Some members of the Chapman tennis teams competed in the Ojai Tennis Tournament in Ojai, California April 21-24.
Senior Brett Buford staged a relatively successful individual run in the Men’s Division III Singles category, winning his first match in the round of 32 before falling to No. 7 freshman Daniel Morkovine of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, who finished second overall in the category, in the round 16.
Junior Charlie Werman also competed in the event, but fell in the first round to freshman Adrian Sirovica of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
On the women’s side of the singles event, senior Andrea Hammer was also knocked out in the round of 16 after winning her first match in the round of 32. Junior Madeline Saunders also competed in the event, but was knocked out in the round of 32.
Hammer and Saunders also competed together in the Women’s Independent Doubles category, but were knocked out in the round of 16.
The women’s team (2-13, 2-4) has its last match of the season April 30, when it will travel to California Lutheran University (10-4, 2-3). The men’s team (2-13, 1-4) has two matches remaining, both at home. First, it will face off against the University of Redlands (15-5, 4-1) April 29, before matching up against California Lutheran (3-12, 2-4) April 30.
The men’s golf team began competing in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships April 24, the first day among three in the competition.
As a team, the Panthers sit last at seventh in the standings, with a combined score – taking the top four scores of the six players on the team – of 306 strokes, at 18 over par.
Leading the Panthers is freshman Griffin Tso, who, at 2 over par, is tied for eighth in the overall standings. Behind Tso is junior Chuck Pedone, who stands at 4 over par, and is tied for 18th. Freshman Dallas Haun and junior Bryan Wise are behind both Pedone and Tso tied for 23rd at 6 over par.
Also involved in the competition are senior Nickolas Gates, at 8 over par and tied for 32nd and freshman Harrison Holetz, who, at 22 over par, sits last in 44th place.
The competition will continue April 25 and 26 at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont.