Season Opening Sweep for Lions

Senior April Bisharat won in #1 singles in the Lions opening victory.

Jan. 26, 2013


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LOS ANGELES -- The LMU women’s tennis team opened up their 2013 spring season in expected fashion, sweeping Concordia University 7-0 at the LMU Tennis Center Saturday. With 10 returners and only one newcomer, the experienced Lions squad was eager to start a strong new campaign in 2013 and it showed with the easy win.



In the doubles round, all three LMU pairs won their contests with Miya Jin and Claudia Razzeto winning 8-1 on court one, Tory Parravi and April Bisharat winning 8-3 on court two, and Reka Rohonyi and Lisa Piller winning 8-4 on court three. The sweep in doubles play gave the Lions the point heading into singles.

In singles play, the Lions continued their domination over Concordia by winning all six singles matches. LMU’s lone freshman Kristine Kouyoumjian played her first collegiate match, won 6-0, 6-1, and was second to finish. Bisharat, Parravi, Razzeto, Rohonyi, and Jin all won quickly as well.

Due to rain in Los Angeles over the weekend, LMU had to delay the start to their season. The Lions were scheduled to open up at Westmont College on Friday, but the match was postponed due to the poor weather. The match against Concordia had to be pushed back until the courts were dry enough to play. However, all these factors surely did not slow down the Lions, who came away with the sweep and started the 2013 season 1-0.

For LMU Head Coach Jamie Sanchez, it was a fun day as he opened up his 38th season with a win. In addition, this opening day win came against Concordia, who is coached by Sanchez’s nephew, Jonathon Sanchez. Another family tie came into play with the Piller family, with twin sisters Lisa (LMU) and Mona (Concordia) both competing on the courts.

Next on the schedule for the Lions is a home match with Long Beach State scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1 at 1:30 p.m. at the LMU Tennis Center.



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