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'Eaters handle Air Force

February 17, 2004

The UC Irvine tennis team defeated Air Force, 5-2, at Anteater Tennis

Stadium in a nonconference match Monday.

UCI (3-3) won two of three doubles matches to earn the doubles

point. Senior Jon Endrikat and senior Wkwesi Williams defeated Justin

Mancinelli and Chris Dong, 8-3, in the No. 2 match. In No. 3 doubles,

Zoran Korac, who played at Orange Coast College, and sophomore Peter

Surapol were 8-4 winners over Trevor Johnson and Justin Lau.

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In singles play, the Anteaters won four of six matches to clinch

the victory over the Falcons. Junior Brian Morton, a Corona del Mar

High graduate, won the No. 3 singles match, outlasting Tyler McClung,

6-3, 6-0. Other winners for UCI included Ryusuke Kashiwabara, Korac

and Mustafa Ulukan.

Morton and Kashiwabara lost their doubles match, 9-8, to Shannon

Buck and McClung.

UCI returns to the court in a home match against Santa Clara

Saturday.

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Nonconference

UC Irvine 5, Air Force 2

Singles -- Buck (AF) def. Endrikat, 7-6, 6-2; Kashiwabara (UCI) def. Johnson, 6-2, 6-2; Morton (UCI) def McClung, 6-3, 6-0; Korac (UCI) def. Mancinelli, 6-2, 6-3; Dong (AF) def. Wijemanne, 6-3, 6-4; Ulukan (UCI) def. La, 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles -- Buck-McClung (AF) def. Morton-Kashiwabara, 9-8; Endrikat-Williams (UCI) def. Mancinelli-Dong, 8-3; Korac-Surapol (UCI) def. Johnson-Lau, 8-4.

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