March 11, 2011

Gauchos Win Thriller Over Aztecs

March 11, 2011

Santa Barbara Calif - The UC Santa Barbara men's tennis team squeaked past the San Diego State Aztecs 4-3, Friday, in a non-conference match. The Gauchos have now won consecutive matches for the first time this season.

Benjamin Recknagel shut the door on the Aztecs defeating Javier Pulgar 6-3, 7-5 at No. 1 singles with the match tied at 3-3 to clinch the victory.

The Gauchos overcame a disappointing effort in doubles play by winning singles matches on courts one through four. Mathieu Forget extended his individual winning streak to four matches, defeating Andre Feliz 7-5, 6-2.

Taylor Chavez-Goggin found himself in another hard-fought match at court No. 3, but came away with a 7-6, 6-3 victory over Tim Schulz Van Edert. Alex Konigsfeldt continued his strong play at court No.2 defeating Giovanni Vaglietti 7-5, 6-2.

The Gauchos will take a short break for final exams and then hit the ground running with six matches over spring break beginning with a home match against Dartmouth on Sunday, March 20.

Complete results listed below:

#1 Konigsfeldt/Chavez-Goggin (UCSB) def. Vaglietti/Nicholas (SDSU) 8-3

#2 Pulgar/Shulz van Endert (SDSU) def. Recknagel/Forget (UCSB) 9-8

#3 Feliz/Florez (SDSU) def. Jurgensen/Johnson (UCSB) 8-2

Singles:

#1 Benjamin Recknagel (UCSB) def. Javier Pulgar (SDSU) 6-3,7-5

#2 Alex Konigsfeldt (UCSB) def. Giovanni Vaglietti (SDSU) 7-5,6-2

#3 Taylor Chavez-Goggin (UCSB) def. Tim Schulz van Endert (SDSU) 7-6,6-3

#4 Mathiue Forget (UCSB) def. Andre Feliz (SDSU) 6-2,7-5

#5 Hunter Nicholas (SDSU) def. Max Glenn (UCSB) 6-4,6-4

#6 Juan Florez (SDSU) def. Evan Jurgensen (UCSB) 4-6,6-2,6-1