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.”