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Warriors Endure Second Conference Loss

April 3rd, 2016
Tommy Nightingale (Photo by Brad Elliott)

By Kaci Mexico
April 3, 2016

Westmont Men’s Tennis (6-7, 5-2 GSAC), who is ranked ninth in the nation, endured their second Golden State Athletic Conference loss of the season when they were defeated by the eleventh ranked Hawks of San Diego Christian (8-3, 6-2 GSAC) by a score of 2-7.

In doubles play, the Hawks won two out of three matches. Playing at number one, Brendan Aguilar and Leonardo Urquidi defeated Carl Lindqvist and Travis Kimsey 8-0; at number two, Alessandro Moriano and Daniel Superlano conquered Christian Mathis and Luke Whalen 8-2; and at number three, Tommy Nightingale and Jordan Strandness earned a point for the Warriors when they defeated Jan-Erik Isermann and Joey Rivera 8-6.

The Hawks also dominated in singles play when they won five out of six matches. The Hawks were victorious playing at numbers one, two, three, five, and six. Aguilar defeated Lindqvist 6-1, 6-1; Urquidi defeated Whalen 6-4, 7-6 (3); Moriano overcame Kimsey 6-4, 6-4; Michael Rjazanov defeated Strandness 6-2, 6-2; and Isermann was triumphant over Nightingale 7-6 (4), 6-4.

Warriors Rise Above Hawks

April 3rd, 2016
Lauren Stratman ( Photo by Brad Elliott)

By Kaci Mexico
April 3, 2016

Eighth ranked Westmont Women’s Tennis (6-7, 6-1 GSAC) continued to find success in conference play after defeating San Diego Christian (3-9, 2-6 GSAC) for the second time this season by a score of 7-2.

In doubles play, the Warriors won two out of three matches. Playing at number one, Westmont’s Lauren Stratman and Isabel Lee improved to 9-2 as a duo when they defeated Aleksandra Emelianova and Nataliya Yamkova 8-1; at number two, Fernanda Rivera and Chloe Clement fell to the Hawks’ Brooke Ferslov-Jensen and Heather Borsos 5-8; and at number three, Westmont’s Ines Costamagna and Haley Strandness won by default.

In singles play, the Warriors were victorious in five out of the six matches. Stratman improved to an 8-3 number one singles record when she defeated Emelianova 6-1, 6-2; Costamagna improved to a 6-3 number two singles record when she defeated Ferslov-Jensen 6-3, 6-1; playing at number three, Lee was triumphant over Borsos and won 6-2, 6-4; at number four, Strandness downed Yamkova 6-4, 6-2; at number five, Westmont’s Rivera fell to Miriam Boeta in three sets 6-4, 1-6, 6-2; and at number six, Clement won by default.

With only two games left in conference play, the Warriors will travel to La Mirada this coming Tuesday to play Biola at 4:00 p.m.

Walk-off

April 2nd, 2016
Turner Conrad

The hyphenated word ‘walk-off’ stirs excitement in the hearts of baseball fans. When paired with words like “home run” or “double” it stirs up images of a powerful man coming through in the clutch with a massive hit.

‘Walk-off’, however, can be paired with a lot of baseball terms and no matter which word or phrase it modifies, it always means the same thing – the home team fans leave the ballpark happy.

An unusual coupling of words occurred today at Russ Carr Field, instantly turning a day filled with plenty of frustration for Westmont Baseball fans to one of joy and elation for players and spectators alike.

After dropping the first game of a doubleheader with Bethesda (22-15) by a score of 4-2, the Warriors (27-7) were locked in a scoreless battle with the Flames in the second game. Scheduled for seven innings, the game remained without a single run through six innings of play.

Bethesda had a man on second in the top of the seventh inning. However, Warrior relief pitcher Sam Sheehan, who would eventually be credited with the win, struck out Daniel Gutierrez to retire the side.

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Warriors Win Fool’s Game

April 1st, 2016
Alex Bush

Fueled by 12 hits and solid pitching performances by Daniel Butler and Lance Simpson, #7 Westmont Baseball (26-6) opened a three-game series against the Flames of Bethesda (21-14) with a 6-1 win.

Butler, who improved to 7-1, was awarded the win after allowing just one run on five hits in seven innings of work. The junior right-hander struck out eight and did not issue a walk. Butler, who lowered his season ERA to 1.53, posted the 18th win of his Westmont career.

Simpson relieved Butler in the eighth and retired in order all six batters that he faced while striking out two. In 14 1/3 innings of work over nine games this season, Simpson has yet to allow a run – earned or otherwise – and has given up just seven hits.

Westmont scored its first run in the opening frame when Alika McGuire singled to right and drove in Alex Bush from second. In the bottom of the third, Westmont scored three additional runs and may have had a bit more were it not for an April Fool’s joke that the game of baseball played on the Warriors.

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