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  • Thursday, March 26

    • Women's Tennis
      • WC hosts Arizona Chr., 12 pm
    • Men's Tennis
      • WC hosts Arizona Chr., 2 pm

  • Friday, March 27

    • Track & Field
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC hosts Xavier (La.)., 2 pm
    • Baseball
      • WC vs. Wm. Jessup
        in Marysville, 6 pm

  • Saturday, March 28

    • Track & Field
    • Baseball
      • WC vs. Wm. Jessup
        in Marysville
        Doubleheader, 12 pm
    • Men's Tennis
      • WC hosts Xavier (La.)., 2 pm
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC at Pt. Loma Naz., 2 pm

Cougars Take Down the Warriors

Submitted by: Christy Cain - February 25th, 2015
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By Christy Cain

(AZUSA, Calif.) The Westmont women’s tennis team (6-3, 4-1 GSAC) unearthed an old rivalry this afternoon as they headed down south to take on Azusa Pacific University (6-2).

The Warriors have only matched up against the Cougars a handful of times since Azusa transferred out of the NAIA two years ago. But it looks like Division II has treated them well, since the Cougars took down Westmont 7-2 this afternoon on the Bavougian Tennis Courts.

Lauren Stratman and Ines Costamagna held it down on the number one doubles court as they notched the first victory of the day with a 9-8 (4) win over the Cougars’ Johnson and Ingwaldson. The win was not only another notch in the dynamic duo’s undefeated record this season, but brought Azusa’s point streak of 39 consecutive singles and doubles matches won to an abrupt end. “Lauren and Ines had to fight to pull out their doubles win,” opened head coach Kendyll McManigal, “They dug deep and raised the intensity as the match wore on.”

Warriors Sweep the Hawks

Submitted by: Christy Cain - February 20th, 2015

By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Westmont’s women’s tennis team (6-2, 4-1 GSAC) swept San Diego Christian (2-3, 2-3 GSAC) 9-0 on Friday afternoon at home on the Abbott Tennis Courts.

The lady Warriors have sparked a bit of a winning streak over the last two matches, only dropping one match to go a total of 17-1 between the two competitions. In doubles play, Inez Costamagna and Lauren Stratman continue to light up the court with their consistent and high level play. The duo has yet to lose a doubles match this season and continued their streak today with a 8-0 win over Viktoria Galitsyna and Heather Borsos.

One court number two, doubles partners Alyson Meyer and Haley Strandness took down San Diego Christian’s Daneshjoo and Riabykh by a score of 8-2. To cap off doubles play, Keach and Rivera defeated Boeta and Hicker 8-2.

Victory at Vanguard

Submitted by: Christy Cain - February 17th, 2015

By Christy Cain

(COSTA MESA, Calif.) The #12 Westmont women’s tennis team (5-2, 3-1 GSAC) had a very convincing 8-1 win in Costa Mesa this afternoon against #11 Vanguard University (2-4, 2-2 GSAC).

Today was an interesting match for the Warriors because the Lions had to forfeit two singles and a double match due to illness and injury. Since the Lions only had four players, the Warriors automatically went up 3-0.

Despite the defaulted points earned, the Warriors did not let up. The women played very strong and consistent tennis. In singles play, Lauren Stratman swept her opponent 6-0, 6-0 in the number one position.

Clutch Play at Concordia

Submitted by: Christy Cain - February 4th, 2015

By Christy Cain

(IRVINE, Calif.) #12 Westmont’s women’s tennis team opened conference play with a convincing 7-2 win against #10 Concordia yesterday at the Costa Mesa Tennis Courts.

Opening the day with singles play may not be a competitor’s favorite thing to do, but today it worked to the Warriors advantage. Since they went 5-1 during the singles competitions, the ladies won the match before doubles even started.

With three of their six players going into three sets, the Warriors battled for each of their singles wins. Lauren Stratman played in the number one spot, posting a convincing 6-0, 6-1 win against her opponent from Concordia. Inez Costamagna continued her undefeated winning streak with two 6-0 wins against the Eagles. Haley Strandness was the first to go into three sets, but pulled away with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 win against Hahn.

Warriors Fall to Matadors

Submitted by: Christy Cain - January 31st, 2015
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By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) The Westmont women’s tennis team (1-1) hosted their second competition of the season this afternoon at the Abbott Tennis Courts against Cal State University Northridge (1-0). Despite the eventual 2-7 loss to the Division I Matadors, the Warriors saw some great performances out of their players.

The doubles performances were a highlight of the day as Lauren Stratman and Inez Costamagna teamed up and defeated Vivian Lin and Kiryang Kim 8-2. “We won number one doubles very convincingly today,” opened second year coach Kendyll McManigal. “The girls played great tennis in that match. They were also mentally tough, on fire and positive. One of Northridge’s coaches even commented on their positive energy and demeanor, which made me really proud.”

Also in doubles, Alyson Meyer and Haley Strandness dropped their matchup 8-2 against Mickey Hsu and Kristen Poel. The number three senior duo Emily Keach and Grace Davis fell to Northridge’s Criss Rodriguez and Jessica Warren with a score of 8-3.

Starting Off Strong

Submitted by: Christy Cain - January 26th, 2015
Haley Strandness

By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) The Westmont women’s tennis team (1-0) opened their 2015 season off with a 9-0 sweep against UC Santa Cruz (0-1) last Saturday.

When the women matched up against Santa Cruz last season, they battled their hearts out, but ultimately lost 4-5. This season, they wanted to come out with a vengeance. Prior to the opener, second year coach Kendyll McManigal said, “Last year we lost to UCSC in a heart breaker. Even though we lost, the final match we lost was 5-7 in an intense third set. I think this year will show our improvement when we play them. The girls are looking forward to seeing how we compare and how this one turns out.”

Considering that the women walked away with a final score of 9-0, it’s safe to say that the Warriors certainly are not disappointed with this year’s results.

Women’s Tennis 2015 Season Preview

Submitted by: Christy Cain - January 23rd, 2015

By Christy Cain

The Westmont women’s tennis team will kick off their 2015 season this weekend against UC Santa Cruz at home on the Abbott Tennis Courts. The Warriors are in their second season under head coach Kendyll McManigal. With seven players who have significant experience under their belts, it looks to be a very exciting season.

“Last year was my first year as head coach so I think that I did not quite know what to expect about how we would do or all the responsibilities that come with being a head coach” opened Westmont alumna and head coach Kendyll McManigal. “All of that being said, I think last year was a great year for us– it was just a building year. We finished 11th in the NAIA and second in the Golden State Athletic Conference which are really good end results, but our record was 12-13 after Nationals. A lot of this had to do with the fact that I scheduled many hard matches as a first year coach. We played University of the Pacific, CSU Northridge twice, Lynn (one of the best Division II teams), Middlebury, Azusa Pacific and Point Loma. I have this belief that we need to play great teams in order to be prepared for our harder competition, but with that came some highs and lows. We gained a lot of experience and in turn, we gained confidence in our ability to overcome difficulties.”

This season, the women still have a highly competitive schedule of play, but not such an overwhelming number of non-conference match ups. “We had a great summer and a really productive fall season, so we are ready to hit the ground running. I made a good effort to not schedule as many back-to-back difficult matches. I think our schedule is a bit more even with matches we can definitely win, compared to the ones that will give us a challenge” explained McManigal.

Women’s Tennis Competes in ITA Regionals

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 28th, 2014
Grace Davis

Three members of the Westmont Women’s Tennis team reached the singles quarterfinals of the ITA NAIA Small College West Region Tournament and two teams reached the doubles quarterfinals.

After a first round bye, Haley Strandness posted a 6-0, 6-1 win over Madeline Heer of Biola in the second round to reach the quarterfinals. Grace Davis, who also had a first round bye, defeated Susan Carmichael of Biola in the second round 6-1, 6-3.

Alyson Meyers earned her spot in the quarterfinals by posting a 7-6 (3), 6-1 win over Ulrike Hahn of Concordia. In the second round, Meyers defeated Biola’s Kelsey Post 6-0, 6-2.

Unfortunately, all three Warriors lost their quarterfinal matches to athletes from Arizona Christian. Strandness fell 6-1, 6-3 to Mikayla Morga while Davis lost 6-3, 6-1 to Jessica Trink. Meyers fell to top-seeded Andrea Crook.


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