COSTA MESA, Calif. – No. 4 Vanguard men's tennis completed the 2014 season with its perfect 10-0 Golden State Athletic Conference slate intact on Saturday after defeating No. 11 Concordia 8-1 .The Lions, who have gone undefeated in back-to-back GSAC seasons, push their league winning streak to 21 matches with the victory.
The Pride women also did not suffer a GSAC loss in 2014, marking the first time in program history that both teams have gone unbeaten in the same year.
No. 1 Stefan Kilchhofer (SO/Basel, Switzerland) and No. 6 Michael Rjazanov (SO/Berlin, Germany) capped the regular season with wins in their singles matches to complete individual undefeated seasons. Rjazanov held the team's best 2014 record at 20-0, while Kilchhofer went 19-0.
Kilchhofer has not lost during the regular season in his two years at VU and boasts a 42-1 overall record.
Singles started the day, where The Pride garnered five-of-six points. Kilchhofer had to battle in the top-billed match, but came away with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Concordia's Wickenhauser. No. 5 Filip Burnac (SO/Luzern, Switzerland) also pulled out a three-set win in his spot, besting Cope 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 on the day. The Lions' loss came in the third individual match, where the Eagles' Pronath managed a 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 takedown of Miguel Saiz Perez (JR/Madrid, Spain).
No. 2 Muri, No. 4 Johnson and No. 6 Rjazanov all took care of business, defeating their Concordia foes in two frames.
Doubles play featured a sweep by The Pride.
The Lions trounced Point Loma earlier in the week, also by the final score of 8-1.
The 2014 GSAC Men's Tennis Championship Tournament is next on the schedule for the Blue and Gold. Vanguard has a first round bye but will play at noon on Wednesday versus either the #4 (Biola) or #5 (TBD) seed. The tournament will be played at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs