LOS ANGELES, Calif. -
Junior Sam Ling
finished runner-up in the Singles Consolation bracket and the UC San Diego men's tennis team finished 17-12 after the final day of the 2010 Southern California Intercollegiate Championships, held on the campus of UCLA.
Ling won three consecutive matches in the consolation bracket, meeting teammate Austin West in the semifinals. After losing the opening set, Ling recovered to beat West, 5-7, 6-0, 10-7. Ling eventually fell to consolation champion, Felix Macherez of UC Riverside, 6-4, 6-4.
Erik Elliott and Junya Yoshida won their two qualifying singles matches, putting them in the round of 32 in the Singles Main Draw. However, Yoshida would fall to Max Taba Troung of UCLA, 6-3, 6-0, and Elliot lost to Ben Recknagel of UCSB, 6-3, 7-6, sending Yoshida and Elliot to the consolation bracket of the main draw.
Elliot and Yoshida would win their round of 16 matches, however, each would fall in the quarterfinals. UCSD went 13-8 in singles play on the week.
In doubles qualifying, the duos of Armaun Emami-Rajeev Herekar, Chapman Chan-Devon Sousa and Elliott-West all advanced to the round of sixteen. Elliott and West were the lone pair to advance from that point, defeating Alex Johnson-Evan Jurgensen of UCSB, 8-3.
Elliot-West would take another 8-3 victory from Jens Vorkefeld and Yannick Weihs from the University of Denver before falling to the eventual champion, Jack Paloma and J.T. Sundling of USC, in the quarterfinal round of the Doubles Main Draw.
UCSD doubles teams posted a 4-4 record on the week.
The squad will wrap up its fall season next weekend at the UC Santa Barbara Flighted Event, Nov. 12-14, in Santa Barbara. The Tritons will then return to action in 2011 on January 22 in an exhibition match at the University of San Diego.