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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.


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)

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