UCI Fails to Take Advantage of Doubles Point Against No. 26 USD

Shuhei Shibahara and the 'Eaters fell at USD on Saturday.
Shuhei Shibahara and the 'Eaters fell at USD on Saturday.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. --- UC Irvine fell 6-1 to the 26th-ranked Toreros despite the early advantage of a doubles sweep Saturday afternoon.

Jonathan Poon and Tyler Pham led the way with another doubles win to put them at 3-0 on the season. Ryan Cheung and Jacob Jung earned the point for the 'Eaters at No. 1 while Shuhei Shibahara and Jonathan Hammel completed the sweep.

UCI (0-5, 0-1) couldn't keep it going in singles, however, dropping all six matches in sweeps.

UCI continues the action Sunday as it hosts No. 69 Fresno State at the Racquet Club of Irvine.


February 2, 2013
San Diego, Calif. – Hogan Tennis Center


1. Ryan Cheung/Jacob Jung (UCI) def. Clarke Spinosa/Thibaut Visy (USD) -- 8-7(1)
2. Shuhei Shibahara/Jonathan Hammel (UCI) def. Romain Kalaydjian/Victor Pugliese (USD) -- 8-6
3. Jonathan Poon/Tyler Pham (UCI) def. Ciaran Fitzgerald/Uros Petronijevic (USD) -- 8-5
Order of Finish: 3,1,2


1. Thibaut Visy (USD) def. Tyler Pham (UCI) -- 7-6(2), 6-2
2. Romain Kalaydjian (USD) def. Ryan Cheung (UCI) -- 6-1, 7-5
3. Clarke Spinosa (USD) def. Jacob Jung (UCI) -- 6-2,6-0
4. Uros Pertonijevic (USD) def. Jonathan Poon (UCI) -- 6-1,6-1
5. Victor Pugliese (USD) def. Shuhei Shibahara (UCI) -- 6-1, 6-0
6. Ciaran Fitzgerald (USD) def. Justin Agbayani (UCI) -- 6-3,6-1
Order of Finish:  5,4,3,6,2,1


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