By Christy Cain
(INDIAN WELLS, Calif.) The Westmont men’s tennis Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament run came to an end this morning in the semifinal round as they dropped their final match 5-0 to an undefeated #3 Vanguard University team.
Coming off of a great win against Biola University yesterday, the men were looking for some successful sets this morning as they started off with doubles play. But when you go against a talented, undefeated roster like Vanguard, you truly need the odds to be ever in your favor.
“I felt that all three courts of our doubles got off to a bit of a sluggish start,” opened Mark Basham. “My hope was that we could be confident and get some early opportunities in those matches. But unfortunately we didn’t. Although Vanguard has some of the very best talent, I was confident that at number two we could be successful or at least very, very competitive. They competed well, but we were simply outmatched.”
On court number one, Carl Lindqvist and Joshua Barnard battled it out with Stefan Kilchohhfer and Roger Muri who handily won 8-2. Right next to them was Christian Mathis and Travis Kimsey who went back and forth with Fabio Silva and Michael Rjazanov who won with another score of 8-2.