MOBILE, Ala. -
The UC San Diego doubles duo of Austin West
and Erik Elliott
went 2-1 at the ITA Small College National Championships in Mobile, Alabama, taking home fifth place.
West-Elliott dropped their first match of the competition to top seeded Armstrong Atlantic, 1-6, 2-6, but recovered with a pair of wins over teams from Nebraska Kearney and Flagler.
In the second match of the competition, West and Elliott beat Joshua Raymond and Yeswanth Nadella of Nebraska Kearney in a tie-breaker, 6-2, 3-6, 10-5.
In the fifth-place match, West-Elliot won a tight match in straight sets over David Controne and Gino Ramirez of Flagler, 7-5, 6-4.
Elliott and West qualified for the national championships by winning the ITA Small Schools West Regional on Oct. 2.