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Lions Defeat #44 Oregon

April 13, 2006

Los Angeles, CA The Loyola Marymount women's tennis team defeated 44th-ranked University of Oregon today at the LMU Tennis Center. The Lions took the match from the Ducks 4-3.

In doubles play, the Lions had to compete without Erin Ivey in the lineup due to illness. LMU won at the two spot when Sladjana Kos and Maja Sundac defeated Claudia Hirt and Monica Hoz of Oregon 8-5. But this was not enough for the Lions to take the doubles point. LMU began singles action 0-1.

In singles play, Pavla Mesterova led the Lions at the number one spot. Mesterova has competed against ranked opponents in her last three singles matches. Mesterova got another chance to take on a ranked player today in 30-th ranked Dominika Dieskova. Mesterova took the match from Dieskova in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.

Robyn Baker is back in singles action for the Lions and defeated Anna Leksinska of Oregon 6-3, 6-2.

Sladjana Kos also gained a win for the Lions at number three singles. Her win over Anna Olivos of Oregon 6-2, 6-2 left the Lions tied 3-3 with the Ducks.

Maja Sundac was the last player on the court for the Lions. She was competing against Claudia Hirt of Oregon. Sundac took the match to three sets and there she secured the win at number five singles 6-0, 5-7, 6-2. This win also secured the Lions 4-3 win over the University of Oregon.

The Lions will next take on Cal State Northridge in their last home match of the season next Tuesday April 18th at the LMU Tennis Center. Play will begin at 2:00PM.

-GO LIONS-

Loyola Marymount 4, Oregon 3

DOUBLES

1. Dieskova/Olivos (Oregon) def. Mesterova/Baker (LMU) 8-3
2. Kos/Sundac (LMU) def. Hirt/Hoz (Oregon) 8-5
3. Powaska/Serementa (Oregon) def. Hubl/Russell (LMU) 8-2

SINGLES

1. Pavla Mesterova (LMU) def. #30 Dominika Dieskova 6-3, 6-1
2. Robyn Baker (LMU) def. Anna Leksinska 6-3, 6-2
3. Sladjana Kos (LMU) def. Anna Olivos (Oregon) 6-2, 6-2
4. Carmen Serementa (Oregon) def. Patrycia Hubl (LMU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Maja Sundac (LMU) def. Claudia Hirt (LMU) 6-0, 5-7 6-2
6. Monica Hoz (Oregon) def. Shawnell Russell (LMU) 6-0, 6-0