April 2, 2008
Malibu, Calif. - Due to rain in the forecast, only the singles matches were played Wednesday afternoon as the Loyola Marymount men's tennis team faced WCC rival, 13th-ranked Pepperdine at the Ralphs-Strauss Tennis Center. The Waves (12-6) had no trouble with the Lions (7-11) as they swept the match, 6-0.
Sixth- ranked Andre Begemann defeated Jacek Twarowski (6-3, 6-1) in No. 1 singles, Ivan Lopez lost to No. 21 Bassam Beidas at the No. 2 slot (6-2, 6-3), and Mahmoud Kamel finished first in No. 3 singles with a sweep over Sam Tadevosian (6-0, 6-0).
In the bottom half of the singles line-up, Johan Berhof lost at the No. 4 spot to Rickus de Villiers (6-1, 6-1), Alex Moreno defeated Aris Andreasian at the No. 5 position (6-3, 6-1), and Dmitry Popov played in his first match of the season, losing to Brian Brogan (6-1, 6-0).
Next up, the Lions host 66th-ranked UC Irvine Wednesday, April 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the LMU Tennis Center.
1. #6 Andre Begemann (PEP) def. Jacek Twaroswki (LMU) 6-3, 6-1
2. #21 Bassam Beidas (PEP) def. Ivan Lopez (LMU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Mahmoud Kamel (PEP) def. Sam Tadevosian (LMU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Johannes de Villiers (PEP) def. Johan Berhof (LMU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Alejandro Moreno (PEP) def. Aris Andreasian (LMU) 6-3, 6-1
6. Brian Brogan (PEP) def. Dmitry Popov (LMU) 6-1, 6-0
Order of finish: Singles: 3,6,4,2,1,5