Hosting the inaugural LMU Invite at the LMU Tennis Center this weekend, LMU men's tennis played well on day one against opponents from San Diego State and Nevada.
The three-day tournament, which features matches played in a round-robin format, also includes players from Pepperdine.
The Lions posted four singles victories on Friday, with Gabriel Diaz Freire, Lucas Moreno, Lukas Moenter and Charles Boyce each capturing a win. Diaz Freire defeated Arnaud Restifo (San Diego State) by scores of 6-4, 6-4, while Moreno posted a 6-3, 7-5 win over SDSU's Sander Gjoels-Andersen. Moenter dispatched San Diego State's Ignacio Martinez, 6-2, 6-2, while Boyce defeated Joel Popov, 6-2, 7-6.
On the doubles side, two LMU pairs managed a victory, with Ethan Prost and Moreno combining to defeat Popov/Martinez (SDSU), 8-3. Diaz Freire was paired with Moenter, and the duo knocked off Peter O'Donovan/Robert Margitfalvi (Nevada), 7-6.
Action will continue from the LMU Tennis Center on Saturday as LMU is slated to play doubles against San Diego State and singles against Pepperdine.
Mendelsohn, Max (Pepperdine University) def. Nesterenko, Kostya (Nevada) 7-6, 7-6
Esses, Dane (Pepperdine University) def. Evrard, Julien (Nevada) 6-3, 7-5
Baez, Nicholas (Pepperdine University) def. Merville, Jeremy (Nevada) 6-7, 6-3, 7-6
Margitfalvi, Robert (Nevada) def. Garapedian, Scotland (Pepperdine University) 6-2, 6-1
Aremon, Jonathan (Nevada) def. Galvao, Felipe (Pepperdine University) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
O'Donovan, Peter (Nevada) def. Ethan Prost (LMU) 6-4, 6-1
Gabriel Diaz Freire (LMU) def. Restifo, Arnaud (San Diego State) 6-4, 6-4
Lucas Moreno (LMU) def. Gjoels-Andersen, S. (San Diego State) 6-3, 7-5
Lukas Moenter (LMU) def. Martinez, Ignacio (San Diego State) 6-2, 6-2
Hough, David (San Diego State) def. Nick Borchenko (LMU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Charles Boyce (LMU) def. Popov, Joel (San Diego State) 6-2, 7-6
Gonzalez Almazan, R. (San Diego State) def. Diego Nava (LMU) 6-3, 6-1
Gjoels-Andersen, S./Restifo, Arnaud (San Diego State) def. Mendelsohn, Max/Esses, Dane (Pepperdine University) 8-5
Ethan Prost/Lucas Moreno (LMU) def. Popov, Joel/Martinez, Ignacio (San Diego State) 8-3
de la Torre, Raul/Gonzalez Almazan, R. (San Diego State) def. Baez, Nicholas/Garapedian, Scotland (Pepperdine University) 8-4
Nesterenko, Kostya/Evrard, Julien (Nevada) def. Nick Borchenko/Charles Boyce (LMU) 8-4
Gabriel Diaz Freire/Lukas Moenter (LMU) def. O'Donovan, Peter/Margitfalvi, Robert (Nevada) 7-6
Delahodde, Augustin/Merville, Jeremy (Nevada) def. Ryan Brown/Diego Nava (LMU) 8-6
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