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Lions Blank Gonzaga 7-0

March 16, 2006

Los Angeles, Calif. - Loyola Marymount men's tennis earned its first West Coast Conference victory of 2006 when the Lions swept Gonzaga (1-13, 0-2 WCC) 7-0 at the LMU Tennis Center Thursday afternoon. With the win, the Lions improve to 6-7 overall and 1-3 in WCC play and have won five of their last six matches.

"We took care of business today and our guys did what they had to do," LMU Head Coach Nik DeVore said.

Mike Wojnarowicz and Matt Phillips combined for commanding singles wins at the No. 2 and No. 5 spots. They dropped just one game between the two of them.

"I was especially happy with Matt Phillips and Mike Wojnarowicz," DeVore said.

With a win tonight at the No. 1 spot in singles, junior Nico Terrien has won five of his last six singles matches, all at the top spot.

LMU was also impressive in doubles, winning at all three spots, including an 8-2 win from Terrien and Mike Chan at the No. 3 spot and an 8-3 win from Wojnarowicz and Linas Cicenas at the No. 1 spot.

Both programs entered the match in search of their first WCC win of 2006.

"This was good preparation for our tough matches coming up next week," DeVore said.

The Lions wrap up their nine-match homestand next week with Princeton on Monday and 75th-ranked Dartmouth on Wednesday at the LMU Tennis Center. LMU will then travel to Utah for weekend matches against 51st-ranked Utah, Utah State, and Weber State.

-GO LIONS-

LMU 7, Gonzaga 0

#1 Singles Nico Terrien (LMU) def. Reid Arthur (GON) 6-3,6-1
#2 Singles Michael Wojnarowicz (LMU) def. Brett Womack (GON) 6-0,6-1
#3 Singles Reyniere Roxas (LMU) def. Marco Pineda (GON) 7-5,6-0
#4 Singles Linas Cicenas (LMU) def. Cooper Fratt (GON) 6-2,6-1
#5 Singles Matt Phillips (LMU) def. Robert Penney (GON) 6-0,6-0
#6 Singles Carlos Malet (LMU) def. Charles Adams (GON) 5-7,6-1,13-11

#1 Doubles Wojnarowicz/Cicenas (LMU) def. Arthur/Adams (GON) 8-3
#2 Doubles Malet/Phillips (LMU) def. Womack/Pineda (GON) 8-7
#3 Doubles Chan/Terrien (LMU) def. Fratt/Napolsky 8-2