Gauchos Sweep Past UCI 4-0

Simon Freund clinched the victory for Santa Barbara on Friday taking the final singles match with a final score of 6-0, 6-1.
Simon Freund clinched the victory for Santa Barbara on Friday taking the final singles match with a final score of 6-0, 6-1.

Indian Wells, Calif.- Top-seeded UCSB cruised past their Big West opponent No. 4 UC Irvine Friday afternoon extending it's postseason push with a 4-0 victory. 

Santa Barbara (18-5) renews it's blue-green rivalry once more this season taking on third-seeded Cal Poly Sunday in quest for a Big West title. The Anteaters drop to 9-15 to finish out the year.

The Gauchos kicked things off on a good note winning the doubles point to set the tone of the match. Nicolas Moreno de Alboran and Anders Holm grinded through their doubles set to defeat opponents Mason Hansen and Luca Marquad 6-4.

No. 30 doubles tandem Morgan Mays and Simon Freund continued UCSB's roll outing Sebastian Heim and Luis Lopez, 7-5, to put Santa Barbara up 1-0.

On court 4, Anders Holm took down Hansen 6-2, 6-2 giving the Gauchos an early cushion over the Anteaters.

In defining matchup on court 3, junior Simon Freund moved past Luis Lopez 6-0, 6-1 to clinch the victory for Santa Barbara. 

UCSB extends it's winning streak to 11 matches advancing to a championship showdown against Cal Poly. The Mustangs beat second-seeded UC Davis Friday 4-2. In their most recent matchup, the Gauchos defeated Cal Poly 5-2 on April 22nd. The match between Santa Barbara and Cal Poly is set for Sunday, April 30th, at 9 A.M.

 

Tennis Match Results
UC Irvine vs UC Santa Barbara
Apr 28, 2017 at Indian Wells, CA
(Indian Wells Tennis Garden)
UC Santa Barbara 4, UC Irvine 0
Match Notes:
UC Irvine 9-15
UC Santa Barbara 18-5
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (4,5,3)
Big West Men's Tennis Tournament Semifinals
T-1:55
Doubles competition
1. Morgan Mays/Simon Freund (UCSB) def. Luis Lopez/Sebastian Heim (UCI) 7-5
2. Nicolas Moreno/Anders Holm (UCSB) def. Luca Marquard/Mason Hansen (UCI) 6-4
3. Cody Rakela/Kristian Prior (UCSB) vs. Vatsal Bajpai/Bruce Man-Son-Hing (UCI) 6-6, unfinished
Order of finish: (2, 1*)
Singles competition
1. Morgan Mays (UCSB) vs. Sebastian Heim (UCI) 3-6, 2-3, unfinished
2. Nicolas Moreno (UCSB) vs. Luca Marquard (UCI) 6-3, 2-2, unfinished
3. Simon Freund (UCSB) def. Luis Lopez (UCI) 6-0, 6-1
4. Anders Holm (UCSB) def. Mason Hansen (UCI) 6-2, 6-2
5. Cody Rakela (UCSB) def. Bruce Man-Son-Hing (UCI) 6-1, 6-2
6. Chase Masciorini (UCSB) vs. Vatsal Bajpai (UCI) 6-3, 1-3, unfinished
Order of finish: (4, 5, 3*)