April 13, 2013

Anteaters Top Tritons, 6-1

IRVINE, Calif. --- UCI men's tennis entertained the 28th-ranked team in Division II in the UCSD Tritons and earned its sixth victory of the season, 6-1, Saturday afternoon at Anteater Tennis Stadium.

The Tritons (11-10) played tough in doubles giving the Anteaters fits. The duo of Tyler Pham and Shuhei Shibahara battled back to win 8-5 on court 3. They finished up the sweep to give UCI the initial point.

UCI (6-16, 2-1) earned the clincher early with straight set wins from Shibahara, Pham, and Justin Agbayani who put the match away.

Jonathan Hammel and Ryan Cheung also added point each going into a third set tiebreaker.

UCI returns to Big West action next week with a trip to UC Riverside on Wed. April 17th at 12:00 PM.

UC IRVINE 6, UC SAN DIEGO 1

April 13, 2013
Irvine, Calif. – Anteater Tennis Stadium

DOUBLES

1. Cheung/Hammel (UCI) def. Salomon/Sousa (UCSD) – 8-5
2. Agbayani/Hernandez (UCI) def. Herekar/Truong (UCSD) – 8-3
3. Pham/Shibahara (UCI) def. Alagappan/Luu (UCSD) – 8-5

UC Irvine wins the doubles point

SINGLES

1. Ryan Cheung (UCI) def. Camill Salomon (UCSD) – 7-5, 6-7, (10-6)
2. Tyler Pham (UCI) def. Rajeev Herekar (UCSD) – 6-2, 6-2
3. Ganesh Alagappan (UCSD) def. Reo Asami (UCI) – 6-4, 6-4
4. Jonathan Hammel (UCI) def. Kona Luu (UCSD) – 6-4, 4-6, (13-11)
5. Justin Agbayani (UCI) def. Teddy Truong (UCSD) – 6-2, 6-4
6. Shuhei Shibahara (UCI) def. Devon Sousa (UCSD) – 6-2, 6-0

UCI: 6-16, Big West 2-1
UCSD: 11-10

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

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