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Archive for March, 2005

Westmont Women’s Tennis Extends Win Streak to Five

March 31st, 2005

#18 Westmont Women’s Tennis defeated California Lutheran by a score of 7-2 this afternoon at Abbott Tennis Courts. The Regals are ranked twentieth in the NCAA Division III poll.

The Warriors, who trailed 2-1 after doubles play, swept singles to secure the victory. Freshman Gillian Ayres recorded her 10th singles victory of the year by defeating Amy Vogt at number five, 6-1, 6-0. Senior team captain Jen Goebel won at number four singles 6-1, 6-3 over Aimee Fioree, recording her 13th singles win of the year. In the number three match, sophomore Lorelei Belindean captured her 11th victory, 10th at number three, be defeating Blair Murphy 6-2, 6-1. The Regals (7-5) were forced to default at number six singles due to an injury.

Warriors Victorious in Grand Canyon Rematch

March 30th, 2005

Grand Canyon University (3-9) and Westmont Women’s Tennis squared off for the second time this season resulting in a Warrior two-match sweep over the Antelopes. Grand Canyon has only five players on their roster and as a result must default at number six singles and number three doubles. The two point advantage was crucial in Westmont’s first match-up at the Phoenix Tennis Center where the Warriors eked out a 5-4 victory 13 days ago. In today’s rematch, however, the Warriors expanded the initial spot and racked up a 6-3 win.

Playing at number two doubles, Westmont’s Gillian Ayres and Lorelei Belindean defeated Shawna Young and Lindsay Hardy 8-5 while Jenny Renfer and Jen Goebel fell to the ‘Lopes number one team of Medini Sharma and Nikita Bhardwaj 8-6.

Fleming Sets Record, Warriors and Bulldogs Split Dual Meet

March 28th, 2005

On Saturday, Westmont track and field played host for the first time this year, taking on the Bulldogs of the University of Redlands in a dual meet. Unfortunately, track conditions at Westmont required that the meet be moved to the all-weather track at UC Santa Barbara, a disappointment for both the coaches and the team. As it turned out, conditions at UCSB’s Pauley Track were also less than ideal, forcing Westmont Head Coach Russell Smelley to cancel both the long and triple jumps.

Westmont’s women’s team scored a 98-57 victory over the Bulldogs. Junior Jennifer Page won three throwing events including the hammer throw in which she recorded a mark of 123′ 7″ (37.67m), the best Warrior throw this season. She also won in the javelin (79′ 10″) and discus (87’4″). Freshman Katrina Fife made it a Westmont sweep of women’s throwing events by winning the shot put with a distance of 28′ 8.25″ (8.74m).

Westmont Tennis Wins Doubleheader Over Cal Tech

March 23rd, 2005

A rain postponement on Tuesday resulted in a men’s and women’s tennis doubleheader at Westmont as the Warriors hosted the California Institute of Technology Beavers. With both matches beginning at 2:00 p.m., the challenge was to find a way to play 12 singles matches and six doubles matches on seven courts before sunset. One of Westmont’s eight courts was unavailable due to wet conditions. As it turned out, the challenge was easily met. Westmont’s women’s squad defeated the Beavers 9-0 and the men claimed an 8-1 victory.

The men (7-5) started the contest with the top four singles pairings while the women opened play with all three doubles matches. J.B. Schiller, who was selected by Westmont men’s head coach Chris Elwood as “Player of the Game”, shutout his number four singles opponent, Parth Venkat 6-0, 6-0. Moving up from his usual number four position, Kyle Godfrey claimed the number two singles match 6-1, 6-2 over Cal Tech’s John Howard. Westmont’s Burke Marold won by the same score at number one over Britt Boras. John Hilp battled it out on court three and defeated Derek Chang 6-3, 6-3 to notch the fourth Warrior point.

Rain Changes Plans for Tennis, Track & Field

March 22nd, 2005

The Westmont Men’s Tennis match scheduled against Cal Tech today has been rescheduled for tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., weather permitting. Women’s Tennis is scheduled to play Cal Tech tomorrow at the same time. Both matches will be held at the Abbott Tennis Courts.

Friday’s track meet against Redlands has been moved from Westmont to the all-weather track at UC Santa Barbara. Start time remains 11:00 a.m.

Warriors Wrap up Road Trip With Win over Western New Mexico

March 18th, 2005

Westmont Women’s Tennis completed a four game road trip by defeating Western New Mexico 9-0. The road trip began with losses to Point Loma Nazarene (5-4) and Weber State (1-6), but finished with victories over Grand Canyon (5-4) and the WNMU Mustangs.

In doubles play, Jenny Renfer and Jen Goebel defeated Tereza Pilatova and Karina Soares 8-4 at number one while Masako Horino and Jenny Dunn won at number two 8-3. Lorelei Belindean and Gillian Ayres completed the sweep of doubles matches with an 8-2 victory over Sara Billings and Nadia Nuñez.

Warriors Take Two

March 17th, 2005

Westmont Baseball used only two pitchers in a double header against Illinois Tech (1-8) and defeated the Scarlet Hawks in both games by scores of 5-0 and 4-2. Earlier this week, the Scarlet Hawks took on two of Westmont’s Golden State Athletic Conference foes in their California Road trip. On Monday, Illinois Tech defeated Vanguard 15-9. But on Tuesday and Wednesday they lost games to The Master’s by scores of 4-1 and 11-10.

In today’s first game, sophomore right-handed pitcher Ray Crick (1-1) allowed only five hits, scattered over five different innings, in a seven inning complete game shutout. Crick gave up two walks while striking out four. Crick was not schedule to start in either of today’s games but an injury forced intended started Ryan McGill to sit out the first contest.

[game 1 box scores] [game 2 box scores]

Warriors Come Close to Upset Against Point Loma

March 15th, 2005

Westmont Women’s Tennis (6-6, 4-4) nearly pulled off an upset yesterday at the first stop of a four match, six day road trip. The Warriors traveled for a second time this year to San Diego to take on the #10 Sea Lions of Point Loma Nazarene (7-4, 5-4). The first trip yielded no results as rain forced the rescheduling of the contest.

Doubles action proved to be very successful for the Warriors. A marathon match at number one doubles saw Westmont’s Jenny Renfer and Jen Goebel defeat Ashley Strimple and Anita Sieczka 9-8 (3). It was the first loss this year for the Sea Lion duo who enjoys a number 17 ranking by the ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) among NAIA doubles teams. Lorelei Belindean and Gillian Ayres, playing number three doubles, also claimed victory by handing Christine LaLonde and Alyse Tyson their second loss of the season, 8-5. The Sea Lion’s Andrea Montoya and Amanda Miller defeated Masako Horino and Jenny Dunn at number two doubles, 8-2.