March 17, 2013
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LOS ANGELES - In the last ten matchups between LMU and Gonzaga, the Lions have won nine. That includes a 5-2 victory at home Sunday, improving the Lions to 2-10 and dropping Gonzaga to 6-7.
After starting their season at 6-4 in the Northwest, Gonzaga recently left their home region for the first time this season, going 0-3 in California this week. Playing in just their third home match, the Lions were able to get their second consecutive win and first at the LMU Tennis Center this season.
In the doubles round, LMU took care of things quite easily. Todd Volmari and Sebastian Bustamante won a quick 8-2 match on Court 1 and Othar Kordsachia and Felix Van Kann won their match 8-3 on Court 2 to clinch the point for the Lions. On Court 3, Jack Zapala and Nicholas Bjerke both played a bit injured, which lead to an 8-5 loss. Neither of the two played in singles today.
At the top of the singles board, Gonzaga was the better team Sunday, winning on Courts 1 and 2. But LMU would win on the remaining four courts to take the 5-2 team victory. Finishing first with a double bagel was Daniel Simko, who won 6-0, 6-0 on Court 6. The next Lion to win was Bustamante, who defeated his opponent 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 4 position. Van Kann and Cristobal Rivera rounded things out for the Lions with Van Kann winning 7-5, 6-2 on Court 5 and Rivera defeating his opponent 6-3, 6-3 on Court 3.
The Lions return to action this Tuesday, March 19 when they take on Oklahoma St. at home at 1:30 p.m.
- GO LIONS -