By Jordan Wyatt:
There will be no Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament Championship repeat for No. 2-seeded (#11) Westmont Women’s Tennis (11-12), as the Warriors fell 5-3 to top-seeded and eighth-ranked Vanguard (16-8) in Thursday’s final.
Despite the loss, the Warriors are expected to receive an at-large invitation to the 34th Annual NAIA National Women’s Tennis Tournament that will be held May 13-17 in Mobile, Alabama.
“Even though we lost, it was clear that our team came prepared with the confidence and belief that they could win,” articulated Westmont head coach Kendyll McManigal. “Losing is never what we intended, so it makes you churn, but our team fought until the very end and played the entire match as if we were going to pull it out.”