SANTA BARBARA, Calif.- Friday afternoon the No. 46 UCSB Men's Tennis team added its second straight sweep with a 7-0 win over Sacramento State.
The Gauchos jumped out to an early 1-0 lead grabbing the first two doubles matches played this year on the Rec Cen Courts. The No. 38 team in the nation, seniors Nathan Eshmade and Miles Seemann, took a dominant win on center court downing Mikus Losbergs and Kasparas Zemaitelis 6-1.
On the singles side, sophomore Cody Rakela put in a flawless performance on court six as he held a 6-0, 3-0 lead before his opponent had to retire due to injury. Junior Teague Hamilton followed with an impressive match as well on court five as he dropped just three total games in his 6-1, 6-2 win over Uli Vollath. Hamilton's win put the Gauchos up 3-0 in need of just one more match win.
With the match sealed at 4-0, the Gauchos would go on to sweep the rest of the competition with wins from Eshmade, Holm, and Morgan Mays to give them their second straight 7-0 dual match win. All three wins came in straight set sweeps for Santa Barbara.
The Gauchos will be back on the courts tomorrow as they will host the Dons of the University of San Francisco at 1pm.
Sacramento State vs UC Santa Barbara
Mar 04, 2016
#46 UC Santa Barbara 7, Sacramento State 0
1. Nathan Eshmade (UCSB) def. LOSBERGS, Mikus (SAC) 6-3, 6-2
2. Nicolas Moreno de Alboran (UCSB) def. MARQUEZ, Joaquin (SAC) 6-3, 6-2
3. Morgan Mays (UCSB) def. ZEMAITELIS, Kasparas (SAC) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)
4. Anders Holm (UCSB) def. MILLER, Dom (SAC) 7-6 (6-4), 6-4
5. Teague Hamilton (UCSB) def. VOLLATH, Uli (SAC) 6-1, 6-2
6. Cody Rakela (UCSB) def. HALL, Donald (SAC) 6-0, 3-0, retired
1. #38 Nathan Eshmade/Miles Seemann (UCSB) def. LOSBERGS, Mikus/ZEMAITELIS, Kasparas (SAC) 6-1
2. Nicolas Moreno de Alboran/Anders Holm (UCSB) def. MILLER, Dom/HALL, Donald (SAC) 6-1
UC Santa Barbara
7-4; National Ranking #46