May 26, 2006
PALO ALTO, Calif. - Pierrick Ysern's run at the NCAA Singles Championship has ended after a 6-2, 6-1 straight set defeat at the hands of UCLA's Benjamin Kohlloeffel, the nation's top-ranked player, in the Round of 16.
On Wednesday, Ysern defeated Texas A&M's Jerry Makowski, the 12th-ranked player in the nation, to advance to Thursday's Round of 32 where he faced Alabama's Joseph Jung. Ysern took a three-set win over Jung to advance to the Round of 16. Scores went 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-4.
Ysern, the 2005 national runner-up, made his third straight appearance in the postseason tournament. He finishes his senior campaign with an overall record of 14-4 and a national ranking of 42, having defeated nationally recognized players throughout the season, including Kohlloeffel in the first dual match of the year. His run in the NCAA Championships assured him his second straight All-American honor. A two-time West Coast Conference Player of the Year, Ysern concludes one of the most distinguished careers in the history of the men's tennis program.
2006 NCAA Division I Singles Championships
Round of 16
Benjamin Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Pierrick Ysern (USD), 6-2, 6-1