The SDSU men's tennis team picked up a win in doubles play, but ultimately dropped a 7-0 decision to eighth-ranked UCLA.
Feb. 9, 2012
SAN DIEGO -
The No. 63 San Diego State men's tennis team picked up one win in doubles against eighth-ranked UCLA, but was unable to notch a victory in singles play as the Aztecs dropped a 7-0 decision on the road. With the loss, SDSU falls to 3-1 on the year, while the Bruins improve to 7-0 on the season.
In doubles play, the duo of Thorsten Bertsch and Derek Siddiqui picked up the lone win for the Aztecs as they defeated Alex Brigham Marcos Giron, 8-7 (5).
Despite coming up short in singles, San Diego State took two of its matches to three sets. Thorsten Bertsch picked up a win in the first set against No. 86 Marcos Giron before losing 2-6, 6-4, 11-9. Freshman Rickey Baylon, meanwhile, forced his match against No. 94 Adrien Puget to a third set before dropping a 6-1, 2-6, 6-2 decision.
Up next for the Aztecs is a trip to Las Vegas, Nev., as they face off against Oklahoma State on Feb. 11. The neutral-site match is set for a 2 p.m. PT start at Fertitta Tennis Complex.
No. 8 UCLA 7, No. 63 San Diego State 0
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012
Los Angeles Tennis Center
1. Nick Meister/Adrien Puget (UCLA) def. Hunter Nicholas / Javier Pulgar (SDSU) 8-3
2. Thorsten Bertsch / Derek Siddiqui (SDSU) def. Alex Brigham/Marcos Giron (UCLA) 8-7 (5)
3. Warren Hardie/Clay Thompson (UCLA) def. Rickey Baylon / Shiva Sangwan (SDSU) 8-4
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2
1. Nick Meister (UCLA) def. Javier Pulgar (SDSU) 6-1, 6-3
2. No. 72 Clay Thompson (UCLA) def. Derek Siddiqui (SDSU) 6-4, 6-3
3. No. 86 Marcos Giron (UCLA) def. Thorsten Bertsch (SDSU) 2-6, 6-4, (11-9)
4. No. 94 Adrien Puget (UCLA) def. Rickey Baylon (SDSU) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2
5. Maxime Tabatruong (UCLA) def. Hunter Nicholas (SDSU) 6-4, 6-4
6. Dennis Mkrtchian (UCLA) def. Andranik Khachatryan (SDSU) 6-2, 6-4
Order of finish: 6, 1, 2, 4, 5, 3