Dancu Wins Again at No. 1 Singles

Dancu Wins Again at No. 1 Singles

LOS ANGELESJosh Dancu picked up another win at No. 1 singles, this time against the Northeast Region's No. 6-ranked player.

In an 8-1 loss to Tufts on Wednesday, Dancu defeated Nik Telkedzhiev 6-2, 6-1, improving his overall record this year as Oxy's No. 1 to 6-2.

It's the third match in a row that he's won. He had a pair of singles victories as Oxy narrowly lost two matches 5-4 to Polytechnic Institute of NY and Salisbury.

Oxy is in the middle of the busiest stretch of its season. The Tigers play seven matches in a row from March 18-24.

Oxy faces Trinity (Conn.) on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

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Salisbury 5, Occidental College 4
Mar 18, 2014 at Glendale, CA (Scholl Canyon) 

Singles competition
1. Josh Dancu (OXYM) def. Daniel Albers (SAL) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)
2. Eric Spangler (SAL) def. Kevin Siebs (OXYM) 6-1, 6-4
3. Demetri Vrahnos (SAL) def. Avery Chernin (OXYM) 6-0, 3-6, 7-5
4. Shane Gunther (SAL) def. Avery Howard (OXYM) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
5. Eric Kazangian (OXYM) def. Matthew McGaffney (SAL) 6-1, 6-4
6. Shanon Gunther (SAL) def. Jeremy Kirchoff (OXYM) 6-1, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Daniel Albers/Eric Spangler (SAL) def. Josh Dancu/Avery Howard (OXYM) 8-1
2. Kevin Siebs/Eric Kazangian (OXYM) def. Demetri Vrahnos/Matthew McGaffney (SAL) 8-3
3. Trevor Brown/Avery Chernin (OXYM) def. Shanon Gunther/Shane Gunther (SAL) 8-4
Match Notes
Salisbury 3-1
Occidental College 1-5; Regional ranking #12
T-3:15 A-41

#30 Polytechnic Institute of NY 5, Occidental College 4
Mar 9, 2014 at Glendale, CA (Scholl Canyon) 

Singles competition
1. Josh Dancu (OXYM) def. Matt LaBarre (RPI) 4-6, 7-5, 3-2
2. Jarrett Regier (RPI) def. Kevin Siebs (OXYM) 6-2, 6-3
3. Brandon Mazzara (RPI) def. Avery Chernin (OXYM) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
4. Avery Howard (OXYM) def. McKinley Grimes (RPI) 6-4, 6-1
5. David Cotton (OXYM) def. Sherman Uyeno (RPI) 6-4, 5-7, 3-0
6. Anthony Kim (RPI) def. Eric Kazangian (OXYM) 6-3, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Jarrett Regier/Brandon Mazzara (RPI) def. Josh Dancu/Avery Howard (OXYM) 8-5
2. Matt LaBarre/McKinley Grimes (RPI) def. Kevin Siebs/Eric Kazangian (OXYM) 8-5
3. Avery Chernin/Trevor Brown (OXYM) def. Sherman Uyeno/Graham Harris (RPI) 8-4
Match Notes
Polytechnic Institute of NY 4-1; National ranking #30; Regional ranking #16
Occidental College 1-5; Regional ranking #12
T-3:05 A-46

Tufts 8, Occidental College 1
Mar 19, 2014 at Glendale, CA (Scholl Canyon) 

Singles competition
1. Josh Dancu (OXYM) def. Nik Telkedzhiev (TUF) 6-2, 6-1
2. Brian Tan (TUF) def. Kevin Siebs (OXYM) 5-7, 6-3, 10-1
3. Rob Jacobson (TUF) def. Avery Chernin (OXYM) 3-1, 6-1
4. Rob Wong (TUF) def. Eric Kazangian (OXYM) 6-3, 6-4
5. Matt Pataro (TUF) def. Avery Howard (OXYM) 6-0, 6-2
6. Ryan Rosen (TUF) def. David Cotton (OXYM) 5-7, 6-3, 10-1
Doubles competition
1. Nik Telkedzhiev/Brian Tan (TUF) def. Kevin Siebs/Eric Kazangian (OXYM) 8-5
2. Matt Pataro/Cary (TUF) def. Avery Chernin/Trevor Brown (OXYM) 8-5
3. Ryan Rosen/Benjamin Battle (TUF) def. Avery Howard/David Cotton (OXYM) 8-2
Match Notes
Tufts 4-1
Occidental College 1-7; Regional ranking #12