UC Irvine Unable to Hold Off No. 49 George Washington

Jacob Jung and Ryan Cheung each scored wins on Saturday despite falling by one.
Jacob Jung and Ryan Cheung each scored wins on Saturday despite falling by one.

IRVINE, Calif. --- The Anteaters failed to capitalize on another doubles point as the 49th-ranked Colonials rebounded to drop UCI in the second match of their doubleheader Saturday at Anteater Tennis Stadium, 4-3.

Tyler Pham and Jonathan Poon were reunited in doubles and brought a win while Ryan Cheung and Jonathan Hammel finished off a 9-7 set to give UCI the doubles point.

George Washington reeled the 'Eaters back in and scored three big points.

Jonathan Hammel scored a straight-set win for the 'Eaters, and Pham held off Alexander van Gils for a three set victory.

Jacob Jung battled at No. 3 for the clinching point, but Danil Zelenkov returned from an opening-set loss to take the point and the match for the 49th-ranked Colonials.

UCI plays No. 59 Princeton next on Saturday, March 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at Coto de Caza Country Club.

No. 49 George Washington 4, UC Irvine 3

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

No. 1 – Nikita Fomin(GW) def. Ryan Cheung (UCI) – 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 – Danil Zelenkov(GW) def. Jacob Jung (UCI) – 6-7, 7-5, 6-4
No. 3 – Tyler Pham (UCI) def. Alexander van Gils(GW) – 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
No. 4 – Jonathan Hammel (UCI) def. Leonardo Lapentti(GW) – 6-4, 6-4
No. 5 – Ulrik Thomsen(GW) def. Jonathan Poon (UCI) – 6-4, 7-5
No. 6 – Viktor Svensson(GW) def. Shuhei Shibahara (UCI – 7-5, 7-5

No. 1 – Ryan Cheung/Jonathan Hammel (UCI) def. Ulrik Thomsen/Alexander van Gils (GW) – 9-7
No. 2 – Tyler Pham/Jonathan Poon (UCI) def. Nikita Fomin/Danil Zelenkov (GW) – 8-5
No. 3 – Francisco Dias/Leonardo Lapentti (GW) def. Jacob Jung/Shuhei Shibahara (UCI) – 8-5


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