UCSB added a victory over a Pac-12 school to its men’s tennis resume by defeating Washington 4-1 at the Rec Center Courts on Tuesday.
“Anytime you beat a team from a power conference it feels good,” coach Marty Davis said. “Overall, we are really putting forth a great team effort right now.”
The Gauchos (8-5) have won five of their last six matches – capturing the doubles point in each of those victories – with their only loss in that span coming to No. 20 UCLA.
Joseph Rotheram and Dominguez Soto won their match at No. 3 doubles 6-1 and the team of Joseph Guillin and Victor Krustev clinched the doubles point with a 6-3 victory.
Washington (5-11) tied the score with a win at No. 5 singles, but UCSB won the next three singles points with Krustev’s 6-4, 6-0 win at No. 3; Nicolas Moreno de Alboran’s 6-2, 7-5 sweep at No. 1, and Ander Holm’s 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 triumph at No. 6.
LEWIS-CLARK STATE 5, WESTMONT 4
The Idaho school pulled out a 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles to overcome the 25th-ranked Warriors fell in a four-hour match at the Abbott Tennis Courts.
Westmont (4-7) led 2-1 after doubles, 3-2 after Joseph Hemry’s 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 3 singles. Jason Wegener’s 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 victory at No. 6 tied the match at 4-all before Lewis-Clark (3-8) clinched the win.
BAKERSFIELD 7, SBCC 2
Andres Decock posted singles and doubles wins, but a lack of players forced the Vaqueros to default four matches in singles and two others in doubles in the WSC road match.
SBCC 6, BAKERSFIELD 3
The Vaqueros swept the last four singles matches and won the first two doubles points while clinching their first Western State Conference championship since 2001.
SBCC (15-3, 13-0 WSC) got singles sweeps from Anya Nicolaides, Victoria Dafos, Jule Lauinger and Maddie Mitchell at Nos. 3 through 6, winning 48 of 59 games. Jamaica and Jolica Buyse also won their match at No. 1 doubles, while Nicolaides and Dafos also won at No. 2 doubles.
“This is awesome, it feels like a long time coming since I was the assistant for two years before I became head coach,” second-year coach Christina Klein said. “We’ve worked hard for this.”
GAUCHOS FINISH SECOND
UCSB lost to UC Irvine 3-1-1 in the championship match at the Cal Poly Match Play on at Arroyo Grande’s Cypress Ridge Golf Course.
The Gauchos’ only victory in the title match was Tyler See’s 4-and-3 triumph over the Anteaters’ Nate Irwin at the No 4 spot. UCSB’s Brandon Jacobs and UCI’s Chris Casey were all square for the tie.
UCSB defeated Sacramento State 3-1-1 earlier on Tuesday, advancing to the championship match. The Gauchos beat Weber State in Monday’s quarterfinals.
MOORPARK 9, SBCC 4
The Vaqueros walked 11 batters and hit five others in their road defeat.
SBCC (12-9, 5-5 WSC) out-hit the Raiders (11-14, 5-5) 7-4 but couldn’t overcome the free passes.
Joshua Perlmutter led the Vaqueros by going 2-for-3 with two runs and a stolen base.
MOORPARK 5, SANTA BARBARA 4
Anthony Firestone went 4-for-4 with an RBI, and Kai Uchio was 2-for-2 with a walk, but the Musketeers rallied for their victory at the Pride Classics in Phoenix, Ariz.
Dons’ starting pitcher Bryce Warrecker allowed only one earned run on seven hits in five innings, striking out three with no walks.
“Bryce really competed today and did not want to come out of the game,” coach Steve Schuck said. “I feel bad for him because he pitched well enough to get the win.”
CATE 15, VILLANOVA 2
Winning pitcher Jack Deardorff helped his cause with a single and a double, and William Deardorff and Dalton Phillips also had two hits apiece as the Rams rolled to their home victory.
Jack Deardorff pitched the first four innings for Cate (2-2-1, 2-0 Frontier League), striking out seven, while Theo Hansen hurled a scoreless fifth before the game was halted by the run rule.
FOOTHILL TECH 3, CATE 0
Theo Mack had 19 kills with a hitting percentage of .238 in the Rams’ 30-28, 25-16, 27-25. defeat to visiting Foothill.
Cate (3-3, 2-2 league) also received strong setting from Sebastian Richardson, who contributed nine digs.
CATE 16, SANTA CLARA 2
The Rams remained undefeated after three league matches, getting singles sweeps from Ethan Ha and Charles Xie, as well as from all three doubles teams.
VILLANOVA 16, BISHOP DIEGO 2
Luke Williams won both of the Cardinals points, getting singles wins over the Wildcats’ No. 1 and No. 3 players.
TRACK AND FIELD
TCAA SPRING JAMBOREE
Bishop Diego’s Michael Romero won both the 110- and 300-meter hurdles in the meet at Carpinteria High.