April 10, 2013

Anteaters Come Up Short, 5-2, Against No. 42 Aztecs

IRVINE, Calif. --- UCI men's tennis' short streak came to an end at the hands of 42nd-ranked San Diego State Wednesday evening falling 5-2 at Aztec Tennis Center.

UCI (5-16, 2-1) had the early advantage with a win in doubles. Justin Agbayani and Caryl Hernandez gutted out the tiebreak point to clinch it for the Anteaters.

SDSU (15-6, 3-0) surged back with the first three singles points. Tyler Pham held off the 109th-ranked player in the nation, Derek Siddiqui, in three sets to get the 'Eaters back in the match. The Aztecs would claim the last two points from slot Nos. 5 and 6 in three-set victories after they each dropped the first set.

UCI will come back home for a bonus match with Division II UC San Diego on Saturday, April 13th as the two face off at 1:00 p.m. at Anteater Tennis Stadium.

#42 SDSU 5, UC IRVINE 2

April 10, 2013
San Diego, Calif. – Aztec Tennis Center

DOUBLES

1. Cheung/Hammel (UCI) def. Khachatryan/Nicholas (SDSU) – 8-2
2. Sangwan/Siddiqui (SDSU) def. Jung/Pham (UCI) – 8-4
3. Agbayani/Hernandez (UCI) def. Florez/Tawasi (SDSU) – 9-8

UC Irvine wins the doubles point

SINGLES

1. #108 Thorsten Bertsch (SDSU) def. Ryan Cheung (UCI) – 6-4, 7-5
2. Tyler Pham (UCI) def. #109 Derek Siddiqui (SDSU) – 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
3. Hunter Nicholas (SDSU) def. Reo Asami (UCI) – 6-1, 6-0
4. Mavin Tawasi (SDSU) def. Jacob Jung (UCI) – 6-3, 6-2
5. Juan Florez (SDSU) def. Jonathan Hammel (UCI) – 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
6. Andranik Khachatryan (SDSU) def. Shuhei Shibahara (UCI) – 2-6, 6-1, 6-4

UCI: 5-16, Big West 2-1
#42 SDSU: 15-7, Mountain West 3-0

Order of finish: Doubles – 1, 2, 3 | Singles – 3, 4, 1, 2, 6, 5

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