Tigers Complete Day One of Aztec Invite

Tigers Complete Day One of Aztec Invite

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The University of the Pacific men's tennis team competed in day one of the San Diego State University Aztec Invitational on Friday.

In Case You Missed It:

Round 1 singles:

  • Johnathan Lieu picked up a win in his first singles match of the day defeating his opponent from the University of California Irvine in two straight sets, 6-1, 6-4.
  • John Horoz Garner battled through three sets with his opponent from the University of San Diego. Garner fell in the first set, 6-1, before claiming a set two victory, 6-1. Garner dropped in a tough third set, 7-5.
  • Tadiwa Chinamo advanced in his singles flight defeating his opponent in three sets, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.
  • Akram El Sallaly fell in his first round to a Grand Canyon University player 6-4, 7-6.

Round 2 singles:

  • Lieu squared off with a fellow West Coast Conference player from the University of San Diego, falling two sets 6-2, 7-6.
  • Garner fell in the consolation round to a player from the University of California Irvine in a two-set tiebreaker. Garner claimed set one, 6-3, before dropping in set two 6-4, and 10-1 in the tiebreak.
  • El Sallaly rebounded in round two defeating a Stanford player in two sets, 6-3, 6-4 to move one step closer to the consolation round.

Round 1 doubles:

  • Garner and Lieu partnered up in doubles defeating their opponents from UCI 6-2 to move one step closer to the championship.
  • Chinamo and El Sallaly played a duo from Stanford University and fell 6-3 in the first round.

Up Next:
The Tigers will compete in the second round of doubles tomorrow morning with matches set to begin at 9:00 a.m. followed by singles.