MOBILE, Ala. – Second-seeded Auburn Montgomery (21-4) handed third-seeded Vanguard (24-1) its first loss of the season on Friday in the NAIA National Championship semi-final. Despite the earlier than expected departure from the tournament, the 2013 men's tennis team matches VU's highest ever finish at nationals (third place) and boasts the winningest record in the history of the program. They are also the only team to have gone undefeated during the regular season.
MOBILE, Ala. - No. 3 Vanguard faced a worthy, albeit understaffed, opponent in sixth-ranked Xavier (La.) (15-8) in the 2013 NAIA Men's Tennis National Championship quarterfinal on Thursday afternoon at the Mobile Tennis Center. The Lions bested the Gold Nuggets 5-2 despite dropping two doubles' points early. With the win, VU adds another tally to its perfect 24-0 slate and maintains bragging rights as the nation's lone unbeaten team.
MOBILE, Ala. – Lindsey Wilson (18-2) ended Vanguard's 2013 championship bid on Wednesday afternoon in the second round of the NAIA Women's Tennis National Tournament by the final score of 5-0.
MOBILE, Ala. – The third-ranked Vanguard men preserved their perfect 23-0 record on Wednesday morning at the Mobile Tennis Center, defeating No. 19 Warner (Fla.), 5-1, in the second round of the 2013 NAIA Men's Tennis National Championship Tournament. With the win, the Lions proceed to the national quarterfinal, where VU will take on No. 6 Xavier (La.) (15-7).
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Vanguard (12-16) took down Evangel (Mo.) (11-4), 8-1, in the first round of the 2013 NAIA Women's Tennis National Championships on Tuesday afternoon at the Mobile Tennis Center. The Lions swept all six singles matches and earned points at second and third doubles to advance in the tournament.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Vanguard tennis swept the Golden State Athletic Conference Player of the Year awards as both of the Lions' respective number one players, Stefan Kilchhofer on the men's side and Juliet Labarthe for the women, earned the honor in 2013. Moreover, head coach Mattias Johansson was selected as the GSAC Men's Tennis Coach of the Year for his third-ranked squad's historical 22-0 season.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Senior shortstop Kimberly Skoglund (Lake Forest, Calif.) and sophomore first baseman Brittney Boggs (Lakewood, Calif.) were recently named to the 2013 All-Golden State Athletic Conference Softball Team for their contributions to the Lions' 34-24 / 10-6 GSAC season.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (Bracket) (Match Schedule) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has officially released the bracket for the 2013 NAIA Men's Tennis National Championships, held May 14 - 18 in Mobile, Ala. The 62nd annual event is hosted at the Mobile Tennis Center. Third-ranked Vanguard (22-0) has a first round bye and will face the winner of Warner (Fla.) and Oklahoma Baptist on Tuesday, May 15th at 7:00 am (PST).
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (Bracket) (Match Schedule) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has officially released the bracket for the 2013 NAIA Women's Tennis National Championships, held May 14 - 18 in Mobile, Ala. The 33rd annual event is hosted at the Mobile Tennis Center. No. 11 Vanguard, which received an at-large bid into the tournament will face Evangel (Mo.) (11-3) in the first round on Tuesday, May 14th at 11:00 am (PST).
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Vanguard athletics is proud to announce that one of its own, senior Lauren Minnick (Victorville, Calif.), has been chosen to speak at commencement on Friday, May 10th. Minnick participated in two-sports for the Lions while at VU, competing in cross country in the fall as well as in track and field during the spring. She is a seven-time career letter-winner for the Pride.
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