April 2, 2006
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A day after swamping its top Big West rival Pacific, the UC Santa Barbara men's tennis team defeated UC Davis by a score of 6-1, but the match was closer than the score indicated.
While UCSB won the doubles point with relative ease, the singles were another matter.
At No. 1, Nick Brotman capped a perfect 4-0 week with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 win over the Aggies' Jayce Fitch. At No. 2, Bijan Hejazi topped UC Davis' Mike Chin, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1. At No. 3, Anders Dalskov became the third Gaucho to lose a first set and yet win his match. Dalskov topped the Aggies' Justin Garcia, 6-7, 6-0, 6-1.
Finally, at No. 6, Max Taylor swept UCD's Dan Elefant, 7-5, 6-2.
The victory is UCSB's seventh in its last nine matche and it gives the Gauchos an overall record of 11-7 and a Big West m ark of 3-0. While the Aggies are a provisional member of the league in other sports, they are a full member in men's tennis.
Up next for UCSB is an April 8 contest at the University of San Diego which will begin at 1:00 p.m. On April 9, the Gauchos will travel to San Diego State for another 1:00 p.m. contest.
UC Santa Barbara 6, UC Davis 1
Singles No. 1 - Nick Brotman (UCSB) def. Jayce Fitch (UCD) - 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 No. 2 - Bijan Hejazi (UCSB) def. Mike Chin (UCD) - 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 No. 3 - Anders Dalskov (UCSB) def. Justin Garcia (UCD) - 6-7, 6-0, 6-1 No. 4 - Elad Stern (UCSB) def. Casey McMakin (UCD) - 6-2, 6-2 No. 5 - Henri Landes (UCD) def. Carsten Thorstensen (UCSB) - 7-6, 5-7, 10-3 No. 6 - Max Taylor (UCSB) def. Dan Elefant (UCD) - 7-6, 6-2 Doubles No. 1 - Brotman/Dalskov (UCSB) def. Garcia/Chin (UCD) - 8-5 No. 2 - Thorstensen/Scott Hohenstein (UCSB) def. Jordan Combs/Fitch - 8-3 No. 3 - Stern/Grant Robertson (UCSB) def. K. McMakin/C. McMakin (UCD) - 8-2