April 11, 2012
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- LMU's men's tennis team fell to No. 55 UC Santa Barbara in its final non-conference road contest of the season. The Gauchos (12-7) defeated LMU (8-11) in all six singles contests and all but one doubles match. Alex Wilton and Felix Van Kann got the only win of the day for the Lions.
Wilton and Van Kann defeated the Gauchos' #1 doubles pair Matthie Forget and Benjamin Recknagel, 8-4. Daniel Simko and Todd Volmari fell to Ndimande and Johnson, 8-6. Sultan and Gryaznov beat Nick Northcott and Robin Kiyabu, 8-4, on court three.
In singles, Alex Wilton lost to Mathieu Forget in #1 singles, 6-1, 6-0. Todd Volmari fell to Recknagel 6-2, 6-3. Ziad Sultan defeated Daniel Simko 6-1, 7-6. Robin Kiyabu lost to Max Glenn 7-5, 6-4. Alexander Gryaznov beat Tom Price 7-5, 6-2. Felix Van Kann took Mbonisi Ndimande to a third set tiebreak but lost 4-6, 7-5, 10-6.
The Lions return to the LMU Tennis Center for the final time this season with two matches this weekend. LMU hosts Gonzaga this Friday at 1:00 p.m. and Portland this Saturday at 12:00 p.m. which is the Lions' Centennial Match.
1. Mathieu Forget (UCSB) def. Alex Wilton (LMU) 6-1, 6-0
2. Benjamin Recknagel (UCSB) def. Todd Volmari (LMU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Mbonisi Ndimande (UCSB) def. Felix Van Kann (LMU) 4-6, 7-5, 10-6
4. Ziad Sultan (UCSB) def. Daniel Simko (LMU) 6-1, 7-6
5. Alexander Gryaznov (UCSB) def. Tom Price (LMU) 7-5, 6-2
6. Max Glenn (UCSB) def. Robin Kiyabu (LMU) 7-5, 6-4
1. Alex Wilton/Felix van Kann (LMU) def. Mathieu Forget/Benjamin Recknagel (UCSB) 8-4
2. Mbonisi Ndimande/Alex Johnson (UCSB) def. Daniel Simko/Todd Volmari (LMU) 8-6
3. Ziad Sultan/Alexander Gryaznov (UCSB) def. Nick Northcott/Robin Kiyabu (LMU) 8-4
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,2,4,6,5,3)