April 7, 2003
San Luis Obispo, Calif. - With a 7-0 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday and a 4-3 defeat of Cal Poly on Sunday, the Loyola Marymount men's tennis team completed the regular season with a 14-8 record. The Lions have now won 12 of their last 15 duals. Since beginning the season 3-6, the Lions have gone 11-2.
"The strength of our schedule early in the season really paid off in the end," LMU head coach Nik DeVore said. "We are playing our best tennis at the right time of year."
Against Sacramento State and Cal Poly, LMU swept all six doubles matches. Tigran Martirosyan, Johannes Asuja and Michael Wojnarowicz each won both of their singles matches, not dropping a set.
"Our confidence is high going into the WCC Championship this weekend," DeVore said. "If we compete as well as we are capable of, we have a shot at winning the WCC and going to the NCAA's.
Martirosyan is 29-9 overall this season, while Wojnarowicz is 25-12.
"Tigran has a real shot at the conference player of the year award and I think Mike should have a chance at the freshman of the year award," DeVore said.
The Lions won't know until Wednesday what seed or who they will play at the WCC Championships in San Diego, but appear to have an excellent chance of being seeded in the top three.