College Roundup: Vanguard men advance to quarterfinals


Vanguard 5, Warner 1

MOBILE, Ala. — The No. 3-seeded Lions improved to 23-0 by trouncing the Florida-based school in the second round of the NAIA Tournament on Wednesday at the Mobile Tennis Center.

Lions freshman Stefan Kilchhofer remained unbeaten in singles (23-0) by topping Julian Ramirez, 6-1, 6-1, in the No. 1 spot.

Freshman Daymon Johnson also earned a singles point with a 6-0, 6-2 win in the No. 5 spot

Kilchhofer and sophomore Roger Muri outlasted its No. 1 doubles foe, 9-8 (7-5) to help the Lions complete a doubles sweep.

Vanguard advances to Thursday's quarterfinals. It will meet No. 6-seeded Xavier of Louisiana (15-7), which defeated Belhaven of Missouri, 5-3, on Wednesday.



USC 4, UC Irvine 0

LOS ANGELES — The Anteaters were blanked in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday at USC to end their most successful season ever.

UCI (23-5) produced the most wins in the program's history in 2013 and also claimed the program's first NCAA Tournament win by defeating San Jose State in Saturday's first round.

Sarah Gong was leading her second set, 3-2, at No. 4 singles when the match was halted after USC (23-2) earned the necessary four points to advance.

Senior Kristina Smith will represent UCI in the NCAA individual championships, May 22-27, in Urbana, Ill.


Lindsey Wilson 5, Vanguard 0

MOBILE, Ala. — The Lions were eliminated in the second round of the NAIA Tournament on Wednesday at the Mobile Tennis Center.

The Lions, who defeated Evangel of Missouri, 8-1, in the first round on Tuesday, finish the season 12-16.

Lindsey Wilson, from Kentucky, improved to 17-2.

Against Evangel, Vanguard swept all six singles matches with Golden State Athletic Conference Player of the Year Juliet Labarthe posting a 6-2, 6-1, victory in the No. 1 spot.

Nina Pudar, Gabriele Alford, Melanie Parker and Anita Taranto all won in singles and doubles against Evangel (11-4).

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