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Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 29th, 2016

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For the time being, this site will remain available as an archive.

Sorenson Wins ITA West Regional NAIA Singles Championship

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - September 24th, 2016

By Kaci Mexico
September 24, 2016

Westmont Women’s Tennis had the first action of the season when they travelled to La Mirada to compete in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association NAIA Small College West Regional Tournament. Most notably, Freshman Cade Sorenson claimed the singles Championship.

The Warriors had three players entered into the tournament – returning sophomore, Isabel Lee; and newcomers, Cade Sorenson and Symone Jacques.

The first singles round was played on Thursday September 22 – Lee had a bye, Sorenson defeated Madeline Heer of Biola 6-0, 6-1 and Jacques defeated Monique Nila of Hope International when Nila withdrew due to injury. In the first doubles round on Thursday, Lee and Sorenson were defeated by Elizabeth Kelley and Tia Okano of Arizona Christian by a score of 5-8.


Johnson Named Women’s Tennis Head Coach

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 28th, 2016
Ellie Johnson

Westmont Athletic Director Dave Odell has announced the hiring of Ellie Johnson as the head coach of Westmont Women’s Tennis. Johnson takes over a program that has made 27 trips to the NAIA National Championships – winning the national title in 1982. The Warriors have also won 11 Golden State Athletic Conference Championships.

“We had a deep and diverse applicant pool,” said Odell, “but the committee feels strongly that Ellie is the right choice for the long term future of the women’s tennis program. Ellie’s experience as a GSAC player and as a coach in our region give her an understanding of the local tennis environment. She is well prepared with an MA in sports administration and a certificate in strength and conditioning. More importantly, she is committed to who we are from a missional point of view – both spiritually and academically.”

A graduate of Concordia (Calif.), Johnson was a four-year starter for the Eagles. In her senior year, the team won the GSAC Championship with Johnson playing at number two singles and number one doubles. Johnson, who was nationally ranked in doubles at number 13, served as team captain during her junior and senior seasons. Johnson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise sports science.

Since graduation, Johnson has pursued a master’s in coaching and athletic administration, which she expects to complete this summer. At the same time, she has served as the assistant women’s tennis coach at Concordia. She has also served as a tennis teaching pro at the Woodbridge Tennis Academy.

Stratman and Costamagna honored as All-Americans

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - May 30th, 2016
Stratman (left) and Costamagna (Photo by Brad Elliott)

By Kaci Mexico
May 30, 2016

Senior Lauren Stratman and junior Ines Costamagna of the Westmont Women’s Tennis team (10-8, 8-1) were each named as All-Americans (first team) at the conclusion of the 2016 season.

Stratman and Costamagna led the Warriors to both a GSAC regular season championship as well as a GSAC Tournament Championship. Each of their solid performances all season contributed to the Warriors making it to the second round of the NAIA Women’s Tennis National Tournament.

Overall, Costamagna went 8-5 playing mostly at number two singles and went 11-5 playing mostly at number two doubles with Haley Stratman.

Overall, Stratman went 13-3 playing at number one singles and went 15-2 at number one doubles with partner Isabel Lee. In conference Stratman proved to be unstoppable with a 9-0 singles record.

McManigal Resigns, Finishing with a Solid Season

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - May 21st, 2016
Photo by Brad Elliott

By Kaci Mexico
May 21, 2016

After three years as the head coach of the Westmont Women’s Tennis Team, Kendyll McManigal has announced her resignation. McManigal posted a record of 37-30 and has taken the program to the second round of the NAIA National Championship Tournament in each of the three years she has been head coach.

“Under Kendyll’s leadership the Women’s Tennis Program has gained national prominence – as they have competed in the national tournament for each of the three years she has been head coach,” said athletic director Dave Odell. “The program has also benefited from the tough schedule that Kendyll has had our teams play – a schedule consisting of matches against top caliber NCAA Division I, II, and III teams.”

McManigal’s involvement with Westmont began in 2001 when she played tennis for the Warriors from 2001-2004, under Coach Kathy LaSage. During her time as a player, McManigal played at number one singles for three out of her four years, advanced to the NAIA National Tournament three times and was named to the All-GSAC team three times.

Women’s Tennis Falls in Second Round

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - May 19th, 2016
Lauren Stratman (Photo by Kaci Mexico)

By Kaci Mexico
May 19, 2016

After a highly successful season that included a GSAC regular season championship as well as a GSAC Tournament Championship, #7 Westmont Women’s Tennis (10-8) fell to #10 William Woods (19-2) in the second round of the NAIA Women’s Tennis National Tournament by a score of 3-5.

Today’s loss hurts,” said head coach Kendyll McManigal. “You always know in post season that it could be your last match but I was just hoping it wasn’t today. We were very close today and it was an emotional loss for me as this great season came to end sooner than I hoped, and for the seniors who were playing their last match.”

“William Woods came out with nothing to lose and it showed – they played well,” explained McManigal. “We went down 1-2 after doubles which is never ideal. The goal is always 2-1, but a big win at #1 doubles kept us from going down 0-3. Lauren and Isabel started setting each other up more and then Lauren took over at that the net which just shut the other team down.”

Women’s Tennis Earns a Bye

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - May 12th, 2016

By Kaci Mexico

When #7 Westmont Women’s Tennis (10-7) won the championship match of the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament, they received an automatic bid into the NAIA Women’s Tennis National Tournament.

Earlier this week, it was announced that the Warriors have received a bye for the first round of the National Tournament.

The Warriors will automatically advance to the second round of the tournament where they will play in a match against the winner of a first round match-up between unranked Asbury (9-6) and unranked William Woods (17-2).

Honors for Women’s Tennis

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - May 2nd, 2016
Lauren Stratman (left), Ines Costamagna (middle), and head coach Kendyll McManigal (Photos by Brad Elliott)

By Kaci Mexico
May 2, 2016

After winning the Women’s Tennis Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament, individuals from the #7 Westmont Women’s Tennis team (10-7) received further recognition. Senior Lauren Stratman, Junior Ines Costamagna, assistant coach Nicci Yvanovich, and head coach Kendyll McManigal were all honored.

Stratman was named the GSAC Women’s Tennis Player of the year for the third year in a row, was named to the All-GSAC team and honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association as an NAIA Regional Award Winner for Senior Player of the Year.

Stratman was 12-3 on the season in number one singles and was unstoppable with a 9-0 record in conference play. She was also 14-2 in number one doubles, with partner Isabel Lee.

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