Anteaters Dropped by No. 42 MTSU, 5-2

Tyler Pham scored one of UCI's points on the match.
Tyler Pham scored one of UCI's points on the match.

IRVINE, Calif. --- UC Irvine men's tennis dropped the opener of its doubleheader Saturday, 5-2, to the 42nd-ranked Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee State at Anteater Tennis Stadium.

UCI (3-13, 0-1) fell behind early in a sweep of doubles.

The Blue Raiders kept it going with the first four singles points to clinch the match. Jacob Jung and Tyler Pham salvaged some points with singles wins at the end.

UCI continues its Saturday with the George Washington Colonials at 1:00 p.m. also at Anteater Tennis Stadium.


March 16, 2013
Irvine, Calif. - Anteater Tennis Stadium
Singles competition

1. Davis, Ben (MT) def. Ryan Cheung (UCI) 6-2, 6-2

2. Jacob Jung (UCI) def. Lang, Christoph (MT) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6)

3. Tyler Pham (UCI) def. Born, Yannick (MT) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

4. Cornea, Victor (MT) def. Jonathan Hammel (UCI) 6-2, 6-1

5. Zito, Ettore (MT) def. Caryl Hernandez (UCI) 6-3, 6-1

6. Fox, David (MT) def. Jonathan Poon (UCI) 6-4, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Davis, Ben/Cornea, Victor (MT) def. Ryan Cheung/Jonathan Hammel (UCI) 8-6

2. Lang, Christoph/Fox, David (MT) def. Jacob Jung/Caryl Hernandez (UCI) 8-3
3. Born, Yannick/Brand, Marlon (MT) def. Jonathan Poon/Tyler Pham (UCI) 8-5

Match Notes:
Middle Tennessee 12-6; National ranking #42

UC-Irvine 3-13

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


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