-8. Senior Julia Vartuli also made her collegiate debut, playing singles on court six. 


Biola men’s tennis will play on Saturday, March 11 against nationally-ranked Hawaii Pacific at 11 a.m. at Biola. Women’s tennis will be back in action on Thursday, playing against the Barry University Buccaneers at home. 

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