Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Max Jiganti (pictured) paired with Kona Luu to win their first match Thursday.
Jiganti, Luu Win First Match at Pacific Coast Doubles Championship
Release: Thursday 02/28/2013 

LA JOLLA, Calif. - UC San Diego's Max Jiganti and Kona Luu won their first match at the 124th Annual Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Championship Thursday at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.

In the opening round of 128 in the main draw, Jiganti and Luu were victorious against independents Jack Barber and Brett Buffington by scores of 6-3 and 6-2. The Triton duo will play a round of 64 match on Friday at 12:30 p.m. against the winner of the Sebastian Fanselow/Alexander Sarkissian (Pepperdine) vs. Andrew Carlisle/Ciaran Fitzgerald (University of San Diego) match, which takes place Friday morning.

Jiganti, along with Chapman Chan, won his first round match at last year's Pacific Coast Doubles Championship as well.

In other main draw matches involving members of the UCSD team Thursday, Camill Salomon and Devon Sousa were defeated by Mac Cahill and Matt Ellis of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (6-4, 2-6, 10-8). Maxence Dutreix and Guy Giubilato lost against independents Christiano Fabrizio and Paul Settles (4-6, 6-2, 10-6).

In Friday's first round of the consolation draw, Dutreix and Giubilato will take on independents Brent Davis and Trent Miller (12 p.m.), while Salomon and Sousa will play against opponents yet to be determined (1:45 p.m.).

UCSD assistant coaches Tavi Popaluca and Jason Wall are also competing in La Jolla. The team lost its first round main draw match Thursday, falling to Felipe Fritz and Sai Nakireddi of Fresno State, 7-6, 6-7, 6-2.

Playing in their first main draw matches for the Tritons Friday, Ganesh Alagappan and Horea Porutiu play independents Scott Doerner and Hugh Clarke (8 a.m.), Rajeev Herekar and Teddy Truong take on UCLA's Adrien Puget and Karue Sell (10:15 a.m.) and Justin Anderson and Mark Meyer go up against independents Martin Barba and Derek Miller (11:45 a.m.).

The tournament, the second-oldest in the United States, runs through Sunday.

For complete draws and results, visit the official tournament page.

124th Annual Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Championship
Feb. 28, 2013
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
La Jolla, Calif.

Main Draw Round of 128
Max Jiganti/Kona Luu (UCSD) def. Jack Barber/Brett Buffington (IND) 6-3, 6-2
Mac Cahill/Matt Ellis (CMS) def. Camill Salomon/Devon Sousa (UCSD) 6-4, 2-6, 10-8
Christiano Fabrizio/Paul Settles (IND) def. Maxence Dutreix/Guy Giubilato (UCSD) 4-6, 6-2, 10-6
Felipe Fritz/Sai Nakireddi (Fresno State) def. Tavi Popaluca/Jason Wall (UCSD) 7-6, 6-7, 6-2

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Tuesday, February 28
W Tennis vs. Concordia
2:00 PM
UC San Diego
W Basketball vs. Sonoma State (quarterfinals)
5:30 PM
UC San Diego
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7:30 PM
UC San Diego
Wednesday, March 01
M Volleyball at CSUN
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All Day
La Jolla
M Tennis vs. Villanova
9:00 AM
UC San Diego
Friday, March 03
W Basketball at Cal State LA/Stanislaus State (semifinals)
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1:00 PM
UC San Diego
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3:00 PM
UC San Diego
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3:00 PM
UC San Diego
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3:30 PM
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