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#67 LMU Defeats CSUN 4-3

April 18, 2006

Los Angeles, Calif.

67th- ranked Loyola Marymount University women's tennis team defeated Cal State Northridge today in the Lions last home match of the season. LMU took the 4-3 win from the Matadors at the LMU Tennis Center.

The now ranked Lions started off with a strong start over CSUN. The Lions were able to halt the Matadors nine-match winning streak with their win toady. LMU won the doubles point with wins at both the number one and three doubles positions. The team of Pavla Mesterova and Robyn Baker defeated Silvia Gutierrez and Yu Yu Myinitun of CSUN 8-4. At the number three spot in doubles play, Sladjana Kos and Maja Sundac defeated Ana Matijasevic and Olga Yepremian 9-8.

In singles action, the Lions played consistently strong throughout the line up. LMU gained singles points from the number one, three and five singles spots. Sladjana Kos took Canna Furuta in straight sets at the number three spot 6-1, 6-2. At number five singles Maja Sundac defeated Yu Yu Myinttun 6-2, 6-0.

The deciding point came at the number one singles spot where 76th- ranked Pavla Mesterova was competing against Silvia Gutierrez of CSUN. Mesterova came out on top for the Lions and defeated Gutierrez 7-6 (2) 3-6, 6-4.

Today's match was the last home match played by LMU senior Patrycia Hubl. The LMU women's tennis team dedicated the match to their only graduating senior Hubl.

Next up for the Lions are the WCC Championships that begin on April 20th. The tournament will be played in Santa Clara, Calif.

- GO LIONS-

LMU 4, CSUN 3

DOUBLES

Mesterova/Baker (LMU) def. Gutierrez/Myinitun (CSUN) 8-4
Koichumanova/Furuta(CSUN) def. Hubl/Ivey (LMU) 8-6
Kos/Sundac (LMU) def. Matijasevic (CSUN) 9-8 (5)

SINGLES

Pavla Mesterova (LMU) def. Silvia Gutierrez (CSUN) 7-6 (2) 3-6, 6-4
Kanykey Koichumanova (CSUN) def. Robyn Baker (LMU) 6-1, 6-2
Sladjana Kos (LMU) def. Canna Furuta (CSUN) 6-1, 6-2
Ana Matijasevic (CSUN) def. Patrycia Hubl (LMU) 7-6 (3), 6-3
Maja Sundac (LMU) def. Yu Yu Myinttun (CSUN) 6-2, 6-0
Olga Yepremian (CSUN) def. Erin Ivey (LMU) 3-6, 6-2, 4-6