SAN DIEGO - Continuing fall season action, the UC San Diego men's tennis team competed against strong NCAA Division I competition Friday and Saturday at San Diego State's Aztec Invitational.
UCSD faced opponents from Arizona, Grand Canyon, Loyola Marymount, Pacific, San Diego State, UC Irvine, UCLA and USC.
In the third singles flight, Maxence Dutreix and Guy Giubilato won their first round match-ups to move into the winner's bracket. Dutreix defeated Rafael Lira of Grand Canyon, 7-6, 0-6, 10-8. Giubilato was victorious over Jacob Spizman, also from GCU, 6-2 and 7-6. Both Tritons were knocked out in the next round, Dutreix by UCLA's Michael Guzman (6-3, 6-4) and Giubilato by Juan Florez of San Diego State (6-1, 6-0).
Andrew Malozsak played through to the semifinals of the singles consolation draw. After dropping his first round match against Arizona's Carlos Bermudez, he defeated teammate Kona Luu, 6-3, 6-2. In the back draw semis, he fell to Spizman by scores of 6-4 and 7-5.
Malozsak was also a winner in doubles as he and Devon Sousa won their Round of 32 contest, topping Spizman and Meidy Chazeau, 8-1.
UCSD will face more Division I competition as it takes part in the UCSB Classic Oct. 11-13 in Santa Barbara.
Oct. 4-6, 2013
Aztec Tennis Center
San Diego, Calif.
Singles - Flight 1
Joseph Di Giulio (UCLA) def. Max Jiganti (UCSD) 6-1, 6-1
Robbie Bellamy (USC) def. Horea Porutiu (UCSD) 6-1, 6-2
Felix Schueller (Grand Canyon) def. Max Jiganti (UCSD) 7-5, 6-4
David Doehring (Loyla Marymount) def. Horea Porutiu (UCSD) 6-1, 6-2
Singles - Flight 2
Miguel Diaz (Pacific) def. Mark Meyer (UCSD) 6-2, 6-0
Milen Ianakiev (San Diego State) def. Ganesh Alagappan (UCSD) 6-0, 6-2
Jonathan Poon (UC Irvine) def. Mark Meyer (UCSD)
Caryl Hernandez (UC Irvine) def. Ganesh Alagappan (UCSD) 6-2, 6-1
Singles - Flight 3
Daniel Simko (Loyola Marymount) def. Devon Sousa (UCSD) 6-4, 6-2
Maxence Dutreix (UCSD) def. Rafael Lira (Grand Canyon) 7-6, 0-6, 10-8
Carlos Bermudez (Arizona) def. Andrew Malozsak (UCSD)
Adrian Legaretta (Grand Canyon) def. Kona Luu (UCSD)
Guy Giubilato (UCSD) def. Jacob Spizman (Grand Canyon) 6-2, 6-0
Meidy Chazeau (Grand Canyon) def. Devon Sousa (UCSD) 6-2, 3-6, 10-6
Michael Guzman (UCLA) def. Maxence Dutreix (UCSD) 6-3, 6-4
Andrew Malozsak (UCSD) def. Kona Luu (UCSD) 6-3, 6-2
Juan Florez (San Diego State) def. Guy Giubilato (UCSD) 6-1, 6-0
Jacob Spizman (Grand Canyon) def. Andrew Malozsak (UCSD) 6-4, 7-5
Doubles - Round of 32
Andrew Malozsak/Devon Sousa (UCSD) def. Meidy Chazeau/Jacob Spizman (Grand Canyon) 8-1
Arjun Bal/Felix Schueller (Grand Canyon) def. Maxence Dutreix/Mark Meyer (UCSD) 8-2
Carlos Bermudez/Matt Dunn (Arizona) def. Max Jiganti/Kona Luu (UCSD) 8-3
Ganesh Alagappan/Horea Porutiu (UCSD) BYE