Guillin advances to consolation semifinal of ITA All-America Championships
Senior co-captain of the men’s tennis team, Joseph Guillin, had a great day on Friday, first defeating Cal’s hard-hitting ace Yuta Kikuchi 6-4, 6-1 then beating No. 15 ranked Bar Botzer of Wake Forest 7-6, 6-2 to advance to the semifinal of the back draw.
Guillin, ranked No. 28 in the country, will now face Notre Dame’s Richard Ciamarra, ranked No. 43, at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
With a win, Guillin will advance to the consolation finals which will be played on Sunday morning. The winner of the consolation draw earns an automatic invite to the ITA Fall Nationals.
Back home in Santa Barbara, a slew of UCSB athletes competed at the UCSB Classic. In total, Gaucho athletes won eight of their nine matches on Friday.
Joseph Rotheram and Victor Krustev both earned impressive three-set wins in the A Flight of the bracket while also winning their doubles match over a tough Oregon pair, 8-7 (4).
Alex Vidri, a sophomore transfer from Texas A&M, made his UCSB debut with an impressive straight-set victory in the top flight.
Alex Dominguez Soto won in straight sets in singles in Flight B while Josh Williams, also making his UCSB debut, won his match in straight sets as well in Flight C.
The UCSB Classic continues all day on Saturday.
UCSB 150.5, UTAH 111.5
The UCSB men’s swimming team won its first meet of the year on Friday, beating a Pac-12 opponent, Utah.
Senior Joe Lastelic won first place in both the 1000 Free and 500 Free with times of 9:25.90 and 4:30.91.
Senior Theo Andrews won first place in the 200 Free with a time of 1:40.81 and was also part of the Gauchos’ 400 Free relay second team which won third place with a time of 3:03.90
Another senior, Doug Nogueira, had three first-place finishes, in the 100 Back (50.00), 200 Back (1:50.01), and 200 IM (1:51.77).
He also swam backstroke for Santa Barbara’s 200 Medley Relay team, which finished second with a time of 1:31.46.
Junior Justin Nguyen dominated freestyle sprints, earning first in both the 50 and 100 Free with times of 20.47 and 45.49.
Dominic Falcon, a freshman, had three strong races in his first college meet and finished first in the 200 Fly (1:50.96).
MEN’S WATER POLO
UCLA 15, UCSB 11
The No. 5 UCSB men’s water polo team lost its fourth straight match on Friday, losing at UCLA’s home pool, 15-11.
The Gauchos outshot the No. 2 Bruins 37-21, but the home team registered a much better .714 shooting percentage compared to Santa Barbara’s .297 clip.
A trio of Gauchos, Ryan Brosnan, Cole Brosnan and Jacob Halle, each tallied two goals in the loss.
UCSB found themselves down just 4-2 after the first quarter but a statement second frame by UCLA gave it a 8-2 halftime lead.
Santa Barbara outscored its opponents 9-7 in the second half, but it was not nearly enough to earn a victory.
The Gauchos (15-4) will look to snap its four-game losing skid as it hosts No. 3 Pacific at noon next Sunday (10/20) to open up Golden Coast Conference play.
BOYS WATER POLO
DOS PUEBLOS 20, SANTA YNEZ 16
Ethan Parrish scored 10 goals, tallied eight steals and had four assists to lead the Chargers to an impressive Channel League victory over the Pirates.
This is just Santa Ynez’s (12-2, 0-1) second loss of the season.
The match was close throughout with Dos Pueblos holding just a slim 10-9 lead at the break.
A six-goal third frame opened the match for the Chargers, however, as they took a four-goal lead into the final quarter and held it.
Sammy Arshadi had six goals while Kai Edick had three. Goalkeeper Aidan Trager had 13 saves in the cage for DP.
Dos Pueblos (10-10, 1-0) will host Santa Barbara for a 5:30 p.m. match on Tuesday.
CUESTA 3, SBCC 2
SBCC played in its first five-set match of the season on Friday but would come up just short losing by set scores of 17-25, 25-23, 25-9, 21-25, 16-14.
SBCC had triple-match point up 14-12 in the fifth set but surrendered four straight scores to lose the match.
Madi Mullins led the Vaqueros with 13 kills while Gabi Brewer had 12 kills and nine digs. Makenzie Phelps pounded eight kills and Lauren Holsted added seven kills and a season-high 23 digs.
The Vaqueros will travel to No. 8 Moorpark at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
WOMEN’S WATER POLO
SBCC 10, GOLDEN WEST 8
SBCC won its only match on Friday beating Golden West in overtime, 10-8.
The Vaqueros were supposed to play a second match against Fullerton later in the day, but poor air quality due to the Saddle Ridge Fire forced the game to be canceled.
The game between SBCC and LA Pierce has been postponed to be played at a later date.
The match was supposed to be played at La Playa Stadium on Friday, but LA Pierce could not travel due to the Saddle Ridge Fire.