LOS ANGELES - The UC San Diego men's tennis team kicked off its fall season at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) West Region Championships, hosted by Cal State L.A. Thursday through Saturday.
Senior Max Jiganti and junior Devon Sousa paired up in doubles play as the fourth seed and advanced through to the semifinals. In the opening round, they defeated Patrick Johnson and Johna Tahilan of Holy Names, 8-6. In the quarterfinals, the duo posted an 8-4 victory against Martin Blaho and Kaptan Kaster of Point Loma before falling by the same score to Azusa Pacific's Jan Meyer and Fredrik Wilkins in the semis. Meyer and Wilkins were seeded second.
Jiganti was also UCSD's top singles player in Los Angeles. In the Round of 32, he defeated Holy Names' Patrick Johnson and downed Sonoma State's Daniel Holz in the Round of 16, both in straight sets. Jiganti faced Wilkins, the No. 4 seed, in the quarterfinals and was narrowly defeated, 7-6 and 7-5.
Junior Maxence Dutreix was a winner in the Round of 32, taking down APU's Joseph Remington. However, he lost against second-seeded Martin Chojnacki of BYU-Hawaii in the next round.
ITA Regional Championships
September 26-28, 2013
Los Angeles, Calif.
Singles - Round of 32
Matt Roberts (Sonoma State) def. Mark Meyer (UCSD) 6-3, 3-6, 11-9
Max Jiganti (UCSD) def. Patrick Johnson (Holy Names) 6-1, 7-5
Kaptan Kaster (Point Loma) def. Andrew Malozsak (UCSD) 3-6, 6-2, 10-4
Philip Holbrook (Sonoma State) def. Devon Sousa (UCSD) 6-0, 6-3
Gary Yam (Azusa Pacific) def. Horea Porutiu (UCSD) 7-5, 6-4
Maxence Dutreix (UCSD) def. Joseph Remington (Azusa Pacific) 7-6, 7-6
Singles - Round of 16
Max Jiganti (UCSD) def. Daniel Holz (Sonoma State) 6-2, 6-0
Martin Chojnacki (BYU-Hawaii) def. Maxence Dutreix (UCSD) 6-2, 6-4
Singles - Quarterfinals
Fredrik Wilkins (Azusa Pacific) def. Max Jiganti (UCSD) 7-6, 7-5
Doubles - Round of 16
Alan Leahy/Joseph Remington (Azusa Pacific) def. Maxence Dutreix/Andrew Malozsak (UCSD) 8-4
Thomas Gely/Kyle Rowe (Fresno Pacific) def. Ganesh Alagappan/Horea Porutiu (UCSD) 9-8
Max Jiganti/Devon Sousa (UCSD) def. Patrick Johnson/Jonah Tahilan (Holy Names) 8-6
Doubles - Quarterfinals
Max Jiganti/Devon Sousa (UCSD) def. Martin Blaho/Kaptan Kaster (Point Loma) 8-4
Doubles - Semifinals
Jan Meyer/Fredrik Wilkins (Azusa Pacific) def. Max Jiganti/Devon Sousa (UCSD) 8-4