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Lions Hold On for Win Over Wofford

April 5, 2006

Los Angeles, Calif. - Loyola Marymount men's tennis started a long week with a 6-1 win over Wofford at home Wednesday at the LMU Tennis Center. With the win, the Lions improve to 11-8 overall.

"We didn't play our best match today, but we managed to pull out a somewhat comfortable 6-1 win," LMU Head Coach Nik DeVore said. "Our energy was a little bit down today for some reason. Sometimes it's tough to rebound after such an emotional match like the Santa Clara match on Saturday. We just looked a little bit lethargic today at the start, and it cost us in the doubles. I was not happy with the effort overall."

But the Lions were able to rebound in singles play, winning in straight sets on every court. Reyniere Roxas improved his spring dual match record to 12-7 overall with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No.3.

Mike Chan stepped up for the Lions today as well, winning 7-5, 6-3 at No.6 singles and winning his doubles match with Nico Terrien 8-4 at the No.2 position. The win makes Chan and Terrien 17-4 as a team this season.

"We will have to get off to better starts this weekend," DeVore said, "as the competition is going to be much tougher against Sacramento State, UC Davis and Saint Mary's."

The Lions begin the weekend road swing Saturday at Sacramento State at 1:00 p.m.

-GO LIONS-

LMU 6, WOFFORD 1

Doubles
1.Stubbs/Barlow (W) def. Wojnarowicz/Cicenas (LMU) 8-6
2.Terrien/Chan (LMU) def. Fridzon/Barber (W) 8-4
3.Muthig/Collins (W) def. Phillips/Essoyan (LMU) 8-2

Singles
1.Nico Terrien (LMU) def. Andrew Stubbs (W) 6-4,6-4
2.Mike Wojnarowicz (LMU) def. Chris Barlow (W) 6-4, 6-0
3.Reyniere Roxas (LMU) def. Alex Fridzon (W) 6-1, 6-0
4.Linas Cicenas (LMU) def. Richard Cahi (W) 6-4, 6-3
5.Matt Phillips (LMU) def. Scott Collins (W) 6-3,6-3
6.Mike Chan (LMU) def. Jeff Muthig (W) 7-5, 6-3