Lions Win Three Matches in Three Days
Heading into this week, the LMU men's tennis team was gearing up for a grueling schedule that featured three matches in three days. After Saturday's match with Hawaii had concluded, the Lions were sitting at 3-0 for the week.
March 15, 2014
Los Angeles, Calif. - Heading into this week, the LMU men's tennis team was gearing up for a grueling schedule that featured three matches in three days. After Saturday's match with Hawaii had concluded, the Lions were sitting at 3-0 for the week. Saturday's home match with Hawaii had a final score of 5-2 in favor of LMU, who now improves to 7-5 on the season.
In doubles play, the Lions would win on all three courts, but Hawaii would keep it very interesting. First to finish was Court 3, where LMU's David Doehring and Cristobal Rivera found themselves up 6-0. But after Hawaii came back to win six straight games, the match was tied at 6-6. LMU would close it out in the end with an 8-6 finish. On Court 2, LMU's senior-freshman combo of Daniel Simko and Luke Bohuslav clinched the doubles point for the Lions with an 8-5 victory. And on Court 1, LMU's top team of Sebastian Bustamante and Todd Volmari battled hard to come out on top 8-7. The pair is now 8-2 when playing together on Court 1.
In singles play, the Lions stayed hot and jumped out to a fast start. First to finish was Todd Volmari, who has been incredible as of late. On Court 2, the Canberra, Australia native won 6-3, 6-1 in a clean match that improved his singles record to 7-2. Shortly after, Cristobal Rivera would finish off his opponent 6-0, 6-2. The sophomore is now 4-0 since moving to Court 4. With a 3-0 team lead at this point, the Lions needed only one more win to secure the match. The final four courts to finish were all extremely close with games going back and forth all afternoon. The next court to finish was on Court 6, where senior Daniel Simko would best his opponent 6-3, 6-4 to clinch the team win for LMU. The Lions would then fall to Hawaii on Courts 1 and 3, but Bohuslav would give the Lions another win after battling his opponent to a hard-fought 7-5, 4-6, 10-3 victory.
The Lions' six-match home stand will continue when they host Army at 11:00a.m. this Wednesday, March 19.
Loyola Marymount University 5, Hawaii 2