LA JOLLA, Calif. - The UC San Diego men's tennis team had no trouble with Sonoma State Sunday as it rolled to a dominating 9-0 victory at Northview Courts.
UCSD went up 3-0 by sweeping the doubles matches. At. No. 1, Max Jiganti and Kona Luu defeated Matt Roberts and Phillip Holbrook by a score of 8-6. In the second slot, Horea Porutiu and Alexandre Miaule downed Jimmy Manning and Seth Hein, 8-4. Rajeev Herekar and Mark Meyer defeated Logan Liddell and Robert Henry with a tiebreaker at No. 3, 9-8.
The 12th-ranked Tritons won all six singles matches as well.
At No. 1, Jiganti put UCSD up 4-0 by dispatching Roberts, 6-1 and 7-6. The win was clinched when Ganesh Alagappan topped Daniel Holz, 6-2, 1-6, 6-1, at No. 3.
Also earning singles wins were Herekar at No. 2, Miaule at No. 4, Meyer at No. 5 and Andrew Malozsak at No. 6.
"Today was a good test for the guys," said UCSD head coach Timmer Willing. "They have to learn when they are not playing their best, that they still need to find a way to win."
The Tritons now own a 10-6 overall record. The Seawolves are 2-8 overall.
UC San Diego hosts the University of Chicago on Thursday, March 27, at 11 a.m. to round out its current eight-match homestand.
#12 UC San Diego 9, #48 Sonoma State 0
March 16, 2014 at La Jolla, CA (Northview Courts)
1. Max Jiganti (UCSD) def. Matt Roberts (SSU) 6-1, 7-6 (7-0)
2. Rajeev Herekar (UCSD) def. Philip Holbrook (SSU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
3. Ganesh Alagappan (UCSD) def. Daniel Holz (SSU) 6-2, 1-6, 6-1
4. Alexandre Miaule (UCSD) def. Robert Henry (SSU) 7-5, 6-2
5. Mark Meyer (UCSD) def. Logan Liddell (SSU) 6-2, 7-5
6. Andrew Malozsak (UCSD) def. Vincent Paganetti (SSU) 6-3, 7-5
1. Max Jiganti/Kona Luu (UCSD) def. Philip Holbrook/Matt Roberts (SSU) 8-6
2. Alexandre Miaule/Horea Porutiu (UCSD) def. Seth Hein/Jimmy Manning (SSU) 8-4
3. Rajeev Herekar/Mark Meyer (UCSD) def. Robert Henry/Logan Liddell (SSU) 9-8 (7-2)
Sonoma State 2-8; National ranking #48; Regional ranking #6
UC San Diego 10-6; National ranking #12; Regional ranking #4
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,3,4,2,6,5)