Busy Week Ahead for No. 71 Lions
Now ranked No. 71, the LMU women's team will play three road matches in five days this week.
April 9, 2013
After wins over Portland and Gonzaga last weekend, the Lions are now an even 2-2 in WCC play. Overall, the team is 9-7, winning six of their last eight matches. The March 5 ITA Rankings for DIvision I Women's Tennis had Loyola Marymount at No. 72. This national ranking was the first for the Lions since 2007. In the succeeding weeks, the Lions have moved in and out of, and up and down in the rankings, ending up at No. 71 this week.
ABOUT CAL STATE FULLERTON
Cal State Fullerton is currently 10-11 overall and 3-4 in the Big West. They have played most of their matches at home, where they have a 9-7 record. LMU will be the team's final non-conference match before ending their season with two Big West opponents next week.
ABOUT SAN DIEGO The San Diego Toreros are currently 9-9 overall and 4-2 in WCC play. The Toreros are an even .500 both at home and on the road. San Diego is currently at No. 53 in the ITA national rankings. Like LMU, USD has beaten Portland and Gonzaga and also has conference wins over BYU and San Francisco, while falling to Santa Clara and Saint Mary's.
ABOUT SAINT MARY'S
AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT
Kouyoumjian started her collegiate experience at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, but did not play tennis. She spent the year training before transferring to LMU to make a comeback into the sport. And the Lions are thankful she did, as the sophomore student and freshman athlete has made an im- mediate impact with the Lions this season.
Shortly, there will be an online video interview available with Kouyoumjian through Lions All- Access on lmulions.com.
EARLY SEASON ACCOLADES
In addition, senior April Bisharat is currently ranked No. 19 in the Southwest region by the Inter- collegiate Tennis Association. Bisharat went 8-2 in singles in the 2012 fall schedule, following an All-WCC second team honor from last spring leading to her current ranking.
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Senior Adriana Radnovic returns after missing last season. Juniors Claudia Razzeto, Reka Rohnoyi, and Miya Jin bring valuable experience in singles and doubles to the Lions. Razzeto received an honorable mention in doubles on the All-WCC team. Sophomores Logan Finnell, Ana Lucia Fuentes, Lisa Piller, and Madison Wesseln provide the squad with depth. The only newcomer this season is freshman Kristine Kouyoumjian, a transfer from Cal Poly and four-year letterwinner at West High School in Torrance, Calif.
HALL OF FAME COACHING
Assistant coach Ivan Lopez is in his third season with LMU women's tennis, and his second as an assistant coach after serving one year as a volunteer assistant. An alumni of LMU, Lopez had an impressive collegiate career. A 2010 graduate, Lopez recorded a 56-42 overall singles record finishing his senior season with a 16-8 record in both singles and doubles and a 6-3 singles record in conference match ups. This play earned Lopez first-team All-Conference Honors in both singles and doubles.
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