Men's Tennis: Three Match Road Series
Men's Tennis will travel north for three more matches back-to-back
Feb. 10, 2011
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The men will take the road this week for a trip up north for another series of three back-to-back matches. The Lions will face Fresno State University on Friday, Feb. 11 at 3:30pm, Fresno Pacific on Saturday Feb.12 at 12:00pm and finally conference opponents University of San Francisco on Sunday Feb.13 at 12:00pm.
The Lions opened their spring season with three straight wins including a conference win of Saint Mary's University. The Lions then dropped one on the road to Pepperdine and a close 4-3 to Santa Clara this past Sunday. The Lions face another tough week this week with yet another set of three back-to-back matches culminating with a big conference match up against San Francisco. San Francisco was picked to finish in the preseason coach's poll, one spot ahead of the Lions and at last year's conference tournament, the Dons knocked out the Lions in the first round.
In doubles play this last weekend the Lions saw wins from duo Nicholas Bjerke and Daniel Simko. The duo played at the Lion's number one position against Santa Clara and came back after being down 4-0 to clinch the doubles point for the Lions 9-7. The Sebastian Bustamante and Alex Wilton also got a win in the books against Santa Clara 8-2 to help the Lions earn the doubles point. In singles, in their season opener the Lions swept the wolf pack seeing wins on all six courts earning victories from Aris Andreasian, Sebastian Bustamante, Nicholas Bjerke, Alex Wilton, and Tom Price, and Daniel Simko. Against St. Mary's the Lions earned wins on five courts and therefore win the match overall 5-2 and against University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Lions had four courts with singles wins. This past weekend in a thrilling match against Santa Clara, Nicholas Bjerke had a big win at the Lion's number three position taking Lamble to three sets. Alex Wilton set his singles record to 4-1 overall this season with a win against Santa Clara, also in three sets.