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Lions Open Ivy League Tour with Win Over Yale

March 4, 2007

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - In its first match of its Spring Break Ivy League road tour, Loyola Marymount (3-8) men's tennis topped Yale (3-3) 5-2.

"This was a great win for us, especially since we are playing on the road and indoors against a team that is very intense and used to playing a lot of indoor tennis," LMU Head Coach Nik DeVore said.

Four of the six singles matches went three sets Sunday.

"It was a very close match that could have gone either way," DeVore said.In the end, the Lions pulled out each of the three set matches to win the non-conference match-up 5-2.

We have had a lot of trouble as a team closing out three set matches, so this should help our confidence for future matches. I was especially happy to see Nico Terrien fight back so hard today."

Terrien, a senior for the Lions, was down 5-2 in the third set, but fought back for a 7-6 win in the third.

Next up for the Lions are two matches against nationally-ranked Princeton and Columbia, as the Ivy League tour continues.

"We will have to step it up even more if we expect to win," DeVore said.

-GO LIONS-

Singles
1. Brandon Wai (Y) def. Nikola Petrov (L), 6-3, 6-1
2. Nico Terrian (L) def. Michael Caldwell (Y), 6-7, 6-3, 7-6
3. Sam Tadevosian (L) def. Jeff Dawson (Y), 3-6, 7-6, 6-3
4. Jacek Twarowski (L) def. Rory Green (Y), 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
5. Matt Schimmel (Y) def. Matt Phillips (L), 6-3, 7-6
6. Reyniere Roxas (L) def. Connor Dawson (Y), 6-2, 4-6, (10-5)

Doubles
1. Wai / Green (Y) def. Terrien / Twarowski (L), 8-2
2. Phillips / Nick Perez (L) def. Dawson / Josh Lederman (Y), 8-6
3. Tadevosian / Renzo Maggi (L) def. Caldwell / Tom Santoro (Y), 8-1