May 25, 2006
PALO ALTO, Calif. - University of San Diego senior Pierrick Ysern clinched a tight three-set victory over Alabama's No. 61 Joseph Jung Thursday in the 2006 NCAA Singles Championship to advance to the Round of 16. Scores went 6-4, 6-7(4), and 6-4.
Ysern clinched an easy win in the first set, defeating Jung by a score of 6-4. Ysern took an early lead in the second set, but Jung closed in to take a 7-6 tie breaker win. The third set remained a close battle throughout, but Ysern would prove triumphant and took a 6-4 victory over Jung.
With today's win, Ysern, who ranks 42nd nationally, advances to Friday's Sweet Sixteen where he will face the winner of the 1:30 match between UCLA's Benjamin Kohlloeffel, the top-ranked player in the nation, and Vladimir Obradovic of Florida. In the very first dual match of the season, Ysern defeated Kohlloeffel in three sets (4-6, 6-3, 10-8).
Ysern and doubles partner Thomas Liversage will commence action today as well with a 4:00 p.m. match time. They face Texas Christian University's Rafael Abreu and Jordan Freitas who they met in the first round of the team competition.
2006 NCAA Division I Men's Singles Championships
Pierrick Ysern (USD) def. Joseph Jung (Alabama), 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-4