Tennis Clinches First Win

Feb. 19, 2010


LOS ANGELES, Calif. - On their first stop of three on their northern road trip up north, the Lions clinched their first victory over UC Davis Aggies. LMU delivered Davis a 7-0 shut out this Friday afternoon at the Marya Welch Tennis Center. The Lions claimed the doubles point by winning two of three before sweeping singles. Nic Amaroli and Tyler Lee teamed for UC Davis (4-4) in doubles for the Aggies' lone win.

LMU (1-5) opened doubles with a win at No. 1 as Ivan Lopez and Otto Sauer defeated Connor Coates and Toki Sherbakov, 8-4. This is Lopez/Sauer's fourth straight doubles win together making them a very competitive force for the Lions. The Lions clinched the match's first point when Geza Bazula and Jack Zapala posted an 8-5 victory over Josh Albert and Nick Hallchurch at No. 3. The final doubles match to finish was at No. 2 where Amaroli and Tyler Lee defeated Renzo Maggi and Borja Malet, 8-6.

The Lions won all the six singles matches earlier today for the first time this season. Lopez continued his stellar play at court one defeating Sherbakov 6-1, 6-2 while both Malet and Sauer earned their first singles win for the season. Four of the singles matches ended in straight sets. It took a super tiebreaker to decide match-ups at No. 4 and No. 5. Maggi eventually prevailed at No. 4 over Tyler Lee, 6-3, 6-7, 1-0 (11-9) for his second straight singles win. At No. 5, Johan Berhof outlasted Coates, 6-2, 1-6, 1-0 (12-10).

Nest up the Lions will face conference opponents, Saturday at 1:30 pm at St. Mary's.

Loyola Marymount 7, UC Davis 0
February 19, 2010
Marya Welch Tennis Center (Davis, Calif.)



1. Ivan Lopez (LMU) d. Toki Sherbakov (UCD), 6-1, 6-2.
2. Borja Malet (LMU) d. Chris Aria (UCD), 7-5, 6-4.
3. Otto Sauer (LMU d. Hunter Lee (UCD), 6-1, 6-1.
4. Renzo Maggi (LMU) d. Tyler Lee (UCD), 6-3, 6-7, 1-0 (11-9).
5. Johan Berhof (LMU) d. Connor Coates (UCD), 6-2, 1-6, 1-0 (12-10).
6. Geza Bazula (LMU) d. Nic Amaroli (UCD), 6-2, 6-0.

1. Lopez/Sauer (LMU) d. Coates/Sherbakov (UCD), 8-4.
2. Amaroli/T. Lee (UCD) d. Maggi/Malet (LMU), 8-6.
3. Bazula/Jack Zapala (LMU) d. Josh Albert / Nick Hallchurch (UCD), 8-5.


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