Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Down Go the Mustangs, as No. 14 UCSD Beats No. 24 Western New Mexico
Release: Tuesday 03/14/2017 

LA JOLLA, Calif. - The 14th-ranked University of California San Diego men's tennis team added another victory to the column with a 6-3 win over No. 24 Western New Mexico Tuesday.

UCSD improves to 8-6 overall and the Mustangs fall to 6-5.

The top three slots of the singles matches saw Tritons come out on top. #36 Eric Tseng pulled off a 6-3, 6-1 upset victory over #14 Liam Fraboulet at No. 1.

Alexandre Miaule took down Jean Pageault with a score of 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 and Justin Zhang defeated Vladimir Gnilozubov at No. 3 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

At No. 4, Marc Isaia took a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Tristan Da Lio. No. 5 saw Marius Ruh bested by Sascha Brechtel with score of 7-6 (8-6), 6-3. Rounding out the matches was Rodrigo Amaral with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Zachary Grabovic.

In the doubles matches, the #3 duo of Da Lio and Gnilozubov edged Isaia and Miaule by two points (8-6) at the No. 1 slot.

Tseng and Zhang snagged an 8-3 victory at No. 2 versus Fraboulet and Pageault. At No. 3, Amaral and Sreeganesh Manoharan suffered a 9-8 (8-6) loss against Grabovic and Blayze O'Keefe.

Up next, the Tritons will face Lynn, March 26 on the road. The match will begin at 9:00 a.m.

#14 UC San Diego 6, #24 Western New Mexico 3
March 14, 2017 at La Jolla, CA (Northview Courts)

Singles competition
1. #36 Eric Tseng (UCSD) def. #14 Liam Fraboulet (WNMU) 6-3, 6-1
2. Alexandre Miaule (UCSD) def. Jean Pageault (WNMU) 6-1, 6-2
3. Justin Zhang (UCSD) def. Vladimir Gnilozubov (WNMU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
4. Marc Isaia (UCSD) def. Tristan Da Lio (WNMU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
5. Sascha Brechtel (WNMU) def. Marius Ruh (UCSD) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3
6. Rodrigo Amaral (UCSD) def. Zachary Grabovic (WNMU) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. #3 Tristan Da Lio/Vladimir Gnilozubov (WNMU) def. Marc Isaia/Alexandre Miaule (UCSD) 8-6
2. Eric Tseng/Justin Zhang (UCSD) def. Liam Fraboulet/Jean Pageault (WNMU) 8-3
3. Zachary Grabovic/Blayze O'Keefe (WNMU) def. Rodrigo Amaral/Sreeganesh Manoharan (UCSD) 9-8 (8-6)

Match Notes
Western New Mexico 6-5; National ranking #24
UC San Diego 8-6; National ranking #14; Regional ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (6,1,2,5,4,3)


Monday, February 26
M Tennis vs. Point Loma
2:30 PM
UC San Diego
Thursday, March 01
M Tennis vs. Villanova
9:00 AM
UC San Diego
M Tennis vs. Pacific Coast Doubles Championship
3:00 PM
UC San Diego
Sunday, March 04
M Tennis vs. Holy Names
12:00 PM
UC San Diego
Wednesday, March 07
M Tennis vs. Hawaii Pacific
3:00 PM
UC San Diego
Thursday, March 08
M Tennis vs. Boston University
9:00 AM
UC San Diego
Sunday, March 11
M Tennis vs. Bucknell
10:00 AM
UC San Diego
Wednesday, March 14
M Tennis vs. Western New Mexico
3:00 PM
UC San Diego
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