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Lions Win Third Straight

April 6, 2007

BOISE, Idaho - Playing on the neutral courts of Boise State, Loyola Marymount topped Montana State 4-3 Friday to win its third straight match. The Lions (7-11, 1-2 WCC), who have won four of their last five matches, will next face the host No.21 Broncos Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

We were pretty fortunate today," LMU Head Coach Nik DeVore said. "Wecame out very flat and it almost cost us the match."

Montana State took a 1-0 lead after earning the doubles point with wins at No.1 and No.3 doubles. "The doubles was very disappointing because we have been playing very solid doubles as of late andhave won a lot of doubles points," DeVore said.

The Lions were able to battle back in singles play and tied the match at 3-3, leaving it up to freshman Renzo Maggi for the second time in as many matches. Maggi was able to pull out a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 win to secure the match 4-3.

"Our energy and focus has got to be better at the beginningof matches or we are going to be in real trouble down the road," DeVore said.

The Lions and 21st-ranked Broncos will take to the courts at 5:00 p.m. Saturday.


LMU 4, Montana State 3

#1 Nico Terrien (LMU) def. Jakub Dybala (MSU) 6-2,6-4
#2 Kyle McDonald (MSU) def. Sam Tadevosian (LMU) 4-6,6-4,6-3
#3 Jacek Twarowski (LMU) def. Anton Leonenko (MSU) 6-4,6-3
#4 Justin Hauck (MSU) def. Matt Phillips (LMU) 6-3,6-4
#5 Renzo Maggi (LMU) def. David Kovas (MSU) 6-4,4-6,6-2
#6 Nick Perez (LMU) def. Igor Vuckovic (MSU) 7-6,6-2

#1 Kyle McDonald/Jakub Dybala (MSU) def. Jacek Twarowski/Sam Tadevosian (LMU) 8-6

#2 Matt Phillips/Nick Perez (LMU) def. David Kovas/Myles Perkins (MSU) 8-2
#3 Justin Hauck/Anton Leonenko (MSU) def. Nico Terrien/Renzo Maggi (LMU) 8-5