Borchenko, Diaz Freire Named Doubles Team of Week

Feb. 13, 2018

WCC Release

Following a week in which they went 2-0 in doubles play, Nick Borchenko and Gabriel Diaz Freire have been named WCC Doubles Team of the Week.

The duo helped LMU to a split of two matches against Arizona State and Fresno State last week. The pair is now 7-2 overall, including 5-1 in dual matches, and have won five straight decisions.

Borchenko/Diaz Freire opened play with a 6-4 victory over Ruehl/Hannestad of ASU on Friday before topping Soke/Veys of Fresno State, 6-4, on Saturday. LMU captured the doubles point in both matches, with the two teaming to get the first victory in both matches while playing at the #2 spot in the order.

The two teamed together last year as well, posting a 7-2 overall record, including a 6-1 mark in the WCC, to earn a spot on the All-WCC Doubles First Team.

The weekly honor is the first for the Lions this year, but Borchenko/Diaz Freire earned a selection together last year on April 11.

Gonzaga's Sam Feit was named the West Coast Conference Singles Player of the Week.

LMU will return to action on Friday, February 20 as it welcomes Cal Poly to the LMU Tennis Center for the home opener. First serve is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Also Nominated Singles: Nick Borchenko, Loyola Marymount; Pedro Iamachkine, Pepperdine; Damon Kesaris, Saint Mary's

Also Nominated Doubles: Sam Feit and Ruadhan O'Sullivan, Gonzaga; Damon Kesaris and Nash Vollenweider, Saint Mary's

 

 

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