Lions Defeat Portland in WCC Consolation Championship
LMU earns fifth place in the WCC with a 4-1 victory over Portland.
April 20, 2008
Santa Clara, Calif. - Fifth-seeded Loyola Marymount earned a 4-1 victory over sixth-seeded Portland Sunday in the consolation championship at the West Coast Conference Championships. The Lions earned the nod for fifth place in the WCC after winning the doubles point and three singles matches over the Pilots.
In doubles play, sophomores Renzo Maggi and Nick Von Der Ahe were first off the court with their 8-2 victory over Joel Kincaid and Bryan Thorp, followed by freshmen Johan Berhof and Ivan Lopez who defeated Portland's Evan Schleining and Renaldo Domoney at No. 2 doubles, 8-3 to give LMU a 1-0 lead. The match at No. 1 doubles between seniors Jacek Twarowski and Sam Tadevosian and Filip Zivkovic and Charlie Yemm was stopped with Twarowski and Tadevosian ahead, 6-4.
In singles action, the Pilots tied the match at 1-1 when Yemm defeated freshman Stefan Nikolic on court six, 6-2, 6-3. LMU bounced back with three wins at No. 4, 3, and 1 singles to take the match victory over the Pilots. At No. 4, Berhof beat Scheinling, 7-5, 6-2, Tadevosian defeated Portland's Dillon Pottish in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2 and Twarowski sealed the win for LMU with his win over Kincaid on court one 6-1, 7-5.
The Lions finish the 2007-08 season with an 11-13 record, placing fifth in the West Coast Conference.