Lions Lose to Big Red 5-2
LMU goes into extra sets in 4 of the 6 singles matches
March 16, 2009
Los Angeles, Calif - After a long weekend Loyola Marymount Men's Tennis (2-11) was back in action at LMU Tennis Center. For their fifth straight home game LMU hosted Cornell this Monday afternoon. The Big Red was too much for the Lions as LMU lost the match 5-2.
Cornell began the match on top in the doubles round. The Big Red swept all three matches. Ivan Lopez and Nick Von Der Ahe were the closest to capturing a doubles win for LMU. After leading the majority of No. 2 position, Lopez and Von Der Ahe lost a tiebreaker to Jeremy Feldman and Andy Gauthier 8-7 and ended their four match-winning streak.
In the singles round LMU went the distance in four of the six matches, only winning one of them. Ivan Lopez earned LMU's only victory in straight sets. Lopez defeated Jonathan Jaklitsch 6-4, 6-3 for LMU's first point in the No. 1 singles position. Johan Berhof earned LMU's other win. After being down in the first set, Berhof came back to beat Jonathan Fife 3-6, 7-6, 6-2 in the No. 3 singles position. It's Berhof's fourth win in five matches.
Renzo Maggi, Geza Bazula, and Aris Andreasian lost the extra set tiebreakers. Both Maggi and Andreasian won their first set in the No. 2 and No. 5 positions but lost the final two sets. Maggi lost 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 to Joshua Green while Andreasian got beat 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 to Andy Gauthier. After losing his first set 3-6, Bazula came back to win the second set 6-3 of the No. 4 match. Bazula's second set comeback wasn't enough as he fell in the third 4-6 to Cornell's Jeremy Feldman.
Loyola Marymount Men's Tennis will be back at home on Wednesday, March 18. The Lions will host Montana State at LMU Tennis Center at 1:30 p.m.
Cornell 5, Loyola Marymount 2
Singles competition1. Ivan Lopez (LMU) def. Jonathan Jaklitsch (CORNELL) 6-4, 6-3 2. Joshua Goldstein (CORNELL) def. Renzo Maggi (LMU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 3. Johan Berhof (LMU) def. Jonathan Fife (CORNELL) 3-6, 7-6, 6-2 4. Jeremy Feldman (CORNELL) def. Geza Bazula (LMU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 5. Andy Gauthier (CORNELL) def. Aris Andreasian (LMU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 6. Marc Asch (CORNELL) def. Dmitry Popov (LMU) 6-2, 6-1
Doubles competition1. Kyle Doppelt/Joshua Goldstein (CORNELL) def. Renzo Maggi/Geza Bazula (LMU) 8-4 2. Jeremy Feldman/Andy Gauthier (CORNELL) def. Nick Von Der Ahe/Ivan Lopez (LMU) 8-7 3. Marc Asch/Mirza Kills (CORNELL) def. Aris Andreasian/Dmitry Popov (LMU) 8-5