Lions Hang Tough, Fall 5-2 to No. 38 USD
LMU lost a close 5-2 conference match to the Toreros at home on Friday.
April 12, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- The LMU men's tennis team couldn't quite pull off the upset of No. 38 San Diego as the team fell 5-2 at home on Friday. The Lions drop to 1-5 in conference play and 3-17 on the year while USD improves to 5-1 in the WCC and 15-7 overall.
In the doubles round, it was all San Diego as the Toreros won on all three courts. Due to a slightly injured Othar Kordsachia, the Lions were without their top doubles team of Kordsachia and Felix Van Kann. The two were recently named the WCC Doubles Team of the Month for March and are currently ranked No. 61 in the nation for doubles. Unfortunately, neither were active for doubles play on Friday.
In singles play, San Diego would clinch the match early with their strong play at the top. The Toreros won quickly on Courts 2, 1, and 4, in that order, to take an early 4-0 lead and clinch the team win. USD won again on Court 5 before LMU's Nick Northcott got a big 6-1, 7-6 win on Court 6. This was the first match Northcott has played in since March 9, over a month ago.
The highlight win of the day came on Court 3, the final match to finish. LMU’s Sebastian Bustamante defeated Romain Kalaydjian 7-5, 4-6, 10-5 of San Diego, who is ranked No. 110 in the nation for singles.
The Lions will play at home again tomorrow when they take on Saint Mary's at 12:30 p.m.
- GO LIONS -