SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Erik Elliott and Junya Yoshida each had 3-0 records on the first day of the San Diego State Fall Invitational on Friday, leading the UC San Diego men's tennis team to a 10-9 overall record. Elliott and Yoshida each won their morning doubles matchups before winning a pair of singles matches in the afternoon.
Two pairs of Tritons cruised with 8-2 victories in their opening matches, as Devon Sousa and Chapman Chan made easy work of UC Riverside's Kevin Griffin and Quoc Doan, while Elliott and Austin West trounced Fabian Matthews and Ryan Mayer of UC Irvine.
UCSD's Jake Fellow and Yoshida battled to a narrow 8-6 win. The lone loss for UCSD in the opening session came in the form of a tiebreaker, with Jason Wall and Armaun Emami falling 9-8 to a pair from the University of San Diego.
In singles in Bracket B, Sam Ling was unable to pick off a set in either of his matches, while Elliott cruised 6-2, 6-2 and then 6-3, 6-4.
In Bracket C, Yoshida was the lone Triton to win his first round match, defeating UCR's Rainier Macias 6-1, 6-2. After losing his opening match in Bracket C, West recovered with a 6-3, 6-2 win in the consolation round.
Fellow won his opening match 7-6, 6-1, over UCR's Griffin but fell in straight sets in the second round, 2-6, 3-6.
The SDSU Fall Invite continues through Sunday at the Aztec Tennis Center. Doubles play continues Saturday morning with singles play to follow in the afternoon.