Gauchos Continue Road Trip in Colorado

Mbonisi Ndimande (Photo by Tony Mastres)
Mbonisi Ndimande (Photo by Tony Mastres)

DENVER, Colo. – After splitting their first two matches on the road, the Gauchos will continue their Spring Break road trip, traveling to Colorado for back-to-back matches against the University of Denver and the U.S. Air Force Academy on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

In the first game of their road trip, the Gauchos rolled past Utah State University 6-1 at the Appleton Tennis Center in Boise, Idaho but then dropped their next game to the host school, Boise State, 6-1 to even up their record on the road trip.

UCSB men's tennis will begin the second half of their road trip in Denver, Colorado to face the University of Denver. The Gauchos will hope to bounce back against the Pioneers (3-11), who are losers of nine straight matches, though most of those losses came against nationally-ranked teams on the road. Denver's squad includes the No. 67-ranked singles player Enej Bonin, who plays primarily at court 1.

The Gauchos will have a quick turnaround, travelling to Colorado Springs to take on the U.S. Air Force Academy on Sunday, Mar. 31 to conclude their four-game road trip. The Air Force is 9-7 overall on the dual match season and have a solid 7-1 record at home. The Air Force also boasts nationally ranked player, No. 75 Lance Wilhelm, who's 11-3 on the season at the No. 1 position.

Action is set to begin against the University of Denver on Saturday, Mar. 30 at 12 PM (MT). The Gauchos will play the Air Force on Sunday, Mar. 31 at 9 AM (MT).