Moenter

The LMU men’s tennis team will honor the roster’s two seniors ahead of the team’s match against the University of San Diego on Saturday, April 13. Here is a closer look at the career of each senior.

Lukas Moenter

Moenter concludes an LMU tennis career that has seen him rise and improve every single season. His junior season was his breakthrough year, as he posted a 10-6 singles record to go along with a 16-7 overall doubles record, including 7-1 in West Coast Conference (WCC) play. This proved key to the Lions’ end-of-season result, as the team finished with a 19-6 overall record on the season, one of the best records in program history. These factors helped Moenter earn a spot on the All-WCC Second Team for singles play and an All-WCC Honorable Mention for doubles play.

Senior year saw a continuation of his personal success. He peaked at No. 60 on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) ranking of the nation’s top 125 men’s singles players. This spot was the highest for a singles player in LMU men’s tennis history. Moenter also earned a WCC Men’s Tennis Singles Player of the Week award in February, the first such honor of his career.

Nick Borchenko

Like Moenter, Borchenko has seen consistent improvement in his game from season to season and has the accolades to show for it. In the 2017-2018 season, Borchenko posted a 20-5 overall record. That same season, he was named to the WCC All-Tournament team and earned an All-WCC Honorable Mention for singles.

This season has seen further strong play from Borchenko, particularly in doubles play. Borchenko and his primary doubles partner, Diego Nava, were ranked as high as 32nd in the ITA’s rankings of the country’s top 90 men’s doubles teams. The No. 32 ranking was the highest ever for an LMU men’s doubles team. Borchenko and Nava have been nominated several times for the WCC Men’s Tennis Doubles Team of the Week award this season, but are yet to win one.

The team hosts BYU on Friday, April 12, at noon here on campus. Following this, the Senior Day match against San Diego will take place the following day, also at noon on LMU's campus.

Alex Hutton is a sophomore journalism major. He is a diehard fan of the Warriors, Giants, 49ers, Sharks, Cal Bears, and of course, LMU Lions. He lists getting his plays produced and meeting Paul McCartney as among his current life goals.

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