LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 14 UC San Diego men's tennis team earned an 8-1 decision over Holy Names Sunday in its final match of three straight at home. UCSD improved to 8-4 overall while HNU fell to 1-4.
The near-sweep for the Tritons included doubles wins at No. 1 and No. 3 and victories at all six spots on the singles ladder.
UCSD's singles wins came in straight sets. In the No. 1 spot, Max Jiganti defeated Brook Workeneh by scores of 7-6 and 6-0. At No. 2, Rajeev Herekar took down Andrew Amor, 6-2 and 6-4. Ganesh Alagappan won, 6-1 and 6-2, against Rafael Martinez at No. 3.
The duo of Porutiu and Alexandre Miaule began the day with a solid 8-2 win against Ivan Parra and Jonah Tahilan in the No. 3 doubles spot. Jiganti and Luu followed with an 8-5 victory against Workeneh and Matthew Halligan at No. 1.
Martinez and Amor picked up the Hawks’ lone win of the morning, defeating Herekar and Meyer, 8-6, at No. 2 doubles.
Next up, the Tritons will compete at the 125th Annual Pacific Coast Doubles Championship, held Feb. 27-March 2 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.#14 UC San Diego 8, Holy Names 1
Feb 23, 2014 at La Jolla, CA (Northview Courts)
1. Max Jiganti (UCSD) def. Brook Workeneh (HNU) 7-6, 6-0
2. Rajeev Herekar (UCSD) def. Andrew Amor (HNU) 6-2, 6-4
3. Ganesh Alagappan (UCSD) def. Rafael Martinez (HNU) 6-1, 6-2
4. Horea Porutiu (UCSD) def. Jonah Tahilan (HNU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Mark Meyer (UCSD) def. Ivan Parra (HNU) 6-2, 6-2
6. (UCSD) def. Brandon McCarthy (HNU) 6-1, 6-1
1. Max Jiganti/Kona Luu (UCSD) def. Matthew Halligan/Brook Workeneh (HNU) 8-5
2. Andrew Amor/Rafael Martinez (HNU) def. Rajeev Herekar/Mark Meyer (UCSD) 8-6
3. Alexandre Miaule/Horea Porutiu (UCSD) def. Ivan Parra/Jonah Tahilan (HNU) 8-2
Holy Names 1-4; Regional ranking #9
UC San Diego 8-4; National ranking #14; Regional ranking #4
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,4,2,3,5,1)