LMU men's tennis head coach Tom Lloyd added two more standout players for this season.
LMU men's tennis earned the 13-best recruiting class among mid-majors according to TennisRecruiting.net.
Head Coach Tom Lloyd added two players for next year.
The LMU men's tennis team dropped their first round match at the WCC Championships to San Francisco for the third straight year.
The West Coast Conference announced the 2014 Men's Tennis All-WCC awards on Monday, with three Lions being recognized for singles play.
Santa Clara post match
Pepperdine preview with Tom Lloyd
First-year head coach Tom Lloyd sat down for an interview on Lions All-Access.
2014 LMU Golf Classic and Dinner Auction Pacific Palms Golf Resort, Industry Hills, CA - May 16, 2014
Final home game at LMU Tennis Center
Men's tennis at LMU Tennis Center for Wells Fargo PCH Cup
Tom Lloyd begins his second year as LMU men's tennis head coach in 2014-15. 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.
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.