LA JOLLA, Calif.- The No. 10 UC San Diego men's tennis team defeated Whittier College Saturday, 7-2, in a commanding performance on both the singles and doubles sides. The Tritons secured wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles, and went on to win five of six singles matches.
UCSD improved its record to 9-1, while Whittier fell to 1-1 on the season.
Jason Wall and Kona Luu teamed up at No. 2 doubles to defeat Whittier's Andy Hansen and Chris Schommer, 8-3. Sam Ling and Junya Yoshida beat Matt Herron and Shogo Shimizu, 8-5, at the No. 3 position. Doubles duo Austin West and Devon Sousa fought hard at No. 1 but could not overcome opponents Julian Seneviratne and Patricio Carregha, falling 9-8 in the match.
The Tritons showed well in singles play as Yoshida was a top performer at the No. 2 spot, winning 6-0, 6-2 over Patricio Carregha. Ling and Luu also had multiple victories, winning at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively.
UCSD will next see action in the Pacific Coast Doubles Championships, which take place Mar. 1 - Mar. 4 in La Jolla. The next dual competition for UCSD will be Mar. 6 as Division I Villanova visits Northview Tennis Courts at 2 p.m.
No. 10 UCSD 7, Whittier College 2
February 25, 2012
Northview Tennis Courts
La Jolla, Calif.
Julian Seneviratne/Patricio Carregha (WC) def. Austin West/Devon Sousa (UCSD) 9-8
Jason Wall/Kona Luu (UCSD) def. Andy Hansen/Chris Schommer (WC) 8-3
Sam Ling/Junya Yoshida (UCSD) def. Matt Herron/Shogo Shimizu (WC) 8-5
Julian Seneviratne (WC) def. Chapman Chan (UCSD) 6-4, 6-7, 10-4
Junya Yoshida (UCSD) def. Patricio Carregha (WC) 6-0, 6-2
Austin West (UCSD) def. Chris Schommer (WC) 7-5, 6-0
Max Jiganti (UCSD) def. Matt Herron (UCSD) 6-1, 6-3
Sam Ling (UCSD) def. Andy Hansen (WC) 7-6, 6-1
Kona Luu (UCSD) def. Shogo Shimizu (WC) 6-1, 6-2
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