Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Kona Luu was one of UCSD's top players in both singles and doubles.
Tritons Post Several Strong Results at UCSB Classic
Release: Sunday 10/13/2013 
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The UC San Diego men's tennis team posted several strong results playing against NCAA Division I competition this past week at the UCSB Classic in Santa Barbara.

In singles play, Kona Luu placed sixth overall of 16 competitors in the B flight. The junior won his first match against Fabio Tomasetti of Northern Arizona to advance in the winner's bracket. After dropping the first set, 1-6, Luu came back to win the next two by scores of 6-1 and 6-4. He was defeated in straight sets by Bryce McKelvie of UC Davis before taking a default victory over Cal's Jack Sanford. In the fifth-place contest, Luu fell to UC Santa Barbara's Corey Karen, 6-4 and 6-4.

Two of UCSD's doubles teams finished third out of eight squads.

In the doubles A flight, Luu and sophomore Horea Porutiu opened with an 8-6 win against UC Santa Barbara's Teague Hamilton and Andrew Riminton. Following an 8-1 loss to Cal's Wyatt Houghton and Chase Melton, the duo took third by default over Nikhil Jayashankar and Sanford from Cal.

UCSD had two teams playing in the doubles B flight. In the first round, Maxence Dutreix and Rajeev Herekar defeated UCLA's Ryoto Tachi and Nishanth Yamani, 8-4, while Mark Meyer and Andrew Malozsak took down Kester Black and Tomasetti of NAU, 8-6. Both squads lost against teams from UCSB in the next round, which set up a meeting between the two Triton sides for third place. In a tightly-contested match, Dutreix and Herekar pulled out an 8-6 victory.

UCSD breaks from competition until rounding out its fall slate at the SoCal Intercollegiates, which will be held Oct. 30-Nov. 3 in Los Angeles.

UC Santa Barbara Classic
Oct. 11-13, 2013
Santa Barbara, Calif.

Singles - A Flight
Ziad Sultan (UC Santa Barbara) def. Horea Porutiu (UCSD) 6-3, 6-4
Luke Bohuslav (Loyola Marymount) def. Rajeev Herekar (UCSD) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Horea Porutiu (UCSD) def. Kyle Davis (UC Davis) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1
Teague Hamilton (UC Santa Barbara) def. Rajeev Herekar (UCSD) 6-4, 6-3
Daniel Simko (Loyola Marymount) def. Horea Porutiu (UCSD) 6-3, 6-1
Rajeev Herekar (UCSD) def. Parker Kelley (UC Davis) 6-3, 6-4
Teague Hamilton (UC Santa Barbara) def. Horea Porutiu (UCSD) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
Alex Locci (Northern Arizona) def. Rajeev Herekar (UCSD) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6

Singles - B Flight
Corey Karen (UC Santa Barbara) def. Andrew Malozsak (UCSD) 6-4, 6-1
Sasha Gryaznov (UC Santa Barbara) def. Maxence Dutreix (UCSD) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2
Kona Luu (UCSD) def. Fabio Tomasetti (Northern Arizona) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4
Andrew Malozsak (UCSD) def. Robin Kiyabu (Loyola Marymount) 6-1, 6-2
Adam Luba (UC Davis) def. Maxence Dutreix (UCSD) 7-5, 7-5
Bryce McKelvie (UC Davis) def. Kona Luu (UCSD) 6-1, 6-4
Andrew Malozsak (UCSD) def. Adam Luba (UC Davis) 7-6, 2-6, 2-1 (retired)
Maxence Dutreix (UCSD) def. Fabio Tomasetti (Northern Arizona) 5-0 (retired)
Kona Luu (UCSD) def. Jack Sanford (Cal) default
Erik Johnsson (UC Santa Barbara) def. Andrew Malozsak (UCSD) 6-2, 6-3
Luke Steeb (UC Santa Barbara) def. Maxence Dutreix (UCSD) 6-2, 6-1
Corey Karen (UC Santa Barbara) def. Kona Luu (UCSD) 6-4, 6-4

Singles - C Flight
Mark Meyer (UCSD) def. Mitch Thorp (UC Davis) 6-1, 7-5
Filip Karlsson (UC Santa Barbara) def. Mark Meyer (UCSD) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Mark Meyer (UCSD) def. Jordan Gobatie (Northern Arizona) 7-5, 6-3

Doubles - A Flight
Kona Luu/Horea Porutiu (UCSD) def. Teague Hamilton/Andrew Riminton (UC Santa Barbara) 8-6
Wyatt Houghton/Chase Melton (Cal) def. Kona Luu/Horea Porutiu (UCSD) 8-1
Kona Luu/Horea Porutiu (UCSD) def. Nikhil Jayashankar/Jack Sanford (Cal) default
Kona Luu/Horea Porutiu (UCSD) def. Luke Bohuslav/Robin Kiyabu (Loyola Marymount) 8-4

Doubles - B Flight
Maxence Dutreix/Rajeev Herekar (UCSD) def. Ryoto Tachi/Nishanth Yamani (UCLA) 8-4
Mark Meyer/Andrew Malozsak (UCSD) def. Kester Black/Fabio Tomasetti (Northern Arizona) 8-6
Corey Karen/Miles Seemann (UC Santa Barbara) def. Maxence Dutreix/Rajeev Herekar (UCSD) 8-4
Sasha Gryaznov/Luke Steeb (UC Santa Barbara) def. Mark Meyer/Andrew Malozsak (UCSD) 8-3
Maxence Dutreix/Rajeev Herekar (UCSD) def. Mark Meyer/Andrew Malozsak (UCSD) 8-6


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