COSTA MESA, Calif. – To the superstitious, 13 is an unlucky number. Playing the 13th match of the 2013 season on March 13th could have been an even more ominous task, but for Vanguard men's tennis, it was just another day in the office as the Lions won their 13th-straight contest.
The third-ranked Blue and Gold have held opponents scoreless in five of their 13 wins. Wednesday's match against Connecticut College was one of these, though the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles' pairings proved competitive, along with the No. 3 singles' slate.
At first pairs, Roger Muri and Radek Rosiak pulled off an 8-6 victory over Connecticut College's Joshua Suneby and Stephen Jones, while Vanguard's Robin Wagner and Lukas Larsson snuck by Jeff Basch and John Cangelosi 9-7.
Larsson once again prevailed in his three-set singles' match-up with Connecticut College's Jonathan Deeter to take the point 6-1, 7-6, 10-6.
The remainder of the day's points were collected in dominant fashion.
No. 1 Stefan Kilchhofer and No. 6 Daymon Johnson zeroed their respective counterparts 6-0, 6-0 in individual play to remain unbeaten on the year.
Muri, who bested Cangelosi 6-2, 6-2 at number two singles, is also undefeated.
Westmont is the Lions next opponent. Vanguard travels to Santa Barbara on Saturday to take on the Warriors.