March 25, 2007
LOS ANGELES - Loyola Marymount topped Cal Poly 5-2 in men's tennis action Sunday afternoon at the LMU Tennis Center. For the Lions (5-11), it was another victory over a team that had been in the national rankings this season.
"This was an important match for us after the tough loss to Dartmouth last week," LMU Head Coach Nik DeVore said. "Cal Poly has been ranked in the top-75 this year, so for us to take care ofthis match the way that we did was a real confidence builder. Cal Polyplays excellent doubles and is accustomed to winning the doubles point, sothey looked a bit deflated after we took the doubles."
Sam Tadevosian and Jacek Twarowski sealed the doubles point for LMU with an 8-6 win at No. 1. The victory came over Cal Poly's Kyle Roybal and Matt Baca, who were 15-8 at No. 1 doubles heading into Sunday's match.
"That was by far our best performance at No.1 doubles in a very long time," DeVore said. "Jacek and Sam really came through when we needed them."
"I was really happy with what Renzo and Mattwere able to do for us today," DeVore said. "Their dominating performances really gaveeveryone else a psychological boost and kept the match momentum in ourfavor."
LMU then went up 4-0 to clinch the match when senior Nico Terrien fought back for a6-1, 1-6, 6-3 victory over Baca at No. 1. Baca has appeared as high as 97th in singles in the national ITA Collegiate rankings.
"That was a good win for Nico," DeVore said.
Things don't get easier for LMU, as the Lions next host Hawaii on Monday, April 2nd. Hawaii has been ranked as high as 68th, and itsNo. 1 and No. 2 players are both ranked in the top-100 in the ITA National Collegiate rankings. Once again, live match updates will be available at www.LMULions.com for those who can't make it to the LMU Tennis Center.
LMU 5, CAL POLY 2
1. Sam Tadevosian/Jacek Twarowski (LMU) def. Kyle Roybal/Matt Baca (CP) 8-6
2. Darryn Young/Robert Foy (CP) def. Nick Perez/Matt Phillips (LMU) 8-5
3. Nico Terrien/Renzo Maggi (LMU) def. Fred Dewitte/Nick Berger (CP) 9-7
Order of Finish: 2,3,1
1.Nico Terrien (LMU) def. Matt Baca (CP) 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
2.Darryn Young (CP) def. Sam Tadevosian (CP) 4-6, 7-6, 11-9
3.Jacek Twarowski (LMU) def. Fred Dewitte (CP) 4-6, 6-0, 7-6
4.Matt Phillips (LMU) def. Kyle Roybal (CP) 6-2, 6-2
5.Renzo Maggi (LMU) def. Robert Foy (CP) 6-0, 6-2
6.Nick Berger (CP) def. Nick Perez (LMU) 3-6, 7-6, 10-8
Order of Finish: 4,5,1,6,3,2