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Senior Eric Tseng led the Tritons to a victory over Villanova on Thursday, 6-1.
No. 18 UC San Diego Tops Villanova, 6-1, for Third-Straight Win
Release: Thursday 03/01/2018 
by UCSD

LA JOLLA, Calif. — The No. 18 University of California San Diego men’s tennis team continued its momentum on Thursday, defeating Villanova, 6-1, at Northview Tennis Courts.

The Tritons have now won three-consecutive dual matches.

Thursday’s match began with UC San Diego (3-2) winning two of three doubles matches to claim the doubles point. After the Tritons’ No. 1 team of freshmen Eskil Jarlskog and Sreeganesh Manoharan dropped its match to Will Elmore and Stefan Suarez, 6-2, UCSD’s No. 2 duo of seniors Eric Tseng and Justin Zhang defeated Thomas Dodson and Tyler Roth, 7-6 (4).

Tied at one apiece, UC San Diego’s No. 3 unit of sophomores Marc Isaia and Neil Tengbumroong won the deciding match over Mike Czlonka and Tommy Mulflur, 6-3, to clinch the point.

Singles play began with junior Richard Han falling short against Mulflur in straight sets, 6-0, 6-4, before No. 21-ranked Tseng topped Stefan Suarez, 6-3, 6-2, in No. 1 singles.

Fellow senior and 39th-ranked Zhang added a No. 2 singles victory over Tyler Roth, 6-4, 6-3, before Tengbumroong clinched the dual-match with his win against Alastair Hurry, 7-5, 6-2, in the No. 6 singles slot.

Jarlskog won a three-set decision over Dodson, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3, in No. 4 singles, while Isaia topped Dylan Flanagan in three sets, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, to conclude the dual match.

The Tritons are also competing in the Pacific Coast Doubles tournament this weekend, and resume dual-match play on Sunday against Holy Names, beginning at noon.

Doubles
Elmore/Suarez (VU) def. Jarlskog/Manoharan (UCSD), 6-2
Tseng/Zhang (UCSD) def. Dodson/Roth (VU), 7-6 (4)
Isaia/Tengbumroong (UCSD) def. Czlonka/Mulflur (VU), 6-3

Singles
#21 Tseng (UCSD) def. Suarez (VU), 6-3, 6-2
#39 Zhang (UCSD) def. Roth (VU), 6-4, 6-3
Isaia (UCSD) def. Flanagan (VU), 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
Jarlskog (UCSD) def. Dodson (VU), 6-0, 4-6, 6-3
Mulflur (UCSD) def. Han (VU), 6-0, 6-4
Tengbumroong (UCSD) def. Hurry (VU), 7-5, 6-2

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,1,2,6,4,3)

Records: #18 UC San Diego 3-2; Villanova 4-5

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