SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – On the second day of competition at the UCSB Classic, the Gauchos claimed a singles title in D Flight singles and will have a chance to take first place in A Flight Doubles and B Flight singles tomorrow, on the final day of the tournament.
Junior Andrew Riminton had a strong day at the courts as he won both of his matches to cruise to a D Flight singles title. Riminton lost only one game in his 6-1, 6-0 victory against Jesse Ross of UC Davis and topped Gaucho teammate Jacob Johnson 6-2, 6-2 in the finals to secure the first place finish.
Rookie Cody Rakela continued his successful debut weekend, recording a pair of wins to advance to the finals of B Flight singles. Rakela routed Grand Canyon University's Alex Roggenkamp 6-1, 6-0, then defeated Brett Bacharach of UC Davis 6-2, 6-1 to move on to the finals where he will face another UC Davis Aggie, Bryce McKelvie, on Sunday.
In doubles play, UCSB seniors Tobias Galskov and Ziad Sultan edged Fresno State's Glynn and McIntosh 8-6 to advance to a battle for first place in A Flight doubles against the duo of Nishimura and Melton from Cal.
At A Flight singles, Tobias Galskov, Morgan Mays, and Teague Hamilton all recorded wins and will play for 3rd, 5th, and 9th place, respectively. Galskov won his first singles match of the day, defeating Adam Glynn of Fresno St. 7-6, 6-1, but fell just short of securing a spot in the finals as he lost in three sets against Cal's Hasier Pastor 6-2, 2-6, 6-2. Galskov will face Pastor's teammate, JT Nishimura, in the 3rd place match.
Morgan Mays dropped his first match on the day but topped Fresno State's Sai Kartik 6-2, 6-3 in the afternoon to earn a spot in the match for 5th place against Adam Glynn from Fresno State.
Sophomore Teague Hamilton won both of his matches on the day in the back draw to advance to the 9th place match. Hamilton defeated UCD's James Wade in straight sets 6-2, 7-6 in the morning and continued his success in the afternoon as he completed the comeback against Adrian Legarreta of GCU 2-6, 6-3, 6-2. The sophomore will battle Adam Van Kann from LMU for a 9th place finish.
In the B Flight singles draw, Erik Johnsson and Nathan Eshmade faced the same opponents with the similar results and will play for 3rd and 5th, respectively. Johnsson won his morning match against Cal's Wyatt Houghton 6-2, 7-5 but was dropped by Bryce McKelvie of UC Davis 6-3, 6-2. Nathan Eshmade began his day against Bryce McKelvie and lost 6-2, 6-2 but also recorded a victory in straight sets against Wyatt Houghton to advance to the 5th place match.
The UCSB Classic will conclude tomorrow with a round of doubles followed immediately by the final round of singles. Action will begin at 8AM.
Complete results from Day 2 can be found under the UCSB Classic Results tab at the top of the page.