Lions Run Out of Steam vs. USF
LMU drops to 0-2 in the WCC as another close match got away at home Saturday.
March 30, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- The No. 61 LMU women’s tennis team dropped another close match Saturday, as the Lions fell 5-2 to the University of San Francisco at the LMU Tennis Center . The Lions drop to 0-2 in the WCC and 7-7 overall, while the Dons improve to 11-6 overall and 2-3 in conference play.
After an outstanding middle of March, the Lions had built up an impressive 6-1 home record and were riding a four-match win streak into conference. But the WCC is tough from top to bottom in women’s tennis, causing trouble for LMU this weekend. Setbacks Thursday to Santa Clara and Saturday to USF have the Lions still seeking a conference win.
In the doubles round, LMU got off to a fast start with an 8-0 win on Court 2, courtesy of Miya Jin and Reka Rohonyi. But USF would take the match on Court 1 by a score of 8-4 to level things up, meaning the point would be decided on Court 3. The Dons led 4-1 early in the match but the Lions would come back to tie things up at 5-5. However, USF would prevail in the end with an 8-6 win to clinch the point for the Dons.
LMU also got off to a quick start in the singles round. On Court 3, Tory Parravi finished her match first with a 6-1, 6-0 win over her opponent to tie the match at one point apiece. Shortly after, Kristine Kouyoumjian won her the ninth consecutive match, getting the 6-3, 6-2 victory on Court 5. But that would be where the success ran out for LMU as USF then went on to win the remaining four matches on Courts 2, 4, 6 and 1 in that order to take the 5-2 victory.
The Lions will wrap up a seven-match home stand next weekend when they face Portland on Friday and Gonzaga on Saturday. Both matches will be at 1:30 p.m.
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