Men's Tennis

Cristobal Rivera
Cristobal  Rivera

Volunteer Assistant Coach


Alma Mater:
LMU, '16


Rivera Makes Transition to Coaching

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


Rivera Tabbed ITA Southwest Region Most Improved Player

LMU senior was named ITA Southwest Region Most Improved Player.


Commencement #LMU16 Honors

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


Commencement #LMU16 Honors

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


Sweet 16s Highlight of 11th Annual Iggys

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


Radford postmatch with Cris Rivera

Radford postmatch with Cris Rivera


Preview with Cristobal Rivera

Preview with Cristobal Rivera


2016 LMU Graduation

Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2016 at LMU


MTEN | LMU vs. UC Irvine

Non-conference action from LMU Tennis Center.


MTEN | LMU vs. UC Riverside

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


MTEN | LMU vs. Binghamton

Non-conference action from LMU Tennis Center


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.

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).

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...

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...

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...

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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