Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Austin West won in doubles and singles on Sunday.
Tritons Finish Strong at UCI Invitational
Release: Sunday 10/09/2011 

IRVINE, Calif. - The UCSD men's tennis team wrapped up play at the UC Irvine Invitational Sunday, picking up several wins in doubles and singles competition.

The Triton doubles team of Devon Sousa and Austin West defeated Sebastian Bustamante and Alex Wilton of LMU, 9-8. Last week, the duo won the ITA West Region Championship and will compete at the National Small College Championships Oct. 13-16 in Alabama.

Freshmen Guy Giubialto and Andrew Malozsak also picked up a doubles win for UCSD Sunday, taking down UC Riverside's Kevin Griffin and Simon Peters, 8-2.

West and Junya Yoshida won their singles matches in straight sets over Concordia's Ryan McNamara and Bruno Santarelli, respectively. UCSD ended up sweeping Concordia as Max Jiganti, Sam Ling and Malozsak all recorded singles victories over Eagles.

Giubialto met UCR's Peters in singles play as well and cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 win.

UC Santa Barbara won four of six singles match-ups and two of three doubles contests against UC Irvine, who faltered on the final day of play after recording commanding performances Friday and Saturday.

On Saturday, Jiganti, Yoshida, Ling and Giubialto all won singles matches. Jiganti topped LMU's Daniel Simko, Yoshida beat Robin Kiyabu from LMU and Ling and Giubialto defeated Peters and Kelly Dickson from UC Riverside. UCSD won three doubles matches against Concordia as well on Saturday.

The Tritons started off strong on Friday with the teams of Sousa/West and Ling/Yoshida winning doubles matches over UC Santa Barbara. In addition, UCSD won five of six singles match-ups against UC Riverside. Giubialto earned a three-set win over UC Irvine's Eric Gast. It was the only time an Anteater lost a singles match until Sunday.

Complete results from all three days of action can be found at the links above.

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