Feb. 25, 2009
San Diego, Calif. - The #53 University of San Diego Men's Tennis team came away with a win against UC Irvine in a scrappy match that ended with a final score of 5-2. San Diego ended their three game losing streak with the victory.
In doubles action, UC Irvine earned the sweep, beginning with the win by teammates Wes Miller Khunpol Issara over sophomore Dean Jackson and senior Chris Coetzee at No. 1. Steven Henderson and Gautam Vaidyanathan clinched the point for the Anteaters by defeating novice Nicola Bubnic and freshman Tom Wolff.
The sweep came at No. 2 as the tandem of junior Charl Wolmarans and sophomore Nils Schive fell to Irvine's Jon Kazarin and Zac Tsai.
But San Diego came roaring back in singles play, earning the first two wins in straight sets at No. 1 and No. 2. At No. 1, Jackson topped Miller, 6-2, 6-2, and Wolmarans at No. 2 downed Henderson, 6-2, 6-4. Irvine quickly pulled back to even with the Toreros when at No. 5 Sam Gould defeated Bubnic, 6-4, 7-5.
Coetzee would then put San Diego up with a win over Issara at No. 3 (7-6, 6-2). Schive would put the match away for the Toreros, capturing a hard fought victory at No. 6 against Zac Tsai in three sets, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. In the last match of the day, Wolff would secured the win (3-6, 6-4, 7-6) as well as final point over Stephen Stege at No. 4.
The Toreros will return to match play next Tuesday, March 3rd to take on #26 Rice University at 1:30 p.m. PT at the USD West Tennis Courts.
#53 University of San Diego v. UC Irvine
USD West Tennis Courts - San Diego, Calif.
1. Wes Miller/Khunpol Issara (UCI) def. Dean Jackson/Chris Coetzee; 8-5
2. Jon Kazarin/Zac Tsai (UCI) def. Charl Wolmarans/Nils Schive; 8-6
3. Steven Henderson/Gautam Vaidyanathan (UCI) def. Nicola Bubnic/Tom Wolff; 8-6
Irvine wins doubles point.
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2
1. Dean Jackson (USD) def. Wes Miller; 6-2, 6-2
2. Charl Wolmarans (USD) def. Steven Henderson; 6-2, 6-4
3. Chris Coetzee (USD) def. Khunpol Issara; 7-6, 6-2
4. Tom Wolff (USD) def. Stephen Stege; 3-6, 6-4, 7-6
5. Sam Gould (UCI) def. Nicola Bubnic; 6-4, 7-5
6. Nils Schive (USD) def. Zac Tsai; 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
USD wins match, 5-2.
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 5, 3, 6, 4
Match Records: #53 University of San Diego (4-6), UC Irvine (1-6)