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Men's Tennis Quartet Finishes Play at UCSB Classic

Oct 13, 2021
Timothy Li (Photo: Jesus Ramirez)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Four members of the UCLA men's tennis team played their first matches of the 2021-22 season over three days at the UCSB Classic, posting quarterfinal-round showings in a pair of singles main draws and a semifinal-round appearance in doubles play.

Eric Hahn, Karl Lee, Timothy Li and Max Wild were active for the Bruins, with Lee and playing their first-career matches on the college level. UC Santa Barbara played host to student-athletes from 11 programs.

Lee led the team with three singles wins, taking A-Flight consolation decisions over Nitzan Ricklis of the University of San Francisco and Carlos Ramos Membrives of Saint Mary's before topping Fernando Fonseca of Cal Poly in an added match. Li took down Dominik Jakovljevic of BYU and Georgio Samaha of New Mexico in added B-Flight contests.

Hahn and Wild advanced to the quarterfinal rounds of the A and B singles flights, respectively. Hahn bettered Kai Brady of UCSB before dropping a heartbreaker to Pepperdine's Corrado Summaria, while Wild defeated Bastiaan Weststrate of Cal Poly and lost to Gianluca Brunkow of the Mustangs.

On the doubles side, Li and Wild bounced back from an early Flight-A loss to reach the consolation final round with an 8-5 victory against Arda Azkara and Alex Maggs of New Mexico. Hahn and Lee bested Lincoln Bellamy and Austin Di Giulio of Loyola Marymount, 8-5, en route to the Flight-B semifinals.

UCSB Classic
10/8-10/10/2021 at Santa Barbara, CA (Arnhold Tennis Center)

Singles competition
A Flight
16    Eric Hahn (UCLA) def. Kai Brady (UC Santa Barbara) 6-3, 7-5
16    Joe Leather (Cal Poly) def. Karl Lee (UCLA) 6-1, 6-3
QF    Corrado Summaria (Pepperdine) def. Eric Hahn (UCLA) 1-6, 6-4, 7-6
A Flight Consolation
QF    Karl Lee (UCLA) def. Nitzan Ricklis (University of San Francisco) 6-3, 6-1
SF    Karl Lee (UCLA) def. C. Ramos Membrives (Saint Mary's) 6-4, 6-2
   Phillip Jordan (UC Santa Barbara) def. Eric Hahn (UCLA) 6-2, 6-2
   Joe Leather (Cal Poly) def. Eric Hahn (UCLA) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
   Karl Lee (UCLA) def. Fernando Fonseca (Cal Poly) 6-3, 6-3
B Flight
16    Gary Vardanyan (Cal Poly) def. Timothy Li (UCLA) 7-5, 6-3
16    Max Wild (UCLA) def. Bastiaan Weststrate (Cal Poly) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0
QF    Gianluca Brunkow (UC Santa Barbara) def. Max Wild (UCLA) 6-1, 6-1
B Flight Consolation
QF    Alejandro Vedri (UC Santa Barbara) def. Timothy Li (UCLA) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
   Timothy Li (UCLA) def. Dominik Jakovljevic (BYU) 6-4, 6-2
   Austin Di Giulio (Loyola Marymount) def. Max Wild (UCLA) 6-1, 5-7, 7-5
   Timothy Li (UCLA) def. Georgio Samaha (New Mexico) 6-7, 6-1, 1-0 (11-9)
   Gary Vardanyan (Cal Poly) def. Max Wild (UCLA) 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (11-9)
Doubles competition
Flight A
QF    Kai Brady/Phillip Jordan (UC Santa Barbara) def. Timothy Li/Max Wild (UCLA) 8-3
Flight A Consolation
SF    Timothy Li/Max Wild (UCLA) def. Arda Azkara/Alex Maggs (New Mexico) 8-5
F    Daniel Moreno/Charles Roberts (Loyola Marymount) def. Timothy Li/Max Wild (UCLA) 8-6
Flight B
QF    Eric Hahn/Karl Lee (UCLA) def. Lincoln Bellamy/Austin Di Giulio (Loyola Marymount) 8-5
SF    Gianluca Brunkow/Stefano Tsorotiotis (UC Santa Barbara) def. Eric Hahn/Karl Lee (UCLA) 8-1
Flight B Consolation
   Pablo Masjuan/Alejandro Vedri (UC Santa Barbara) def. Eric Hahn/Karl Lee (UCLA) 8-2