No. 46 Gauchos Take Second Straight Sweep; Down Sac State 7-0

No. 46 Gauchos Take Second Straight Sweep; Down Sac State 7-0

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. 

The freshmen duo of Nicolas Moreno de Alboran and Anders Holm added an identical 6-1 win on court two over Dom Miller and Donald Hall to give their team a 1-0 lead heading into singles play.

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.

Moreno de Alboran's straight set win on court two would put the match in the hands of Santa Barbara 4-0. The freshman added his seventh singles win in the last eight matches with a 6-3, 6-2 outing over Joaquin Marquez. 

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.

 

 

Match Results

Sacramento State vs UC Santa Barbara

Mar 04, 2016

#46 UC Santa Barbara 7, Sacramento State 0

 

Singles Competition

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

 

Doubles Competition

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

3. Oliver Sec/Andrew Riminton (UCSB) vs. MARQUEZ, Joaquin/RAM, Niranjan (SAC) 1-4, unfinished

 

Match Notes:

UC Santa Barbara

 7-4; National Ranking #46