UCSB Cant Find Its Form Against Cal
Feb. 17, 2007
BERKELEY, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara men's tennis team continued to struggle with four of its starting singles players on the sidelines Saturday afternoon and dropped a 7-0 decision at Cal's Hellman Tennis Complex. The injury-depleted Gauchos lost for the fourth consecutive match.
Cal swept all six singles matches with all six going in straight sets. The nation's 19th-ranked player in Pierre Mouillon defeated Bijan Hijazi 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 singles, while Tyler Browne posted a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Anders Dalskov at No. 2, and Eoin Heavey took care of Max Taylor in the No. 3 slot 6-0, 6-3. The Golden Bears' Kalim Stewart, Ken Nakahara, and Geoff Chizever followed with singles victories over Josh Finkelstein, Grant Robertson, and Nigel Barton.
In doubles action, Browne team with John Pettit for an 8-6 win over Dalskov and Robertson at No. 1 and Heavey and Chizever disposed of Taylor and Hijazi at No. 2 with an 8-4 victory to capture the doubles point. UCSB's only win of the day came at in the third doubles match, with Finkelstein and Barton capturing an 8-6 victory over Stewart paired with former Gaucho Carsten Thorstensen.
With the loss, the Gauchos fall to 1-5 overall this season, while Cal improved to 4-4. UCSB returns to the courts on Sunday, Feb. 18, when it travels to UC Davis to take on the Aggies in a 1:00 p.m. match.
Cal 7, UCSB 0 Singles
#1 #19 Pierre Mouillon (Cal) def. Bijan Hijazi (UCSB) 6-4, 6-4 #2 Tyler Browne (Cal) def. Anders Dalskov (UCSB) 6-2, 6-4 #3 Eoin Heavey (Cal) def. Max Taylor (UCSB) 6-0, 6-3 #4 Kallim Stewart (Cal) def. Josh Finkelstein (UCSB) 6-3, 6-2 #5 Ken Nakahara (Cal) def. Grant Robertson (UCSB) 6-0, 6-1 #6 Geoff Chizever (Cal) def. Nigel Barton (UCSB) 7-5, 6-3
Doubles #1 Tyler Browne/John Pettit (Cal) def. Anders Dalskov/Grant Robertson (UCSB) 8-6 #2 Eoin Heavey/Geoff Chizever (Cal) def. Max Taylor/Bijan Hijazi (UCSB) 8-4 #3 Josh Finkelstein/Nigel Barton (UCSB) def. Kallim Stewart/Carsten Thorstensen (Cal) 8-6