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No. 12 UC San Diego Falters for Third Straight Match, Drops 8-1 Decision at No. 1 West Florida
Release: Wednesday 03/29/2017 

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The No. 12 University of California San Diego men's tennis team was defeated 8-1 by top-ranked University of West Florida on Wednesday afternoon.

UCSD falls to 8-9 on the year while West Florida climbs to 18-1.

Rodrigo Amaral claimed the Tritons' sole point in a 4-6, 6-4, 10-6 victory at the No. 6 slot in the singles competition.

At No.1, #49 Eric Tseng was beaten in two sets by #3 Alex Peyrot, 6-3, 6-4. The two and three spots did not fare better as #34 Alexandre Miaule lost to Warren Kuhn (6-0, 6-2) and Justin Zhang was defeated by Pedro Dumont (6-2, 6-4).

The No. 4 spot saw Marc Isaia edged by Serdar Bojadjiev 6-2, 6-2 and Edvin Larsson lost to Alfonso Castellano 6-0, 6-3 at No. 5.

UWF swept the doubles competition, with the No. 1 pair of Peyrot and Dumont taking Miuale and Sreeganesh Manoharan down with a score of 8-3 at the No. 1 spot.

At No. 2, Gabriel Dias and Pedro Roese handled Isaia and Larsson in an 8-3 decision while Tseng and Zhang fell at No. 3 to Kuhn and Pablo Tellez, 9-8 (7-5).

UCSD rounds out its Spring Break trip to Florida with a match versus seventh-ranked Valdosta State on Thursday, March 30. The neutral-site contest will begin at 12 p.m. PT.

#1 West Florida 8, #12 UC San Diego 1
Mar 29, 2017 at Pensacola, Fla. (Ralph "Skeeter" Carson Tennis Complex)

Singles competition
1. #3 Alex Peyrot (UWF) def. #49 Eric Tseng (UCSD) 6-3, 6-4
2. Warren Kuhn (UWF) def. #34 Alexandre Miaule (UCSD) 6-0, 6-2
3. Pedro Dumont (UWF) def. Justin Zhang (UCSD) 6-2, 6-4
4. Serdar Bojadjiev (UWF) def. Marc Isaia (UCSD) 6-2, 6-2
5. Alfonso Castellano (UWF) def. Edvin Larsson (UCSD) 6-0, 6-3
6. Rodrigo Amaral (UCSD) def. Douglas Boe (UWF) 4-6, 6-4, 10-6

Doubles competition
1. #1 Alex Peyrot/Pedro Dumont (UWF) def. Alexandre Miaule/Sreeganesh Manoharan (UCSD) 8-3
2. Gabriel Dias/Pedro Roese (UWF) def. Marc Isaia/Edvin Larsson (UCSD) 8-3
3. Warren Kuhn/Pablo Tellez (UWF) def. Eric Tseng/Justin Zhang (UCSD) 9-8 (7-5)

Match Notes
UC San Diego 8-9; National ranking #12; Regional ranking #3
West Florida 18-1; National ranking #1; Regional ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (2,4,5,1,3,6)


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