Men's Tennis Concludes Fall Season
The Lions competed at two events last weekend to wrap up the fall competition.
Nov. 5, 2013
The LMU men’s tennis team sent players to both the Jack Kramer Invitational in Rolling Hills, California and to the SoCal Intercollegiates in Los Angeles in the final weekend of fall competition for the Lions.
At the Jack Kramer Invitational, sophomores Cristobal Rivera and David Doehring were the two Lions to win their opening round matches in the main singles draw. Rivera won 6-4, 6-4 over Julio Olaya of SMU and Doehring won 6-4, 6-1 over Luke Steeb of UC Santa Barbara. The two kept it rolling in the round of 16, with Rivera getting a 6-3 6-3 win and Doehring earning a 6-3, 6-1 win. The two hot Lions would both finally fall in the quarterfinals. Both doubles teams for the Lions dropped their opening round matches in the main doubles draw.
At the SoCal Intercollegiates, senior Sebastian Bustamante was the lone Lion to make it to the main draw for singles play. He won two matches in the singles qualifying round to get there. After a tough opening round loss in the main draw, Bustamante defeated Gannon Daynes of Cal Poly 7-6, 6-1 in the consolation bracket. He would then fall in the next round to a tough opponent from BYU.
In doubles, Bustamante was partnered with junior Robin Kiyabu. In the qualifying round, the pair cruised to an 8-1 victory. Then, the two put up a great fight in their opening round match of the main draw but barely fell 8-7 to Max Jiganti and Kona Luu from UC San Diego.
This concludes the Lions’ fall season. The men’s tennis team will return to competition February 1 when they open their spring season at Sacramento St.