LOS ANGELES — With Josh Dancu earning two points and freshmen Trevor Brown and Avery Chernin stepping up, the Occidental College men's tennis team avenged an early-season loss to Caltech with a 6-3 win over the Beavers at Scholl Canyon on Friday.
Oxy, which came into the match as the ITA No. 14 team in the West, should jump No. 13 Caltech in the next release of the regional rankings.
Dancu, the West Region's No. 8-ranked player, picked up a win over Joshi Devashish at No. 1 singles 6-2, 6-0. He also teamed up with Eric Kazangian for a win over Devashish and Luka Mernik at No. 1 singles, 8-3.
Brown and Chernin, who did not compete against the Beavers in the first matchup, won at No. 4 and No. 5 singles, respectively.
The Tigers are back in action on Saturday, playing at Chapman at 2 p.m.
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Occidental College 6, Caltech 3
Apr 04, 2014 at Glendale, CA (Scholl Canyon)
|1. Josh Dancu (OXYM) def. Devashish Joshi (CITM) 6-2, 6-0|
|2. Kevin Siebs (OXYM) def. Sathwick Pathireddy (CITM) 6-4, 6-2|
|3. Ruthwick Pathireddy (CITM) def. Eric Kazangian (OXYM) 6-4, 6-4|
|4. Trevor Brown (OXYM) def. Rushikesh Joshi (CITM) 7-6, 6-4|
|5. Avery Chernin (OXYM) def. Luka Mernik (CITM) 2-6, 7-6, 7-5|
|6. Morgan Lebby (CITM) def. David Cotton (OXYM) 6-4, 6-1|
|1. Josh Dancu/Eric Kazangian (OXYM) def. Devashish Joshi/Luka Mernik (CITM) 8-3|
|2. Ruthwick Pathireddy/Sathwick Pathireddy (CITM) def. Kevin Siebs/Trevor Brown (OXYM) 8-6|
|3. Avery Chernin/David Cotton (OXYM) def. Morgan Lebby/Rushikesh Joshi (CITM) 8-4|
|Caltech 5-7, 0-3 SCIAC; Regional ranking #13|
|Occidental College 3-12, 1-4 SCIAC; Regional ranking #14|