Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Jason Wall (pictured) and Kona Luu edged Villanova in No. 2 doubles play, 9-7, to help the Tritons' sweep.
No. 16 UCSD Victorious Over Villanova, 8-1
Release: Tuesday 03/06/2012 
LA JOLLA, Calif. - The UC San Diego men's tennis team conquered NCAA Division I opponent Villanova Tuesday, 8-1. The Tritons swept in doubles and secured five of six singles victories to beat the Wildcats at Northview Tennis Courts. UCSD improves its record to 10-1, while Villanova falls to 1-5.

UCSD dominated in doubles play, with Austin West and Devon Sousa defeating Thomas O'Brien and Kelly Donaldson at the No. 1 spot, 8-5. At No. 2, Jason Wall and Kona Luu hung on for the win, by a margin of 9-7.

Sam Ling and Junya Yoshida continued their seven-game win streak by beating Villanova's Ryan Peyton and Michael Rosengren, 8-5, at No. 3 doubles. The Triton pair is now 9-1 in doubles play.

On the singles side, UCSD went five for six in a commanding performance. The Tritons won the top four spots on the singles ladder, with Austin West shutting out his opponent at the No. 3 position in two sets, 6-0, 6-0. Chapman Chan hung on for the win at No. 1 singles, defeating Villanova's Thomas O'Brien in three sets.  Sam Ling was the only Triton to fall in doubles, losing to Tim Abbracciamento, 6-4, 6-3, at the No. 5 spot.

The Tritons remain perfect at home with today's win, recording five victories so far this season on the Northview Tennis Courts.

UCSD will have a quick turnaround, as it will face Western New Mexico on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in La Jolla.

UCSD 8, Villanova 1
March 6, 2012
Northview Tennis Courts
La Jolla, Calif.

Austin West /Devon Sousa (UCSD) def. Thomas O'Brien/Kelly Donaldson (VILL) 8-4
Jason Wall/Kona Luu (UCSD) def. Tim Abbracciamento /Matt Colonnese (VILL) 9-7
Sam Ling/Junya Yoshida (UCSD) def. Ryan Peyton/Michael Rosengren (VILL) 8-5

Chapman Chan (UCSD) def. Thomas O'Brien (VILL) 2-6, 6-2, 11-9
Junya Yoshida (UCSD) def. Matt Colonnese (VILL) 5-7, 6-0, 10-2
Austin West (UCSD) def. Ryan Peyton (VILL) 6-0, 6-0
Max Jiganti (UCSD) def. Michael Rosengren (VILL) 6-4, 6-0
Tim Abbracciamento (VILL) def. Sam Ling (UCSD) 6-4, 6-3
Kona Luu (UCSD) def. Mark Miller (VILL) 7-6, 6-2

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