Tigers Bury USF, Nipped By Fresno State

Akram El Sallaly
Akram El Sallaly

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Pacific Tigers took down the San Francisco Dons 4-1 in round one of the Pacific Mountain Invitational before falling to the Fresno State Bulldogs 4-3. in round two.  The Tigers will now advance to the third-place game, taking place tomorrow morning.

Miguel Diaz, Akram El Sallaly, and Alex Giannini all won their singles matches against USF.  Diaz led the way, winning a nail-bitter 7-6 in the first set before taking control for a dominant 6-1 win in set two.

El Sallaly also had a big win, defeating USF's third player 6-2, 6-1 for the victory. It was El Sallaly's sixth singles win in his last seven matches.

Giannini came away with a 7-6, 6-2 win against USF.  That win got Giannini back on track after he lost his last singles match: he has now won four of the last five through the USF match.

Ross Watson's match was not finished but the freshman won set one 7-6 and was in a tight 3-4 second set when the match was called.

Tadiwa Chinamo fell 6-3, 6-3 today for Pacific's lone singles loss against USF.

The Tigers would fall 4-3 to Fresno State, putting the Bulldogs in tomorrow's Pacific Mountain Invitational championship game.

Full results for today's matches will be available tomorrow.

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