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  • Thursday, May 7

    • Track & Field
      • Claremont Multi-Events., 10 am

  • Friday, May 8

    • Track & Field
      • Claremont Multi-Events., 10 am

  • Saturday, May 9

    • Track & Field
      • Occidental Inv., 11 am

  • Tuesday, May 12

    • Baseball
      • NAIA Opening Round
    • Men's Tennis
      • NAIA Championship
          First Round:
            WC vs. Reinhardt (Ga.)
            8:30 am CDT/6:30 am PDT
    • Women's Tennis
      • NAIA Championship
          First Round:
            WC vs. Evangel (Mo.)
            1:30 pm CDT/11:30 am PDT

  • Wednesday, May 13

    • Baseball
      • NAIA Opening Round
    • Men's Tennis
      • NAIA Championship
          Second Round:
            WC vs. TBA
            9 am CDT/7 am PDT
            If victorious 5/12
    • Women's Tennis
      • NAIA Championship
          Second Round:
            WC vs. TBA
            1 pm CDT/11 am PDT
            If victorious 5/12

  • Thursday, May 14

    • Baseball
      • NAIA Opening Round
    • Men's Tennis
      • NAIA Championship
          Quarterfinals:
            WC vs. TBA
            9 am CDT/7 am PDT
            If victorious 5/13
    • Women's Tennis
      • NAIA Championship
          Quarterfinals:
            WC vs. TBA
            1 pm CDT/11 am PDT
            If victorious 5/13

  • Friday, May 15

    • Baseball
      • NAIA Opening Round
    • Men's Tennis
      • NAIA Championship
          Semifinals:
            WC vs. TBA
            9 am CDT/7 am PDT
            If victorious 5/14
    • Women's Tennis
      • NAIA Championship
          Semifinals:
            WC vs. TBA
            1 pm CDT/11 am PDT
            If victorious 5/14

  • Saturday, May 16

    • Men's Tennis
      • NAIA Championship
          Finals:
            WC vs. TBA
            9 am CDT/7 am PDT
            If victorious 5/15
    • Women's Tennis
      • NAIA Championship
          Finals:
            WC vs. TBA
            1 pm CDT/11 am PDT
            If victorious 5/15

Women’s Tennis Receives GSAC Honors

Submitted by: Christy Cain - April 29th, 2015
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By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Two of Westmont’s women’s tennis athletes have officially received Golden State Athletic Conference honors for their 2015 season. Lauren Stratman was named GSAC Player of the Year, while both Stratman and Ines Costamagna were named to the GSAC All-Conference Team.

Success is not something that is new to Stratman, as this will be her second time receiving both of these honors. In 2014, the conference recognized her amazing, stand out talent as she posted an impressive 21-2 record while playing in the number one singles position.

This season has not been much different. Stratman has held true to her talent and has excelled both as a player and a teammate. She has notched a record of 17-2 on the number one singles court thus far, with her only losses coming from an injury forfeit and dropping a match to the reigning NAIA National Champion from Xavier (La.) On the court, she is a consistent player who is always doing her best to help the team succeed. Off the court, she is a phenomenal teammate. Once she is done playing, you can find her courtside for the other Warrior matches, cheering on her teammates as they battle for points. Stratman is currently the GSAC overall singles leader with her impressive record of 17-2.

The newest member to the Warrior roster, Ines Costamagna, sure made an impact in her first year representing Westmont. She immediately stepped in to the number two singles position and has earned a record of 15-1 so far. As a transfer, she has past experience of high level collegiate tennis and it shows in her play. Though battling injuries all season, Ines has shown up time and time again for her teammates and remained calm when put to the test. She currently ranks amongst the top number two singles players in the GSAC.

Eliminated by the Eagles

Submitted by: Christy Cain - April 16th, 2015
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By Christy Cain

(INDIAN WELLS, Calif.) It was a day of upsets at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden as both the number four seed Vanguard defeated the number one seed Arizona Christian and the number three seed Concordia defeated number two seed Westmont. Under the blazing desert sun, Westmont battled all afternoon in a competition that came down to the last two singles matches, but eventually fell 5-3 to the Eagles.

“First of all, we need to give credit to Concordia who played really, really well. They meshed their talent, focus and desire together to get a great win,” opened Coach McManigal. “On days like this it is hard because there are a few people on our team who won and I want them to know how well they did. Lauren and Ines in doubles and singles both really played well. They had to work hard against strong opponents and I know that these losses are especially hard for them.”

The afternoon started with doubles play against the Eagles. As usual, Ines Costamagna and Lauren Stratman handled the tough parts of their match with ease as they took down Ivana Vlakic and Ellie Johnson 8-3. Court number two featuring Haley Strandness and Alyson Meyer was a battle as they took on Caitlyn Uzzi and Layla Accorsi. Unfortunately, the Eagles took the 8-3 final win of that matchup. Court number three was the longest matchup of doubles play as Emily Keach and Grace Davis played Ulrike Hahn and Kelsey Markle. The set went back and forth so many times with multiple match points, but in a tiebreaker round, the Eagles came out victorious with scores of 9-8 (12-10).

Eyes on the Prize

Submitted by: Christy Cain - April 15th, 2015
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By Christy Cain

(Indian Wells, Calif.) The #11 Westmont women’s tennis team took the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament First Round courts by storm this afternoon in sunny Indian Wells, Calif. Thankfully, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is the perfect venue to put perform well at. On courts where many professionals have practiced and played, Westmont (13-8, 10-2 GSAC) defeated Hope International (0-15, 0-12 GSAC) 5-0 in the quickest match of the day.

The Warriors started the day off with doubles play. Apparently, each of the duos were locked in with the same mindset because not one single point was given up in any of the three doubles competitions. Court number three, featuring Emily Keach and Grace Davis, was the first to finish with an 8-0 win over Alyssa Prichett and Gabriella Chavez. They were quickly followed by Alyson Meyer and Haley Strandness who swept their Royal opponents in a speedy 8-0 clinic. Lauren Stratman and Ines Costamagna showed out on court number one against Sabrina Miller and Alyssa Penner, adding yet another win to their now 19-1 doubles record together.

Warriors Overturn the Hawks

Submitted by: Christy Cain - April 8th, 2015
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By Christy Cain

(EL CAJON, Calif.) The #11 Westmont women’s tennis team (11-8, 9-2 GSAC) was on a mission on Tuesday afternoon as they defeated San Diego Christian (4-11, 4-7 GSAC) on the Hawks’ home court.

The Warrior women started the day off strong with a 3-0 lead in doubles play. Lauren Stratman and Ines Costamagna added yet another 8-0 sweep to their season with a quick win over Viktoria Galitsyna and Heather Boros. On court number two, Alyson Meyer and Haley Strandness finished out a close 8-6 game against their Hawk opponents. Emily Keach and Grace Davis held down the number three slot with an 8-1 win over Yana Riabykh and Anastasia Hicker.

Warrior Women Solidify Senior Day Win

Submitted by: Christy Cain - April 1st, 2015
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By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Yesterday, in front of a crowd of friends and family members, the #11 Westmont women’s tennis team (10-8, 8-2 GSAC) put on a superb performance against #17 Vanguard University (5-13, 5-5 GSAC), giving the seniors one final 5-4 win on the Abbott Tennis Courts. Though it would be a battle, the Warriors couldn’t have chosen a better way to close out their senior’s final career home court match.

After the flowers were handed out, pictures were snapped and hugs were given, the Westmont women kicked off the day with doubles play. On court number one, Lauren Stratman and Ines Costamagna swept Sarah Edwards and Nataliya Yamkova in a quick 8-0 match. This marks the sixteenth win for this dream team, pushing them forward to a 16-1 overall doubles record.

Warriors Fall to Nuggets

Submitted by: Christy Cain - March 28th, 2015
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By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) The Westmont women’s tennis team (9-7, 7-2 GSAC) had an impressive day of play on the Abbott Tennis Courts yesterday against Xavier University (La.)(12-8). Despite the ultimate 7-2 team loss, the Warrior women have so much to be proud of and excited about. As any athlete knows, numbers only tell part of the story.

“We lost 2-7 against a top ten team but we still think we can win and are so close to breaking through,” opened head coach Kendyll McManigal. “Xavier team was in the semis at Nationals last year and we performed really well at certain spots throughout the day.”

The women’s team opened with doubles play yesterday afternoon. At the number one spot was the most promising duo Lauren Stratman and Ines Costamagna who took on Caroline Vernett and Simone-Alyse Ewell. The Warriors were able to cap off a good first win by a score of 8-1 and get the day started on an exciting note.

On court number two Hayley Standness and Alyson Meyer were overcome by Nour Abbes and Carmen Nelson with a final score of 8-1. To cap off doubles play, Emily Keach and Grace Davis suited up and were looking for some redemption after yesterday’s tough loss against Arizona Christian. While the duo battled against Nelson and Flowers, they were not able to solidify a win and dropped the set 8-2.

“We came out super solid at number one doubles. Everything went their way,” explained McManigal. “Number two and three were much tougher but had lots of close games. Girls carried that into singles. We knew it would be tough across the board and that we would have to dig in, grind and be mentally tough from start to finish.”

Warriors Almost Upset Firestorm

Submitted by: Christy Cain - March 27th, 2015
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By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) The #11 Westmont women’s tennis team knew that they had a battle on their hands as they took the courts yesterday against #9 Arizona Christian’s undefeated team (19-0 overall, 10-0 GSAC).

While the challenge was set before them, the Warriors did an amazingly good job of navigating the course. They played the Firestorm point for point for most of the day, but unfortunately, despite the mental and physical strength of the match, Arizona Christian came out the ultimate victors with an overall score of 5-4.

The Warrior women started the day by winning three out of their six singles matches. “I knew that we only won one doubles last time we played Arizona Christian, so we were looking to do as well as possible in singles so that we could build momentum going into doubles play,” opened head coach Kendyll McManigal.

Lauren Stratman played at number one position against Firestorm competitor Desiree Jackson. Stratman handily won the first set 6-2 and then battled it out in the second to pull out a 7-5 victory, giving Westmont its first victory of the day. Ines Costamagna went three sets with Andrea Crook, but eventually won 2-6, 6-4, 6-0.

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.”

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