Men's Tennis

Cristobal Rivera
Cristobal  Rivera

Position:
Volunteer Assistant Coach

Birthdate:
09/29/1994

Alma Mater:
LMU, '16



07/03/2016

Rivera Makes Transition to Coaching

Cristobal Rivera will serve as a Volunteer Assistant Coach this year.

05/09/2016

Rivera Tabbed ITA Southwest Region Most Improved Player

LMU senior was named ITA Southwest Region Most Improved Player.

05/07/2016

Commencement #LMU16 Honors

Congratulations to 81 student-athletes who were a part of Graduation on Saturday.

05/07/2016

Commencement #LMU16 Honors

Congratulations to 81 student-athletes who were a part of Graduation on Saturday.

05/02/2016

Sweet 16s Highlight of 11th Annual Iggys

The 11th annual Iggy Awards honored LMU’s student-athletes for the 2015-16 season.

03/14/2014

Radford postmatch with Cris Rivera

Radford postmatch with Cris Rivera

03/04/2014

Preview with Cristobal Rivera

Preview with Cristobal Rivera

05/07/2016

2016 LMU Graduation

Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2016 at LMU

04/05/2016

MTEN | LMU vs. UC Irvine

Non-conference action from LMU Tennis Center.

03/14/2016

MTEN | LMU vs. UC Riverside

Men's tennis against UC Riverside at LMU Tennis Center Mar. 11, 2016

04/08/2015

MTEN | LMU vs. Binghamton

Non-conference action from LMU Tennis Center

03/17/2015

MTEN | LMU vs. #71 Utah

Non-conference action from LMU Tennis Center

Following a standout four-year career at LMU that ended with the 2016 season, Cristobal Rivera quickly transitioned into the coaching ranks, beginning his tenure as a volunteer assistant coach with the Lions in 2016-17.

Rivera was tabbed the ITA Southwest Region Most Improved Player in 2016 following his senior campaign. The native of Santa Monica, Calif. earned second team All-West Coast Conference honors as a singles and doubles player in his final campaign after earning honorable mention accolades as a singles player in 2014, and doubles honors as a junior.

Over his four-year career, Rivera totaled 62 singles wins, including going 20 at #4 singles. He had a winning record in all four of his seasons, finishing his career with a .602 winning percentage. On the doubles side, Rivera notched 42 doubles victories, including going 32-13 at the second spot in the order.

WHILE AT LMU
2015-16
ITA Southwest Region Most Improved Player...second team All-WCC in singles and doubles...went 20-13 overall in singles play, including 10-9 in dual matches...5-2 in WCC play, and recorded three decisions at #1 singles and nine at #2 singles...teamed with Charles Boyce to go 12-7 in doubles...the duo was 5-3 in WCC play, and was 12-3 when competing at #2 doubles...helped LMU to its highest ranking in program history on April 5, 2016 (#58).

2014-15
Went 14-11 as a singles player as a junior, playing the bulk of his matches at #4 singles (8-8)...played to a 4-2 mark at #3 singles...recorded victories at #4 singles over players from #61 Cal Poly, #71 Utah State and #72 Utah...teamed with Charles Boyce, went 13-4 overall in doubles play, including 4-2 in WCC play en route to being named honorable mention All-WCC...duo played almost exclusively at #2 doubles, going 12-4 at that spot...Rivera was 14-7 overall in doubles play...

2013-14
Named honorable mention All-WCC after finishing 16-7 overall in singles play while competing on courts 3-5...the 16 victories were tops on the team...went 7-3 in WCC play...had a string of 10 straight victories from March 13 to April 6, the longest streak of any Lion in 2014...finished the year 15-7 in doubles, including 8-2 with partner Felix Van Kann at #2...the duo was 3-1 in WCC play...also went 7-3 with teammate David Doehring...

2012-13
Went 12-10 in singles on Courts 2-5...made a big impact as LMU's only freshman...beat WCC opponents six times in singles...was 1-12 with multiple partners in doubles...

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year varsity letter winner and starter under coach Wilston Poon... two-year captain... four years All-Santa Monica... four years All-Area... four years All-Ocean League...four years All-CIF Division II... team won three consecutive league titles... two-time CIF runner-ups... CIF individual runner-up... undefeated during his senior year... covered locally by the Santa Monica Patch newspaper...

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