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Sophomore Sreeganesh Manoharan and the Tritons earned an exhibition victory over UC Riverside, 4-3
No. 15 Men's Tennis Earns Exhibition Road Victory Over UC Riverside, 4-3
Release: Saturday 01/27/2018 

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The No. 15 University of California San Diego men’s tennis team concluded its exhibition schedule with a road victory over UC Riverside, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon.

The dual match began with UC San Diego taking the doubles point, as the Tritons No. 2 duo of seniors Eric Tseng and Justin Zhang defeated Filip Engstrom and Kyle McCann, 6-3, before UCSD’s No. 1 team of sophomores Sreeganesh Manoharan and Marc Isaia topped Benjamin Kilchherr and Vignesh Subramanyan, 7-5.

With the doubles point already clinched, the Tritons No. 3 unit of freshmen Neil Tengbumroong and Eskil Jarlskog fell in a tiebreaker to Anderson Ju and Nabil Abdallah, 7-6 (7-5).

UC San Diego quickly took control of singles play to seal the dual-match victory over UC Riverside (2-3).

Zhang defeated Kilchherr in the No. 2 slot, 6-0, 6-1, while Tseng knocked off Pawel Jankowiak in straight sets, 6-0, 6-4, in No. 1 singles.

Isaia secured the dual-match victory with a win over McCann in No. 3 singles, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

With the final result already determined, Jarlskog fell to Abdallah in the No. 4 slot, 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (6-1), junior Richard Han dropped his No. 5 singles match to Gilbert Chung in three sets, 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (6-3), while Tengbumroong lost his match in No. 6 singles, 6-7 (3-6), 6-4, 10-6.

Manoharan/Isaia (UCSD) def. Kilchherr/Subramanyan (UCR) 7-5
Zhang/Tseng (UCSD) def. Engstrom/McCann (UCR) 6-3
Ju/Abdallah (UCR) def. Tengbumroong/Jarlskog (UCSD) 7-6 (7-5)

Tseng (UCSD) def. Jankowiak 6-0, 6-4
Zhang (UCSD) def. Kilchherr 6-0, 6-1
Isaia (UCSD) def. McCann (UCR) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Abdallah (UCR) def. Jarlskog (UCSD) 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (6-1)
Chung (UCR) def. Han (UCSD) 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (6-3)
Subramanyan (UCR) def. Tengbumroong (UCSD) 6-7 (3-6), 6-4, 10-6

Order of finish:
Doubles (2, 1, 3)
Singles (2, 1, 3, 6, 5, 4)

UC San Diego 0-0
UC Riverside 2-3


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