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Seventh-year head coach Timmer Willing takes his Tritons into their home opener Friday against rival Azusa Pacific.

Men's Tennis Wiped Out by Rain at UCI

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IRVINE, Calif. - The University of Caifornia San Diego men's tennis team's match at future Big West Conference foe UC Irvine on Saturday, Feb. 2, has been postponed by rain. The contest was supposed to begin at 12 p.m. at Anteater Tennis Stadium.

An effort will be made to make the date up. The new day and time has not yet been agreed upon by the two head coaches, though it will definitely not take place this weekend, and likely not in the coming week.

UC San Diego (0-1) thus now shifts its focus toward its home opener against 13th-ranked NCAA Division II West Region rival Azusa Pacific (0-0), next Friday, Feb. 8. Action at Northview Tennis Courts on North Campus in La Jolla is slated to begin at 3:30 p.m. with doubles. Admission is free, though parking permits are required. The Cougars, 2018 national semifinalists, have ended the Tritons' season in each of the past two years in the opening round of the NCAA Championship.

About UC San Diego Athletics
With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.

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