Men’s tennis continues to play in the fall at SoCal Intercollegiates

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LOS ANGELES — The UCLA men’s tennis team continued the fall portion of its 2022-23 schedule on the USC campus, where four Bruins competed in the SoCal Intercollegiate Championships.

Freshman Aadarsh ​​Tripathi, redshirt sophomore Jeffrey Fradkin and juniors Stefan Leustian and Timothy Li each played singles at David X. Marks Tennis Stadium, while Leustian and Li formed a doubles pair.

Tripathi took two wins and reached the quarterfinals before being felled by 67th-seeded Phillip Jordan of UC Santa Barbara. Heading into the eighth round, Tripathi defeated Azusa Pacific’s Leyton Bohren 6-1, 6-3 and Portland’s Eleftherios Neos 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.

Fradkin and Leustian, each knocked out in the second round, came back for wins in extra-match competition. Leustian handed Christian Kuehne of the University of San Diego a 6-4, 6-3 loss, while Fradkin Alex Edmonston of Concordia University knocked out Irvine 7-5, 6-1.

In doubles, Leustian and Li won against Edmonston and Tim Nutz against CUI 8-6. The Bruins would push the second-seeded and 10th-ranked tandem of Portland’s Neos and Sema Pankin to their limits, but were stopped short in an 8-7(5) decision.

Next up for UCLA are the ITA National Fall Championships, with the 23rd and the ITA Southwest Regional Championships singles runner-up Alexander Hoogmartens. The sophomore will compete at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego Nov. 2-6.

SoCal Intercollegiate Championships 10/27-10/30/2022 in Los Angeles, CA (David X. Marks Tennis Stadium)

Singles Main Tournament 32 Aadarsh ​​Tripathi (UCLA) def. Leyton Bohren (Azusa Pacific) 6-1, 6-3 32 Defeats Alex Sedeno (Biola). Azuma Visaya (UCLA), standard 32 Nicolas Ocana (Portland) def. Stefan Leustian (UCLA) 6-2, 6-4 32 defeats Elias Emilio Walter (Azusa Pacific). Jeffrey Fradkin (UCLA) 6-2, 6-1 16 Aadarsh ​​Tripathi (UCLA) d. Eleftherios Neos (Portland) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 QF #67 beats Phillip Jordan (UC Santa Barbara). Aadarsh ​​Tripathi (UCLA) 6-2, 7-5 Extra matches Stefan Leustian (UCLA) def. Christian Kuehne (San Diego) 6-4, 6-3 beats Jeffrey Fradkin (UCLA). Alex Edmonston (Concordia University Irvine) 7-5, 6-1

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