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Tough WCC Loss Comes at Hands of Broncos

April 2, 2006

Los Angeles, Calif. - In a match that was just points from turning either way, Loyola Marymount dropped a tough West Coast Conference battle 5-2 to Santa Clara Saturday at the LMU Tennis Center.

The doubles point came down to the No.2 spot after the teams split at the first and third spots. Carlos Malet and Matt Phillips were down the entire match, but fought back to tie the score at 7-7. Santa Clara was then able to win the next two games to win the match and securethe doubles point.

In singles play, the Broncos went on to secure straight-set wins at spots No.1,No.2, and No.5.

Linas Cicenas put LMU on the board with a solid 6-3, 6-3 win at No.4 over Bobby Rasmussen, and Reyniere Roxas continued his winning ways holding offKevin McQuaid at the No.3 spot 6-1, 6-7, 10-4.

Senior Carlos Malet was the last one to finish, falling in a tough three set battle to Santa Clara's AJ Kerin at No.6 3-6, 6-1, 7-6.

"I'm pretty proud of the way we foughttoday," LMU Head Coach Nik DeVore said. "A few of our guys just didn't have there top games today, otherwiseI think the end result might have been different. It's a minor setbackthough. We have been playing pretty confidently as of late, so there is noreason to panic."

The Lions will remain at home to host Wofford on Wednesday beforetraveling to the Bay Area for weekend matches against UC Davis, Sacramento Stateand WCC opponent Saint Mary's.


Santa Clara 5, LMU 2

#1 Singles Jan Macek (SCU) def. Nico Terrien (LMU) 6-1 7-6(3)
#2 Singles Brian Brogan (SCU) def. Mike Wojnarowicz (LMU) 6-4 6-1
#3 Singles Reyniere Roxas (LMU) def. Kevin McQuaid (SCU) 6-1 6-7(3) 1-0(4)
#4 Singles Linas Cicenas (LMU) def. Bobby Rasmussen (SCU) 6-3 6-3
#5 Singles Tommy Hicks (SCU) def. Matt Phillips (SCU) 6-0 6-1
#6 Singles A.J. Kerin (SCU) def. Carlos Malet (SCU) 3-6 6-1 7-6(5)

#1 Doubles Kevin McQuaid/Blane Shields (SCU) def. Mike Wojnarowicz/Linas Cicenas (SCU) 8-6
#2 Doubles Bobby Rasmussen/Jan Macek (SCU) def. Carlos Malet/Matt Phillips (LMU) 9-7
#3 Doubles Michael Chan/Nicolas Terrien (LMU) def. Chris Iwamura/A.J. Kerin (SCU) 8-4