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  • Monday, Nov. 30

    • Women's Soccer

  • Wednesday, Dec. 2

    • Women's Soccer
    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Cal Lutheran, 7 pm

  • Friday, Dec. 4

    • Women's Soccer
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts Bethesda, 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, Dec. 5

    • Women's Soccer
    • Women's Basketball
      • WC hosts Claremont, 2 pm

  • Tuesday, Dec. 8

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 5:30 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, Dec. 12

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Hope Int'l, 5:30 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC at Hope Int'l, 7:30 pm

  • Friday, Dec. 18

    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts Pacific Union, 2:30 pm

  • Saturday, Dec. 19

    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts NW Indian, 7:30 pm

Westmont Takes 11th in Directors’ Cup

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 10th, 2015

For the sixth year in a row, Westmont Athletics has finished in the top 20 in the NAIA Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup which is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). The 11th place finish in the final 2015 standings is the fourth highest in program history. In both 1999 and 2002, the Warriors finished in seventh place. In 1996, the inaugural year of the Directors’ Cup Award, Westmont placed 10th.

The Directors’ Cup seeks to recognize athletic programs which perform well over a variety of sports. Points are awarded based on the best finishes at the national championships by an institution’s teams. A limit of six men’s teams and six women’s teams may add to the point total.

Westmont tallied 601, just 1.5 points behind Cal State San Marcos in 10th place and 23.5 points ahead of Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) in 12th place.

A national championship runner-up finish by men’s basketball earned 90 points for the Warriors while the women’s basketball program brought in 83 points as a national championship semifinalist.

Honors for Lindqvist  

Submitted by: Christy Cain - May 22nd, 2015

By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Upon the conclusion of his first year in a Warrior uniform, junior Carl-Philip Lindqvist was named to the NAIA Men’s Tennis Second Team All American roster of sixteen. Despite the first round knockout of the NAIA National Tournament last week in Mobile, Alabama, Lindqvist has proved to be one of the top competitors in the nation.

Due to many season long injuries, the Warriors found it necessary to change up their team rankings multiples times throughout the season. That being said, Lindqvist has split time between number one and number two singles. At the end of a season packed full of great competition, Carl holds an overall singles record of 10-12 (3-8 number one singles, 7-4 number two singles).

Warrior Men Eliminated in First Round

Submitted by: Christy Cain - May 12th, 2015

By Christy Cain

(MOBILE, Ala.) This morning, the Westmont men’s tennis 2015 season came to an abrupt end after being defeated by Reinhardt University in the First Round of the NAIA Men’s Tennis National Championship. #13 Westmont seemingly had the odds stacked in their favor as they went up against #20 Reinhardt. While the injury plagued Warriors battled the entire time, Reinhardt eventually walked away with a 5-4 heartbreaking win over Westmont.

The Warrior men started off the day trailing 1-2 after doubles play. On court number one, Josh Barnard and Carl Lindqvist tried their very best to upend Maksim Yorsh and Nikita Hrynov. But long rallies and extremely well placed shots led to an 8-3 victory for the Eagles. On court number two, Christian Mathis and Travis Kimsey started off a little slow, but were able to rally back multiple times to put themselves back in a position to win. Unfortunately, Emory Deloach and Nicolas Duarte capitalized on their opportunities and closed out the match with an 8-5 win, putting their team up two matches to zero.

Court number three, featuring Jan Sibbel and Tommy Nightingale was the only doubles win for the Warriors this afternoon, but they snuck away with a 9-7 victory over Reinhardt.

Men’s Tennis is Headed to Mobile

Submitted by: Christy Cain - May 8th, 2015

By Christy Cain
(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) The #13 Westmont men’s tennis team (10-14) will be taking on #20 Reinhardt (Ga.) (11-3) in the First Round of the NAIA Men’s Tennis National Championship this week in Mobile, Ala. The Warrior men have officially received an at large bid to the 24 team single elimination tournament that runs May 12-16.

This will be the Eagles first NAIA National Tournament appearance in program history. They worked their way to an automatic bid this season by winning the Appalachian Athletic Conference Championship. Ten consecutive match victories have led them to a record of 11-3 heading into their time in Mobile.

The Eagles are expected to be led by junior Maksim Yorsh and freshman Nikita Hrynov who have both recently received post season conference honors.

The Warriors are making their sixth straight National Tournament appearance, but this is the first year that they have not received a first round bye.

Warriors Swept in the Semifinals

Submitted by: Christy Cain - April 16th, 2015

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.

Warriors Beat Biola in First Round

Submitted by: Christy Cain - April 15th, 2015

By Christy Cain

(INDIAN WELLS, Calif.) The Westmont men’s tennis team started the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament off strong this afternoon with a First Round 5-2 win over Biola University. With the perfect stage set at the beautiful Indian Wells Tennis Complex, the Warrior men fought their way into victory.

“We played Biola last Saturday and even though we beat them 8-1, I thought we played really fundamental, consistent tennis all of that day,” opened head coach Mark Basham. “I was a bit worried about today’s match, knowing that we have some injuries and men who are not 100 percent. I was confident in our talent, but I knew that we would have to execute well today.”

If injuries were an issue, you would not have noticed them this afternoon. Other than a couple of underhand (yet surprisingly tough) serves from Josh Barnard-who has been sidelined off and on all season due to injury- there was no blatant sign of physical struggle.

The men played at a high level and fought for each win of the day. In the first doubles position was Carl-Philip Lindqvist and Joshua Barnard who have proven to be the most dynamic of the duos. Their 8-3 victory over their Eagle opponents truly set the tone for the rest of the day.

An Unwelcome Upset

Submitted by: Christy Cain - April 8th, 2015

By Christy Cain

(EL CAJON, Calif.) #16 San Diego Christian men’s tennis team (11-6, 7-4 GSAC) pulled out an unwanted 7-2 upset Tuesday afternoon against #10 Westmont College (8-12, 7-4 GSAC) on the Hawks’ home court.

With regular season play almost over, the San Diego Christian was looking for a last minute upset over Westmont who was ranked above them in both conference and national standings. On court number one, Brendan Aguilar fought Westmont’s Carl-Philip Lindqvist for a 6-3, 6-0 win to start the day. Joshua Barnard worked hard to hang with Leonardo Urquidi, but lost the sets 6-4, 6-1, giving the Hawks the second win of the day.

Lions Roar Past Warriors

Submitted by: Christy Cain - March 31st, 2015

By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) This afternoon, the #10 Westmont men’s tennis team (8-9 overall, 7-3 GSAC) took on the undefeated #4 Lions of Vanguard University (20-0, 10-0 GSAC). It was going to be an uphill battle for the Warriors from the start, but despite the eventual 8-1 Vanguard win, Westmont gave the Lions a run for their money.

They kicked off the match with singles play. On court one Carl-Philip Lindqvist battled it out with Stefan Kilchhofer who ended with scores of 6-2, 6-0. Joshua Barnard, the lone Westmont senior, took the court against Lion senior Fabio Silva. It was a very heated match as Barnard fought for a final singles win on his home tennis court. In front of a crowd of friends and family here to support him on senior day, Barnard rallied hard back and forth with the former Frenso Pacific player. Despite the effort put out by Joshua, Silva proved to be a tennis machine and walked away with a 6-2, 6-2 win this afternoon.

On court number three, Jan Sibbel faced off against Vanguard’s Roger Muri who came away with a 6-4, 6-3 win over the Warriors. The match on court four between Christian Mathis and Daymon Johnson was the longest singles match of the day. They played each other point for point for what seemed like an eternity, until Mathis was able to capitalize on his opportunity and won the match 6-4, 3-6, 10-8, giving the Warriors their only- yet hard earned- victory of the day.

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