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LMU Defeats New Mexico State

April 13, 2007

LOS ANGELES - Loyola Marymount men's tennis topped New Mexico State (8-10) 4-3 Friday at the LMU Tennis Center. The victory makes the Lions (8-12) winners of four of their last five matches.

LMU won the doubles point, winning 8-4 at No. 2 and 8-2 at No. 3.

The Lions then got off to a quick 3-0 lead in singles play after senior NicoTerrien won 6-4,6-2 at No. 1 and Sam Tadevosian won 6-1,6-2 at No. 2.

"Nico andSam really took care of business today," LMU Head Coach Nik DeVore said. "Their opponents were tough, butneither one of our guys let them into the match for a second."

The tideturned on LMU, as Renzo Maggi and Jacek Twarowski both lost in threesets to make the match score 3-2.

However, LMU senior MattPhillips put the match away for the Lions with a come-from-behind4-6,6-3,6-3 win at No. 5 to make the score 4-2.

Freshman Nikola Petrov lost avery tough 7-6,3-6,7-6 match at No.4 to make the final score 4-3 in favor ofthe Lions.

"This was a very good win for us today," DeVore said. "New Mexico State is asolid team that never gives up. We had to really gut this match out.Matt's win at No.5 for us today really made the difference. He had beenstruggling as of late, but this type of win should put him back on track."

Next up for the Lions is conference foe Saint Mary's Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the LMU TennisCenter. Fans who can't make it to LMU can follow the action on LiveStats right here at www.LMULions.com.

-GO LIONS-

Loyola Marymount def. New Mexico State 4-3 - Results

Singles Competition
1.Nico Terrien (LMU) def. Gustave Diep (NMSU) 6-4, 6-2
2.Sam Tadevosian (LMU) def. Roman Stoisavljevic (NMSU) 6-1, 6-2
3.Stjepan Beg (NMSU) def. Jacek Twarowski (LMU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-0
4.Brice Magnanou (NMSU) def. Nikola Petrov (LMU) 7-6, 3-6, 7-6
5.Matt Phillips (LMU) def. Alejandro de Mucha (NMSU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
6.Eduardo Salas (NMSU) def. Renzo Maggi (LMU) 1-6, 7-6, 6-0

Doubles Competition
1.Stjepan Beg/Brice Magnanou (NMSU) def. Sam Tadevosian/Jacek Twarowski (LMU) 9-7
2.Matt Phillips/Nick Perez (LMU) def. Roman Stoisavljevic/Eduardo Salas (NMSU) 8-4
3.Nico Terrien/Renzo Maggi (LMU) def. Gustave Diep/Alejandro de Mucha (NMSU) 8-2