March 1, 2003
Los Angeles, Calif. - The Loyola Marymount University men's tennis team downed Redlands 7-0 this afternoon at the LMU Tennis Center. LMU sophomore Tigran Martirosyan and freshmen Carlos Malet-Faura and Michael Wojnarowicz earned straight set victories. Malet-Faura earned a 6-0,6-0 victory over Tyson Hunter.
Even though the Lions swept the match, Redlands nearly pulled a couple of major upsets, including pressing No. 35 Leopold Graeubig and Wojnarowicz. Marco Bravo and Andrew Elling narrowly fell to the Lion duo, which earlier this week reached the highest national ranking in program history, 8-6.
"I am extremely disappointed in our effort," LMU head coach Nik DeVore said. "Not to take anything away from Redlands, but we should have won this match more handily. Redlands had nothing to lose coming in here so they played very loose and confident. We on the other hand played as if we thought the match would just be handed to us on silver platter. Redlands has a great group of guys who fought right down to the last point. I give them a lot of credit."
Next up for the Lions will be the H.E.B. Tournament in Corpus Christi, Texas. LMU will face No. 71 Colorado in the first round and New Orleans in the second round.