(Los Angeles, CA) - San Francisco men's tennis opened the 2010 spring season Saturday with a 6-1 victory over Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles. William Schumacher and Mark DeCastro earned their first career victories in the Dons' season opener.
USF jumped out to an early lead, earning the doubles point. Playing No. 2, Thai Tu and Asaf Cohen posted an 8-3 victory over Lopez and Sauer. At No. 1, De Castro and Jacob Hartwig downed Maggi and Malet 8-6. LMU earned the victory at No. 3 as Zaraca and Bazula earned an 8-6 win against USF's Schumacher and Ola Bakke.
In singles action, Tu, Bakke, Hart, DeCastro and Schumacher earned victories to give USF the win. Tu downed Sauer at No. 1 6-1, 6-2, while Bakke earned at victory at No. 3 over Malet, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0. Hart earned the victory at No. 4, defeating Bazula 7-6 and DeCastro secured a No. 5 win with a straight-set 6-3, 6-1 win against Maggi. Schumacher earned his victory at No. 6, downing Andreasian in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.
USF returns to action Sunday at UC Irvine.
1 - Tu/Cohen (USF) def. Lopez/Sauer (LMU) 8-3
2 - DeCastro/Hart (USF) def. Maggi/Malet 8-6
3 - Zaraca/Bazula (LMU) def. Schumacher/Bakke (USF) 8-6
1 - Tu (USF) def. Sauer (LMU) - 6-1, 6-2
2 - Lopez (LMU) def. Cohen (USF) - 6-3, 7-6(3)
3 - Bakke (USF) def. Malet (LMU) - 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
4 - Hart (USF) def. Bazula (LMU) - 7-6 (3), 6-4
5 - DeCastro (USF) def. Maggi (LMU) - 6-3, 6-1
6 - Schumacher (USF) def. Andreasian (LMU) 6-2, 6-2