Gauchos Look to Continue Two-Game Winning Streak, Host University of Oregon

Feb. 22, 2008

The Schedule
Sunday, February 24, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos vs. University of Oregon
at the Recreation Center Courts

Home Sweet Home
The UC Santa Barbara men's tennis team is coming off its first sweep of the season against rival Loyola Marymount and will face the University of Oregon at the Recreational Center Courts at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Marty Davis announced earlier in the season that the doubles point is crucial in setting the stage for the rest of the match. The Gauchos will have a tough time on Sunday as they will compete against a team that boasts a 17-10 doubles record so far in 2008.

Duck Hunt
After the Ducks face UC Irvine on Saturday, Feb. 23, the road weary University of Oregon men's tennis team will wrap up their six game road trip in Santa Barbara on Sunday. The Ducks will be coming into Santa Barbara playing ten matches to the Gauchos four. After starting the season with a perfect 3-0 record, the Ducks started to cool off as they settled into a 5-4 overall record. So far this season, the Oregon has split both of its road trips combining for a 2-2 overall away record. Last weekend, the University of Oregon swept Northern Arizona, but dropped a 1-6 decision to No. 49 University of New Mexico.

So Far This Year
The UC Santa Barbara men's team struggled at the beginning of its 2008 campaign, dropping its first two decisions to the University of Hawai'i and No. 37 University of Washington. However, the Gauchos have slowly climbed back to give them an even 2-2 overall record. UCSB looks to surpass the .500 mark as they will take on a tough University of Oregon squad.

Next in Line
After Sunday's match, the Gauchos will begin a five-game road trip that covers a three week span. Santa Barbara will first travel to Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 28, to take on No. 6 UCLA. The match will be played at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at 1:30 p.m. The Gauchos will continue their road trip on Sunday, March 2, as they face rival Cal Poly in UCSB's first conference showdown.

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