Fourth-year Head Coach Tom Lloyd has hired Rob Gurden as an Associate Head Coach.
LMU men's tennis finished the season ranked #67 in the ITA rankings.
LMU senior was named ITA Southwest Region Most Improved Player.
Head coach Tom Lloyd led his current squad past his alma mater, Arizona.
Charles Boyce defeated #49 Daan Maasland in straight sets on the top court.
Freshman Errol Smith recorded a victory at #1 singles and #2 doubles on Friday.
Santa Clara post match
Pepperdine preview with Tom Lloyd
First-year head coach Tom Lloyd sat down for an interview on Lions All-Access.
Non-conference tennis action from the LMU Tennis Center on Mar. 15, 2017
Non-conference match from the LMU Tennis Center on March 9, 2017
Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2016 at LMU
Non-conference action from LMU Tennis Center.
Men's tennis against UC Riverside at LMU Tennis Center Mar. 11, 2016
Tom Lloyd begins his third year as LMU men's tennis head coach in 2015-16. Prior to coming to LMU, Lloyd had spent the previous seven years working as an assistant coach with the University of Arizona men's tennis program.
In his inaugural year at LMU, Lloyd guided the Lions to a 14-10 overall mark, including a 9-4 record at home at the LMU Tennis Center. The 14 wins, which were the most since 2006 for LMU, more than tripled the win total from the year prior (4). The Lions went 4-5 in West Coast Conference action, placing tied for fifth. Lloyd also saw the Lions win nine of 10 matches from 3/13 - 4/5, with the only loss coming to #5 UCLA.
The Lions went 13-11 in 2014-15, including 3-6 in the WCC, during Lloyd's second year as head coach. Taking advantage of the home court, the Lions finished 10-3 at the LMU Tennis Center. LMU had a trio of players honored by the WCC at the end of the campaign, with Errol Smith highlighting the group by earning WCC Freshman of the Year. The Freshman of the Year selection was the second for LMU, as Nico Terrien earned the honor in 2004. Charles Boyce was named second team All-WCC singles, while Smith took home honorable mention honors in singles. LMU's doubles pair of Boyce and Cristobal Rivera also earned an honorable mention selection.
Working in one of the best men's tennis conferences in the nation, Lloyd helped the 2010 Arizona squad to a season-high ITA ranking of #17 and the program's first-ever victory over UCLA. That team finished just one win shy of hosting the NCAA Regional, and capped back-to-back NCAA tournament bids in 2009 and 2010. Pushing his athletes both on the court and in the classroom, Lloyd saw his Wildcats post the highest team GPA in three consecutive years stretching from 2007 to 2009 while garnering numerous Academic All-Conference selections.
Prior to Arizona, Lloyd spent two years working as an ATP Tour professional coach for Taylor Dent. Under that title, Lloyd traveled around the world with Dent to tournaments such as the US Open, Wimbledon, Australian Open and Montreal Open, eventually helping Dent to reach a #21 ranking in the world.
Lloyd has also worked as a National Coach with the USTA at the newly-named StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., instructing and coaching top USTA juniors from the ages of 10 to 18 and working directly with Lead National Coach, David Roditi, and Director of Coaching, Jose Higueras.
A standout at Arizona from 2000-2004, Lloyd served as team captain in three of his four seasons as a Wildcat en route to recording 52 singles victories and 33 doubles wins during his career. His best year came as a senior in 2004, when he tallied a 17-12 record in singles competition and an 8-4 mark in doubles play. In 2002, paired with teammate Colin O'Grady, he won the Pac-10 Men's Doubles Invitational Tournament.
A native of Yorba Linda, Calif., Lloyd was a three-time all-league performer at Esperanza High School, and was named to the all-county team as a freshman.
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