April 14, 2005
Riverside, Calif. - Loyola Marymount men's tennis won its fourth straight match and sixth of its last seventh to close out the regular season with a 5-2 win over UC Riverside. The Lions finish the regular season 10-10 heading into the West Coast Conference tournament next week.
LMU won the doubles point with 8-3 and 8-5 wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Matt Phillips, Nico Terrien and Linas Cicenas quickly put the match away for the Lions with straight-set wins at No. 5, No. 2 and No. 4 singles. "Matt really gave us a boost with his quick 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 5," LMU Head Coach Nik DeVore said. "That put us up 2-0 and kept the momentum we had gained from the doubles on our side."
Mike Wojnarowicz and Carlos Malet then fell at No. 1 and No. 6 singles to make the score 4-2. That left senior Beau Berglund, who struggled but managed to pull out a 6-3, 3-6, 10-8 win over Joe Cartledge at No. 3 singles.
"This wasn't our best performance of the year," DeVore said, "but we competed pretty hard from top to bottom. I was very pleased with the play of Matt, Nico and Linas today in singles."
Next up for the Lions is the WCC Championships held at Pepperdine April 21-24.
LMU 5, UC Riverside 2
#1 Justin Montgomery def. Mike Wojnarowicz (LMU) 7-5,6-3
#2 Nicolas Terrien (LMU) def. Mark Contreras 6-4,6-2
#3 Beau Berglund (LMU) def. Joe Cartledge 6-3,3-6,10-8
#4 Linas Cicenas (LMU) def. Christian Frick 6-3,6-4
#5 Matt Phillips (LMU) def. Jeremy Owens 6-2,6-0
#6 Jordan Leo def. Carlos Malet (LMU) 7-6,6-4
#1 Wojnarowicz/Phillips (LMU) def. Contreras/Frick 8-3
#2 Berglund/Malet (LMU) def. Owens/Cartledge 8-5
#3 Leo/Montgomery def. Cicenas/Terrien (LMU) 8-3