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No. 9 Men's Tennis Blanks LMU in Home Opener

Jan. 31, 2007

MALIBU, Calif. - The No. 9 Pepperdine men's tennis team opened its home schedule with a 7-0 shutout over West Coast Conference foe Loyola Marymount Wednesday afternoon at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center. With the win, the Waves moved to 2-1 on the season, while the Lions dropped to 1-4.

Bassam Beidas and James Lemke were the first doubles team to pick up a win, defeating Renzo Maggi and Sam Tadevosian, 8-2 at No. 3. Andre Begemann and Mahmoud Kamel defeated Matt Philips and Nick Perez, 8-6, and at No. 1, Omar Altmann and Richard Johnson handed Nico Terrien and Jacek Twarowski a 9-8 defeat for the sweep.

Kamel dominated at the No. 6 singles position, defeating Maggi 6-1, 6-1 to put the Waves up 2-0 in the match. Begemann followed with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Terrien and at No. 4, Beidas clinched the match with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Reyniere Roxas.

Moments later, Johnson put away Nikola Petrov 6-4, 6-1 at the No. 2 spot. After winning the tiebreaker in the first set, Altmann had no problems securing the win in the fifth position as he defeated Tadevosian, 6-2, in the second set. The last match remaining was a battle at No. 3 between Lemke and Twarowski. After winning the first set 6-4, Lemke was down 3-2, but battled back for the 6-4 victory and the Waves' final point.

Pepperdine continues its three-match homestand on Saturday, Feb. 3 when it hosts Saint Mary's and Santa Clara in a conference double header. First serve is set for 10 a.m. against Saint Mary's with the second match of the day scheduled for 2 p.m.