April 8, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego Toreros took a 6-1 victory over UC Santa Barbara Saturday in San Diego's final home match of the 2006 season. A short ceremony in which senior Toreros Oscar Plotnik, Mirza Koristovich and Pierrick Ysern were honored preceded the match. San Diego swept the doubles ladder and won in five of six singles matches to improve their record to 11-5 on the season.
Oscar Plotnik and Thomas Liversage clinched the first Torero victory with an 8-4 win over UCSB's Nick Brotman and Anders Dalskov. Mirza Koristovich and Jonas Mouly followed suit with an 8-5 victory over Carsten Thorstensen and Scott Hohenstein at No. 2 doubles. Pierrick Ysern, although still recovering from injury, appeared at No. 3 doubles alongside Matt Ozurovich. The duo defeated the Gauchos' Elad Stern and Max Taylor 9-7 to clinch the doubles point for USD.
In singles, five out of six Toreros defeated their opponent. Plotnik returned to the No. 1 spot for the second time this season and narrowly lost to Nick Brotman in a three set match that went decided by a tiebreaker. Scores went 2-6, 6-2, 7-6(8-6). Thomas Liversage, at No. 2 singles, defeated Bijan Hejazi by scores of 6-4 and 6-3 and Mirza Koristovich rolled over Anders Dalskov 6-1 and 6-2. Ryo Sekiguchi, Jonas Mouly and Chris Coetzee all saw victories at No. 4, 5 and 6 singles, respectively.
San Diego heads to Boise, Idaho to take on Boise State in a match that was rescheduled due to inclement weather earlier in the season. Match time is 12:30 p.m.
USD 6 Santa Barbara 1
1)Plotnick/Liversage def. Brotman/Dalskov 8-4
2)Koristovic/Mouly def. Thorstensen/Hohenstein 8-5
3)Ysern/Ozurovich def. Stern/Taylor 9-7
1)Nick Brotman (UCSB) def. Oscar Plotnik (USD) 2-6, 6-2, 7-6(8-6)
2)Thomas Liversage (USD) def. Bijan Hejazi (UCSB) 6-4, 6-3
3)Mirza Koristovich (USD) def. Anders Dalskov (UCSB) 6-1, 6-2
4)Ryo Sekiguchi (USD) def. Elad Stern (UCSB) 6-1, 6-2
5)Jonas Mouly (USD) def. Max Taylor (UCSB) 6-3, 6-2
6)Chris Coetzee (USD) def. Carsten Thorstensen (UCSB) 6-1, 6-3