RIVERSIDE — The No. 54 UCSB men’s tennis team beat UC Riverside 4-0 Monday afternoon at the SRC Tennis Courts.
The win was the Gauchos’ (15-5, 4-1 BWC) fourth straight shutout and win among a stretch of nine victories in the last 10 matches. Santa Barbara has outscored opponents 47-8 over that period, which has included six shutouts.
The doubles duo of Kai Brady and Pablo Masjuan kicked things off with a 6-1 win over the Highlanders’ Antreas Djakouris and Andreas Whelan-Merediz on court one
Phillip Jordan and Diego Castillo, playing doubles together for the first time this season, then clinched the doubles point on court three with a 6-4 win over Daniel Velek and Aarav Sane
Moving on to singles, Masjuan earned another point for the Gauchos, beating Nolan McCaig 6-0, 6-4 on court two
Brady put UCSB on the edge of clinching the match with a 6-3, 6-4 court five win over Joshua Roth
Gianluca Brunkow wrapped things up, topping Justin Lamy 6-4, 6-3 on court six.
Daniel Messinger writes about sports for UCSB.