Men's Tennis Returns After Layoff

    After a layoff lasting nearly three weeks, the men’s tennis team got back into action Friday against Gustavus Adolphus College and then competed in two matches on Saturday, one against Cal State Los Angeles and one a make-up match against Cal Poly Pomona.

    Tyler Huff
    Guardian

    UCSD went 1-2 in the three matches, losing 5-4 against Pomona and Gustavus but triumphing 8-1 against Cal State LA.

    The match against Gustavus started out well as UCSD pulled out two wins in doubles. The most exciting match was at No. 3 doubles, where Amir Nejas and Everett Schroeter won their match in a tie-breaker.

    The Tritons went into the doubles competition needing only three match victories to win the overall match. Unfortunately they could only muster two in the loss.

    Both of those wins came at the top. Sameer Chopra pulled out a close three-setter at No. 1 singles and Jeff Wilson had little trouble winning 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2 singles.

    Unfortunately the depth of the Tritons, along with some bad luck, let them down.

    At No. 4 singles, Cory Moderhak lost two tie-breakers that could have gone either way. Had the Tritons won at No. 4 they would have won the match.

    From there the Tritons went on to play Cal State Los Angeles. This match is typically a close one for UCSD, but the match was certainly not a typical one between the two teams.

    UCSD rolled in doubles, winning all three matches in easy fashion. Nejas and Schroeter had the easiest time, winning 8-0.

    In singles, the Tritons won five of the six matches, including two double bagles by Moderhak and Blake Wilson-Hayden at No. 4 and No. 5 respectively.

    In their final match over the break, the Tritons took on Pomona. Early on it looked as though the Tritons would quickly dismantle their opponents.

    In doubles, the Tritons won all three pro sets. Moderhak and Wilson won 8-5 at No. 1 and Chopra teamed up with Ryan Thompson to win 8-6 at No. 2. At No. 3, Schroeter and Nejad completed their perfect doubles record over the break with a 8-2 victory.

    Singles was an entirely different story. The Tritons could only garner one victory, that by Wilson at No. 2. The other Tritons fell, three in three sets, as Pomona came from behind to take out UCSD.

    With the two losses and one victory, the Tritons’ record now stands at 7-6 on the season.

    The Tritons have a week off before taking on Sonoma State University at the UCSD north courts on Saturday at 11 a.m. After that UCSD goes on the road for a series of CCAA matches. Get out to the north courts on Saturday to root your Tritons on to victory.

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