Feb. 22, 2009
Moraga, Calif -
After losing a close one to Azusa Pacific, LMU Men's Tennis loses another nail biter. This time the Lions fell to WCC rival St. Mary's 4-3. The Lions remain winless on the season with a 0-6 record in their second match in as many days.
St. Mary's went ahead in the doubles round. The Gaels won two of the three matches. The Lions came close to taking the point away from St. Mary's. In the No. 1 position, LMU's Geza Bazula and Johan Berhof almost claimed LMU's second victory. Bazula and Berhof fell to SMC's Lucas Tirelli and Maxime Olivan 8-6. LMU's Aram Abgaryan and Renzo Maggi clinched the Lion's only victory in doubles. Abgaryan and Maggi defeated SMC's Gavin Leon and Stev Dawson-Roberts 8-3 in the No. 2 position.
Maggi and Abgaryan also led LMU in singles victories. Along with Berhof, the trio captured all of LMU's points. In the No. 2 position, Abgaryan defeated SMC's Maxime Olivian 6-2, 7-5 while Maggi defeated the Gael's Achim Christener 6-2, 6-3 in the No. 3 spot for the Lions. Berhof claimed the third point by defeating Yousse El Bouzkouri 6-1, 6-2 in the No. 5 position.
The Lions also came close to claiming the victory in two other singles matches. In the No. 1 position, Ivan Lopez lost his third 3 set heartbreaker. Lopez fell to Tirelli 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. Geza Bazula also came close to capturing a point. He fell in extra sets, 3 very close sets to SMC's Gavin Leon 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.
LMU Men's Tennis (0-6, 0-1 WCC) looks for their first victory today against another WCC opponent, San Francisco. The Lions take on the Dons at 1:30pm at the Cal Club on Sunday.
Saint Mary's (CA) 4, Loyola Marymount 3
1. TIRELLI, Lucas (SMC) def. Lopez, Ivan (LMU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
2. Abgaryan, Aram (LMU) def. OLIVAN, Maxime (SMC) 6-2, 7-5
3. Maggi, Renzo (LMU) def. CHRISTNER, Achim (SMC) 6-3, 6-2
4. LEON, Gavin (SMC) def. Bazula, Geza (LMU) 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
5. ZANNONI, Andrea (SMC) def. Andreasian, Aris (LMU) 6-1, 6-3
6. Berhof, Johan (LMU) def. EL BOUZKOURI, Yousse (SMC) 6-1, 6-2
1. TIRELLI, Lucas/OLIVAN, Maxime (SMC) def. BAZULA, Geza/BERHOF, Johan (LMU) 8-6
2. ABGARYAN, Aram/MAGGI, Renzo (LMU) def. LEON, Gavin/DAWSON-ROBERTS, Stev (SMC) 8-3
3. CHRISTNER, Achim/HAMDY, Sherif (SMC) def. Lopez, Ivan/ Von Der Ahe, Nick