STORY BY MARLEY ABBOTT
Preparing to open the home portion of its schedule on Friday against Cal Poly, the LMU men's tennis team earned the highest ranking in team history according to the ITA on Tuesday, checking in at #42 in the latest rankings.
"It's nice to be noticed in the ITA rankings and it gives us confidence that we belong alongside the top in the nation," head coach Tom Lloyd said. "We are aware that it is only February, and by no means are we content with where we currently are, but I am very happy for our program and LMU."
The Lions took last week away from competitive action, with their most recent match resulting in a 4-1 victory against Fresno State in Tempe, Ariz. on February 10. Other victories this year for the Lions include wins over San Diego State, UNLV and New Mexico State. The only two setbacks came against #6 UCLA on the road, and at Arizona State.
The Mustangs also came out on top in their last match against the University of San Francisco. Both teams have defeated San Diego State and Fresno State, but Cal Poly also dropped a match to Fresno State and Arizona State as common opponents.
Following this Friday's match, LMU will remain at home for the weekend, where they will battle Nevada on Sunday at noon. Both matches this week will feature live stats and live video, with links on the LMU men's tennis schedule page.
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