SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The 19th-ranked UC San Diego men's tennis team fell to Westmont College by a narrow 5-4 margin in Santa Barbara Friday.
The Tritons captured three singles wins and a victory at No. 3 doubles, but it was not enough to conquer the Warriors. UCSD fell to 12-6 with its fourth consecutive loss while Westmont improved to 6-5.
Max Jiganti and Sam Ling secured UCSD's lone win at No. 3 doubles, defeating Lukas Zielen and Josh Barnard, 8-5. At No. 1, Devon Sousa and Austin West fell to Bryan Cox and Rodrigo Schaefer, 8-6. At the No. 2 spot, Kona Luu and Jason Wall were defeated by Tim Goranson and John Bertram, 8-3.
On the singles side, UCSD secured three wins at the bottom of the ladder. Jiganti defeated Bertram at No. 4, 6-1, 6-2. Luu topped Zielen, 6-0, 6-3, at No. 5 and Ling finished the trio of wins for the Tritons, defeating Barnard, 6-0, 6-2 at No. 6.
At No. 1 singles, UCSD's Chapman Chan fell to Cox in three sets, 7-6, 5-7, 6-2.
The Tritons will next compete at the White Sands Tennis Championships in Pensacola, Florida, April 5-7.
No. 19 UCSD 4, Westmont College 5
March 30, 2012
Santa Barbara, Calif.
Bryan Cox/Rodrigo Schaefer (Westmont) def. Devon Sousa/Austin West (UCSD) 8-6
Tim Goranson/John Bertram (Westmont) def. Kona Luu/Jason Wall (UCSD) 8-3
Max Jiganti/Sam Ling (UCSD) def. Lukas Zielen/Josh Barnard (Westmont) 8-5
Bryan Cox (Westmont) def. Chapman Chan (UCSD) 7-6, 5-7, 6-2
Rodrigo Schaefer (Westmont) def. Junya Yoshida (UCSD) 6-2, 6-3
Tim Goranson (Westmont) def. Austin West (UCSD) 6-3, 6-2
Max Jiganti (UCSD) def. John Bertram (Westmont) 6-1, 6-2
Kona Luu (UCSD) def. Lukas Zielen (Westmont) 6-0, 6-3
Sam Ling (UCSD) def. Josh Barnard (Westmont) 6-0, 6-2
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