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No. 14 UC San Diego Extends Win Streak, Defeats No. 30 Holy Names
Release: Friday 02/24/2017 

LA JOLLA, Calif - The 14th-ranked University of California San Diego men's tennis team beat No. 30 Holy Names 7-2 Friday at Northview Courts to win its fourth consecutive match.

UC San Diego saw victories in five of six singles matches and two of three doubles contests.

Four of the Tritons' singles wins came in straight sets.

At No. 2, Alexandre Miaule defeated Bernardo Moraes, 6-2, 6-4, while Justin Zhang topped his opponent, Hugo Colpart, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 3.

Marius RuhEdvin Larsson and Rodrigo Amaral all won at the No. 4, 5 and 6 slots, respectively. Ruh downed Javier Luque in three, 6-2, 2-6, 12-10. Larsson took down Ivan Parra, 6-1, 6-4 and Amaral earned a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Jonah Tahilan.

At No. 1, 36th-ranked Eric Tseng was defeated by No. 23 Matthew Halligan in a close duel, 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 10-7.

In doubles, Tseng and Zhang beat Colpart and Parra, 8-2, at No. 2. One spot down, Amaral and Larsson took care of Taylor Bryant and Tahilan, winning 8-6.

Marc Isaia and Miaule were defeated by the pair of Halligan and Moraes, 8-3, in the top doubles position.

UC San Diego will look to capture its fifth consecutive win when the Tritons host Sonoma State on Sunday, Feb. 26. The match is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.

#14 UC San Diego 7, #30 Holy Names 2
Feb. 24, 2017 at La Jolla, CA (Northview Courts)

Singles competition
1. #23 Matthew Halligan (HNU) def. #36 Eric Tseng (UCSD) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 10-7
2. Alexandre Miaule (UCSD) def. Bernardo Moraes (HNU) 6-2, 6-4
3. Justin Zhang (UCSD) def. Hugo Colpart (HNU) 6-3, 6-2
4. Marius Ruh (UCSD) def. Javier Luque (HNU) 6-2, 2-6, 12-10
5. Edvin Larsson (UCSD) def. Ivan Parra (HNU) 6-1, 6-4
6. Rodrigo Amaral (UCSD) def. Jonah Tahilan (HNU) 6-1, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Matthew Halligan/Bernardo Moraes (HNU) def. Marc Isaia/Alexandre Miaule (UCSD) 8-3
2. Eric Tseng/Justin Zhang (UCSD) def. Hugo Colpart/Ivan Parra (HNU) 8-2
3. Rodrigo Amaral/Edvin Larsson (UCSD) def. Taylor Bryant/Jonah Tahilan (HNU) 8-6

Match Notes
Holy Names 2-1; National ranking #30; Regional ranking #6
UC San Diego 5-3; National ranking #14; Regional ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,6,3,5,4,1)


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