GLENDALE, Ariz. — No. 10 UC San Diego concluded its five-match weekend at the Grand Canyon Invitational with a win against Sonoma State by a 7-2 margin on Sunday afternoon. Overall, the Tritons earned victories against Metro State, BYU-Hawaii, Hawaii Hilo and Sonoma State on the weekend. Their only loss was against host and 21st-ranked Grand Canyon.
UCSD started Sunday morning’s match strong, sweeping the Seawolves in doubles play. At No. 1 doubles, Tritons Austin West and Devon Sousa battled Sonoma State’s David Hu Hun and Seth Hein for the narrow win 9-8.
The top two spots on the singles ladder went to the Seawolves, but the Triton bottom four closed out the match in dominant fashion. UCSD’s Max Jiganti, Sam Ling, Kona Luu, and Guy Giubilato beat their respective opponents in singles play, with each claiming victories in two sets.
Despite the Tritons’ 7-2 loss to Grand Canyon, which snapped their 24-game winning streak, UCSD head coach Eric Steidlmayer was pleased with the weekend’s end result.
“Beating Sonoma State today was a good finish to a long weekend of matches,” Steidlmayer said.