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UCSD Defeats Villanova, 8-1

March 1, 2010


SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Villanova men's tennis team (0-9) began their California spring break with a matchup against No. 35 UC San Diego (5-4) in La Jolla, Calif. at the Northview Tennis Courts. UCSD came away with a home victory and defeated the Wildcats, 8-1.

Villanova junior David Shaheen (Boca Raton, Fla.) was the lone singles winner at the No. 2 spot, defeating UCSD's Chapman Chan 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 and forcing the match into three sets. The victory is Shaheen's first of the season.

Erik Elliott, Jake Fellow, Vincent Nguyen, Sam Ling and Naveen Dixit of UCSD all won the remaining singles matches against Alex Lesser, Mike Taylor, Trenton Alenik, Alex Hanno and Liam Bohonnon. They also defeated Villanova in all rounds of doubles play.

The Wildcats continue their competition stint on the west coast when they face Point Loma at 2 p.m. PT on Wednesday, March 3rd.