CLAREMONT, Calif. – Third-ranked Vanguard men's tennis extended its winning streak to six matches on Saturday afternoon with a dominant 7-2 performance against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps University.
The Lions have not been defeated in 2013 and boast a 6-0 overall record (4-0 GSAC).
"This was a great performance against the NCAA DIII fifth-ranked men's tennis team," head coach Mattias Johansson said. "Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is the best team that we have played so far and our guys were up for the challenge. Winning rather easily against a good team is proof that we are capable of winning any match that we play this year."
Doubles play proved better competition for the Lions than usual but Vanguard's duos still claimed all three points to begin the day. Stefan Kilchhofer and Lukas Larsson stole a 9-7 victory at No. 1 and Roger Muri and Robin Wagner managed an 8-5 win at the second slot. In third pairs, Yahor Kryvaruchka and Daymon Johnson also pulled through to garner an 8-5 point for the Lions.
The Blue and Gold earned four additional points in singles. No. 1 Kilchhofer remains unbeaten after a 6-1, 6-3 match with Warren Wood while fellow undefeated Lion, Muri, registered a 6-2, 6-4 victory at the second spot. Wagner also pulled off his sixth-straight win of the season at No. 4 and Johnson recorded Vanguard's final point, his third in a row, in a close sixth slate, 7-6, 7-6.
On February 27th, the Pride will host former Golden State Athletic Conference foe Fresno Pacific University at the Costa Mesa Center. The match will begin at 1:00pm.