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.
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.