LA MIRADA, Calif. – The No. 10 Lewis-Clark State College women’s tennis team knocked off another high-ranked NAIA team during its California road trip on Tuesday. This time the Warriors defeated No. 7 Westmont College 7-2.
The win comes a day after taking down then-ranked No. 11 Vanguard University 6-3 and moves the Warriors to 5-7 on the season. Westmont, which was riding a 13-match win streak, dips to a near pristine 14-2.
LCSC swept three close doubles matches and took four of the six singles contests against Westmont. In singles play, Dorothy Chong (No. 1), Livia Blasque (No. 2), Rye Hewett (No. 4), and Florencia Martina (No. 6) each came away with lopsided victories.
The No. 12 Warrior men faced the No. 5-ranked team in Westmont and fell by a final score of 7-2. LCSC is now 5-3, while Westmont improves to 9-9.
Sam Tozer and Quentin Wacquez gave the men’s team its first point with an 8-7 win at No. 3 doubles, and Alberto Sanz battled back 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 to claim the fifth singles match and push the Warriors’ point total to two.
The Warrior tennis teams will take a day off on Wednesday before continue their road trip with matches against Arizona Christian University in La Mirada on Thursday.
Women’s – Lewis-Clark State 7, Westmont 2
#1 - Livia Blasque / Dorothy Chong (LCSC) def. Tara Yekrang / Jessica Cedillo (WC) 8-6
#2 - Rye Hewett / Bryn Oliveria (LCSC) def. Nicci Yvanovich / Grace Davis (WC) 8-6
#3 - Florencia Martina / Deanri Human (LCSC) def. Fernanda Rivera / Alyson Meyer (WC) 8-5
#1 - Dorothy Chong (LCSC) def. Tara Yekrang (WC) 6-0, 6-2
#2 - Livia Blasque (LCSC) def. Jessica Cedillo (WC) 6-3, 6-4
#3 - Grace Davis (WC) def. Bryn Oliveria (LCSU) 6-1, 6-3
#4 - Rye Hewett (LCSC) def. Emily Keach (WC) 6-2, 6-0
#5 - Carolyn Stevens (WC) def. Deanri Human (LCSC) 6-3, 6-3
#6 - Florencia Martina (LCSC) def. Haley Strandness (WC) 6-3, 6-1
Men’s – Westmont 7, Lewis-Clark State 2
#1 - Tim Goranson / John Bertam (WC) def. Anders Tischer / Jeff Lowndes (LCSC) 8-4
#2 - Rodrigo Schaefer / Josh Barnard (WC) def. Haseeb Kahn / Lincoln Gay (LCSC) 8-5
#3 - Sam Tozer / Quentin Wacquez (LCSC) def. Travis Kimsey / Nick Szyndlar (WC) 8-7
#1 - Tim Goranson (WC) def. Anders Tischer (LCSC) 6-1, 6-0
#2 - Rodrigo Schaefer (WC) def. Sam Tozer (LCSC) 6-3, 6-1
#3 - John Bertram (WC) def. Lincoln Gay (LCSC) 6-1, 6-4
#4 - Josh Barnard (WC) def. Quentin Wacquez (LCSC) 6-3, 7-6
#5 - Alberto Sanz (LCSC) def. Nick Szyndlar (Westmont) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
#6 - Travis Kimsey (WC) def. Jeff Lowndes (LCSC) 7-6, 7-5