Men's Tennis Falls to USF in First Round
The LMU men's tennis team dropped their first round match at the WCC Championships to San Francisco for the third straight year.
April 23, 2014
San Diego, Calif. -- The LMU men's tennis team experienced a bit of deja vu this year at the WCC Championships, where they fell to San Francisco in the first round for the third straight year. After dropping a tiebreaker in the deciding court for the doubles point, the Lions fell victim on three of the first four singles courts to finish, giving the Dons the 4-1 win. The No. 8 seed Dons advances to the quarterfinals, while the No. 5 seed Lions are eliminated.
The lone win for the Lions came on Court 5, where Cristobal Rivera defeated USF's Christian Brockstedt 6-2, 6-3. This gave Rivera his team-best 16th singles win of the season.
The Lions finished the regular season at 14-9 overall in dual matches and 4-5 in the WCC under first year head coach Tom Lloyd. This was a drastic improvement from the 2013 squad that went 4-20 overall and 2-7 in the WCC. This season, LMU graduates seniors Daniel Simko and Sebastian Bustamante, both key players to this year's team for both singles and doubles. Bustamante was named to the 2012 All-WCC Second Team for doubles, while Simko earned his first All-WCC honors for singles earlier this week.
Court 1: Bernardo Saraiva/Nils Skajaa (USF) def. Todd Volmari/Sebastian Bustamante (LMU) 8-6
Court 2: Cristoabl Rivera/Felix Van Kann (LMU) def. Bernardo Saraiva/Nils Skajaa (USF) 8-2
Court 3: Germain Bahri/Thomas Takemoto (USF) def. Othar Kordsachia/Daniel Simko 8-7 (7)
Court 1: Bernardo Saraiva (USF) def. David Doehring (LMU) 7-5, 6-2
Court 2: Todd Volmari (LMU) vs. Nils Skajaa (USF) 6-4, 3-6, unfinished
Court 3: James Tallman (USF) def. Sebastian Bustamante (LMU) 6-3, 6-1
Court 4: Felix Van Kann (LMU) vs. Thomas Takemoto (USF) 4-6, 4-3, unfinished
Court 5: Cristobal Rivera (LMU) def. Christian Brockstedt (USF) 6-2, 6-3, unfinished
Court 6: Germain Bahri (USF) def. Othar Kordsachia (LMU) 6-4, 6-0
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