Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Sam Ling and the Tritons went 4-0 this week to extend their winning streak to 13 consecutive matches.
UCSD Pummels Layfayette College to Stay Unbeaten
Release: Sunday 03/13/2011 

LA JOLLA, Calif. - The UC San Diego men's tennis team put the finishing touches on an impressive week of competition on Sunday, recording a resounding 9-0 victory over Division I opponent Lafayette College at the Northview Tennis Courts on campus.

The Tritons went 4-0 in four home matches this week, taking down Western New Mexico, Barry University and Hawaii Pacific before turning away the Leopards on Sunday. UCSD now stands at a perfect 13-0 on the season, the program's best record in Eric Steidlmayer's 13 seasons as head coach.

"We played well this week," he said. "We've been playing great on the road this season, but it was nice to come home for a while. I thought we faced some quality opponents this week and fortunately we were able to get the job done."

After clawing their way to victories over Barry and HPU on Friday and Saturday, the Tritons made quick work of Lafayette to conclude the weekend. UCSD swept the Leopards in doubles play and then followed suit in the singles matches, as well. UCSD won three of the six matches in straight sets.

Erik Elliott, Sam Ling and Max Jiganti needed three sets to get by their opponents at Nos. 1, 3 and 5 singles, but the rest of the squad won in short order as the Tritons rolled to the shutout victory, their third of the season.

UCSD will take next week off for final exams and then return to the courts for a home matchup with Sonoma State on Friday, March 25.


1. Erik Elliott (UCSD) def. Justin Haar (LC), 6-1, 4-6, 10-5
2. Chapman Chan (UCSD) def. Doug Gallagher (LC), 6-3, 6-4
3. Sam Ling (UCSD) def. Scott Gelbman (LC), 3-6, 6-0, 10-7
4. Vincent Nguyen (UCSD) def. Kyle MacLelland (LC), 6-0, 6-0
5. Max Jiganti (UCSD) def. Sinan Ipeker (LC), 4-6, 6-3, 10-5
6. Maxence Dutreix (UCSD) def. Will Mercorella (LC), 6-2, 6-2

1. Elliott/Austin West (UCSD) def. Haar/Ipeker (LC), 8-2
2. Chan/Jason Wall (UCSD) def. Gallagher/Mercorella (LC), 8-4
3. Armaun Emami/Jiganti (UCSD) def. Gelbman/Andrew Morris (LC), 8-1

UCSD 9, Lafayette College 0



Thursday, March 02
M Tennis at Pacific Coast Doubles Championship
All Day
La Jolla
M Tennis vs. Villanova
9:00 AM
UC San Diego
Saturday, March 04
M Tennis vs. Hawaii Pacific
3:00 PM
UC San Diego
Sunday, March 05
M Tennis vs. Georgetown
10:00 AM
UC San Diego
Saturday, March 11
M Tennis vs. Concordia
12:00 PM
UC San Diego
Sunday, March 12
M Tennis vs. Bucknell
9:00 AM
UC San Diego
Tuesday, March 14
M Tennis vs. Western New Mexico
9:00 AM
UC San Diego
Sunday, March 26
M Tennis at Lynn
Boca Raton, FL
Monday, March 27
M Tennis at Barry
Boca Raton, FL
Wednesday, March 29
M Tennis at West Florida
Pensacola, FL
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