Men's Tennis Defeated by No. 25 USD, 7-0

Junior Nick Northcott (pictured) and Todd Volmari got a win a doubles.

April 17, 2012


SAN DIEGO -- The Lions began their final week of conference, regular season play with a defeat to No. 25 San Diego, 7-0. LMU (10-12, 3-3 WCC) nearly won the doubles point but were foiled in the final contest in a tiebreak, and the Torreros (14-7, 5-2 WCC) road the doubles win momentum through singles.

The Lions began the match with a victory by Todd Volmari and Nick Northcott over Victor Pugliese and Andrew Carlisle on court three, 8-3. Alex Wilton and Felix Van Kann fell in the next match to conclude to Ciran Fitzgerald and Nikola Bubnic, 8-3. The point came down to #1 doubles, where No. 67 Nicholas Bjerke and Sebastian Bustamantefell to Clarke Spinosa and Thibaut Visy in a thrilling match, 9-8 by tiebreaker.

The Torreros were dominant in singles. Daniel Simko was the first Lion to fall, losing to Ciaran Fitzgerald 6-1, 6-0. No. 36 Nikola Bubnic defeated Alex Wilton 6-4, 6-1 in #1 singles. Sebastian Bustamante lost to No. 112 Thibaut Visy 6-2, 6-2 on court three. Todd Volmari was beaten by Clarke Spinosa 6-4, 6-4. Andrew Raphaelson defeated Robin Kiyabu 6-4, 7-6. Felix Van Kannfell in the final contest 6-1, 7-5 to Victor Pugliese.



Next up for the Lions is the regular season finale at BYU on Friday, Apr. 20 at 10:00 a.m.

Singles competition

1. #36 Nikola Bubnic (USD) def. Alex Wilton (LMU) 6-4, 6-1

2. Clarke Spinosa (USD) def. Todd Volmari (LMU) 6-4, 6-4

3. #112 Thibaut Visy (USD) def. Sebastian Bustamante (LMU) 6-2, 6-2

4. Victor Pugliese (USD) def. Felix Van Kann (LMU) 6-1, 7-5

5. Ciaran Fitzgerald (USD) def. Daniel Simko (LMU) 6-1, 6-0

6. Andrew Raphaelson (USD) def. Robin Kiyabu (LMU) 6-4, 7-6

Doubles competition

1. Clarke Spinosa/Thibaut Visy (USD) def. #67 Nicholas Bjerke/Sebastian Bustamante (LMU) 9-8 (7-5)

2. Ciaran Fitzgerald/Nikola Bubnic (USD) def. Alex Wilton/Felix van Kann (LMU) 8-3

3. Todd Volmari/Nick Northcott (LMU) def. Victor Pugliese/Andrew Carlisle (USD) 8-3

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,1,3,2,6,4)



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