Feb. 15, 2004
Carson, Calif. - Loyola Marymount men's tennis defeated Northern Arizona University 4-3 at the Lions' temporary home facility, the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
In his second win in three matches at the No. 2 spot, freshman Nico Terrien defeated NAU's Jeremy Coll 7-6, 6-4.
Sophomore Michael Wojnarowicz fought back after dropping the first set 3-6 to defeat Jamie Maxwell 6-1, 6-2 in the final two sets.
Carlos Malet defeated Ronson Taylor in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.
"Mike and Carlos played with a little more confidence this week, and were both able to close out important wins for us," Head Coach Nik DeVore said.
The Lions also took the doubles point, as Wojnarowicz and Matt Phillips defeated Maxwell and Jonas Jegers 9-8, and Terrien and Ashton Politanoff knocked off Coll and Taylor 9-7.
"We squeaked it out against Northern Arizona," DeVore said. "I knew that it would be a tough match because NAU was coming off wins over Sacramento State and New Mexico State, and they always have players who play with a lot of passion."
The Lions continue their home stretch next weekend, hosting UC San Diego at 10:00 a.m. and Claremont at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 21 at the Home Depot Center. The Carson, Calif. facility is serving as a temporary home court for the Lions as a sixth tournament court is constructed on the LMU campus.
"We need to find a way to put a complete match together, where everyone
plays consistently well on the same day," DeVore said. "Our schedule gets tougher from here on out, so we will have to find a way to take our games up a level if we are going to be successful."