COSTA MESA, Calif. – Head men's tennis coach Mattias Johansson has signed two Australian recruits for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. Joshua Banks (Toowoomba, Australia) and Justin Seller (Gold Coast, Australia) will join the Lions in the fall.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2013 NAIA Men's Tennis All-Americans. Players were selected by the All-America committee. The list of honorees includes 16 student-athletes on each of the first and second teams, plus 16 honorable mentions.
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. – 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 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.