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Junior Richard Han and the Tritons lost a tough road match at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday.

UC San Diego Closes Regular Season With Loss to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 6-3


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CLAREMONT, Calif. —The University of California San Diego men’s tennis team closed its regular season with a road loss to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 6-3, on Saturday afternoon.

The dual match began with doubles play, as the Tritons No. 1 team of seniors Eric Tseng and Justin Zhang dropped its match to Julian Gordy and Nikolai Parodi, 8-2, before UC San Diego’s No. 3 unit of sophomore Marc Isaia and junior Richard Han defeated Robert Liu and Jake Williams, 8-5.

Doubles play ended with the Tritons No. 2 duo of freshmen Neil Tengbumroong and Eskil Jarlskog falling short against Oscar Burney and Jack Katzman, 8-6.

CMS (26-3), which has won 11-consecutive dual matches, took four of six singles matches to seal the dual-match victory.

Zhang won his No. 2 singles matchup against Katzman, 7-6 (6), 3-6, 10-6, while Jarlskog won his No. 4 singles contest in three sets over Gordy, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (5).

In No. 1 singles, Tseng came up short against Parodi, 6-3, 7-6 (8), and Isaia lost a three-set battle to Burney, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Tengbumroong dropped his No. 5 singles match to Avinash Vemuri, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, while Han lost a No. 6 singles contest to Liu, 6-4, 6-2.

UC San Diego (9-8) now awaits its postseason fate, which will be announced on Tuesday, April 24, with a selection show beginning at 5 p.m. PT.


Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 6, UC San Diego 3



Parodi (CMS) def. Tseng (UCSD) 6-3, 7-6 (8)

Zhang (UCSD) def. Katzman (CMS) 7-6 (6), 3-6, 10-6

Burney (CMS) def. Isaia (UCSD) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Jarlskog (UCSD) def. Gordy (CMS) 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (5)

Vemuri (CMS) def. Tengbumroong (UCSD) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Liu (CMS) def. Han (UCSD) 6-4, 6-2



Gordy/Parodi (CMS) def. Tseng/Zhang (UCSD) 8-2

Burney/Katzman (CMS) def. Tengbumroong/Jarlskog (UCSD) 8-6

Isaia/Han (UCSD) def. Liu/Williams (CMS) 8-5



UC San Diego 9-8

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 26-3



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