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Tritons Take Part in Intercollegiate Tennis Association Cup

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ROME, Georgia – Zach Ermert and Sreeganesh Manoharan of the University of California San Diego men’s tennis team competed at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Cup at Rome Tennis Center at Berry College on Thursday afternoon.

In the first round of doubles, the fourth-seeded pair was pitted against third-seeded Brendan Brown and Jeremiah Gonzalez of St. Mary’s (Texas). The Tritons ultimately fell to their Rattler opponents, 6-2, 6-2.

Head Coach Timmer Willing noted that the Rattlers did not back down throughout the match.

“We didn’t play well, but the main issue was how strong the opponents were in fundamentals,” said Willing. “St. Mary’s executed very well and applied a lot of pressure.”

Moving to the consolation bracket, the Tritons then took on second-seeded Ben Lakeman and Joao Tayar of the University of Charleston. After falling in the first set, the Tritons came back with a victory in set two, but were unable to top the Golden Eagles in the end, 6-2, 4-6, 10-6.

The Tritons will return to action on Nov. 7 when they take part in the Southern California Intercollegiate Championships. The competition will take place at the USC Marks Tennis Stadium in Los Angeles.

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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 82 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 37 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships.  In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.

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