Men's Tennis

Lions Finish at ITA Regionals

Sophomore Cristobal Rivera earned two victories in singles play this weekend.

Sophomore Cristobal Rivera earned two victories in singles play this weekend.

Oct. 21, 2013

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Malibu, Calif. -- The LMU men’s tennis team had four players competing in singles and doubles at the ITA Southwest regional hosted by Pepperdine University this weekend.

Sophomore Cristobal Rivera was the stand-out for LMU in the singles draw, earning two key victories. In the opening round of play, Rivera defeated Sasha Gryaznov of UCSB 6-4, 6-3 before taking down Naveen Beasley of Cal Poly 7-5, 6-2. In the third round, Rivera gave a strong performance but fell just short to UCLA’s Gage Brymer in a tough three set match.

The other Lion finding success this weekend was sophomore David Doehring. After a close setback in the singles draw, Doehring found his rhythm in the consolation bracket. He defeated Hawaii’s Chris Meyer 6-2, 6-1 and then beat UCSB’s Ziad Sultan 6-3, 6-0. Doehring’s run finally ended in the consolation quarterfinals in a three set match with UCLA’s Seth Stolar.

In doubles, the lone Lion win came when the pair of Rivera and senior Daniel Simko defeated a team from Pepperdine 8-5.

Next up for LMU men’s tennis team is the SoCal Intercollegiates in Los Angeles starting October 30.

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