April 11, 2015
The No. 18 University of San Diego men's tennis team (19-4, 8-0 WCC) made program history Saturday afternoon at The Stevens Center in their second road match this weekend. The Toreros were crowned West Coast Conference regular season champions for the second year in a row after a 6-1 victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs (10-8, 2-5 WCC). With only one conference match to go, the Toreros have achieved the highest winning percentage in program history (previous, .818 1980), while staying on track to remain undefeated against league play for back-to-back seasons.
The indoor conditions did not phase the Toreros as they kept complete control in doubles play. The 34th-ranked duo of junior Jordan Angus and sophomore Filip Vittek started the day off smoothly defeating Gonzaga's Vladimir Mijatovic and Hayden Smith 6-1 at the No. 1 spot. Junior Romain Kalaydjian and sophomore Alexandros Araouzos would solidify the point picking up a victory over Bulldogs' Sergio Chip and Joey Brandt 6-1.
Although the Bulldogs tested the Toreros in tight sets, the squad sustained their focus. No. 3 player Angus, who has won nine of his last 10 matches, continued the Torero's momentum defeating Gonzaga's Hayden Smith in straight sets. Araouzos soon followed, knocking off Bulldogs' Joey Brandt 6-0, 7-6(5) at No. 6. Both Angus and Araouzos have not dropped a singles match versus league opponents this season.