SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Bucknell men’s tennis opened its spring break trip in California with a 6-1 loss to UC San Diego, the 18th ranked Division II team in the nation. The Tritons improved to 3-0 against Division I opponents this season, adding to earlier victories over Villanova and Boston University.

Colin Sacco won in singles for a second straight match, bumping up to court four for a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Richard Han. The Bison sophomore was also the team’s lone singles winner while playing on court six against Drexel last match, and is now 13-8 during the fall and spring seasons combined.

The Bison took one of the three doubles matches thanks to the play of senior Max Kane and junior Andrei Vitiuc. The pair were 7-5 winners over Eric Tseng and Justin Zhang on court two.

Bucknell played UC San Diego for just the second time in program history. The Bison beat the Tritons 4-3 last season.

The Bison will play two matches on Monday. They will play at UC Riverside at 12:30 p.m., and at Point Loma Nazarene at 6:30 p.m.

#18 UC San Diego 6, Bucknell 1
Mar 11, 2018 at La Jolla, CA (Northview Courts) 

Singles competition
1. #21 Eric Tseng (UCSD) def. Daniel Wright (BUCKNELL) 6-2, 6-2
2. #39 Justin Zhang (UCSD) def. Andrei Vitiuc (BUCKNELL) 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
3. Marc Isaia (UCSD) def. Max Kane (BUCKNELL) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
4. Colin Sacco (BUCKNELL) def. Richard Han (UCSD) 6-3, 3-6, 10-6
5. Neil Tengbumroong (UCSD) def. Ben Gerber (BUCKNELL) 6-2, 6-3
6. Marius Ruh (UCSD) def. Max Garramone (BUCKNELL) 6-2, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Marc Isaia/Sreeganesh Manoharan (UCSD) def. Ben Gerber/Daniel Wright (BUCKNELL) 6-3
2. Max Kane/Andrei Vitiuc (BUCKNELL) def. Eric Tseng/Justin Zhang (UCSD) 7-5
3. Richard Han/Neil Tengbumroong (UCSD) def. Timber Erskine/Drew Krantz (BUCKNELL) 6-3
Match Notes
Bucknell 2-10
UC San Diego 7-2; National ranking #18; Regional ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,1,5,4,3,2)