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  • Saturday, March 7

    • Track & Field
    • Baseball
      • WC at Concordia
        Doubleheader, 11 am
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC hosts Nevada, 11 am
    • Men's Basketball
      • GSAC Tournament Semifinals
        WC vs. TBD, 7:30 pm
        Location TBD
        If victorious 3/5

  • Tuesday, March 10

    • Men's Basketball
      • GSAC Tournament Finals
        Location & Time TBD
        If victorious 3/7

  • Friday, March 13

    • Baseball
      • WC hosts Arizona Chr., 3 pm
    • Track & Field
      • Oxy Distance Carnival, 4 pm

  • Saturday, March 14

    • Baseball
      • WC hosts Arizona Chr.
        Doubleheader, 12 pm

Sneaking by San Diego

Submitted by: Christy Cain - February 20th, 2015
Joshua Barnard

By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) #9 Westmont men’s tennis team (4-3, 4-1 GSAC) had their work cut out for them this afternoon as they hosted #21 San Diego Christian (5-2, 3-2 GSAC) on the Abbott Tennis Courts.

“We played well. It was a very tough match. We knew it was going to be difficult against them,” opened head coach Mark Basham. “I think that the Hawks are going to be a top 15 team in the NAIA, so it was a great win for us today.”

As usual, the Warriors opened with doubles play this afternoon and ended up winning two out of the three matchups. On court one, Carl-Philip Lindqvist and Travis Kimsey were upset by Brendan Aguilar and Leonardo Urquidi by a score of 8-2. But on court number two, Westmont’s Mathis and Sibbel took care of business with 8-1 win against De Romas and Zasadnyy.

Warriors Fall to the Lions

Submitted by: Christy Cain - February 17th, 2015
Joshua Barnard

By Christy Cain

(COSTA MESA, Calif.) #9 Westmont’s men’s tennis team (3-3, 3-1 GSAC) had a difficult time this afternoon while playing #4 Vanguard University (6-0, 3-0GSAC). The Warrior men had their work cut for them as they took on the undefeated Lions and ultimately dropped the match 2-7.

In doubles play, Lindqvist and Kimsey notched one of Westmont’s two wins as they opened up with an 8-6 victory against the Lion’s number one duo. Mathis and Sibbel dropped 4-8 against Gely and Muri, while Whalen and Nightingale fell 1-8 against Vanguards Johnson and Burnac.

Warriors Fall to Cal Lutheran

Submitted by: Christy Cain - February 11th, 2015

By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.)The Westmont men’s tennis team (1-2, 1-0 GSAC) took the courts for the first time in over a week this afternoon against Cal Lutheran (2-1). It was a hard fought battle between the two teams, but ultimately the Kingsmen came out with a 5-4 win over the Warriors.

As usual, the day started off with doubles play. Carl-Phillip Lindqvist and Travis Kimsey played in the number one spot for the Warriors and took on Moises Cardenas and Fergus Scott. Though it was a hard fought match, the Warriors fell to the Kingsmen 8-4. On the second court, Westmont’s Mathis and Sibbel took on and defeated Knight and Thorton 8-5, splitting the doubles score to 1-1. The final doubles matchup involved Luke Whalen and Tommy Nightingale vs. brothers Andrew and Ian Slater. In a close competition, the Slater brothers snuck away with a 9-8 (4) win, giving Cal Lutheran a 2-1 lead coming out of doubles play.

Warriors Win Conference Opener

Submitted by: Christy Cain - February 3rd, 2015
Joshua Barnard

(IRVINE, Calif.) The #9 Westmont men’s tennis team finished with a big 5-4 win in their conference opener against #11 Concordia this afternoon in Irvine, Calif.

The Warriors have had multiple weeks of practices, scrimmages and good competition, which have brought them to this point. The men were focused and determined to start conference play off well, and thankfully they did not disappoint.

The doubles matches of the day were all very tightly matched. Barnard and Lindqvist tag teamed for a 9-8 (3) win in the number one spot this afternoon. They were followed by Christian Mathis and Jan Sibbel who defeated Concordia’s Rafael Racy and Bernardo Bertolucci by a close score of 9-7. In the third position, Kimsey and Whalen were taken down 8-4 by the Eagles’ Pronath and Ko. At the conclusion of the doubles, the Warriors held a 2-1 lead.

A Santa Barbara Showdown

Submitted by: Christy Cain - January 26th, 2015

By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Westmont men’s tennis team (0-1) officially kicked off their 2015 season last Saturday right down the road at UC Santa Barbara (1-2).

To open the season against a top Division I school is no easy feat, but the Warriors took the court and put up a fight. They started the day with the doubles competitions. In Division I play, whoever wins two out of the three matches, wins the one cumulative doubles point.

Upperclassmen duo Joshua Barnard and Carl-Philip Lindqvist played in the number one doubles position and defeated Nathan Eshmade and Erik Johnsson (UCSB) 7-6 (8). On the number two court, Christian Mathis and Jan Sibbel (WC) took down UCSB team Morgan Mays and Andrew Riminton 7-6 (3). On the third court, UCSB tag-team Teague Hamilton and Chase Masciorini (UCSB) beat Luke Whalen and Travis Kimsey by a score of 6-1. Since Westmont won two of the three matches, they walked away with the one cumulative doubles point to start the day 1-0.

Men’s Tennis 2015 Season Preview

Submitted by: Christy Cain - January 23rd, 2015

By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) It looks to be a season of change as the Westmont men’s tennis team takes the court this weekend in their first official match of the season against UC Santa Barbara this Saturday. For many years, the Warriors have had veteran- heavy rosters, but their 2015 lineup holds four freshman, one sophomore, two juniors and one lone senior.

“This year’s team is very new. We have five new men-one is a walk on and four that I recruited. Total it makes four incoming freshman, one junior transfer and three returners,” opened fifth year head coach Mark Basham. “They are a hardworking team both on and off the court. They are all good students who did a great job in school during the fall semester, which is encouraging to see. They are also pretty steady and consistent in practice. Where last year’s team had a little more power, this year’s team is more consistent in regards to keeping the ball in play. Our matches may be little longer because of longer points.

“The 2014 team was a very experienced group with a good record of wins and losses (14-7 overall, 8-2 GSAC). At Nationals I felt like it just did not go our way. We lost in the Sweet Sixteen and I felt like we should have won our games against Bethany Kansas to keep us in the running,” recollected Basham. Since the end of that season, the focus has been on bringing in new talent to help build and grow the program even more.

Barnard and Lindqvist Nearly Claim Championship

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 10th, 2014
Josh Barnard (left) and Carl Lindqvist display national runner-up hardware.

Westmont’s Joshua Barnard and Carl Lindqvist came within one point of claiming the 2014 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Small College NAIA Doubles Championship today, but had to settle for the title of runner-up.

Barnard, a senior and Lindqvist, a junior, earned a spot in the national tournament by winning the West Regional held at Biola two weeks ago. Conducted at the Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter, South Carolina, the national tournament brought together the eight regional winners.

Barnard and Lindqvist started play on Thursday by defeating Alex Haizel and Boris Peshiv of St. Francis (Ill.) in the opening round. The Warrior duo prevailed 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the semifinal match which was held this afternoon.

“In the semifinals, we were down a set and a break and Josh and Carl did a great job of totally turning the momentum around,” said Westmont head coach Mark Basham.


Men’s Tennis Sweeps ITA Regionals

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 28th, 2014
Joshua Barnard

Westmont Men’s Tennis swept the ITA NAIA Small College West Regionals in the first tennis event of the 2014-15 season. Joshua Barnard and Carl-Philip Lindqvist won the doubles competition while Luke Whalen captured the singles title for the Warriors.

By winning, all three Warriors have earned a spot in the ITA NAIA Small College National Tournament, which will be held October 9-12 in Sumter, South Carolina.

Whalen opened the tournament with a 6-1, 6-1 first round win over Bernardo Bertolucci of Concordia before sweeping Thiago Duarte de Brito of Hope International 6-0, 6-0. In the quarterfinals, Whalen faced Concordia’s Christian Wickenhausen, the top seed of the singles tournament. After winning the first set 6-3, Whalen claimed the second set 7-5 to reach the semifinals.

Whalen was not the only Warrior to reach the semifinals. In fact, three of the four semifinal competitors were from Westmont. Barnard, who was the number two seed, reached the semis after defeating Hayden Hensley of Concordia 6-1, 6-4. Lindqvist earned his semifinal place by defeating Man Ho Ko, also of Concordia 6-2, 6-3.


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