March 1, 2010

UCSB Dominates UC Davis, 6-1

March 1, 2010

Santa Barbara, Calif. - In their second home match this season, the UC Santa Barbara men's tennis team had a comfortable win against the UC Davis Aggies. The Gauchos won two of three matches to take the doubles point and won in No. 2 through 6 Singles to win the match 6-1. UCSB is now 3-1 in the Big West Conference.

Taylor Chavez Goggin and Nick Caledonia paired up for the first time this season and defeated Davis' Tyler Lee and Nic Amaroli 8-5. Freshmen Lucas Sudow and Benjamin Recknagel tallied the other doubles win for the Gauchos, beating Toki Sherbakov and Connor Coates 8-4. The freshmen duo is now tied for most doubles wins this season.

UCSB nearly swept the Aggies in singles, defeating them in all but the No. 1 spot. Each of the five winning Gauchos held their UC Davis opponents to two points or less in each set.

Lucas Sudow started off by beating Hunter Lee in No. 4 Singles, 6-0, 6-1. The win makes Sudow 9-1, which gives him the most singles wins for the Gauchos this season.

Davis' Josh Albert then fell to sophomore Mathieu Forget, 6-1, 6-1. UCSB's Alex Konigsfeldt overcame Chris Aria in No. 2 Singles, 6-1, 6-2. Senior Scott Hohenstein defeated Davis' Tyler Lee in two sets, 6-2, 6-2.

The last to win was freshman Benjamin Recknagel, who beat Connor Coates, 6-2, 6-1. Recknagel, who was the most recent Big West Athlete of the Week, has now won 5 singles matches in a row, moving him to 8-3 for the season.

The Gauchos will be back on the road this coming weekend competing against Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif. on Sunday, March 6.

Complete Results:

UCSB 6, UC Davis 1

Doubles

1. Lopez/H. Lee def. Hohenstein/Jurgensen (UCSB), 8-6

2. Sudow/Recknagel (UCSB) def. Sherbakov/Coates, 8-4

3. Chavez Goggin/Caledonia (UCSB) def. T. Lee/Amaroli, 8-5

Singles

1. Toki Sherbakov def. Philip Therp (UCSB) 7-6, 6-4

2. Alex Konigsfeldt (UCSB) def. Chris Aria 6-1, 6-2

3. Scott Hohenstein (UCSB) def. Tyler Lee 6-2, 6-2

4. Lucas Sudow (UCSB) def. Hunter Lee 6-0, 6-1

5. Benjamin Recknagel (UCSB) def. Connor Coates 6-2, 6-1

6. Mathieu Forget (UCSB) def. Josh Albert 6-1, 6-1

Order of finish:

Doubles: 3, 2, 1

Singles, 4, 6, 2, 3, 5, 1

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