Lions Fall to No. 52 BYU, 6-1
The Lions have difficulties in Utah as the Cougars win all but one singles match.
April 20, 2012
PROVO, Utah -- The Lions concluded their regular season schedule with a 6-1 setback against BYU (14-7, 4-2 WCC). The Cougars beat LMU (10-13, 3-4 WCC) on every court except in #1 singles.
The doubles round was swept by BYU. Georgy Batrakov and Patrick Kawka defeated Alex Wilton and Felix Van Kann 8-2. Sebastian Bustamante and Daniel Simko fell to Spencer Smith and Francis Sargent, 8-4. In the final contest, Keaton Cullimore and Michael Eraso beat Todd Volmari and Nick Northcott, 8-5.
Alex Wilton gained the only point for the Lions on the day with a 4-6, 7-6 (3), 10-7 victory over Spencer Smith in #1 singles. No. 74 Georgy Batrakov started the round by defeating Todd Volmari 6-1, 6-1. Francis Sargeant then beat Daniel Simko 6-0, 6-3. Robin Kiyabu fell to Michael Eraso 6-4, 6-0 clinching the match for the Cougars.
The Lions will travel to San Diego for the WCC Championships, which begin Wednesday, April 25.
1. Alex Wilton (LMU) def. Spencer Smith (BYU) 4-6, 7-6(3), 10-7
2. #74 Georgy Batrakov (BYU) def. Todd Volmari (LMU) 6-1, 6-1
3. Patrick Kawka (BYU) def. Sebastian Bustamante (BYU) 6-7 (5), 6-3, 10-4
4. Keaton Cullimore (BYU) def. Felix Van Kann (LMU) 6-4, 7-6(12-10)
5. Francis Sargeant (BYU) def. Daniel Simko (LMU) 6-0, 6-3
6. Michael Eraso (BYU) def. Robin Kiyabu (LMU) 6-4, 6-0
Order of finish: 2, 5, 6, 4, 1, 3
1. G. Batrakov/P. Kawka (BYU) def. A. Wilton/F. Wan Kann (LMU) 8-2
2. S. Smith/F. Sargeant (BYU) def. S. Bustamante/D. Simko (LMU) 8-4
3. K. Cullimore/ M. Eraso (BYU) def. T. Volmari/N. Northcott (LMU) 6-5
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3
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