Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Junya Yoshida captured one of the two Triton wins in the afternoon match versus Grand Canyon.
Tritons Split on First Day in Arizona
Release: Friday 02/10/2012 

GLENDALE, Ariz.-  After handily defeating Metro State, 9-0, the No. 10 UC San Diego men's tennis team's 24-match regular season win streak was snapped by Grand Canyon Friday with a 7-2 setback.

The Tritons' morning match was triumphant, as they blanked Metro State, 9-0. UCSD players won all six singles matches in straight sets. Tritons Kona Luu and Jason Wall were top performers on the doubles side, shutting out opponents Adrien Delvaux and Alec Parmenter, 8-0, at No. 2. 

In the nightcap, the Antelopes handed the Tritons their first regular season loss in two years. UCSD had not been defeated in a dual since Apr. 10, 2010 when it fell to UC Santa Cruz, 5-2, at Sonoma State. 

Grand Canyon swept UCSD in doubles play, with Sam Ling and Junya Yoshida falling by a narrow margin, 9-8, at the No. 3 position. 

Tritons Junya Yoshida and Max Jiganti were the lone Tritons to secure wins against the Antelopes, both doing so in straight sets in singles play. Yoshida defeated Grand Canyon's Stephane Murray, 6-4, 6-2, and Jiganti defeated Peter Kazianschetz, 6-3, 6-3.

"Grand Canyon was the better team tonight," said head coach Eric Steidlmayer. "They had a good game plan in doubles, but both of us competed really well in singles."

UCSD is set to face BYU-Hawaii at 9 a.m. (PT) and Hawaii Hilo at 5:30 p.m. (PT) Saturday at Grand Canyon.

No. 10 UC San Diego 9, Metro State 0
February 10, 2012
Glendale, Ariz.

Devon Sousa/Austin West (UCSD-MTN) def. Lucio Cangiano/Gabriel Vlahos (MS-MTN) 8-4
Kona Luu/Jason Wall (UCSD-MTN) def. Adrien Delvaux/Alec Parmenter (MS-MTN) 8-0
Sam Ling/Junya Yoshida (UCSD-MTN) def. Jonathan Evangelista/Thomas Lowes (MS-MTN) 8-1

Chapman Chan (UCSD-MTN) def. Lucio Cangiano (MS-MTN) 6-1, 6-2
Austin West (UCSD-MTN) def. Gabriel Vlahos (MS-MTN) 6-4, 6-3
Max Jiganti (UCSD-MTN) def. Adrien Delvaux (MS-MTN) 6-1, 6-1
Sam Ling (UCSD-MTN) def. Thomas Lowes (MS-MTN) 6-3, 6-0
Kona Luu (UCSD-MTN) def. Jonathan Evangelista (MS-MTN) 6-1, 6-1
Guy Giubilato (UCSD-MTN) def. Alec Parmenter (MS-MTN) 6-0, 6-0

No. 10 UC San Diego 2, Grand Canyon 7
February 10, 2012
Glendale, Ariz.

Frederic Schoelzel/Stephane Murray (GCU) def. Austin West/Devon Sousa (UCSD) 8-2
Patrice Giraldi/Peter Kazianschuetz (GCU) def. Kona Luu/Jason Wall (UCSD) 8-2
Ahmad Saleem/Bastien Tonus (GCU) def. Sam Ling/Junya Yoshida (UCSD) 9-8

Frederic Schoelzel (GCU) def. Chapman Chan (UCSD) 6-2, 6-2
Junya Yoshida (UCSD) def. Stephane Murray (GCU) 6-4, 6-2
Patrice Giraldi (GCU) def. Austin West (UCSD) 6-1, 6-3
Max Jiganti (UCSD) def. Peter Kazianschetz (GCU) 6-3, 6-3
Ahmad Saleem (GCU) def. Sam Ling (UCSD) 4-6, 7-5, 10-7
Bastien Tonus (GCU) def. Guy Giubilato (UCSD) 7-6, 4-6, 10-8

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