LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The UC San Diego men's tennis team opened its fall season Thursday at the USTA/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional Championships on the campus of Cal State L.A. in Los Angeles.
Three doubles teams and four individual competitors advanced to Friday's quarterfinals for the Tritons.
Max Jiganti and Trevor Dell comprised the lone doubles team that had to compete for UCSD Friday. The duo defeated a team from Sonoma State, 8-1, to move on to the quarters. The teams of Sam Ling/Jason Wall and Austin West/Devon Sousa had byes in the opening round. West and Sousa will take on Jiganti and Dell Friday, while Ling and Wall will play against a squad from Grand Canyon.
West, Jiganti, Ling and Andrew Malozsak won their singles matches Thursday, all in straight sets.
Singles play starts at 10 a.m. Friday with the third round, followed by the semis at 12:30 p.m. The finals are Saturday at noon. Doubles action continues at 2:30 p.m. Friday with quarterfinals. Semis and the championship match take place Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., respectively.
The USTA/ITA Regional Championships feature some of the top men's and women's players competing in each of the ITA's regions nationwide. Over 8,000 student-athletes from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA, Junior and Community Colleges compete at one of the 88 USTA/ITA Regional Championships held across the country.
The winners from each regional site advance to the ITA National Small College Championships, the only championship event for singles and doubles at the NCAA Division II level. The national championship event will include all eight regional champions from the NCAA Division II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community Colleges.
2011 USTA/ITA West Region Championships
Sept. 28, 2011
Los Angeles, Calif.
Singles - First Round
Devon Sousa (UCSD) def. Daniel Henke (Sonoma State) 6-4, 6-1
CJ Adamson (BYU-Hawaii) def. Maxence Dutreix (UCSD) 7-6, 6-2
Jason Wall (UCSD) def. Bastien Tonus (Grand Canyon) 1-6, 6-3, 13-11
Trevor Dell (UCSD) def. Garret Gooch (Sonoma State) 6-4, 6-2
Max Jiganti (UCSD), Sam Ling (UCSD), Andrew Malozsak (UCSD) and Austin West (UCSD) - first round byes
Singles - Round of 16
Stephane Murray (Grand Canyon) def. Devon Sousa (UCSD) 6-2, 7-6
Austin West (UCSD) def. Greg Eckstadt (Sonoma State) 6-2, 6-4
Max Jiganti (UCSD) def. Drexler Dy (Sonoma State) 7-5, 6-4
Zevhan Zakharov (BYU-Hawaii) def. Jason Wall (UCSD) 6-3, 6-4
Sam Ling (UCSD) def. David Hutton (Sonoma State) 6-4, 6-1
Andrew Malozsak (UCSD) def. Robert Henry (Sonoma State) 6-3,6-1
Patrice Giraldi (Grand Canyon) def. Trevor Dell (UCSD) 6-2, 6-0
Doubles - First Round
David Hutton/Greg Eckstadt (Sonoma State) def. Andrew Malozsak/Maxence Dutreix (UCSD) 8-4
Max Jiganti/Trevor Dell (UCSD) def. Garret Gooch/Robert Henry (Sonoma State) 8-1
Sam Ling/Jason Wall (UCSD) and Austin West/Devon Sousa (UCSD) - first round byes
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