The UC Irvine men's tennis team won the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. championship Sunday at Las Vegas to earn an automatic berth in the NCAA championships.
Trevor Kronemann, a freshman playing No. 2 singles, defeated Greg Failla of Cal State Long Beach, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, to clinch the title.
Irvine finished with 53 points, followed by Cal State Long Beach with 51, Nevada Las Vegas 28, UC Santa Barbara 27, Fresno State 24, San Jose and New Mexico State 15, Cal State Fullerton 10, University of the Pacific 2 and Utah State 0.
Julian Barham and Darren Yates of Irvine defeated Richard Bergh and Patrik Hultgren of Long Beach, 7-6, 6-3, in doubles.
Richard Lubnar of Irvine, who had an eye infection and cold, defeated Mitch Bridge of Long Beach, 6-4, 7-6, at No. 6 singles.