March 27, 2006
Ogden, Utah - The Lions won two of their three matches on the weekend road swing through Utah after topping Weber State 7-0 Sunday. With the win, Loyola Marymount improved to 10-8 overall.
In doubles play, Mike Wojnarowicz and Linas Cicenas lost to a tough Weber State team at the top spot, but Carlos Malet and Matt Phillips and Nico Terrien and Mike Chan came through with dominant performances at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots. Those two wins clinched the doubles point for LMU to put the Lions up 1-0.
Terrien and Chan now stand at 15-4 as a doubles team overall this year.
In singles play, Terrien and Wojnarowicz faced tough matches at No. 1 and No. 2, but both prevailed in three sets. With the win, Terrien improved to 16-10 on the year.
Junior Reyniere Roxas continued to impress with a straight-sets win at No. 3 singles. Roxas is now 10-7 this spring in dual matches.
"I was happy with the way we rebounded to win yesterday at Utah State and today after the tough loss on Friday to Utah," LMU Head Coach Nik DeVore said. "I knew that it would be tough jumping to high altitude for our guys, but they improved each match and played their best tennis today."
Next up for the Lions is an important West Coast Conference match against Santa Clara Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the LMU Tennis Center.
LMU 7, Weber State
#1 Singles Nicolas Terrien (LMU) def. Sascha Kiehne (WSU) 6-3,1-6,6-2
#2 Singles Michael Wojnarowicz (LMU) def. Fabio Mancarella (WSU) 6-1,6-7,6-2
#3 Singles Reyniere Roxas (LMU) def. Mathis Saberon (WSU) 6-1,6-3
#4 Singles Linas Cicenas (LMU) def. Zack Rideout (WSU) 1-6,7-6,6-1
#5 Singles Matt Phillips (LMU) def. Chris Williams (WSU) 6-3,6-4
#6 Singles Carlos Malet (LMU) def. Cole Paterson (WSU) 6-3,6-1
#1 Doubles Kiehne/Mancarella (WSU) def. Wojnarowicz/Cicenas (LMU) 8-4
#2 Doubles Malet/Phillips (LMU) def. Saberon/Allred (WSU) 8-3
#3 Doubles Chan/Terrien (LMU) def. Rideout/Paterson (WSU) 8-0