History & Records

The Westmont women’s tennis program has had success on the national level almost from the year it started. Women’s intercollegiate tennis began at Westmont in 1975, and just two years later placed seventh in the AIAW national championships. That was followed by two more top-15 national finishes in AIAW competition.

The first year of NAIA national competition in women’s tennis was in 1982, and Westmont christened the event by claiming the inagural national title. Head coach Chris Milner was named the NAIA National Coach of the Year. The Warriors have competed in the NAIA national tournament 24 times, placing among the top 20 teams on 18 occasions.

Kathy LeSage, a former All-American for the Warriors, took over the coaching reigns from Milner and was head coach of the women’s tennis program for 28 years. She posted a record of 303-278 and took the Warriors to 20 NAIA National Tournaments.

Westmont tennis has produced 28 NAIA All-Americans and 17 NAIA Scholar-Athletes.


Heidi Olding earned
All-American honors
in 1992, 1993 and 1994.

Shea Abby won two
District singles titles and was a 2-time NAIA
Coaching Records
Coach Years Record Pct.
Pam Perkins 1975-76 (2) 9-12 .429
Paul Bortolazzo 1977 (1) 7-6 .538
Janet Lee 1978(1) 8-10 .444
Chris Milner 1979-88 (10*) 120-68 .638
Kathy LeSage 1986-2013 (28*) 303-278 .522
Kendyll McManigal 2014-16 (3) 36-31 .537
All-Time 42 years 402-358 .529
*Milner and LeSage were co-head coaches in the 1986, 1987 and 1988 seasons.