Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Sam Ling secured two wins for the Tritons against BYU-Hawaii
No. 10 Tritons Back on Track
Release: Saturday 02/11/2012 

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The No. 10 UC San Diego men's tennis team picked up two wins Saturday, defeating BYU-Hawaii by a narrow margin of 5-4 and carryiing the momentum into the evening match, topping Hawaii Hilo, 8-1.

UCSD's victories over BYU-Hawaii and Hawaii Hilo improved its record to 5-1.

After falling behind 2-1 in doubles, the Tritons dug deep to sweep the bottom four positions on the singles ladder. Austin West, Max Jiganti, Sam Ling, and Kona Luu all conquered their opponents in straight sets.

Sam Ling was the only Triton to earn two wins on the day, teaming up with Junya Yoshida to beat Isaac Hadley and Christiaan Noot at No. 3 doubles, then defeating Hadley in singles at the No. 5 spot.

"It was a great comeback win after going down 2-1 after doubles play," said UCSD head coach Eric Steidlmayer.

UCSD's second match of the day saw a wider winning margin, as the Tritons beat Hawaii Hilo, 8-1.

In singles play, every Triton swept their respective opponent in two sets.

"We brought a great effort the whole day, especially considering it was our fourth match in two days," Steidlmayer said. "I loved the effort and mentality that we displayed."

UCSD will face Sonoma State Sunday at 9 a.m. in its final game in Arizona.

No. 10 UC San Diego 5, BYU-Hawaii 4
February 11, 2012
Paseo Racquet Center
Glendale, Ariz.

Martin Chojnacki/Yevhen Zakharov (BYUH-MTN) def. Devon Sousa/Austin West (UCSD-MTN) 8-5
Christopher Adamson/Huakun Xing (BYUH-MTN) def. Kona Luu/Jason Wall (UCSD-MTN) 8-6
Sam Ling/Junya Yoshida (UCSD-MTN) def. Isaac Hadley/Christiaan Noot (BYUH-MTN) 8-2

Yevhen Zakharov (BYUH-MTN) def. Chapman Chan (UCSD-MTN) 6-3, 3-6, 10-8
Martin Chojnacki (BYUH-MTN) def. Junya Yoshida (UCSD-MTN) 7-5, 6-2
Austin West (UCSD-MTN) def. Christopher Adamson (BYUH-MTN) 6-1, 6-2
Max Jiganti (UCSD-MTN) def. Christiaan Noot (BYUH-MTN) 6-1, 6-1
Sam Ling (UCSD-MTN) def. Isaac Hadley (BYUH-MTN) 6-0, 6-2
Kona Luu (UCSD-MTN) def. Huakun Xing (BYUH-MTN) 6-3, 6-4


No. 10 UC San Diego 8, Hawaii Hilo 1
February 11, 2012
Paseo Racquet Center
Glendale, Ariz.

Ryan Coffey/Kaito Mizutani (UHH-MTN) def. Devon Sousa/Austin West (UCSD-MTN) 9-8
Kona Luu/Jason Wall (UCSD-MTN) def. Kallen Mizuguchi/Carlos Quijano (UHH-MTN) 8-3
Sam Ling/Junya Yoshida (UCSD-MTN) def. Thomas Dols/Michael Gillespie (UHH-MTN) 8-2

Chapman Chan (UCSD-MTN) def. Carlos Quijano (UHH-MTN) 6-4, 6-0
Junya Yoshida (UCSD-MTN) def. Ryan Coffey (UHH-MTN) 6-3, 6-3
Austin West (UCSD-MTN) def. Kaito Mizutani (UHH-MTN) 6-2, 6-4
Max Jiganti (UCSD-MTN) def. Kallen Mizuguchi (UHH-MTN) 6-2, 6-2
Sam Ling (UCSD-MTN) def. Michael Gillespie (UHH-MTN) 6-3, 6-2
Guy Giubilato (UCSD-MTN) def. Matthew Tavares (UHH-MTN) 6-3, 6-3

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