LA JOLLA, Calif. -
The UC San Diego men's tennis team won every match of Friday afternoon's match-up against Sonoma State, taking down the Seawolves, 9-0, without dropping a single set a Northview Tennis Courts.
The Tritons improve to 14-0. SSU drops to 0-9.
"I was very happy we came back competitively after a long layoff," said UCSD head coach Eric Steidlmayer. "Sonoma State was ready, but to a man our guys were up to the task."
No. 1 singles player Erik Elliott took down SSU No. 1 Taylor Bianco, 6-1, 6-2, before combining with Austin West to stompy the No. 1 SSU pair of Bianco and Daniel Heuke, 8-2. Junya Yoshida would defeat Heuke, 6-1, 6-2, on the singles side.
Chapman Chan swept Drexler Dy, 6-2, 6-1, and also teamed with Jason Wall to beat Sonoma's Bryce Vieefer and Jimmy Manning, 8-6. Sam Ling, Vincent Nguyen and West were also winners on the singles side. Ling was the lone Triton to shutout a Seawolf, surrendering no games in a 6-0 set one victory over Anthony Rollins. West had the closest call of the afternoon, edging Stewart Hutton 7-6 during his opening set.
The final Triton pairing of Armaun Emami and Max Jiganti made easy work of Scott Gaynor and Anthony Rollins, 8-3.
UCSD will take on Western New Mexico on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. The Tritons recently beat WNM on March 8, 6-3, at Northview.
Erik Elliott (UCSD) def. Taylor Bianco (SSU); 6-1, 6-2
Chapman Chan (UCSD) def. Drexler Dy (SSU); 6-2, 6-1
Junya Yoshida (UCSD) def. Daniel Heuke (SSU); 6-1, 6-2
Sam Ling (UCSD) def. Anthony Rollins (SSU); 6-0, 6-4
Vincent Nguyen (UCSD) def. Scott Gaynor (SSU); 6-3, 6-3
Austin West (UCSD) def. Stewart Hutton (SSU); 7-6, 6-3
West/Elliott (UCSD) def. Taylor Bianco/Daniel Heuke (SSU); 8-2
Chan/Jason Wall (UCSD) def. Bryce Vieefer/Jimmy Manning (SSU); 8-6
Armaun Emami/ Max Jiganti (UCSD) def. Scott Gaynor/Anthony Rollins (SSU); 8-3
UC San Diego 9, Sonoma State 0