Lions Drop Match to no. 31 BYU

March 27, 2010


LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The men's tennis was not able to hold off no. 31 BYU cougar's today falling 7-0. The Lions who have won 7 of their last 10 matches were looking to add another win to their record however were not able to hold off BYU.

In singles play the Lions were unable to snatch a win from the Cougars. On court one, Ivan Lopez pushed Evan Urbina to three sets however was unable to come back in the third to get the win going 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 overall. Otto Sauer looked promising in the second set on court two however Shubert of BYU prevailed 6-0, 7-6. Borja Malet dropped 6-1, 6-1 to Gregory Mears of BYU at the third position while teammate Geza Bazula also fell 6-3, 6-4. In other singles play Smith defeated Renzo Maggi 6-4, 6-2 and Hwang defeated Johan Berhoff 6-3, 6-2.

In doubles play the BYU halted Ivan Lopez and Otto Sauer's five match winning streak. Lopez/Sauer were defeated by Mears/Shubert 8-3 on court one. On court two, Smith and Batrakov of BYU defeated Borja Malet and Renzo Maggi 8-5. Finally on court three, Geza Bazula and Johan Berhof lost to Urbina/Hwang of BYU 8-6.

Next up, the Lions will face conference opponent Pepperdine in Malibu, Calif. At 10:00 am on Thursday April 1st.

1. Evan Urbina (BYU) def. Ivan Lopez (LMU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
2. Thomas Shubert (BYU) def. Otto Sauer (LMU) 6-0, 7-6
3. Georgy Batrakov (BYU) def. Borja Malet (LMU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Cassidy Mears (BYU) def. Geza Bazula (LMU) 6-3, 6-4
5. Spencer Smith (BYU) def. Renzo Maggi (LMU) 6-4, 6-2
6. Daniel Hwang (BYU) def. Johan Berhof (LMU) 6-3, 6-2



1. Cassidy Mears/Thomas Shubert (BYU) def. Ivan Lopez/Otto Sauer (LMU) 8-3
2. Spencer Smith/Georgy Batrakov (BYU) def. Borja Malet/Renzo Maggi (LMU) 8-5
3. Evan Urbina/Daniel Hwang (BYU) def. Geza Bazula/Johan Berhof (LMU) 8-6

Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,6,5,2,4,1)



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