2014 Men's Tennis Tournament

Vanguard defeated Concordia, 5-0, to win the GSAC Men's Tennis Tournament Championship at Indian Wells Tennis Garden for the second consecutive year.  In those two years, the Lions have not lost a match against a conference team.  Vanguard outmatched Concordia in all three doubles matches, then closed the match with wins at the four and six singles spots.

Vanguard earns the GSAC's automatic bid to the NAIA Men's Tennis National Championship, which will be played at the Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, Alabama, May 13-17.  Other GSAC teams await at-large berths, which will be announced May 6.

The complete GSAC Championship results, including box scores, are listed below.

Semifinal Recap:
In the semifinals of the GSAC Men's Tennis Championship, top-seeded Vanguard defeated No. 4-seed Biola, 5-0, while No. 3 Concordia upset No. 2 Westmont, 5-4.  Vanguard swept the doubles matches.  Then in singles, No. 1  Stefan Kilchofer, who is undefeated in two seasons at Vanguard, and No. 6 Michael Rjazanov, both won their respective sets, losing only 1 game total.  In the other match, Concordia was down 2-1 after the doubles matches, but came back in singles to tie the match at 4-4.  The clinched th No. 6 singles match, which Hayden Hensley won, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.  Vanguard and Concordia will meet in the championship match on Thursday, April 17 at 9:00 am.

First Round Recap:
In the first round of the GSAC Men's Tennis Tournament at Indian Wells Tennis Garden, No. 3-seed Concordia completed its match first with a 5-0 win against No. 6 Hope International.  The Eagles will now play against No. 3 Westmont in the semifinals.  In the other match of the day, No. 4-seed Biola narrowly defeated No. 5 Arizona Christian, 5-4, to advance to the other semifinal against No. 1-seed Vanguard.  With the match tied 4-4, it came down to a 3-set contest at the number 5 singles spot.  Biola's Brandon Chang came out ahead of Arizona Christian's Michael Minguia, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, to clinch the match for Biola.

GSAC Men's Tennis Championship Results
First Round - Tuesday, April 15, 12:00 pm

#3 Concordia 5 vs. #6 Hope International 0 - Box Score

#4 Biola 5 vs. #5 Arizona Christian 4 - Box Score
 

Semifinals - Wednesday, April 16, 12:00 pm

#1Vanguard 5 vs. #4 Biola 0 - Box Score

#2 Westmont 4 vs. #3 Concordia 5 - Box Score
 

Championship - Thursday, April 17, 9:00 am

Vanguard 5 vs. Concordia 0 - Box Score

Tournament Brackets