LMU Falls at San Francisco
The LMU women's tennis team faced a tough San Francisco squad on Wednesday at The Olympic Club, falling 7-0 in the WCC contest.
March 19, 2014
San Francisco, Calif. - The LMU women's tennis team faced a tough San Francisco squad on Wednesday at The Olympic Club, falling 7-0 in the WCC contest. The Lions drop to 6-9 overall and 0-2 in conference play while USF improves to 11-4 overall and 1-2 in the WCC.
The Lions were in a tough circumstance this week when they had to travel to No. 59 Santa Clara for a match on Saturday, then return to Los Angeles afterwards, before heading back north to face USF on Wednesday. The 2014 West Coast Conference schedule features more midweek conference matches than previous years as evident with the Lions' schedule this week.
In the doubles round, USF's Sofia Holmberg and Thyra Tuane defeated LMU's Jessica Perez and Miya Jin 8-4 on the top court. On Court 2, it was Andrea Ka and Marina Nikolic for the Dons who won 8-3 over Ellie Grossman and Lauri Mueller of LMU. Court 3 saw the closest match in doubles as it was tied 6-6. LMU's Kristine Kouyoumjian and Reka Rohonyi were playing well and gave promise for a Lion win when the match went unfinished once the Dons had clinched the doubles point.
In singles, the Lions would fall on all six courts, giving USF the 7-0 sweep. Court 5 and 6 went down to the wire, but LMU just could not overcome the Dons. After dropping her first set, Reka Rohonyi battled back to win a tough second set but would eventually come up just short in the third set tiebreaker, falling 6-1, 5-7, 10-8 on Court 5. Court 6 was the closest of them all with Ellie Grossman and Brooke Irish fighting hard and going game for game. Grossman barely pulled out a 7-6 win in the first set before Irish would edge out the second set 7-6, sending it to a tiebreaker where USF would prevail 6-7, 7-6, 10-5.
After playing six of their past seven matches on the road, the Lions will return home for a weekend off before resuming conference play at the LMU Tennis Center the following weekend when they host BYU and USD.