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Lions Drop Tough 4-3 Decision at UCR

Feb. 27, 2007

Riverside, Calif. - Coming off a road win over 75th-ranked UC Irvine, Loyola Marymount men's tennis looked to continue its damage in the Big West Conference at UC Riverside. The Lions (2-8) got off to a strong start, but could not hold off the Highlanders' (5-3) comeback bid, falling 4-3 on the road.

The Lions started the match up 1-0 after earning the doubles point with wins at No. 2 (Matt Phillips/Nick Perez) and No. 3 (Sam Tadevosian/Renzo Maggi).

Tadevosian continued his good play in singles, dropping UCR's Bobby Tam quickly 6-1, 6-1 at No.4 to put the Lions up 2-0.

But UC Riverside mounted a comeback that would earn them four points from singles, as Phillips was the only other Lion to hold on for a singles victory at the No. 6 spot.

The Lions remain on the road for a Ivy League tour that will take them to Yale, Princeton, and Columbia over the next week. Princeton and Columbia have both been in the national rankings in the past few weeks, as the Lions' tough schedule continues.

-GO LIONS-

UC Riverside 4, LMU 3 Doubles
?#1 Calienes/Contreras (UCR) d. Terrien/Twarowski (LMU) 9-8
?#2 Perez/Phillips (LMU) d. Cartledge/Peana (UCR) 8-4
?#3 Tadevosian/Maggi (LMU) d. Kovacevic/Tam (UCR) 8-4

Singles
?#1 Mark Contreras (UCR) d. Nico Terrien (LMU) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
#2 Joe Cartledge (UCR) d. Nikola Petrov (LMU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
?#3 Jon Calienes (UCR) d. Jacek Twarowski (LMU) 6-4, 7-5?
#4 Sam Tadevosian (LMU) d. Bobby Tam (UCR) 6-1, 6-1?
#5 Gorjan Kovacevic (UCR) d. Reyniere Roxas (LMU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
?#6 Matt Phillips (LMU) def. Hakop Tadevosian (UCR) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2