By Jordan Wyatt:
Westmont Women’s Tennis, ranked at #12 in the NAIA, traveled south Wednesday to take on the Cougars of former Golden State Athletic Conference rival #16 (NCAA Division II) Azusa Pacific (7-1).
Even though the Warriors (5-4, 4-0 GSAC) ended up dropping the match 8-1, the contest was much more competitive than the final results indicate. Additionally, the event lasted four hours before all racquets were laid to rest.
The Cougars swept doubles, but the sisters Stratman – sophomore Lauren and freshman Kate – held an early advantage in the number one slot before falling 8-4. Sophomores Jessica Cedillo and Haley Strandness also lost a tight match, succumbing 8-5 at number two doubles.