Pacific picks up 4-1 win over San Francisco

Pacific picks up 4-1 win over San Francisco

Pacific men's tennis (4-11, 1-1 WCC) got back in the win column today with a 4-1 win over San Francisco (3-8, 0-2 WCC) at the Even Zimmerman Tennis Center on Sunday. The win snapped a five-match skid for the Tigers.

Pacific got going early with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to snatch the point from the Dons. Juniors Akram El Sallaly and Tadiwa Chinamo continued a run of strong performance by winning their third-straight match in doubles, 6-4 over Oz Daniel and Paul Griaud, 6-4. The two were the West Coast Conference Doubles Team of the Week last week and are candidates to repeat again this week. At No. 2 doubles, Junior Ross Watson and sophomore Philip Hjorth won their match 6-3 over Phuc Huynh and Ryan Marker, 6-3.

In singles, Pacific kept rolling. Chinamo picked up a 6-3, 6-1 win in No. 3 singles to make it 2-0. San Francisco pulled a point back at No. 6 singles, but the Tigers won matches on courts two and four to clinch the match. At No. 2 singles, Hjorth defeated Nitzan Ricklis, 6-3, 6-4 and El Sallaly won by the same margin in his match at No. 4 singles over Huynh.

Pacific is back in action next weekend with two road matches at Pepperdine on Friday and Loyola Marymount on Saturday.




1. Akram El Sallaly/Tadiwa Chinamo (PAC) def. Oz Daniel/Paul Girard (USF) 6-4

2. Ross Watson/Philip Hjorth (PAC) def. Phuc Huynh/Ryan Marker (USF) 6-3

3. Nitzan Ricklis/Romeo Midtgaard Jivr (USF) def.Nathan Hampton/John Horoz Garner (PAC) 6-3



1. Ross Watson (PAC) vs. Ryan Marker (USF) 4-6, 6-1, 1-3, unfinished

2. Philip Hjorth (PAC) def. Nitzan Ricklis (USF) 6-3, 6-4

3. Tadiwa Chinamo (PAC) def. Paul Girard (USF) 6-3, 6-1

4. Akram El Sallaly (PAC) def. Phuc Huynh (USF) 6-3, 6-4

5. Nathan Hampton (PAC) vs. Romeo Midtgaard Jivr (USF) 7-6, 3-4, unfinished

6. Oz Daniel (USF) def. John Horoz Garner (PAC) 6-3, 6-3