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No. 12 UCSD Finds Little Success Against No. 8 Lynn University
Release: Sunday 03/26/2017 

BOCA RATON, Fla. - The 12th-ranked University of California San Diego men's tennis team fell 8-1 to No. 8 Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida Sunday morning.

UC San Diego falls to 8-7 overall and Lynn improves to 14-2 on the year.

In the singles competition, the Tritons saw their only victory in the No. 6 slot. Rodrigo Amaral took a 6-4, 6-2 win over Florian Clemares.

At No. 1, sixth-ranked Mehdi Laalej defeated No. 49 Eric Tseng by a score of 6-1, 6-2. The No. 2 spot had 34th-ranked Alexandre Miaule falling to No. 5 Jean-Baptiste Mateo, 6-0, 6-0.

At No. 3, 16th-ranked Kay Bartmann took care of Justin Zhang in three sets 3-6, 6-1, 10-8. Jose Porfirio beat Marc Isaia 6-4, 6-1 at No. 4 and Tristan Houle took down Edvin Larsson 6-3, 6-4 at No. 5.

The doubles matches belonged to the Fighting Knights as the duo of Clemares and Laalej took down Miaule and Sreeganesh Manoharan, 8-4.

At No. 2, Isaia and Larsson fell to Bartmann and Porfirio by a score of 8-1. Zhang and Tseng rounded out the doubles competition with a loss to Houle and Mateo, 8-3.

The Tritons remain in Florida and face No. 2 Barry in Miami Shores on Monday, March 27 at 11:00 a.m.

#8 Lynn 8, #12 UC San Diego 1
Mar 26, 2017 at Boca Raton, FL (Perper Tennis Complex)

Singles competition
1. #6 Mehdi Laalej (LYNNM) def. #49 Eric Tseng (UCSD) 6-1, 6-2
2. #5 Jean-Baptiste Mateo (LYNNM) def. #34 Alexandre Miaule (UCSD) 6-0, 6-0
3. #16 Kay Bartmann (LYNNM) def. Justin Zhang (UCSD) 3-6, 6-1, 10-8
4. Jose Porfirio (LYNNM) def. Marc Isaia (UCSD) 6-4, 6-1
5. Tristan Houle (LYNNM) def. Edvin Larsson (UCSD) 6-3, 6-4
6. Rodrigo Amaral (UCSD) def. Florian Clemares (LYNNM) 6-4, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Florian Clemares/Mehdi Laalej (LYNNM) def. Alexandre Miaule/Sreeganesh Manoharan (UCSD) 8-4
2. Kay Bartmann/Jose Porfirio (LYNNM) def. Marc Isaia/Edvin Larsson (UCSD) 8-1
3. Tristan Houle/Jean-Baptiste Mateo (LYNNM) def. Justin Zhang/Eric Tseng (UCSD) 8-3

Match Notes
UC San Diego 8-7; National ranking #12; Regional ranking #3
Lynn 14-2; National ranking #8; Regional ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,6,1,4,5,3)


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