Four Tigers Set to Compete at SDSU Invite

Four Tigers Set to Compete at SDSU Invite

STOCKTON, Calif. – The University of the Pacific men's tennis team heads to the San Diego State University Invite beginning on Friday, October 5 with matches begin at 9:00 a.m. PST.

The Tigers will be represented by four student-athletes in Johnathan Lieu, John Horoz Garner, Tadiwa Chinamo, and Akram El Sallaly.

Match Notes:

Last Time Out...

The Orange and Black had six athletes compete at the UC Davis Invite. John Horoz Garner competed in singles and doubles. He teamed up with Johnathan Lieu and fell in the first round 8-5 to Stanford. In singles, Garner dropped in two straight 6-4, 6-2.

Johnathan Lieu teamed up with Garner in doubles and fell to Stanford. In singles, Lieu dropped in the first round in two straight to his opponent Tomas Kopczynski from Stanford by scores of 6-1 and 6-2. In day two, Lieu pulled out a victory, defeating his Saint Mary's opponent in two straight sets, 6-1 and 6-2.

Akram El Sallaly and Tadiwa Chinamo return to action, as they last competed at the Battle in the Bay Classic.

El Sallaly went 1-1 in the tournament, taking round one with an 8-7 victory before dropping in set two.

Chinamo fell in three in his first match to Cagayan Soke of Fresno State. He claimed a first set victory 6-3, before falling in the next two sets 7-5 and 11-9.

San Diego State Invite…

The Tigers are set to compete in round one of the SDSU Invite.  Garner is set to go head-to-head with a fellow West Coast Conference opponent from the University of San Diego in flight one of singles, while Lieu will battle against Ortega from Stanford.

Chinamo will face an athlete from the University of California San Diego, while El Sallaly will take on an opponent from Grand Canyon University.

In doubles, Lieu and Garner will partner up and play a duo from the University of California Irvine, while El Sallaly and Chinamo will team up and take on a duo from Stanford.