Westmont men get out the brooms against Hope

Seventh-ranked Westmont (8-5, 6-4 GSAC) cruised to an easy 9-0 Golden State Athletic Conference men’s tennis win over the Royals of Hope International (2-13, 0-9) on Friday afternoon at the Abbott Tennis Courts.

In singles action, the Warriors swept their opponents on three courts, winning 6-0, 6-0. At number one, Carlos Lima defeated Matt Miller while at number three Tim Göranson blanked Ivan Rashkov. On court number six, Kent Stormans won in straight sets over Joshua Feichter.

Bryan Cox also refused to give up a game playing at number two. Cox won the first set 6-0 and was leading 1-0 in the second set when his opponent, Tyrone La Reservee, retired from the match with an injury.

Lukas Zielen played at number five against Dean Tran, winning 6-3 in the first set before sweeping the second set 6-0.

There was a bit more drama on court four where Tiago Hayashi was battling Tyler McDonald. After winning the first set 6-1, Hayashi fell 3-6 in the second set. However, Hayashi recovered and won the third set 6-0.

In doubles action, Cox and Stormans teamed up on the number one court to defeat Miller and Rashkov 8-0. At number two, Zielen and Göranson won over Tran and McDonald 8-2. Westmont’s Brennan Patton and Seth Grotelueschen were awarded a forfeit win on court three.

The Warriors have over a week off before hosting No. 6 Point Loma Nazarene (10-3, 5-2 GSAC) on Saturday, April 9.