Lions push No. 39 BYU to the limit but fall to second straight 4-3 heartbreaker.
After the past two weekends on the road, LMU men's tennis will play San Diego and Saint Mary's at home this weekend.
LMU men's tennis will play at the University of Portland and at Gonzaga University this weekend.
￼LMU men's tennis will play at Santa Clara and San Francisco this weekend. ￼￼￼￼￼￼
Coming off two wins in a row, LMU will now face two ranked opponents in as many days.
Brad Sceney is in his sixth year as head coach of the Loyola Marymount men's tennis team. Sceney came to the bluff after serving as the Director of Tennis at The Paseo Club in Valencia, Calif., and enjoying an impressive collegiate career at Pepperdine from 1995-98.
Sceney has led the Lions to three straight fifth-place finishes in the WCC. Overall in the five years that Sceney has been at LMU, the Lions have finished 5th in 2012, 2011 and 2010, 6th in 2009 and 5th in 2008. The Lions were 10-14 overall and 3-4 in conference last season.
An All-American while at Pepperdine, Sceney helped the Waves to a top-10 ranking each of his four seasons in Malibu. His mark of 85 career singles victories is still the Pepperdine record today. In 1996, Sceney won the All-American Doubles Championship.
Following his collegiate career, Sceney spent time in the professional tennis ranks, earning rankings in the top-600 in singles and top-300 in doubles after just one year on the ATP Tour.
Sceney, a native of Australia, won the 1992 Australian Open Junior Doubles Championship. He was the second-ranked junior in Australia from 1986-1992 and was a member of the country's junior national team.
For the last nine years, Sceney has worked with Topseed Tennis Academy, a corporation that owns and operates three tennis clubs and one sports club in Southern California. Hired as a tennis instructor in 1999, Sceney advanced to the title of Director of Tennis at one of the company's sites, The Paseo Club in Valencia, Calif. There, he manages a staff of 10 tennis professionals and coordinates the tennis program for approximately 3,500 members.
Sceney and his wife, Katy, currently reside in Valencia. Also a WCC tennis alumnus, Katy played for the Portland Pilots from 1998-2001. The two are the proud parents of daughters Elle (4) and Isla (2).
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