January 29, 2013

'Eaters Fall in Primetime to No. 2 USC, 6-1

LOS ANGELES, Calif. --- UCI men's tennis battled against the second-ranked Trojans, but came up short on the 6-1 defeat Tuesday evening at Marks Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif.

UCI (0-4, 0-1) managed a doubles win thanks to the No. 3 duo of Tyler Pham and Jonathan Poon, 8-4, but fell in Nos. 1 and 2 to concede the doubles point.

The Trojans took control of most of the singles matches with the exception of Justin Agbayani's 6-3, 6-2 sweep at the No. 6 position to win a point for the 'Eaters.

Ryan Cheung also hung in his match falling 7-5, 6-3, to No. 61 Eric Johnson. Jacob Jung, making his first start of the season, also hung around with No. 24 Roberto Quiroz falling 7-5, 6-3.

UCI gets back on the court Saturday and Sunday for a pair of matches this weekend. The Anteaters travel to No. 27 USD for a 12:00 p.m. match Saturday, Feb. 2nd. They return home for a Sunday 1:00 p.m. match against No. 69 Fresno State. UCI and Fresno State will play their match at the Racquet Club of Irvine.

#2 USC Trojans 6, UC Irvine Anteaters 1
January 29, 2012 - Marks Stadium (Los Angeles, Calif.)

DOUBLES

1) de Vroome/Quiroz (USC) def. Cheung/Jung (UCI) -- 8-6
2) Gomez/Johnson (USC) def. Hammel/Shibahara (UCI) -- 8-4
3) Pham/Poon (UCI) def. Hanfmann/Tang (USC) -- 8-4

USC wins the doubles point

Order of finish: 2, 3, 1

SINGLES

1) #27 Emilio Gomez (USC) def. Tyler Pham (UCI) -- 6-1, 6-0
2) #61 Eric Johnson (USC) def. Ryan Cheung (UCI) -- 7-5, 6-3
3) #24 Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Jacob Jung (UCI) -- 7-5, 6-3
4) #78 Max de Vroome (USC) def. Shuhei Shibahara (UCI) -- 6-2, 6-2
5) #121 Jonny Wang (USC) def. Jonathan Poon (UCI) -- 6-0, 6-0
6) Justin Agbayani (UCI) def. Michael Tang (USC) -- 6-3, 6-2

Order of finish: 5, 1, 4, 2, 6, 3

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